Earlier this month, between storms, I went up into the foothills to see what the wildflower bloom looked like. The bloom was very nice and many of the south facing slopes had a lot of California poppy and Mountain Lupine blooming. I approached the south central portion of the Sierra Nevada foothills along the Kings River due east of Fresno.
One of the first places to stop for wildflowers is just west of the Piedra Bridge crossing the Kings River. It was about 15-minutes before sunrise when I captured the Kings River at almost flood stage (about 2-feet below the road) and the rising sun lighting up the clouds.
This is a very special year, with the rain that we got, amazing how water changes everything. Places that have not seen any water is now rush and green and many flooding in local street. I guess we are just not used to and not prepared for this much rain.
The hills are green and yellow with wild flowers and plants...We were at the Antelope Canyon to see the California Poppy, pretty incredible the bloom, but also lots of people and traffic jam. Hard to take good photos with that many people and can be abit frustrating. I guess weekdays would be better. Still worth the trip I think. Maybe next time we'll try to go to lesser know places or on the weekday.
Excellent shot here, love the warm sunset color and the motion of the rushing river. Didn't look much like in Fresno :) Beautiful.
Stunning light and color, there is even a glimpse of spring flowers. I woke up to snow this morning, still most of my flower beds are snow free and I got the strawberry bed ready to go. I'm going to try a screened top for the planter this year; last year the chipmunks got all berries before me. Hope your girls are all well, Pat
I do remember Kings River, but I don't remember Piedra Bridge despite very possibly having crossed it.
Just a wonderful light and colors for the moment with the silky water flow.
jwmunro (2019/04/15 15:53:51): Thanks for the comment and visit. The Piedra Bridge crossing the Kings River is at the county park and just about a half mile north of the turn to Wonder Valley. I think Belmont Ave changes name at the bridge to Trimmer Springs Road as it climbs up and around Pine Flat Reservoir.