Today is the 15th so I should be showing you what is blooming in my garden. The problem is, I'm not in my garden today. I am in the eastern Sierra geologizing (you might not think that's a word but Darwin did). Therefore I decided to take some pictures of the wildflowers and flowering shrubs here in the lovely Owens Valley.
Many thanks to Deborah, a local biologist for the plant identifications! The monkeyflowers are hard to photograph; they form some beautiful carpets across the scrub. And the Rayless daisy is just too cute! It's an adorable little yellow puffball that looks like something out of Seuss. I encourage you to stop and look for blooms - even in an unexpected area they often appear if you're looking for them.
I hope this little dose of mountain flowers improves your Wednesday!