The Dragon Wagon

The Dragon Wagon
The landscaping changes often.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Rincon Parkway - March 2015

After our motorhome gathering at Lake Perris, we stopped to spend a little time at the Rincon Parkway motorhome camping area along the beach a few miles north-west of Ventura.

Marbled Godwits

Beach "still-life"



Crescent Moon



Pelicans skimming the waves

Sunset silhouette

Oil rigs and the setting sun

Lake Perris - March, 2015

During March 18-22, 2015 our Lazy Daze motorhome group met at Lake Perris in Southern California.  I had a new camera body and telephoto zoom lens combination to try out.  I found several waterfowl, other birds and a few wildflowers to capture images of.

Brittlebush blossoms

Craspedia globosa
(aka Billy Buttons or Drumstick FLower)

Black Phoebes
Great Egret

Great Blue Herons

Nesting site dispute

"Full flaps" for landing

Mallard Ducks

Western Grebe

American Kestrel

"How can you guys eat that stuff?"

Western Fence Lizard

Vermin cuteness

"Water-skiing" White Pelican


"Meep Meep"

"Kite-eating Tree"

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Spring Wildflowers 2015

On Friday March 13th we took a drive in our local mountains to check on the spring wildflower bloom.  With the lack of rain we felt that this will be a short wildflower season and wanted to make sure we didn't miss any.  There were nice displays of the usual flowers, but nothing extra spectacular.

Figueroa Mountain Road

Hummingbird Sage

Wild Hyacinth (aka Blue Dick)
Shooting Stars

Blue-eyed Grass

California Poppy covered hillside

Poppy closeup

Poppies and Bush Lupines

Lupines surrounded by poppies

Bush Lupines

Bush Poppy blossoms

Lupine blossoms