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"



Dolphins





Nightshade



Crescent Moon



Willets







Whimbrel



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



Tern



"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