Victoria has a lot of hilltop parks that come to beautiful life with wildflowers this time of year. Last night we took the dogs to one just as the sun was setting. I wish I could show you some pictures as the light was exquisite. But I had left my camera at home. (@#A!!!) (I cannot tell you how frustrating this was but perhaps some will understand.)
So I'll try to describe the hilltop with the sun slanting low along the meadow casting long shadows of the gnarled oaks and shining on wildflowers dotted here and there. The Fawn Lily, the brilliant pink shooting star also known as the Calypso Lily.
And just coming into bloom the deep purple blue of the Camas flower and the ever-present Buttercup.
Here's a photo taken last year at another hilltop park with the Camas blooming. If you enlarge it you'll see it carpeting the meadow.
Spring is late this year so all the wildflowers seem to be coming into bloom at once. Just beautiful.
It's hard for me to let go of the frustration I feel when I leave my camera at home and I miss opportunities for exquisite light in pictures. I actually planned to get up early this morning and go back to the park with my camera to try for some sunrise pictures for this post. Unfortunately I woke up to clouds and rain so so it would have been a waste of time. These pictures are from google image and from last year's collection.