Created 25-Apr-10
Modified 25-Apr-10
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It was a beautiful Saturday and time to return to Elektra Road south of Jackson, CA to find more wildflowers to photograph. We arrived late in April and found many of the poppies past their first flush, but many remained for the season. This year's crop is little compared to last year's panoply of blooms.

With granddaughter in tow, we first ate a picnic lunch at the city park in Jackson, then headed out of town. There were very few cars on the road, thankfully, since most of the bloom had passed, but there were still a number of species to capture and both girls had a great time, especially Angel who took pictures and collected rocks. The pictures of the lizzard close-up were taken by her while I was in the driver's seat, waiting and looking down the road and in the mirror for any traffic coming.

Then we headed for Sutter Creek, stopping by a statuary/odds-and-ends business on the way out of Jackson. We caught the tail-end of the annual Duck Race and took Angel for her first visit to the Ice Cream Emporium and old downtown Sutter Creek.

We didn't miss NOT going to the Stockton Asparagus Festival.

Categories & Keywords
Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Flowers
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Jackson, Sutter Creek, beetle, festival, gold country, kayak, kayaking, lizzard, race, raft, rafting, river, wildflowers

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