11/9/2012: A fallen sycamore leaf lays in some ivy near Knoles Hall on the campus of the University of the Pacific in Stockton.
4/9/2011: A western bluebird rests in a tree near the south shore of Camanche Lake near Burson.
1/25/2013: Storm clouds approach an oak tree on Live Oak Road near Lodi.
11/12/2014: The blossom on a jimson weed plant blooms on the banks of the Calaveras River between Pacific and Persing avenues during sunset in Stockton
7/31/2011: A steer grazes on a hillside along Highway 26 and Paloma Road near Mokelumne Hill.
Spring is the season of wildflowers and the El Nino rains that we’ve gotten seem to have caused an explosion in the growth of wildflowers. There are reports of a “super bloom” in the usually barren Death Valley. A few weeks ago reader Pete Silva of Jackson sent me pictures a of beautiful poppies growing [...]
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