The hills of California are blooming.
All of the flowers, 31 pictures in all, over the next three posts, were taken on the bottom half of the San Merrill trail, [link to my blog post on hiking this trail], just above the city of Alta Dena.
I have done my best to name some of the flowers, but I am not a botanist and some I could not find.
If you know the names, please tell me so I can update this post.
Prickly Pear Cactus
(I counted 235 variations on this flower and could not decide on which specific variation was this flower)
Spartium junceum (syn. Genista juncea)