First Blush

Reflections and sightings from [almost] daily jogging at dawn

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Sunrise 6:19 am: Clear skies show off blooms

The gray and gloomy skies of the past two days gave way to sunnier skies this morning. All the better to show off the wildflowers and flowering trees along the Dawn Joggers' route.

Stanford's main campus is great place to see wildflowers at this time of the year. Some may be volunteers like these yellow ones[anyone know the name?] but they are also planted along the traffic dividers. The female DJ's parents were keen wildflower enthusiasts, and the male DJ took her father to see the annual display in 2003 capturing this photo series.

Ornamental fruit trees with pale blooms like this [crab apple?] tree were planted by the female DJ's father, lining the backyard of their Hillview Drive home. Her mother used the flowers to make Oriental themed arrangements. The job of picking up the resulting unedible fruit often fell to the female DJ.


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