Lupine On Bald Hills

In May 2014 The Hills Were In Full Bloom
Less than an hour north of Eureka off US101, Bald Hills comes alive with lupine in May. I wish the camera captured fragrance, too; the sweet smell sets you back a step just getting out of the car.  
The striking purple of the fragile lupines provide a stark contrast with the glowing oaks in the background of this serene hilltop.
The Bald Hill meadows are about twenty minutes’ drive up the road that goes to Lady Bird Johnson Redwood Grove, just north of the town of Orick.  
Even the Roosevelt Elk seem to enjoy the lupine. I also documented this herd in a 30 second video as they ran up a ridge at dusk.

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