The color purple: the beautiful blooms of the Ramona lilacs

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Well, it’s taken me a while but I finally did it! I went through all the photos I took of the Ramona lilacs in bloom during my latest visit at Dos Picos County Park in Ramona, California. I ended with a few good photos I’m sharing below in a gallery format.

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Ramona lilacs are different from the regular lilac trees you’re probably used to. The flowers are a lot smaller and much less fragrant, but just as beautiful. You can see on some photos that the trees are completely covered with clusters of purple flowers. The flowers actually look blue when they are unopened. As they open they get dark purple and when they’re open completely, they’re more of a light purple. This gives each tree a unique look and color. That’s why each cluster looks different on the photos.

Thank you for your patience! I hope you enjoy the show. And let me know what you think if the comments section if you’d like.

Wildflower blooms in Southern California

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I spotted these beautiful spring wildflower blooms in Dos Picos Park, Ramona, California, Spring 2012. The weather wasn’t perfect (it was cloudy most of the day) but it gave the park an eerie light, which made for some very nice photos of wildflower blooms. Almost out of this world.

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Wildflower blooms in the spring in Southern California
Wildflower blooms in the spring in Southern California
Spring blooms in San Diego, California
Spring blooms in San Diego, California

Lilac trees in bloom in Southern California

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Here are some photos of lilac trees in bloom at Dos Picos County Park, Ramona, California. I took these photos in the spring, on a cloudy day, which made for great lighting effects.

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This photo below is my favorite. I have never seen grass with such a bright, light shade of green. It seemed so surreal, I knew I had to take a picture of it. I bet that grass turned dry and yellow a few weeks later, but natural green grass is such an uncommon sight in San Diego, this was a treat.

Lilac and green, for a beautiful spring picture
Lilac and green, for a beautiful spring picture

Ramona lilacs have smaller flowers than regular lilac trees and they don’t smell anything (the disappointing part) but they’re still very beautiful.

Ramona lilac tree in bloom
Ramona lilac tree in bloom

Here’s the whole picture, with the lush green grass in the front and the many lilac trees in the back.

Ramona lilac trees in bloom in Dos Picos Park, Ramona, California
Ramona lilac trees in bloom in Dos Picos Park, Ramona, California

The Enchanted Forest

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I took this photo of the forest while walking in Dos Picos County Park, Ramona, California. The light and the sight were just right I knew I had to snap a photo of it. This enchanted forest looks like it popped right out of a fairy tale.

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The Enchanted Forest - Dos Picos Park, Ramona, California
The Enchanted Forest – Dos Picos Park, Ramona, California