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Milk Thistle Flower


A macro closeup of a single milk thistle flower in Wildcat Canyon Regional Park during its late spring to summer bloom.

Although the bright purple blossom is beautiful in its own right, this annual or biennial is an invasive species in California.


© Brian Sak

Salvia Blossom


A single salvia blooming at Tomales Bay State Park in Inverness, California.


© Brian Sak

Shooting Star


A macro closeup of a single shooting star in Sunol Ohlone Regional Park during a late winter bloom.


© Brian Sak

Outdoor writer and photographer Brian Sak specializes in fishing-related writing and wildlife, landscape, travel and fishing photography.

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Lone Lupine


A macro closeup of a single lupine flower in Sunol Ohlone Regional Park during the spring bloom.


© Brian Sak

Water Hyacinth Blossom


A macro closeup of a single water hyacinth flower during the summer bloom near Franks Tract on the

California Delta. Although beautiful, water hyacinth is a fast growing invasive species in North America. Once

established the aquatic perennial has the potential to casue serious navigation problems as it clogs waterways.


© Brian Sak

California Button Willow Flower


A macro closeup of a single California button-willow flower in Yosemite National Park during its summer bloom.

This blossom was on a small tree in a wetland area downstream of Hetch Hetchy Reservoir on the Tuolumne River.


© Brian Sak