The California coast has had so much rain this winter that wildflowers of all kinds are expected to arrive this spring in what people are calling "super blooms". We've been taking some drives around the Monterey Bay area where we live, whenever we have a little time, in search of wildflowers and the photographic opportunities we hope to encounter. Recently we took an evening drive down Hwy 1, a few minutes south of Carmel, to a roadside pull off on a bluff overlooking the rocky coast in the Gaviotta State Park. From the pull off, there is a small path through the dense vegetation. There are forks in the path which each lead to cliff-side overlooks where you can view the rocks and waves below, and get an unobstructed view of the sunset. There is a great deal of poison oak along the sides of the path so great care should be taken to not let you or your clothes come in contact with any plants. It's worth the careful effort required because there are a number of beautiful flowering plants as well. Here are a few of the flower shots I took.