Table mountain near Oroville, in No. California. This is a huge volcanic mesa which is a carpet of wildflowers in March and April. Even though it looks flat from the bottom up, it really isn’t, and there are all sorts of creeks and waterfalls on it, as well as vernal pools. That’s a pool where, because of the solid volcanic ground, the water does not sink into the ground but dries from the outside in, and as it dries various flower species appear in the shape of the drying water. By the end of June they are usually completely dry and all is brown and dead again until next spring. I don’t think I’ve missed a single spring there so far because it’s so gorgeous.