October’s Calendar flower is Evening Snow, Linanthus dichotomus. Evening Snow likes to blanket hillsides in serpentine conditions. Blooming in March – May, it shares blooming time with California Poppies. They take turns sharing the spotlight! By day, profuse displays of poppies paint the hills orange and yellow. As the sun sets, the Evening Snow unfolds and replaces the hills with soft pink/white hues.
While I don’t have an exact location of George’s, Evening Snow image, I do know that it was taken in April of 1983. California experienced very heavy rainfall Winter of 1983, making the Spring flower display tremendous. I can imagine that George may have been on the way home from Death Valley, along the Tehachapi Mts. as dusk descended, the hills glowing.