Blooming periods are slightly different every year depending on the weather but generally begins in March and continues until October. Doug Zimmerman has been homesteading, hiking and photographing the area for over 35 years. All photographs were taken in the native surroundings using only natural sunlight for illumination.
Bell springs mountain is a rocky, hilly landscape ranging from 1000 to almost 4000 feet in elevation. The climate is considered transitional, being influenced by the coastal zone to the west and the warmer inland areas to the east. Four seasons provide an average 80 inches of rain in the winter and spring, then drought during the summer and fall.
All photographs copyrighted. © Doug Zimmerman