I drove to the sierra's Sunday with my wife and dog just to see some nature. I too found a few nice things along the way. July 12th and I never seen so many wild flowers in those hills this late in my life. The entire mountain range was green with grasses and wild flowers. Awesome sight in the middle of summer. We are in for 105 temps for the next 12 days.
This tall pine is entirely dead and covered with moss!