A Perfect Day for Hunting

The sun was warm today, but the air was cool and breezy — perfect weather for hunting. Armed and ready to shoot, I went out to the desert with a group of hikers to search for . . . wildflowers.

It wasn’t hard to find what we were looking for. Lupine and coreopsis lined the road.


Goldfields carpeted vast swaths of land.


Patches of poppies and chia sprung up on hillsides.

poppies and chia

And dainty cream cups soaked up the sun alongside poppies.

poppies and cream cups

Most of the time, the desert seems drab, with little color to break the beige monotony, so today was a real treat!


Pat Bertram is the author of the suspense novels Light Bringer, More Deaths Than One, A Spark of Heavenly Fire, and Daughter Am I. Bertram is also the author of Grief: The Great Yearning, “an exquisite book, wrenching to read, and at the same time full of profound truths.” Connect with Pat on Google+. Like Pat on Facebook.

6 Responses to “A Perfect Day for Hunting”

  1. rami ungar the writer Says:

    You had me going for a second there, Pat. I was about to ask why fishing wasn’t okay but hunting was! Nice photos, by the way. Very beautiful nature shots.

  2. Carol Says:

    A perfect day indeed… and you captured some *wonderful* photos! Our spring flowers are just beginning… daffodils, forsythia and cherry blossoms are showing up in several places near town, but not much in the wild except for dandelions. While I have no objection to my hubby’s hunting trips (with rifle) since we need the meat, I love to take my camera out and shoot bits of beauty.

  3. Juliet Waldron Says:

    A beautiful day in Pat’s neighborhood…what a lovely environment to walk in!

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