I don't think I've asked anyone to vote for anything I've done since elementary school. Frankly, this feels a bit weird, but I'm asking anyway. I decided to submit an entry to the Orange County Register's wildflower photo competition.
If you would be so kind as to vote for my photo, I would really appreciate it. I think you have to register first, but I assure you, it is unobtrusive and painless. If you have extra time to kill you can vote up to ten times per minute. That ought to keep ya busy.
More about this photo: The brodiaea californica is only found in California and is listed as an endangered species. Finding it in an open field is like attempting to find a needle in a haystack. Fortunately, I happened to be at the right place at the right time and was tipped off to the location of this singular stalk of flowers.
The next day, I woke up at the crack of dawn and dragged Logan out of bed on his day off so that he could accompany me on my quest. That's love.
I began my search with high hopes and soon spotted a bit of light purple peeking out over the green grass ahead of me. I was beside myself.
This flower is one of many endangered plant species that make the wilderness parks of Orange County their home, and exemplifies the need to preserve these spectacular natural resources.