It was a wetter year in California than last year but by no means has it been the large El Nino event everyone was projecting. Although I was predicting a later and longer growing season than last year, some warm weather popped up in February and started the bloom earlier than anticipated.
Thus I quickly rushed out to the field to begin my field season much earlier than expected.
(I tweeted this picture and it received a great deal of attention!)
luckily I caught flowering in time and my experiment worked out well, so now I can just enjoy the flowers