The winter of 2011 was an exceptionally long one with heavy snow and as a result, the spring flowers in the meadows and fields were a little later in blooming. One of my favorite places to visit in the Stanislaus National Forest, once the forest service roads open, is a place called 'Fiddler's Green'. There, when the spring conditions are just right blooms the tallest and most beautiful corn lilies you can imagine. It is so gratifying to be able to capture the image at just the right time. It was around six o'clock in the evening and with the sun lower in the sky, I had lovely shadows throughout the field. I hope you enjoy this photo!