Lompoc lies in northern Santa Barbara County. Lompoc (lom-poke) is derived from the Chumash word for “lagoon” or “stagnant waters”. Lompoc is known as “the city of arts and flowers”.
The photos in this post show some of the color of the area. The framed murals on the buildings in downtown Lompoc are sometimes moved around to different wall locations.
The flower fields on the edge of the city were in something less than full bloom in June, 2011 due to the abundance of winter rain, which delayed the growing season by a number of weeks. The bee hives were immediately next to the spot where I stood to photograph the flower field.