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Flowers in 2018

Sixteen wildflower photos from spring 2018 that I made our recent walks and hikes in and around the greater San Diego area.

Hills with wildflowers at the Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve in Riverside County, California.

Flower Hills

Two photos from a docent-led hike at the Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve, near Fallbrook. These hills looked incredibly beautiful but on the overcast morning before the fog lifted,…

Ceanothus tomentosus flowers at Lake Hodges, Rancho Bernardo, California

Woollyleaf Ceanothus

Three photos of the blue Ceanothus tomentosus (Woollyleaf Ceanothus) in bloom.

Picnic at Sunset Cliffs, San Diego, California. March 2018.

Picnic at Sunset Cliffs

People picnicking at Sunset Cliffs on a sunny day in March in San Diego, California.

Twilight at South Rim Grand Canyon, Arizona, March 2018.

Grand Canyon South Rim

Photographic impressions from a day trip to South Rim Grand Canyon in early March 2018.

Temblor Range and Elkhorn Plain view from Elkhorn Hills, Carrizo Plain National Monument, California. March 2017.

Carrizo Plain in March (19 photos)

When we visited Carrizo Plain at the end of March, the wildflower bloom was probably one week before its peak, and it was already incredible to see the…

Guy Fleming Trail/Torrey Pines in Spring, San Diego, California. March 2017.

Torrey Pines Wildflower Season

Photos from the wildflowers along Guy Fleming and Parry’s Grove Trail in Spring, at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve in San Diego, California.

Desert Wildflowers along Henderson Canyon Road, Borrego Springs, California. March 2017.

A first glimpse at the 2017 wildflowers in Anza Borrego

Last weekend we drove down to Borrego Springs to see how the wildflowers in the desert are doing this year. For weeks, people have been talking about a…

Blue Hour at Hospital Point, La Jolla, California. January 2017

Blue Hour at Hospital Point

A photo from an evening outing to La Jolla’s Hospital Point. The sunset was rather disappointing, but the mood at the blue hour was nice.

Blue Hour at the bluffs of Scripps Coastal Preserve, La Jolla, California. January 2017.

Blue Hour at the Bluffs of Scripps Coastal Preserve

The bluffs of Scripps Coastal Preserve are a small pocket of undeveloped coastal mesa just south and above Black’s Beach (south Torrey Pines State Beach).