Yesterday morning, our photo club went for a walk at Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve. It was a warm day with Santa Ana weather, but in the shade of the trees walking was pleasant.
Along a trail that we frequently use for our walks, Alex and I found an astonishingly large patch of Climbing Milkweed. We must have walked past it plenty of times – only now that a lot of the vegetation is brown and in its summer dormancy, the small flower clusters and the deep, muted green of the vine was more noticable. We spent an overcast morning there photographing them, earlier in the month.
I had so much fun during the night photo outing to Mount Laguna, I wanted to get out again for more night photos. Alex and I had hiked Cuyamaca Peak a couple of times before already so we drove out in the late afternoon on Friday. Except for the steepness of the paved fire road that leads up there it is not a difficult hike, but traffic was worse than we had expected so we were just a little bit too late to catch the sunset from the peak.
A few photos from a night photography outing with my husband Alex and our friend Peter. We had dinner in Julian together and then drove out to Sunrise Highway.
Alex and I went for a Saturday morning loop hike at Palomar Mountain. We hiked at Palomar Mountain many times but rarely do so in the actual State Park because dogs aren’t allowed on the trails there. This time we left Toni at home to check out a loop hike in Palomar Mountain State Park that Alex had found through Scott Turner, the co-author of “Afoot & Afield in San Diego County”.
Some wildflower photos from spring 2018 that I made our recent walks and hikes in and around the greater San Diego area.
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, they looked a bit dull. I developed these photos with a high-key look to bring out the beauty. I hope I succeeded! 🙂
Woollyleaf Ceanothus or Ceanothus tomentosus is the prettiest sight here in Southern California in the chaparral shrublands in spring. Its blue color is so vivid, the inflorescence so delicate, and the smell so good!