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”.
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! 🙂
We spent a week in Sedona in early March, and went for a day-trip to Grand Canyon South Rim (about two hours drive from Sedona).
Photos from our first day in Sedona. We took it easy after the long drive from San Diego on the previous day. In the morning we hiked at and around Bell Rock, then visited the Church of the Holy Cross, and ended the day at the Yavapai Vista point.
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 sheer amount of wildflowers.
In mid March, the trails at Torrey Pines are seamed with wildflowers, thanks to plenty of winter rains. We took a walk in the late afternoon, first on the Guy Fleming Trail, then on the Parry’s Grove Trail. My photos below will give you a good impression of what the trails look like during this time of the year.
Two coyotes in morning light at Lake Hodges. I also liked the soft colors in the landscape as it reawakens with first signs of fresh green after some winter rains.
A winter scene from Palomar Mountain on Christmas Day. We drove around to play in the snow – just like everybody else… 😉