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.
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 potential “super bloom” in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, since it was a very wet winter and the last storm at the end of February alone brought up to 1.5 inches (~40mm) of rain to the desert.
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.
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).
After the heavy rains in January, a lot of foam built up on the coast. We went to South Cardiff State Beach for a walk with our dog Toni and it almost looked like it had snowed at the beach.
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.