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).
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.
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.
We spent the day after our 20 Lakes Basin hike more leisurely, at Bishop Creek Canyon, where we encountered plenty of fall colors. They worked well with the bright and sunny day, which really made the trees glow when viewed from the right angle.
Moonlight Beach is a beach “pocket” in the coastal cliffs of Encinitas. It’s very busy in summer of course, and it has plenty of features for beach-goers to have a good time! We were there for sunset – subtropical moisture was passing through San Diego and Southern California, bringing some clouds which partially lit up for sunset.
In April, we were on a road trip to California’s “Central Coast” region. On the first day, we drove from San Diego to Santa Barbara and ultimately to Solvang, the Danish-themed little town. I didn’t make any photos there (other than with my cellphone, shared on Instagram) but the following day we drove more inland, returning to Carrizo Plain National Monument.
A photo from our visit to Germany in 2014. In late Spring and early Summer, the pastures are full with wildflowers and the cows grazing there must be the happiest cows I’ve ever seen. 🙂
At the Peacock Garden, Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan.