California: Creative Images From The Carrizo Plains

I have a special affinity for the Californian landscape since I was born and raised there. It is one of the most incredibly diverse landscapes I have ever been to, including deserts, dramatic mountain peaks, rugged coastlines, and some of the most awe inspiring forests and trees in the world.

Death Valley  |  Anza-Borrego  |  Joshua Tree  |  Mojave

Sierra Nevada | Sequoias

Owens Valley  |  Mono Lake  |  Inyo & White Mountains (Bristlecones)

Mt Diablo  |  Foothills  |  Los Angeles Basin

CA Coast  |  Northern California

The Carrizo Plains is ordinarily a rather dry enclosed grassland plains, offering refuge to elusive reintroduced pronghorn, and plenty of jack rabbits. Every once in a while, though, the plains and Temblor Range to the west put on a spring wildflower show unmatched by any place I've seen, or heard of. It is truly a sight to behold. 2010 and 2017 were both spectacular years, and neither were traditional El Niño years (which generally correspond to a good bloom in Southern California). 

Monet's Palette
Rolling in Flowers
Afternoon Gold
Flowers on the Range
Good Morning Sunshine
The Flower Carpet
Desert Candles with a View
Earth Veins
Desert Candles
Lupine Dawn
Hills of Gold
Flower Watchers
Spring from the Air
Spring Tapestry
Rolling in Gold