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.
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).