Rain Shadow

Silhouettes of the Tierra Blanca Mountains, seen from Canyon Sin Nombre, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, California. December 2014.

Silhouettes of the Tierra Blanca Mountains, seen from Canyon Sin Nombre, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, California. December 2014.

The peninsular range of the Pacific Crest keeps a good part of the storms from the West blocked – when it rains along the coast and the western slopes of the mountain all day, the desert may only get the occasional drizzle. The play of light in the afternoon when the sun is in the west is quite lovely of course.

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