The wildflower displays in spring here are often “patchy” – what I mean with that is: it’s no Carrizo Plain, where flowers carpet the entire plain, and overtake hillsides. Instead, the flowers here come up in spots between the taller shrubs, in particular in coastal sage scrub, which is less dense that chaparral.
In my older post with the photos from a nice monsoon event in the Laguna Mountains I mentioned how thunderstorms often occur in the afternoon and most recently, the National Weather Service often had “a chance of thunderstorms after 11 AM” in the forecast for the area.
Additional photos from my summer hike to Zwiesel peak in August 2010, as part of my “Farewell Tour” before I moved to California. These black & white impressions are all new. It may not look like it, but the original images were all rather low in contrast. Eliminating the color allowed me to freely with the textures and tones more freely, and I quite like how this set of images turned out, even though they’re ten years old now.