Spring into Summer

Cleveland Sage (Salvia clevelandii) in Buckwheat and California Sagebrush, Rancho Bernardo, California. June 2020.

At the end of May and into June, I’m reminded how much beauty is in our Southern California landscapes still, even as summer approaches. I’m growing increasingly fond of the hues and sights of this transition from spring into summer.

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Finding a River

The San Dieguito River, a dark ribbon obscured by Cottonwoods and other riparian vegetation; San Pasqual Valley, California. May 2010.

The Wikipedia article on the San Dieguito River describes it as a”major river in Southern California” which “flows generally southwest for 23.8 miles (38.3 km)” – to which I object. The terms “major river” and “flows” evoke associations of a larger body of water like the Salzach river that marks the border between Germany and Austria. And the San Dieguito River is nothing like that.

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