Pinyon Point

A Pinyon Pine on the slopes of Stevenson Peak towards The Potrero. The last direct sunlight of the day hits the Sawtooth Range in the distance. Near Stevenson Peak, Laguna Mountains, California, August 2016.

A Pinyon Pine on the slopes of Stevenson Peak towards The Potrero. The last direct sunlight of the day hits the Sawtooth Range in the distance. Near Stevenson Peak, Laguna Mountains, California, August 2016.

While there’s an abundance of Jeffrey Pines growing in San Diego’s Laguna Mountains, Pinyon Pines are pretty rare. I found some of them growing in one particular spot on the slopes of Stevenson Peak towards The Potrero. A find that made me quite happy, and the trees appear to be doing quite well here. Smoke from wildfires further north was lingering over the desert, and thunderstorms began to rise in the distance. The last direct sunlight of the day caresses the Sawtooth Range.

This is my photo of the month for August 2016 – permanently priced lower than my regular prints. You can buy a print of this photo in my store (opens in a new browser tab/window).

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