Rainy Day Drive (9 photos)

Impressions from a rainy day early in April. I guess you know it by now – weather moving through San Diego County triggers an instant desire in me to get out. Dramatic clouds, light playing on the landscape, being in the fog (or rather, clouds) … I hope you can see why I love these conditions, in the photos below.

But maybe it’s not just the photographic opportunities, but also the joy and the heightened feeling of being alive when exposed to rain, wind and cold that make such occasions desirable? The pleasant temperatures and sunny days of San Diego sometimes feel like a lull of life. Maybe because February and March were awfully dry, warm and sunny. And now we have the whole summer ahead of us!

On April 8th I took my usual route, and with the usual stops: through Escondido and Valley Center via Highway 76 to that Cottonwood tree at Lake Henshaw. Then to the Lake Henshaw Vista on East Grade Road, and a little further up to Love Valley (only briefly this time). Then to Mesa Grande, and home via Santa Ysabel and Ramona.

I also made a panorama from the Lake Henshaw vista point. I’ll add it as a separate post with the panorama viewer, to not overload things here…

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