Images from (not so) smoggy southern California. We had in series - cold
(lows in the 30's), rainy, and then warm weather. The warm weather came
on a mild desert wind, clearing the skies.
Deer enjoying the new green stuff too much to be bothered by my
A mudslide on the trail in Whiting Ranch. Due to the burst of warm and
dry weather after the rains, the ground was again quite firm, so walking
over was no problem.
Looking out at Catalina Island from the hills above Foothill Ranch.
Note that Catalina is about 50 miles
away. Visible to the eye (but
outside this picture) you could also see San Clemente Island at about 70
Over the top of Dreaded Hill.
A bit of new color on the trail.
Looking northwest from Whiting Ranch. Note the mountains in the
distance are northeast of Los Angeles.
Down Dreaded Hill.
California snow - the blooms falling from the Dwarf Apple (doubtless a
very confused tree at this point) cover the back patio.