I ventured down to Walker Canyon in Lake Elsinore to see the wildflowers blooming on the hillsides. Apparently the trails are only open on weekends, creating a mess as visitors traipse around the barriers and among the flowers to photograph themselves, trampling the delicate blooms in the process. Motorists often park along the side of […]
Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Corona Division’s metrology and calibration mission expanded exponentially during Capt. Stephen H. Murray’s tenure. I thoroughly enjoyed his time at the helm and wanted to leave him with a special portrait, something other than the typical military portrait that so often makes leaders in uniform look like white supremacists out […]
I woke up earlier than usual this morning, courtesy my cat. I got to enjoy hearing the expected rainstorm as it started. There’s rain in the forecast for much of the next week. I expect we’ll get scenes like the above, captured some years ago, during a morning snowstorm in the local mountains, a short […]
While visiting a friend earlier this week I recognized an etching on her wall. The work, a small piece by Redlands artist Janet Edwards, depicted rows of palms over a citrus grove on the northern edge of the city. It reminded me of this environmental portrait, made of Edwards in 2005. I recall meeting Edwards […]
I took a short drive this afternoon to see what San Bernardino Peak and Mt. San Gorgonio looked like covered in snow following the recent storm from various locations around town. I made photos of a new housing development with the snow-covered peaks in the background, and along Base Line at various vantage points. It […]
Going back through more old pictures, I found this one I really enjoyed from 10 years ago. A late May snowstorm surprised everyone, including this carved bear at the entrance to a business in Big Bear Lake. I wouldn’t mind being pleasantly surprised by a healthy snowfall this year, it’s about time we started getting […]
I drove up to Running Springs and Snow Valley yesterday to check on conditions. Returning to the flatlands, I stopped and grabbed this view, showing clouds clinging to the mountainside and Hwy 330 snaking in and out of canyons. The communities of Redlands and Mentone can be seen in the distance.
A Facebook post by Les Stukenberg, photographer at The Daily Courier, reminded me of the picture above I made a few years ago during a quick road trip to Prescott, Arizona. Yavapai County decorates the courthouse every year for the holidays and makes a big deal out of turning the lights on. See the story […]