They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. - Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol - US artist (1928 - 1987)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Visiting the Carrizo Plain

Hello, Over this past weekend, we went on an adventure to the Carrizo Plain to see the California wildflowers. Here is a brief description of the park.

The Carrizo Plain, 100 airline miles (160 km) north of Los Angeles, California is an area by-passed by time.

Soda Lake, its centerpiece, is a glistening bed of white salt, set within a vast open grassland, rimmed by mountains.

The plain is home to diverse communities of wildlife and plant species, and is an area culturally important to Native Americans.

It is traversed by the San Andreas fault, which has carved valleys, created and moved mountains, and yet close up, is seen in a subtle alignment of ridges, ravines and normally dry ponds.

The wildflowers were amazing, sprayed across the hillsides, as if they were a canvas and the wildflowers were paint. Beauty is all around us. Sometimes we need to look a little more closely to see it.

Now, I am off to yet another adventure. I'll be back in a few days. I hope all is well in your world and you are having an adventure too.

Smile and know you are loved.



Anonymous said...

So beautiful!!!!
Wish I had an eye for photography
like you do...



dit said...

Thank you Laurie, you are always full of compliments. One of the many reasons we love you.

Stephen Chapman... said...

It's almost time for the next "5 on the fifth". As usual, anyone is welcome to take part. You can either take 5 random pictures of anything that happens to you on the 5th of April (or the days leading up to it) or perhaps go for my suggested theme. This month, I am going for 2 theme options... Spring and/or Bank Holiday weekend.

I hope that you will play!


Rick said...

Wow, what beautiful pictures. Hope all is well.