Photography in Paradise

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After an aborted attempt to find desert wild flowers (the deserts are already summer dry and depleted) I went through Joshua Tree national Monument is a 70 mile an hour wind storm with dist lowering visibility to less than a quarter of a mile gave me course to alter the course and head for something better. Spent the night in Victorville Ca. UGH! The next morning the desert wind was still making trouble for the adventure as I fled west to Palmdale, another big UGH! I stopped for fule and proceeded to to the southern part of the San Joaquin Valley on route 166 west of I5. the weather was trying to rain but the wind was livable  the bread basket of the world is here and the farming is impressive.

After a few miles I entered the Wind Wolves Preserve.

The Wildlands Conservancy

The Wildlands Conservancy owns and operates California’s largest nonprofit nature preserve system. This preserve system includes 12 magnificent landscapes spanning over 145,000 acres of diverse mountain, valley, desert, river and ocean front properties. The Wildlands Conservancy also funded the largest conservation land gift to the American people in U.S. history – over 560,000 acres.

Operating exclusively with private funding, TWC purchases and restores landscapes and builds national park quality visitor facilities that are open to the public at no cost. Over the past ten years, TWC has been California’s nonprofit leader in providing free outdoor education programs for school children.

It was wonderful and know one was there. There were even some wild flowers hiding under the tall grasses. Several burrowing owls and other birds flying around. the loudest noise was the trickle of the water fall. It was a great relief from the day before.

The Wildlands Conservancy

39611 Oak Glen Road, Bldg. #12 Oak Glen, CA 92399  909.797.8507

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Farming

Farming

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An Indian Yani

An Indian Yani

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View of the Valley

View of the Valley

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Stream growth

Stream growth