About two years ago, I drove by the Lake Elsinore bloom on my way to Anza Borrego. The bloom looked pretty but not spectacular. So, when my best friend Sarah, who lives nearby in Temecula, invited me out for an early hike on a Saturday in Lake Elsinore to see the flowers, I shrugged and said yes because I hadn’t seen her for a while and I also haven’t hit the trail for quite some time.
It was an absolutely spiritual experience. Nothing can come close to describing the beauty of millions of golden poppies opening up for the gentle morning sun with flocks of painted ladies alighting gently on said flowers. Sitting up high overlooking this spectacle, I felt hope that even though we see so much darkness and death in the world everything was going to be okay. After years of drought and fire and death, here is Spring dancing and alight with fresh life and beauty.
Here are some pictures that don’t do it justice:
702 miles up the Interstate 15. It’s easy to forget how beautiful the wild open spaces of America are. This is only one small portion visible from the passenger seat on the highway.
My little brother graduated from Cal State Fullerton! These are my favorite pictures.
Taken with: Canon EOS Rebel T6 18MP Wi-Fi SLR Digital Camera
Oxnard, CA – Wildlife Cruise to Anacapa Islands (June 25, 2018)
JPL – June 10th, 2018
CSUF Graduation 2018
KS Fitness Fight Night – March 3, 2018
Hopped on the train from Fullerton to Union Station. This felt much different than other marches I’ve attended. Every age group, race, ethnicity, color and creed came out in this historic moment. And as this year has passed it has become more obvious that this was just the beginning. Hillary Clinton could not break the last highest glass ceiling for women because there’s still a lot of work to be done for equal rights for women.
Calico is a relic of the old west. Not only is it a fun place to visit for everyday Americans, but also for any foreign students or friends you may have. The rock formations are also a wonder unto themselves.
This is an appreciation post of the absolutely drop dead goregous flowers of the Getty Museum in LA. One of the cool things I did this year!
One of the coolest things to happen this year was watching (indirectly!) the eclipse. I grabbed my spaghetti strainer and did some old fashioned viewing while my boyfriend managed to get some shades for viewing.
One of my favorite things this year was costumed figure drawing night at Fullerton College. The highlight was getting captured in cartoon form by one of the other artists! She definitely captured my concentrating face!