Alive And DeadThis tree is vibrant against the sad damage on Cuyamaca Middle Peak from the Cedar Fire, showing little to no recovery after 15 years.
October RibbonwoodPhotographed: 2017
Location: Laguna Mountains, California
This time of year, the Ribbonwood Tree, Adenostoma sparsifolium, has a beautiful gold color as its flowers wilt. This is the sort of strange but very cool Fall color season you can see in chaparral country. You don't need to chase Aspens and Cottonwoods if you look for others near where you live.
Sunset on Cuyamaca PeakPhotographed: 2016
Location: Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
This image was taken to the Southwest during a July 2016 hike with my good friend Alex Kunz. We expected an onshore flow and were greeted with a light marine layer at sunset on the peak.