My March 2017 Photo Of The Month is Santee Rocks Spring, taken near my home in Santee, California.
Santee Rocks Spring Background
This Winter was the rainiest in years and as everyone knows, the Spring wildflower season was spectacular. I photographed wildflowers in Anza Borrego, but with the overflowing crowds and a busy schedule, I didn’t make it to many of the super popular spots. This was also a month where I was able to visit Whistler in British Columbia as part of a company recognition trip. There were plenty of opportunities for great images.
This area is knowns as the Santee Boulders, although this is technically City of San Diego on the North side of Mast Boulevard. This area is very popular with the climbing community, and it is normal to see people crossing the street from West Hills Park with crashpads on their backs.
Alas, I went with an image just down the street. I have eyed this little canyon for years, right North of Mast Boulevard and popular with rock climbers. In Southern California, we are so used to dying or dead grass. I could not get over how green and unbelievably healthy the hills were. So on that note, I am proud to pick an image so close to home for this month’s Photo Of The Month.
T.M. Schultze is a San Diego-based photographer, traveller, and writer. He writes, photographs, and draws things of the outdoors that have inspired humans for thousands of years. He co-authored the Photographer’s Guide to Joshua Tree Park which can be purchased here.