With my eyes, I can see what stands out in one view. With my camera, especially my phone, that’s not so easy.

Looking at the shaded hill, golden Bahia absinthifolia is all over, but the sky and sunlit hill beyond is washed out.


Focus on the next hill in the sun, a ubiquitous clump of Fouquieria splendens at the beginning of the slope, and a clean, blue sky.


I can almost feel fall coming on with this color palette, including the crisp look to everything. Though with this strong of a monsoon season, my guess is we have at least a month before the above stays around and it becomes cool.

8/27/17 weather: 90 / 66 / 0.00