Landscape Photography
of James L. Snyder

The Garden Path
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The Garden Path
Linhof Master Technika 2000 camera, 150mm Schneider Symmar-S f/5.6 lens, Fujicolor Pro 160S film, 3 exposures, 164 megapixels
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The Garden Path

Wildflower Trail, Diamond Valley Lake, Riverside County, CA, 3/17/2017

“The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway” ― Michael Pollan, American author. While hiking Wildflower Trail in the hills by Diamond Valley Lake in California’s Riverside County in late winter of 2017, I found a path leading into a natural garden of flowers. Heavy rains during the previous months had brought about a rare super bloom throughout Southern California, and this wildflower-covered dell was a photographer’s dream come true! The orange blossoms are California poppies (Eschscholzia californica), the state flower. The yellow blooms are California goldfields (Lasthenia californica). The more distant splashes of purple are wild Canterbury bells (Phacelia minor).

The Garden Path

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