The cycles of nature can be seen everywhere. From the whirling of clouds that may become rain … to the newly sprung seedlings stretching out to the light … the fully mature giants that provide shade and shelter … and even the fallen which now return to the soil to nourish future generations.
The early morning sun shines on the south-eastern edge of the Cleveland National Forest. Rabbits and birds nestle in the low brush as wind whistles across the valley and through the leaves, carrying a scent of mountain air, cool and refreshing.
A mountainous view of the edges of the Borrego Badlands. Tucked into a rocky nook you shelter from the gusting winds rushing eastwards towards the desert. The air is leaving the last of it’s moisture behind as it rushes past you and into the badlands of the American South West.
The sun rises in the California mountains over the Otay Wilderness in Southern California. Watch the ocean clouds roll in as deep pinks and purples paint the sky. Listen to the sounds of the morning birds in search of their first meal of the day.