[photos, copyright Dan Pierce, 2008]
One of the most beautiful things about California is the spring wildflowers. My old friend Dan Pierce just sent me two images from a recent visit to the Antelope Valley. It is famous for its California poppies, but there are many other flowers to enjoy. This is prime viewing season. If you go, you can pretend you are Dorothy or Toto--on the way to Emerald City.
For more photos, see the website of the Antelope Valley California poppy reserve: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=627