I was excited to see the flowers in full bloom in a typically barren and brown field next to Vasquez Canyon Road. They snuck up on me quickly, so I had to turn around to get back to them. Once there, I couldn’t stop snapping photos.

The rains have been very good for the views here in Southern California. And this was a perfect morning. It was 60°F, sunny, with a slight breeze. It was the kind of spring morning I would have longed for after a long, cold winter in Ohio. This year, after all the rain, it felt similar.

Thankfully, there was a break in the barbed wire fence, which allowed me to go out into the field. I was crouched down in the wet field, surrounded by yellow, and in the moment. I have no idea how long I was there. I’m thankful I get to share the moment with you this morning. Enjoy your day.

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  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Taken: 11 March, 2017
  • Focal length: 240mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s
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