With the wildflower bloom at its peak, I’m hiking the Anza Borrego desert daily sketching and photographing. Last weekend the San Diego Union featured this spectacular bloom on its front page bringing hundreds of tourists to the park to see the wildflowers. During the week we have the place mostly to ourselves. It’s amazing to be near such a huge population center and find the landscape and nature relatively untouched, thanks to the California State Park system.
Gail Niebrugge, Alaska artist