Thursday we decided to take a drive to Lancaster to see the poppies and wildflowers. We took Emma with us. When we left our home there was a slight breeze, but nothing bad. We drove about 10 mins., and entered the town of Leona Valley. It's a rural area. We came across a home that has a huge front yard. This is a ranch style property. I had my Hubby stop so I could take a couple of pictures. The pictures are not that great, as I forgot to make sure my camera was in the proper mode. Can you imagine having this much color in your front yard? I'm sure the back of their property looks just as nice since they are very close to the hills.
We drove on to Elizabeth Lake. (about 10 minutes further) We haven't been there this year. The lake had completely dried up due to the drought, but so far this year, the lake looks good from all of the rain and snow. I only took two pictures, from a distance, because our main purpose was to check out the wildflowers. I will go back soon and take more pictures of the lake.
I was on the corner of Elizabeth Lake Rd. & Munz Ranch Rd. There was one of our favorite hills. The hills didn't have as much color this year. Not nearly the purple flowers as two years ago, but still very pretty. The sky was so blue, and people were having fun looking around. Only a breeze, very nice weather
We stayed on Munz Ranch Rd., driving North. Up a ways was the Aqueduct. We had to walk up the hill, as you can't drive your car to this area. What a view. However, it was very windy. My hat blew off twice. We could see for miles, nothing but orange. This is looking North. Sadly the deep blue skies disappeared due to dust blowing everywhere.
Emma enjoyed her walk. Had fun sniffing around.
You can see how choppy the Aqueduct is from the wind.
We turned onto 110th St West, and drove up a dirt road. Nobody was around us, so we had fun walking around taking pictures. Emma got in another walk, so all was good with her. I was looking South here with the Sierra Pelona Mountains in the background.
Looking North with the Tehachapi Mountains in the background.
I have to add that due to the wind the Poppies were partially closed. Still very pretty. The rest of my pictures had to big of files, and I refuse to down size them. So check out my pictures in Flicker. We found a white Poppy, and very pale yellow Poppies. Hope your Saturday was a good one.