What a magnificent winter storm! Finally, we received rain in the parched desert and snow in the dry and thirsty mountains. There is nothing quite like waking up before the sun rises in order to watch it illuminate the foothills of the San Ysidro Mountains behind my house. I have photographed the same view for several years now and every sunrise is unique. When the sun is just starting to peak above the horizon, it sends radiating, low lying light directly onto the foothills turning them molten, or purple, pink and rose. I never tire of the show that nature puts on and it drives me out of the house at a run in order to capture the scene. I have to jog across the yard and hop along the back wall and after steadying myself, I start shooting photographs. This morning was particularly beautiful and from what I have heard, snow is falling hard in Mount Laguna and the San Bernardino Range. California needs water, so bring it on!
Callie is all snuggled up in the bedroom loft bed that I created for her on the TV hutch. She has to jump up quite high in order to reach her bed and feels safe and warm above it all. She can also look outside at the same view that I have photographed while she listens to coyotes yip and quail click and cluck. Maybe the 4 sister turkeys will pay a visit today too!