I took these photos last Winter around early March and the hills have remained mostly brown up to this very day. All the green places in these photos belong to the Santa Ana watershed below Prado dam and to Green River Golf Course.
There is great probability there will be Springtime green showing very soon due to recent and decent rainfall.
California Poppies are due for a spectacular year of orange carpeting the shoulder of highway 71.
I will try to catch the new refreshed views of a California Springtime in the next month or two. I would love to capture another long, long Santa Fe freight train in the next batch but this one was really a lucky shot and appeared at just the right moment.
Skywatch Friday is great incentive to get out among the wildflowers, thanks to the entire team! http://skyley.blogspot.com/