Walking Through A Southern California Field

Today I decided to take a walk through a field here in Southern California.

The field with a dirt mount in the distance.
The field with a dirt mound in the distance.
Approaching the dirt mound.
Approaching the dirt mound.
The dirt mound is getting closer.
The dirt mound is getting closer.

Here is a video showing a crow flying above the field.

Starting to walk up the dirt mound.
Starting to walk up the dirt mound.
Looking out a across the field to an old house in the distance.
Looking out a across the field to an old house in the distance.
Looking up at the sky above the field.
Looking up at the sky above the field.
Another photo with the crow flying above.
Another photo with the crow flying above.
Crow flying through the blue sky above.
Crow flying through the blue sky above.
Sunflowers growing on the dirt mound.
Sunflowers growing on the dirt mound.
More sunflowers growing on the dirt mound.
More sunflowers growing on the dirt mound.
Trees in the distance.
Trees in the distance.
Clouds wafting above the field.
Clouds wafting above the field.
This image reminds of something out of a Steinbeck novel, such as "Of Mice and Men"
This image reminds of something out of a Steinbeck novel, such as “Of Mice and Men”
Walking past orange trees.
Walking past orange trees.

A short video of the orange trees. This field definitely reminds me of imagery from a Steinbeck novel, back when California had many orange fields. I am still saddened by people cutting down orange fields to build more structures, especially when there are so many vacant ones scattered across Southern California.

Another view of the orange trees.
Another view of the orange trees.
Walking along the path with more trees in the distance.
Walking along the path with more trees in the distance.
Tree with spiky fruit on it.  I wonder what it is.
Tree with spiky fruit on it. I wonder what it is.
Spiky Fruit On Bush
The bush with the spiky fruit upclose.
Spiky Fruit Up-close
An amazing up-close photograph of the spiky fruit.
Pomegranates On A Tree
Pomegranates growing on a tree.
Pomegranate Glistening In The Sun
I love how the sun glistens off the hull of the small pomegranate fruit.

4 Replies to “Walking Through A Southern California Field”

  1. I love all the photos. They are so clear and bright. You can tell the orange trees were planted, rather than planting themselves, because they stand in such neat little rows. I think it is great that pomegranate trees grow there. Are they wild or cultivated? I love pomegranates. The spiky fruit tree reminds me of what is called קיקיון in Israel. It is from the ricin family and can be toxic.

    Actually, all these pictures remind me a little of Israel. I am feeling nostalgic.

    1. That is a good point Aya, it does look a bit like Israeli as well. We have somewhat of a Meditterean climate here in the lnland Valley, and I think the pomegranate tree was planted on its own. Crows fly over this field, so one of them probably cause these trees to be planted. I still wonder what the tree with the poky fruit is.

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