It has been quite cool and damp here this week, which has been wonderful. I’ve really enjoyed waking up to 50 degree temperatures; I’ve even had to use the heater in my car! That will soon change (the highs this weekend rise above 100 degrees), but it was nice while it lasted. I have lots of hiking and backpacking trips planned for future weekends, so I hope to capture lots of stunning mountain views. Thanks for stopping by!

Day 323

Eaton Canyon

Eaton Canyon
I went on a short hike last weekend in Eaton Canyon. There’s a small waterfall there, so I thought I would check it out. It was overcast, foggy, and raining that day and the clouds looked really cool against the canyon rocks.

Day 324

Cabbage-Like

Cabbage-Like
As one might expect, the types of plants that thrive in Southern California are very different from the plants I’m used to seeing in the midwest. This is some sort of flowering plant that reminds me of cabbage.

Day 325

Fractal Cacti

Fractal Cacti
These Prickly Pear cacti grow to be huge!

Day 326

Boquet

Boquet
Even in early July, the CalTech campus is in full bloom. There are lots of beautiful flowers!

Day 327

Spanish Influence

Spanish Influence
The Spanish influence on architecture in this area is really cool; there are a ton of awesome churches and even houses that draw heavily from the Spanish style.

Day 328

Campus Counterpart

Campus Counterpart
I was on the CalTech campus early in the morning and captured this photo of one of the buildings and a long reflection pool.

Day 329

Spikes

Spikes
Another cactus! This one looks like it might eat you…

Andrew Cox