tierra del fuego


western antelope valley 1991

Early in California's history, Spanish soldiers returned to Europe to tell of encounters with a "land of fire". Their stories described hills and valleys ablaze with orange as far as the eye could see. Some described it as a lava of flowers.

Looking southward onto the Antelope Valley this flow of California Poppies drains into the valley floor. Hints of blue mark patches of Globe Gilia on the hillsides.

Canon T-90, canon 80-200L/polarizer, agfachrome

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land of fire, orange lava of california poppies pouring into the valley below, wildflower photo

tierra de fuego, california history, lava, flowers