When San Diego has an ample rainy season, the otherwise dry chaparral countryside becomes green for a brief period in Spring.

Poppies do their popping.

Butterflies fly. Wild Animal Park

Wild Daisies at Mission Trails

Monarch Butterfly at Wild Animal Park

Wild Flower at Mission Trails.

Wild Animal Park

Desert rain puddles and dries quickly leaving cracked plates. Flowers quickly emerge. Anza Borrego.

And More Flowers. Anza Borrego.

Anza Borrego

Along Palm Canyon Trail, Anza Borrego.

Palm Canyon Trail, Anza Borrego.

Palm Canyon Trail, Anza Borrego.

More Butterflies, Wild Animal Park.

I am Dan Soderberg, award winning documentary film maker and phototgrapher specializing in architecture, historic preservation and nature.
  • ruby

    Oh, How beautiful!
    I wish I could have been there on that walk with you. Boy, do I need a camera like yours,too!
    keep sharing.

  • Richard Bledsoe


    Thanks for sharing this wonderful set of spring time shots. Its hard to pick a favorite but I really like the Borrego landscape with the sand verbena and daisy’s against the mountains. You might consider it for the Photonaturalists contest.


  • Zack

    Thanks for the nice Easter present.

  • Dan Lobash


    Nice set of pics. my favorite time of year has been Spring to as the hills are alive for this short period.
    Thanks for sharing

    Dan Lobash

  • Michelle Reynolds


    We loved these. When are you coming to Sacramento?

    Michelle Reynolds

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