I really don’t mean to gloat, but this is what Escondido looks like in late January!
Flowering evergreen pear trees (pyrus kawakamii) are abundant in southern California, but native to Japan. The shot was taken yesterday on East 5th Avenue in Escondido, which has a row of 20 of these beauties down the center divide. I’d been driving by for days, chiding myself for not having my camera with me and hoping the blossoms would last. They did. Yesterday I grabbed my Nikon from the studio and headed out to shoot.
And, as long as I’m NOT gloating, the temperature was 79° in mid-afternoon when this was taken. An absolutely perfect afternoon.