Tuesday, July 8, 2014

habitat ~ 07/08/14 ~ Pinnacles National Park - west

Pinnacles National Park - west entrance
July 8, 2014

If you didn't know the date of this photograph, what season would you call this?  Maybe autumn with the deciduous buckeye trees?  Or typical CA summer?  No.  The season is drought.  Severe drought. Click to compare how this spot looked like back on April 22, 2014.  The National Weather Service recorded a temperature of 103°F by 2:37pm today, the hottest I've experienced in 3 months of my project.  It took a while to acclimate and figure out just how much water I really need to carry to be comfortable.  A wet shirt goes a long way in keeping cool.  Phew!

ps - 08/18/14 - I found Brent @ Breathing Treatment commentary about CA seasons to be relevant.