Amber + A Field of Gold
I love California. I moved here about a year and a half ago and have explored all over–deserts, forests, beaches. The diverse landscapes have been so visually inspiring to me. (If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen David’s and my #westcoastexplorersclub posts, I’m sure. It’s pretty obvious that we really love our new home.)
The big bummer about moving across the country from all my dear friends and family is that I miss them dreadfully so it is beyond wonderful when I get to show off my new home to my southern loved ones. My dear friend Amber (an amazing photographer currently based in Atlanta — check out her work) came to visit and we happily exhausted ourselves eating too much and wandering Southern California.
After a failed trip to Joshua Tree (camper van trouble), Amber and I went in search of poppy fields in Antelope Valley. It was so windy we could hardly open the car doors in the parking lot of the preserve and, unfortunately, wind apparently makes poppies pissed and the flowers close. So, being that Amber is always fun, even in a misadventure, we stopped in a field of dried goldfield flowers so we could get that pollen fix we were searching for. (We also unexpectedly discovered lots of Joshua Trees and two galloping coyotes on the way!)