The Beauty of The Clouds In Southern California

Since I am a Southern California, I decided to share more of the beauty of my native state with those who have never been to this part of the world. If you are traveling to Southern California these pictures will give you more of an idea about what the area looks like. If you are like me and would love to travel, but have budgetary constraints, then the pictures from the photo essay will at least allow you to go on a journey via the World Wide Web. If you want to come to Southern California, you can drive or take public transportation. Google Maps are a wonderful tool for planning your driving, bus, and train trips. You can even use Google Maps to help map out the route you are walking. Walking between Southern California cities really is not that large of a distance because there is a continuous stretch of cities, one flowing right into another. For instance, you have Mentone, Redlands, Loma Linda, San Bernardino, Rialto, Ontario, Fontana, and Rancho Cucamonga all connected to each other. You would not even realize you had driven through distinct cities if you were a tourist not looking at signs or road maps.

Map of Southern California

The view of clouds and a field here in Southern California.
The view of clouds and a field here in Southern California. | Source
Clouds over the sky in Loma Linda.
Clouds over the sky in Loma Linda. | Source
Clouds with the view of the palm tree.
Clouds with the view of the palm tree. | Source

Walking around Southern California after a storm is always quite fascinating.  I especially enjoyed seeing water rushing down the storm drain, which is dry during most of the year.

Picture of water running down a storm drain after a rain storm.
Picture of water running down a storm drain after a rain storm. | Source
Water in a storm draining flowing out into the horizon.
Water in a storm draining flowing out into the horizon. | Source

Taking pictures of the cloudy environment was a treat for me. I love the shadows these large puffy clouds caste. Yes, you can see shapes in the clouds, or I see these anyway!


Puffy clouds over a park in Southern California.
Puffy clouds over a park in Southern California. | Source
Clouds over a park in Southern California.
Clouds over a park in Southern California. | Source
The palm tree looks amazing with the clouds in the background.
The palm tree looks amazing with the clouds in the background. | Source
Three palm trees with clouds and telephone wires.
Three palm trees with clouds and telephone wires. | Source
Looking down on the park in Loma Linda with a baseball field.  This area is popular with small groups playing ball in the spring and summer.
Looking down on the park in Loma Linda with a baseball field. This area is popular with small groups playing ball in the spring and summer. | Source
Looking down on the railroad tracks in Loma Linda, California.
Looking down on the railroad tracks in Loma Linda, California. | Source
Railroad tracks going into the distance.  This would be a great perspective drawing.
Railroad tracks going into the distance. This would be a great perspective drawing. | Source
Clouds in the sky with the San Bernardino Mountains in the distance.
Clouds in the sky with the San Bernardino Mountains in the distance. | Source
Clouds with billowy plumes look like pieces of cotton I could jump on.  Oh, the beauty of Southern California cloud filled skies!
Clouds with billowy plumes look like pieces of cotton I could jump on. Oh, the beauty of Southern California cloud filled skies!

There were many fascinating cloud formations that I photographed during my walk in Loma Linda, and by taking so many pictures I am always ensured I will have a few favorites.

More clouds over the park in Loma Linda.
More clouds over the park in Loma Linda.
I quite like the shape of the cloud in the center of this photograph.
I quite like the shape of the cloud in the center of this photograph.
Clouds with a view of the San Gorgonio Mountains in the distance.
Clouds with a view of the San Gorgonio Mountains in the distance.

Below is a video I made of the train tracks in Loma Linda, which extend far into the distance.

Here come the clouds across the sky.
Here come the clouds across the sky.
Two palm trees with the San Bernardino Mountains in the distance.
Two palm trees with the San Bernardino Mountains in the distance.
I enjoy taking pictures of the palm trees from various angles.
I enjoy taking pictures of the palm trees from various angles.
Two palm trees and many clouds.
Two palm trees and many clouds.
A solitary palm tree with a cloudy sky.
A solitary palm tree with a cloudy sky.
A spectacular view of the San Bernardino Mountains.
A spectacular view of the San Bernardino Mountains.
The San Gorgonio Mountains and clouds in the sky.
The San Gorgonio Mountains and clouds in the sky.
These palm trees look like two friends having an engrossing conversation.  Yes, I often personify plants and animals when I am taking pictures!
These palm trees look like two friends having an engrossing conversation. Yes, I often personify plants and animals when I am taking pictures!
In this picture you can see snow on the San Bernardino Mountains.
In this picture you can see snow on the San Bernardino Mountains.
Another view of the snow on the San Bernardino Mountains.
Another view of the snow on the San Bernardino Mountains.
The mountains and the clouds in the distance.  The juxtaposition of urban and rural in Southern California.
The mountains and the clouds in the distance. The juxtaposition of urban and rural in Southern California. | Source
Clouds in the sky on my walk in Southern California.
Clouds in the sky on my walk in Southern California.
The clouds exemplify how it is not always sunny in Southern California.
The clouds exemplify how it is not always sunny in Southern California.
Another picture of a beautiful palm tree.
Another picture of a beautiful palm tree.

There is just something very alluring about photographing palm trees and clouds in the sky.

Clouds above the traffic lights and telephone wires.
Clouds above the traffic lights and telephone wires.
As I walk I love seeing the clouds in the sky.
As I walk I love seeing the clouds in the sky.
The clouds may be gray, but these are not ominous to me.  I love billowy clouds!
The clouds may be gray, but these are not ominous to me. I love billowy clouds!
Two pine trees in Loma Linda.
Two pine trees in Loma Linda.
Looking down at the sidewalk as I walk.  This accidental photograph records a moment in time.
Looking down at the sidewalk as I walk. This accidental photograph records a moment in time.
The dark cloud in Southern California.
The dark cloud in Southern California.
A brick wall and the sky with clouds.
A brick wall and the sky with clouds.
Pine trees and clouds in the sky.
Pine trees and clouds in the sky.
A solitary pine tree is the focus of this picture.
A solitary pine tree is the focus of this picture.
Clouds and pine trees in Loma Linda.
Clouds and pine trees in Loma Linda.
View of the San Bernardino Mountains with clouds.
View of the San Bernardino Mountains with clouds.
A field in Southern California.
A field in Southern California.
Clouds floating above the field.
Clouds floating above the field.
Orange trees and clouds.
Orange trees and clouds.
Another picture of an orange field here in Southern California.
Another picture of an orange field here in Southern California.
A magnificent picture of the San Bernardino Mountains.
A magnificent picture of the San Bernardino Mountains.
Clouds floating high above the mountains.
Clouds floating high above the mountains.
Looking at the clouds above the orange field.
Looking at the clouds above the orange field.
A palm tree with clouds.
A palm tree with clouds.

Towards the end of my walk I made a short video of the clouds and the palm tree near the orange field.

Clouds along with the telephone pole
Clouds along with the telephone pole | Source
The last photo I took on my walk with the clouds.  These pictures will give you more of an idea about what Southern California looks like after a rain storm.
The last photo I took on my walk with the clouds. These pictures will give you more of an idea about what Southern California looks like after a rain storm. | Source

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agusfanani 5 years ago from Indonesia

I like the scenes of California, they're just beautiful !


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lyjo 5 years ago

I have never been, would love to one day! Beautiful & interesting photographs...thanks!


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Radamel 5 years ago from Sakarya

Great article oriented with many beautiful photos.

Similar to this, I have two articles about India and Pakistan. Here is the links if you want to read them.

Popular tourist spots in Pakistan

http://hubpages.com/travel/popular-tourist-spots-i...

Popular tourist spots in India

http://hubpages.com/travel/popular-tourist-spots-i...


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

I absolutely love the talking palm trees! And the dark cloud. Beautiful photography, like usual! It seems a little familiar ;)


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

Beautiful pictures of California showcaes the fluffy clouds.


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Agusfanani,

I am glad you enjoy the pictures on this hub. I love travel photography since I cannot afford to travel around the world, so it is my hope I can also share my part of the world with others. Thanks for reading.

Lyjo,

Thanks for your comments.

Radamel,

I will check out your travel hubs. I know there are many beautiful places in Pakistan and India, so I am sure those are of interest to many.

Barbergirl28,

Thanks for your comments! You are right about this pictures looking familiar as these are the second half of the pictures I took on a walk last week. It is my goal to write more Southern California photography hubs, and share the beauty of the region with people who are interested. I hope you write more photography hubs as well.

KoffeeKlatchGals,

I always appreciate your comments!


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California

SweetiePie, loved it, I was just in Loma Linda about a month ago, I have friends there. Although I didn't recognize anything from your pictures, I do like the landscape of Loma Linda. I like your idea, I might just do one on my area. Voted up/awesome/beautiful!


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

I always appreciate your comments fastfreta! Thanks for stopping by, and I will look for your future hub.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Wow..wow..wow. I can't say anything. This was so beautiful. I really enjoy all pictures here and awesome video. You have done a great job here. I give my special vote to you. Cheers....

Love and peace,


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SUSIE42 5 years ago

Nice photos, thanks


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Thank you Prasetio and Susie!


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mdlawyer 5 years ago

Exquisite and engaging scenes, Sweetie!

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