Clouds Floating Over The Inland Valley

If you ever travel through the San Bernardino Valley, then you will discover we often get heavy rain storms that bring in amazing cloud formations. I took a walk on the east end of the San Bernardino Valley to photograph the beauty of the cloud formations. Photographing palm trees, eucalyptus trees, power poles with the clouds in the background was quite amazing. Also, I enjoyed looking at the snow on top of the San Bernardino Mountains, which were hard to see because of all of the clouds. Traveling to the San Bernardino Valley is quite easy as it is about eighty miles east of Los Angeles, and you can take the metrolink if driving is not your cup of tea. When you do visit the San Bernardino Valley I highly recommend booking a hotel in the Redlands/Loma Linda area, which is not as developed as the rest of the valley. There is beautiful architecture and natural landscapes you can photograph in this area if you enjoy taking pictures as I do. Also, try to spend a few days up in the San Bernardino Mountains if you want more of a nature experience on your trip to Southern California.

Map of The San Bernardino Valley

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The San Bernardino Valley ranges from Rancho Cucamonga in the west to Yucaipa in the east, with the San Bernardino Mountains creating this valley.

Billowy clouds behind power poles in the San Bernardino Valley.
Billowy clouds behind power poles in the San Bernardino Valley. | Source

Taking a walk around the San Bernardino Valley is the perfect way to see many of the beautiful vistas and sights. Bring your camera along on your walk, and take pictures of anything that captures your eye. Today I took numerous pictures of the billowy clouds above the San Bernardino Valley, which were quite aesthetically pleasing.

Looking up at the voluminous clouds in the sky.
Looking up at the voluminous clouds in the sky.

During my early morning walk this morning I was quite awestruck by the beauty of the clouds, which I just had to photograph of course.

Beautiful clouds with the mountains in the distance.
Beautiful clouds with the mountains in the distance. | Source
The view of a grand palm tree next to the amazing clouds.  These palm trees were planted in Southern California to help home owners locate their houses back in the days when the valley was covered in orange groves.
The view of a grand palm tree next to the amazing clouds. These palm trees were planted in Southern California to help home owners locate their houses back in the days when the valley was covered in orange groves. | Source
Another picture of the old orange field in Loma Linda, with an interesting telephone pole in the view.
Another picture of the old orange field in Loma Linda, with an interesting telephone pole in the view. | Source
I love the cloud formations above the orange field.
I love the cloud formations above the orange field. | Source
Clouds in the sky above the verdant orange trees.
Clouds in the sky above the verdant orange trees. | Source
More clouds over the orange field.
More clouds over the orange field. | Source

During my walk it was hard to see the San Bernardino Mountains because of the thick cloud cover.  Nevertheless, I was able to take pictures of the amazing clouds with the snow covered mountains peeking through the gaps.

Clouds in the sky above the San Bernardino Mountains.
Clouds in the sky above the San Bernardino Mountains. | Source
The clouds are quite beautiful with the blue sky.
The clouds are quite beautiful with the blue sky. | Source
The San Bernardino Mountains and the clouds in the distance.
The San Bernardino Mountains and the clouds in the distance. | Source
Looking out towards the San Gorgonio Mountains with clouds high in the sky.
Looking out towards the San Gorgonio Mountains with clouds high in the sky. | Source
Trees and clouds make for a beautiful combination.
Trees and clouds make for a beautiful combination. | Source
Fluffy clouds above the San Bernardino Mountains.
Fluffy clouds above the San Bernardino Mountains. | Source
A gap through the clouds.
A gap through the clouds. | Source

As I was taking pictures, I also made a few videos of the clouds above the San Bernardino Mountains.  This was quite a spectacular view to see below in the San Bernardino Valley.

As I continued my walk, I was headed for a location up on a hill that would allow me to have an unobstructed view of the mountains. The clouds were covering the view of the mountains on my walk the other day even when I did reach the top of the hill, but at least I could see a bit more. However, the pictures I took at the lower elevation had to be edited with photo software to cut out a lot of the clutter. By the way, one thing I love about digital photography is the ability to edit pictures at our luxury. I must say auto-fix is one of my favorite features, and always enhances my photos.

The view of the San Gorgonio Mountains is slightly covered by the trees and the clouds.
The view of the San Gorgonio Mountains is slightly covered by the trees and the clouds. | Source
Clouds above the mountains.  This is a slightly better shot than the previous picture.
Clouds above the mountains. This is a slightly better shot than the previous picture. | Source

I also enjoy taking pictures of the orange trees up close. There is still a large orange fields here in the San Bernardino Valley, but many of these have been cut down to make way for urbanization. Orange County was named for the great number of orange fields that once occupied that region.

A magnificent orange tree in Southern California.
A magnificent orange tree in Southern California. | Source
Another picture of a beautiful orange tree.
Another picture of a beautiful orange tree. | Source
Looking through a gap in the orange field up to the San Bernardino Mountains.
Looking through a gap in the orange field up to the San Bernardino Mountains. | Source

As I continued on my walk, I took many more pictures of grand palm trees, and the stunning clouds in the sky.

I am enamored with this palm tree I photographed on my walk.
I am enamored with this palm tree I photographed on my walk. | Source
Looking up at the telephone poles and the clouds in the sky.
Looking up at the telephone poles and the clouds in the sky. | Source

I like to capture telephone poles in many of my photographs because these often have interesting shapes

There are two palm trees in this photo that I truly adore.
There are two palm trees in this photo that I truly adore. | Source
I quietly walked behind a bird and took a picture of this beautiful creature sitting on a wall.
I quietly walked behind a bird and took a picture of this beautiful creature sitting on a wall. | Source
Another picture of the cute bird sitting on the wall.
Another picture of the cute bird sitting on the wall. | Source

One of my favorite pictures I took on my walk was a closeup of my two favorite little palm trees.  There is something quite soothing about looking at a pair of palm trees standing together next to a field, with verdant hills in the distance.  So remember to take a walk the next time you are in the San Bernardino Valley, and take your camera along to capture interesting photos.

This is my favorite picture from my walk.  It looks like the two clouds are meeting in the bright blue sky.  I also love the pair of palm trees.
This is my favorite picture from my walk. It looks like the two clouds are meeting in the bright blue sky. I also love the pair of palm trees. | Source

Taking Pictures On Walks

Walking is a healthy exercise that helps you stay fit, while getting out and about your neighborhood. Combine your love of taking pictures with exercise by taking your camera along with you.

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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

What a beautiful hub and another to bookmark in my Armchair Travelling group.

I once had a very small orange tree and only about six mini oranges ever grew on it.

However I was very proud as I took my first bite of this fruit ...... UGH!!!!!!

It was so sour I couldn't believe it and that awful taste stayed in my mouth for a very long time.

The tree whithered away after that and I can't say I was very sorry. Ha ha ha!!

Thanks for sharing this one and bringing that memory back to me.

Take care

Eiddwen.


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Hi Eiddwen,

I just like taking pictures near this local orange field because it is so beautiful. You know the orange tree not growing is not your fault, these need a special climate like here in Southern California or Brazil. Orange trees like hot summers and temperate winters. At least you tried to grow an orange tree, which would not be easy where you live. Thanks for commenting on my pictures.


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

Hi SweetiePie (cute name) lol, When I looked at your map view, you completely confirmed where I was! I'd told people that I was in Fontana BY San Bernardio, and they said there WAS NO "Fontana." Me and my friend met some California guys who toured us around a bit and they got us drinks, and, I'm not really a drinker much, (once in a great while or celebrations) but one too many and I got SICK SICK SICK lol, and asked to get out. The police came by and took us ALL to jail! So I ended up in jail and I didn't even DO ANYTHING :( I was SO SCARED, and just wanted to see more things (like Hollywood things) Well, the girl left and never heard from her again (some friend huh) and like lil' Dorothy in Wizard of Oz, I just kept saying "I want to go home" so men in suits came and had me sign papers to go home. Then my mom showed up with money to get me out, but I'd signed "extradition" papers so they wouldn't let me out! UGh, what a mess! They kept saying I was on drugs, and checking me over for needle marks, it was HORRIBLE. I kept telling them I didn't do drugs, but they insisted, maybe they realized when I didn't have withdrawal symptoms, but finally Michigan came to get me, and while THEY toured, I got to "kinda' tour from the car lol! But they did indeed get me home. But about your clouds, I too love to photograph them! I think clouds are amazing. I still try to make things out of them LOL "a dog" etc. but like yours, THOSE POWER LINES! Oh they so steal such great photos! Now I live in E. NC and luckily in a country area so I can get good shots of them without power lines! :) I love the Orange trees too! I had one Apple tree here, but it didn't survive a hurricane! But the clouds were pretty! lol. Nice hub, I love it, and the proof there is a Fontana!!! :) haha!


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Om Paramapoonya 5 years ago

Lovely pics. It's been very rainy and gloomy here in sacramento. I miss a clear blue sky. *sigh


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Katharella,

Yes, there is a place called Fontana :). Sorry you had a bad trip. I would just not go drinking out with people you do not know and stuff. Maybe next time you can visit Southern California with family. Yes I enjoy when I can take pictures without power lines too, but these to me just illustrate the urbanity of the region.

Om Parampoonya,

We have also been having lots of rainy and cloudy weather. When the rain breaks it is like what I photographed. Hopefully the sun will come back soon.

ByChanceTV,

Thanks, clouds are great!


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

Well, thanks, yes, I was very young to be out there with a friend. I'd not do that now! But I did keep telling everyone in Fontana was beautiful! I have a sunset photo and the power lines are right through it, but when I added a deep color effect to it, the power lines appear as part of it! :) Well, thanks you are a sweetiepie lol, because I think I should do a hub on the cloud photos I took, maybe you will like them! :) And I'm on the East coast so very far away! :)


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Hi Katharella,

I would love to check out your hub. I will read some of your others, too.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

I love cloud formations... the beauty of the clouds in the sky can really make for some great photographs. Thank goodness for digital photography. When I had to print off all photos I would just have boxes and boxes of nature photography. Now I can just store them on my computer or a CD. Thanks for sharing. Maybe I will have to get my camera and go for a walk. Now if only the reain would be done for awhile. It looks pretty nasty out today.


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Barbergirl28,

It was really cloudy here today, but no rain. It has rained here a few times this week, but it seems like there was more rain in the surrounding cities. There was a giant puddle in front of my house, and that was just annoying. That thing takes over a day to dry up.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

Ha ha - I don't believe it has rained today... and it looks like we are on the way to a nice warm spell coming up here soon. The clouds above us were gray and pretty menacing. Man, I need to kick my motivation in gear and get my camera cranked up! I have been slacking lately! :)


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for these beautiful pictures.


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susannah42 5 years ago from Florida

These are beautiful pictures. I love california and the scenery is absolutely beautiful.


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

barbergirl,

You will get around to it, and the weather look nice today :).

Hello, Hello,

Appreciate your comments.

Susannah,

Thanks you!


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

Stacy, um.. forgetting your camera? What's wrong with you girl! Superhero's CANNOT go without our camera's, silly! What if you're in a situation that needs capturing! Photograhally speaking of course lol. (hehe I made up a word) Oh, and besides, those contests!!

@SweetiePie: I do almost have my cloud hub done, just a few more tweaks, I hope you come by and view them! We're 3,000 miles apart.. I wonder if we ever see the same ones :)


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Katharella,

I will come and look for your new hub now.


Wooded 5 years ago

I just love all of the photographs you take. It's like you pull me out on your walk. Thanks!


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Appreciate the comments Wooded!


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

Hi SweetiePie! Hey I finally finished my cloud hub! I dedicated it to you! :) Hope you like it, although it doesn't have quite as many as yours! :)


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qlcoach 4 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

Wonderful photography. Beautiful sky paintings. These cloud formations are similar to what I see from our hill-top street in Cave Junction, Oregon. Thank you for your comments on "What I Know." Peace and Light....Gary.


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Hi Gary,

I appreciate your comments on my photography. I enjoy reading about nature, photographing nature, and drawing scenes out of nature. It brings me a lot of peace actually.


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mymoonspell 4 years ago from Pacoima, CA

Hi, I love clouds too! I had to come check out your photos because they looked exactly like some that I have taken here in the San Fernando Valley. If I can find the files I will post them on my hub. :)


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Hi MyMoonSpell,

I will definitely check out your hub.

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