The View of Snow-capped Mountains And Palm Trees In Southern California
The view of the San Gorgonio Mountains with snow on the peaks is quite spectacular. When people think of Southern California they might envision palm trees because of Hollywood movies, but here in the Inland Valley, you can also see snow-capped mountains behind the palm trees in the winter months. Thus, palm trees and snow are very much iconic parts of Southern California that people never associate together, but which you can see on many a day. Actually, many picture postcards used to feature orange grooves with the snow-capped San Bernardino Mountains in the background, but there are never any movies filmed here anymore. I really feel it is a shame so few movies are filmed in the Inland Valley these days because this is such a beautiful place, but I love to photograph it anyway to share its beauty. The contrast between the snow on the mountains above and the warm temperatures in the valley below is what makes Southern California ever alluring. The contrasts in the micro-climates are truly amazing.
The San Bernardino Mountains Region
This map shows the San Bernardino Mountains region, which can be seen in many of these photographs.
The San Gorgonio Mountains are visible in the distance and there are a few palm trees visible in the foreground.
There are many tall palm trees to found all around the Inland Valley.
In the distance the San Gorgonio Mountains are coated in snow.
Palm trees are often planted in groups of three in Southern Calfornia.
In the photo above the snow capped mountains are hiding behind the palm trees.
Snow is frosting the mountains in the video above.
These lush washingtonian palm trees are spectacular to behold.
Here I am looking up at the leaves of a lovely washingtonian palm tree.
The fronds of the palm tree are amazing to look at.
The little washingtonian palm tree looks very cute next to the larger ones.
The peaks of the San Gorgonio Mountains are peaking through the pine trees in this photograph.
People do not usually think about palm trees and snowy mountains being synonymous, but these are in Southern California since you can see the palms in the Inland Valley and snow-capped mountains in the distance. The Inland Valley is formed by the San Gabriel, San Bernardino, and San Gorgonio Mountain ranges.
There is a tiny bit of snow seen here on the photograph of the San Bernardino Mountains.
I always enjoy photographing flowers I see on my walks past fields.
A little bit of the San Bernardino Mountains is poking here through the pine trees.
Snow is trickling and melting down the mountain.
There is a picture of a palm tree directly in front of the view of the San Gorgonio Mountains.
The San Gorgonio Mountains are exquisite with palm tree framing them.
In the picture above you can see the top of Mount San Gorgonio and the top of palm fronds.
Southern California offers many contrasting and scenic qualities you will never see in the movies. While movies were filmed in the San Bernardino Mountains in years past, I still believe it is a shame Hollywood is glossing over this location where they could film so close to home.