Saturday, June 12, 2010

Spring on Palomar

"June Gloom" is in full swing for the lowlands below, but on Palomar Mountain we are experiencing a beautiful spring day.

As evidence of the nice weather from above the clouds, here are two photos taken from vantage points seldom seen by the visiting public.

Looking west across a field of western bracken ferns (Pteridium aquilinum) toward the dome of the Hale Telescope.

The dome that once housed the 18-inch Schmidt telescope standing well behind some Lupine (Lupinus albifrons, var. eminens) flowers. These purple flowers can be currently seen in bloom in many places on Palomar Mountain.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Superb photos Scott, but as an interesred visitor to Palomar I did see the beautiful dome from one of those viewpoints.
Keep up the good work!
Philip Corneille