The town of Tehachapi is found along California Highway 58. Travelers are greeted with signs that proclaim they are in a "land of four seasons."
Many places in the southwest do not have four seasons, as those from other parts of the country are used to. For example, I used to live in Phoenix, Arizona, which does not have much of a winter to speak of, and you won't really find any fall colors.
Tehachapi does indeed have four distinct seasons. Spring finds the area green and filled with blossomed wildflowers. Summer is warm and dry, with the occasional summer thunderstorm bringing refreshing relief. Autumn is a time of change, with golden leaves and cooler temperatures. Winter brings snow, which blankets the ground several times during this season.
I don't have a favorite season. There are things about each that I enjoy. Being able to experience all four seasons each year is great.
Below are photographs that I've captured of Tehachapi showing each season. I used a Pentax K-30, Samsung NX200, Samsung NX210 and a Sigma DP2 Merrill cameras. It doesn't matter which images are from which cameras, because vision is what's important in photography.
|Orange Train, Green Hills|
|Cherry Blossom #2|
|Purple Flower, Green Hill|
|On A Brighter Day|
|Autumn Tree Leaves|
|Oak Trees And Snowy Mountain|
|Color of Autumn|
|Winter Day #1|