Goldfields color the Gorman hills a vibrant yellow, while grape soda lupines and assorted wildflowers add pops of color to the spring landscape.
This photo has been enhanced with special processing to lend a more dreamy, painterly quality to it.
Gorman, California, is an unincorporated community in northwestern Los Angeles County. As of 2005 it had just 15 homes and a few registered voters, but tens of thousands of motorists traveled through it daily on the Interstate 5 freeway.
Gorman is a historic rest stop in the Tejon Pass, which links Southern with Central California. It has the smallest school district in Los Angeles County, with one elementary school, whose existence has been threatened for the past 35 years. The settlement has been a site for at least four Hollywood motion pictures.
Gorman, some 1,530 acres (6.2 km2) in size, lies where three mountain ranges meet � the Sierra Pelonas, the Tehachapis. and the San Emigdios.
Wildflowers near Gorman.
One of the Mountain Communities of the Tejon Pass, it is southeast of Frazier Park and south of Lebec. Interstate 5 runs through Gorman, and State Route 138 connects to the Interstate a few miles south.
The California poppy and other wildflowers cover the hills in springtime. In the early 1990s, the artist Christo arranged a set of umbrellas, in the form of colored cloth sheets on poles to add contrast to the summertime golden hills. Thousands of visitors flocked to Gorman from all over the world
January 25th, 2012
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