January Field TripThis field trip has got it all…cacti, canyons, mid-century modern architecture, retro hotels and Over the Rainbow cupcakes. Join us Tuesday, January 14thon a road trip to Palm Springs. We will visit the Moorten Botanical Garden, 1701 South Palm Canyon Drive. Admission $5 per person. This private arboretum contains a wide variety of desert plants and serves as a popular wedding venue. Although most cacti are not in bloom this time of year, there may be some flowering aloes to photograph. Tripods and models are allowed in the garden; however, there is an additional fee for commercial photographers.There are picnic tables in the garden if you wish to carry your lunch. Or we can go to the Smoke Tree Shopping Center, 1775 East Palm Canyon Drive, which is a short distance from the gardens. There are several restaurants in the courtyard to choose from including Smoke Tree BBQ, Native Foods Café, 533 Viet Fusion and Over the Rainbow Cupcakes.We will also visit the Indian Canyons, 38520 South Palm Canyon Drive. Admission $9 adults/$7 seniors. Palm Canyon, Andreas Canyon and Murray Canyon are the ancestral home of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and a scenic location for landscape photographers. A carpool will leave from the back of the parking lot at Coco’s Restaurant, 1140 West Colton Avenue in Redlands at 9:00AM and return to this location in the afternoon. Please contact Mary Ann Ponder at 909-213-5108 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org least one day in advance of the outing if you wish to come. Monthly field trips are a benefit of Redlands Camera Club membership. There is no charge to members but sign-ups are required.