As of late, America's harrowing political climate has had us feeling less than patriotic. But that’s precisely why we're taking a second to appreciate all the astounding landscapes Mother Nature has gifted us. Here, 20 jaw-dropping spots from coat to coast....

Antelope Valley, California

Antelope Valley's 1,780-acre poppy reserve explodes in its signature fiery orange hue every spring. Take a drive along the eight-mile Mojave Desert Grassland track with a camera in hand, but don't forget to put it down every once in a while to appreciate the sheer number of blooms.