Saturday, April 16, 2011

Afternoon hike on the Loma Alta Fireroad

Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Saturday started with lots of backyard hang-time and much needed relaxing. A short afternoon drive found us here...the base of Big Rock Ridge.
Greeted by new wildflowers, we followed the Loma Alta Fireroad.
This year is not predicted to be a big wildflower season here, but it's early yet...
Patches of serpentine rich soil, as found on Ring Mountain Open Space, makes for a variety of interesting blooms.
California poppies.
Cooling off in the breezes.
San Pablo Bay in the distance.

A fog band teased us.

Big Rock Ranch.

So glad we made this hike....there was more trail to explore, more uphill....

For another day :)
See you again soon pals.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - April Snows

Greetings to all my pals!

So happy to visit my snows again :)

Hope you have a nice week!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sunday Afternoon

Sunday was quite warm here. Dad and I were playing yet another ball session in the backyard, when mom appeared home early from work. I was happy! Enough time for mom to try more camera lens practice....

..And, a mini-hike on a nearby fireroad.

Don't think there is a name to this road. A short walk, lots of views and wildflowers faintly appearing.
Looking towards Big Rock Ridge.
It was breezy! I loved it!
Posing on a very narrow trail.
We had to remind dad of what poison oak looks like this time of year...waxy, green, bushy..He is quite allergic and there was a lot lining the trail.A pair of Western Bluebirds delighted us in their flights around the trail.

Tending to land near each other.
Sniffing the Monkey Flowers.
Ahhh... Nice.
Have a great week pals!