Sunday, July 25, 2010

A Sight for Sore Eyes

This is what summertime looks like where I live. My eldest daughter from Oregon has spent the past week with me while resting from her travels along the length of the West Coast. So I took her on one of my favorite drives. We went up this road here:
Then we hiked a bit, avoiding these:

Poison oak
and western star thistle, the nastiest plant in the West... We got through these and found this:
A sweet little creek still running in July...

and a reflection pool, where we found things like this...

and found things like this

and even some giants in waiting underwater:
We also found things like these two creatures from the blue lagoon:
We studied this orb spider's web for a length of time

before heading back to the car for home.


22 comments:

Elisabeth said...

What a wonderful walk you have shared with us and how delightful to come across these 'two creatures' who have graced us the whole time with their company, their perspicacity and their sensitivity. Thanks.

Gwei Mui said...

What a beautiful place you live in. Wonderful pictures hoping your Sunday is a great one

Brian Miller said...

wonderful pics...thanks for taking us on the hike...i was unfamiliar with the thistle bu it looks deadly...bet the creek played some beautiful music...

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

lovely shared 'kodak' moments...great shots along the day of a really nice outing!

the walking man said...

Seems you left the place where you live for a place that is home.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

What a beautiful heart-felt hike, what a beautiful beautiful day!!! :)

Esther said...

Beautiful, thank you.

Crafty Green Poet said...

that looks like a wonderful place to walk!

Scott said...

what a beautiful place :-) inspiring photos!

Prayer Girl said...

Such beautiful pictures. I see why this is one of your favorite drives.

Happy Sunday.

PG

Marion said...

Thank you for the amazing photos of your amble in the countryside.And the two creatures from the blue lagoon look happy, healthy and very serene in each other's company!

I love your camera, by the way!

TechnoBabe said...

How lucky you are to have time with your daughter. Nice hiking pics and a great photo of you and your daughter together. You look happy.

Monkey Man said...

What a wonderful trip you have shared with us. Looked like great Mom / Daughter time.

Syd said...

Thanks for sharing these photos. Really beautiful place to walk. We have poison ivy here.

Alice Audrey said...

Wonderful photos.

Jingle said...

lovely tour,
Happy Sunday!

e said...

Glorious, Chris! Thanks for taking me along. It is too hot to be outside here at the moment.

RNSANE said...

What a lovely drive and hike you had in your wonderful part of our state. I am glad you avoided the creepy thinks and were nurtured by that lovely brook and the beautiful scenery. Nice mother - daughter photo. I loved spending the day with you.

Birdie said...

Chris what a beauty!! I love the poison oak (I didn't know that some oaks are poisonous but we don't get oaks around here) ... it looks like you had a beautiful day :-) thanks for sharing the beauty of your trip

Tari said...

Beautiful Chris! And congrats on the poetry award too.

S.L. Corsua said...

I'm smitten, especially with the fifth shot -- magical, fantastic (brings me back to watching films like The Neverending Story). Thanks for sharing, Chris.

Her Big Sad said...

What a beautiful day you two shared! Thanks for sharing the walk with us, and especially the creatures from the blue lagoon - those two are especially beautiful!! The reflection pool was quite a find on a warm July day, I'm sure. Hugs!

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