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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Ninety Minutes on the Bridal Veil

Bridge over troubled waters
Dr. K, Becca and I hit the Bridal Veil Falls Trail early for a ninety-minute hike.  We didn't go all the way to the falls because we had to get back to do some yard work.  We didn't run into anybody during our trek until the very end when a man and woman with a dog passed nearby, and the woman said to us about the trail, "Isn't this pretty?"  "Beautiful," we said.  Almost immediately after that encounter we met a family group with three dogs, one very reminiscent of our Becca, though almost all black.  One woman in the group said, for the benefit of the little kids, "This must be the black-and-white dog trail."  Everybody had a laugh, including us.  I wasn't laughing when we got back and I had to begin weed whacking with the string trimmer.  I did about half our property and stopped before a storm rolled in and dumped more rain to help the weeds grow ever taller.
Having crossed that bridge when we came to it

Running way ahead of the pack


Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) on Allthorn flowers

Painted Lady lost in the Allthorn

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Crissal Thrasher (Toxostoma crissale) in a juniper

Down the Bridal Veil Trail

Becca leading the way

Exploring the trail ahead

A fun trail to hike

Long way down

Dr. K and Becca

Millipede mandala

Becca and Dr. K taking a break

Heading back

Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota) and insects

Queen Anne's Lace
Painted Lady on Allthorn

Queen Anne's Lace

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I've never seen Queen Ann's Lace flowers as big as the ones we saw today next to the stream. Such delicate blossoms.

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