....a few days late.....
These pictures were taken on a Monday evening in late June when Willa came to my house for a visit.
The walk begins behind my house.......
We meant to post them during that week.....possibly that evening....but we were probably napping too much to get the blog posted. :) Not to mention the lack of internet........
The photos were all taken with the only camera in my hand at the time: the iPhone. Consider that fact when viewing the low quality pictures.
I am not going to spend much time on writing up each picture.......
(if I can....it goes against my nature not to disclose the full facts)
.......in no particular order.....since Blogger will not post them in the order I took them....
|It was a mightly tree growing from a beautiful bed of flowers.|
|these pinecones looked so much prettier in person, in their bed of pine needles.....|
|One of the several views of Mt Shasta at dusk.....|
|We pass a gorgeous meadow.......|
...we call it "our meadow" because it is right behind our house.
the view is prettier in person, of course.
|the sun was bright when we left the backyard, but set as we walked|
|Manzanita in front.....|
..Black Butte in the second layer, a volcano in its own right, extinct......
...and Mt Shasta, dormant, in the final and third layer
|More meadow.....this time before the sun had set|
|Same tree as above.......|
|The sun sets on us.....but later on Mt Shasta|
|Same view as the first Mt Shasta photo, only taken before the sun set|
|Strider likes when we take this walk.....because he gets to come along!|
|More meadow......before the setting of the sun.....so pretty in person|
this is where the sandhill cranes live in the summer
|gorgeous wild rose|
|This little tree was so pretty....but the photo does not share that!|
|Thsi wild rose photo looks like a painting!|
|Other half of the meadow picture just above......|
...cannot get the whole view in the one picture
|Yeah....that IS a caterpillar|
|I love the new growth on all of the pines|
|The sun still shines on Black Butte.....but not on our trail|
|So, THIS is what lies beyond my backyard. Love!|
THIS is where my children took most of their childhood nature walks.
THIS is where my young adults take their nature walks still.
|One of the views on our trail....|
|Anne and Willa walk along the railroad tracks|
|The sun has just about set on Mt Shasta|
|The sun peeks out through the trees, just before setting.....with Anne & Willa|
(How nice that my children are friends with Willa in their own place)
|Anne, Willa, Strider, railroad tracks|
|......another peek at the meadow.....|
|the first glimpse of our backyard......|
....as we return from our walk
I guess Willa & I better take this walk again......with a better camera!
She returns for her second visit of the summer......in just two days!
Thanks for taking a stroll with us!
Chari & Willa