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At the risk of boring people, here are some pics of a walk on the Ranch. The walk was April of 2009. Pacific Forest Trust holds our conservation easement. This means that our ranch won't be "developed" into housing or even into yet more vineyards.

On Thursday M and I went with the Pacific Forest Trust folks for a walk on the south end of the Ranch. After the 90+ degree weather earlier in the week grass was begining to dry up. Fortunately it had cooled down into the low 70's with a pleasant cool breeze for the walk. There was a nice group of us, and no one was in a hurry.

Just to the right of the last picture is Devil's Den, an erosion area that has been dumping gravel into the stream for my entire lifetime.

After walking up the stream for a while we turned up a steep "road" (more of a badly brushed out trail) and got up to the ridge top where we got our first look at the sulfurous springs on on the opposite side of the canyon.

Later we re-crossed the canyon and hiked along the spring areas. Those yellow/orange flowers are a mix of mimulus and tiny "goldfields". Very pretty.

No hike around the south part of the Ranch would be complete without a picture of one of the oaks!

I'll stop with one last pic of yellow mimulus and goldfields, white meadowfoam and popcorn flowers and all kinds of other goodies!

Date: 2012-04-02 03:10 am (UTC)
lizcommotion: a forest filled with sunlight and small purple flowers (spring trees)
From: [personal profile] lizcommotion
Not boring at all! Those flowers are gorgeous. They look like someone spilled popcorn down the side of the hill.

Date: 2012-04-02 09:50 pm (UTC)
spiralsheep: Flowers (skywardprodigal Cog Flowers)
From: [personal profile] spiralsheep
I love drifts of flowers in grass. They always remind me of stars in the sky.

Thank you for sharing.


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