It started out as a walk for the dogs.
Really. It did start that way.
Lately, exercise has been limited to the deck runway.
But today was bright and beautiful and begged for a walk.
Leashes on, gate open and a traipsing through the lushly green meadow. That was full of dried sticker plants.
Sticker plants and Cocker Spaniels in full coat do not mix.
So we stopped in the back yard to let them run in the dog run. And they led me to this:
Flowers, in the shade of the oaks and chemise, along George’s path.
So I took a few pictures…
Hiding under the chamise, blooming in the shade amid the granite rocks. They come to life and gave me a reminder that there is beauty everywhere, when you look.
And on the way back to the house, I found our first California Poppy waiting for the sun to clear the trees so that it could fully bloom.
Then I spotted the peach tree and caught a little guy in the act. I left him/her/it alone. We all have lives to live.
To say the little stroll with the camera lifted my spirits is an understatement.
Spring is coming to the mountain!
Stay safe, my friends, and remember that there is life everywhere.