This sign is mysteriously posted on a deep bend on the Chantry Flats trail, in the shade, blending in to the surroundings. The trail at this moment is steep, there are many things to look at other than this sign. If you are coming up the trail your head is down, you are most certainly out of breath, hands on your knees, ready for the hard work to finally be over. If you are on your way down the trail there are birds, trees, huge, steep mountains all asking for you to look them over, embrace your surroundings. Many who pass by don’t see it. (more…)
Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top
This is a rather significant climb up, especially for a just turned 4-year-old. The ground is tightly compact, doesn’t give when you step. So, instead you slip with each step forward. He eyed this hill the entire 24 hours we camped here. Our tent is just out of the frame at this hills base. As my husband was packing up the tent and last belongings into the car my son decided it was time to conquer this hill. Getting down was actually much more treacherous than climbing up.
A few of the remarkably impressive Trona Pinnacles are in the foreground.
**This post is part of the Weekly Photo Challenge from WordPress. You can find more “On Top” entries HERE.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument
Historic West Fork Ranger Station. Build in 1900 by Ranger Louie Newcomb. This was the very first Forest Service ranger station in the San Gabriel Mountains and only the second build in the entire United States. It cost the Forest Service $75.00 to build. (more…)
Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold
Anticipating the feeling of freedom. I freely admit, I feel a lot like one of the animals while wandering through a zoo. (more…)
Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life
Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflection
Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside
This budding ranunculus with a curious pod inside caught my eye while I was photographing all the spring beauty in my mother-in-laws flower garden. I am not sure if this pod is part of the ranunculus or if it somehow fell into this bud. The other open flowers around it are either closed around their center or don’t have this pod in them.
I was so taken by this budding rannuculus that I turned the image into a black and white photograph. My husband says it takes on an alien like creepiness. Cool.
There are more photographs of “Inside” at the Weekly Photo Challenge HERE. Check them out.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective
Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes
Solo road trip, Phoenix to Los Angeles
All photographs taken “on the road”.
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