Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Springtime Morning Hike At Vasquez Rocks

This morning, I put my dog Hiker into the car and she and I headed up to Vasquez County Park for a great morning hike.

It was a beautiful morning and we saw some wildflowers. Hiker was checking out this prickly pear cactus that was in bloom. I stopped her just before she stuck her nose into the cactus needles. She wanted to smell the blooms.


The photo below shows some Blue Dick flowers.


Prickly Pear


Wild Mustard


Below are some landscapes I shot around the park.






We hiked almost 2 miles before heading back to the car. What a great morning.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Hiking Around Quigley Open Space - Santa Clarita, CA

Yesterday afternoon was beautiful. I was around 70 degrees with blue skies and sunshine. There was some wind, but it wasn't so bad as to ruin a nice hike.

Took my dog Hiker over to Quigley Open Space in Newhall, CA, in the Santa Clarita Valley of SoCal.


As I mentioned, it was a beautiful afternoon.


Quigley Open Space is tucked back in Placerita Canyon and is a nice place to Hike if you want something that is not strenuous.

We didn't hike up into the hills this time, but stayed on the loop trails that encircle the meadow. Everything is very green right now because we did have some rain, but in a few weeks, it will all start to burn off and turn brown as it always does here in SoCal.



There were a few wildflowers blooming. Mostly Blue Dick, and there were some California Poppies growing on the hillsides.



Hiker really seemed to be enjoying the hike. She was sniffing everything.


Friday, February 12, 2016

Friday Hike At Towsley Canyon

Today was a beautiful day in SoCal. We've been in the middle of a winter heatwave so I thought I'd take advantage of it and take my dog Hiker on a hike to Towsley Canyon here in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Towsley is across the valley from us and is one of my very favorite spots to hike and take photos. We had not been there for quite a while.

Approaching the burned oak tree just past Ed Davis Park


You can see that it was a gorgeous day





Approaching The Narrows


There was a little bit of water in the creek. We stopped to rest in The Narrows.


Heading back down the canyon