Saturday, May 29, 2010

Pico Canyon

Hiked Pico Canyon this morning. It was pretty windy. The sky was very blue. The creek is dry now, the wildflowers are just about all gone and the grasses are turning brown, so that's a sure sign that summer is near. The birds were chirping loudly. Saw a quail and was able to photograph it. There were a lot of butterflies fluttering around too.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Another Hike In Placerita Canyon

I hike Placerita Canyon a lot. Probably because it is the closest Natural Area to where I live. It is about 4 or 5 miles from our house. I really love to hike Towsley Canyon too. Actually, Towsley Canyon is a prettier area, but it is about 8 miles from us, so I go to Placerita more.

The weather was beautiful this morning. Perfect for a hike. There is still some water in the stream which surprises me because usually by this time of year, the streams here have all dried up. It's nice to still hear the babbling as I hike the trail.

The birds were out this morning and the were singing up a storm. Even heard a few quail off in the distance.

There are still a few wildflowers, but not like there was during the month of March when the hillsides and canyons were covered with so many colorful plants.