Hiking the hills

By Carol at 8:23 pm on Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Prize pumpkins
The two largest pumpkins won 2nd prizes in their categories, at the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival.

In the Thanksgiving spirit, my friend Sharen and I took to the hills of Los Altos, where she knows all of the good trails and interesting sights. During our two hour trek along equestrian pathways, we saw some small farms next to the sprawling estates of Silicon Valley’s tech stars. There was fall color, green grass in the pastures, and water in the creeks.

Sharen surveys last veggies

Surveying the last flowers and produce in an organic garden.

pyracantha blooming

The last flowers of summer with a pyracantha bush fruiting in the background.

produce stand

The produce stand is under a redwood tree. The honor system is used for purchases of flowers, vegetables and herbs.

serene pathways

Serene pathways

more organic gardens

More organic gardens of tomatoes, peppers and Asian eggplants

solar farm

This small solar-powered farm (including the vehicles) coexists with the next-door neighbors’ palatial home, below.
palatial home

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