Sunol Hike

By Carol at 9:30 pm on Thursday, March 25, 2010

green hills

Our hike in Sunol Park was gentle, under threatening skies – perfect temperature for hiking.

blue stone in the creek

We followed the trail along the creek to the falls and water hole with this distinctive blue stone.

trees in stream

Trees, just leafing out, march down the center of the stream bed, inundated by the ample rains.

knarled veteran

Gnarled stream-side dwellers.

oak over stream

looking down on the road

Below is the road where our hike began.

stream through a meadow

A stream meanders across the meadow.

fallen tree still growing

This fallen tree is still rooted and beginning to leaf out.

tiny wildflowers

Tiny wildflowers at the trail edge.

butter and eggs

Clusters of “butter and eggs”.

meadow of buttercups and one owl's clover

A meadow full of buttercups and one owl’s clover blossom.

butterfly and buttercups

A butterfly in the buttercups.

bluebird on his house

A blue bird surveys the meadow from the top of his home. A telephoto lens would reveal his orange belly and blue back feathers.

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