I also took some pictures, which is the real reason for this post. I love to take pictures. I love close ups of nature and the beauty that is so easy to find in the most simple of objects – a stone, a leaf. Clicking the above link will take you to my pictures which include: Spiderweb on a cactus, a 22 shell, some pine sap, a view of our new home, some ants, a tree, and some oak leaves.
Come to think of it, that sounds pretty boring. But I think they’re pretty.
I just picked a pinnacle on a hill near the house and went for it. There wasn’t really anything there to see but more of the city. I walked down the other side, putting the hill between me and the city. The sounds of construction and traffic dissapeared. Eventually there were chirps and whistles from the creatures – though all I saw was chipmunks, lizards and birds.
There were too many beautiful things for me to take pictures of. I ran out of memory on my cards. But I still got some good ones.
On a whim I followed a dry wash for a while then deeper into the wilderness. The wash cut north deeper into a canyon, and I found water. A clear stream had formed from the rain during the past few nights. I could see where floods had matted down the reeds a few days ago. But today all that was left was a trickle. I found deer tracks in the mud. I followed the stream, wanting to know where it could possibly come out into the city that I wouldn’t know about it. The canyon became steep and rocky.
I dropped down a bit into a place with sheer walls. A few more steps and I saw holes in the soft ground around me. The holes opened up into a 50 foot drop onto wet stones in a cave below. I figured it was not a safe place to walk, so I headed back, scaled the walls, and walked the edge of the canyon to the road.
Not a bad way to spend an hour and a half in the morning. Now I’ve just got to get studying for a final tomorrow morning.