Saturday, April 11, 2015

A Walk Among the Flowers

After spending a few hours in Gilroy helping with the Tierra Bella bike ride, I drove back to San Jose and up Sierra Road to return to the preserve I visited with friends a few months ago.  This time I went in the other direction, thus encountering more rugged territory but softened by wildflowers growing in the meadows and in the crevices of the rocky slopes.

Our state flower popped up everywhere. 

I managed not to freak out with the heights thanks to the new walking poles I bought.  They helped me feel safe and balanced (words generally not used to describe me) plus they seemed to help get up the climbs faster.  Or maybe it was the wind pushing me along.  It swooped in from time to time.

Close up of the flower that appeared on the hillsides.  Haven't a clue what it is.  But I can tell you it was yellow with five petals.

Probably can't see but there's a mountain biker in this photo.  Here's more information about Sierra Open Space Preserve  Time for a nap.