Saturday evening, I went on a bike ride to end the day. On the way back, I stopped at some favorite spots to take some pictures.
I like riding a bike because it’s so easy to take a quick detour. I can take a picture or two, enjoy a chilly beverage, pick handfuls of blackberries growing along the path, or just notice the view. I did all today.
May your detours be as enjoyable as mine. :-)
There’s a field near my house that has bunches of these flowers, but I’ve never stopped to take pictures. It’s too close to the beginning of my ride to want to stop and besides, the weeds around the plants are growing tall. This morning, as I passed the empty field just north of the Hillsboro Costco,1Nearly to my Starbucks stop and much closer to work. :-) I noticed a few clusters of the flowers. Out came the phone for a couple of shots.
I wonder whether my point and shoot would have taken a better shot. Or maybe, there’s always a better shot to take.
Update: On the way home, I again stopped at the field. The weather was clear and the sun had changed sides of the sky.
- 1Nearly to my Starbucks stop and much closer to work. :-)
To celebrate a few birthdays, we went to the Sacramento Orchid Society’s orchid show. I came home with an orchid book for beginners and everyone else came home with orchids.
We’re going to have fun trying to keep these beautiful flowers thriving.
Do you grow orchids?
I hiked from Lake Wahtum to Chinidere Mountain with Rob and Ted E. Bear (a standard poodle). The weather was great, as was the scenery: clear views of Mount St. Helens, Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, Mount Hood, Mount Jefferson, and a peek at the Three Sisters.
This hike is worth repeating.1Though there are so many other great hikes, I might not. Sorry for getting all scientific with the flowers’ names. ;-) I will sleep well tonight and that hot shower this evening was especially nice. :-)
- 1Though there are so many other great hikes, I might not. Sorry for getting all scientific with the flowers’ names. ;-) I will sleep well tonight and that hot shower this evening was especially nice.
I’m still carrying a camera everywhere (it’s sure convenient to have a camera that fits in my shirt pocket).
These are a few of the pictures I took on my trip to Folsom earlier this week.
Do you have a favorite?