After breakfast this morning the kids were ready to go. While some friends have been recording in their Book of Firsts lovely white snow; my kids were ready to hit the trail in shorts and sunglasses in our sunny California 70 degree weather.
Our first water break stop would be near the lonely maple on the hilltop among the lush green shrubs and trees. Clearly a sign that this is fall, right? Those are yellow falling leaves on it, just a little too much sun to make them out I guess ; )
We also saw several animal tracks, including some horses:
My son started poking some pellets and could make out a few bones (I know a little ugh, but he demanded the picture be included):
Some very festive Bearberries still around:
|Bearberry or Kinnikinnick ( Arstostaphylos uva-ursi)|
Yes, we much prefer Nature Green Fridays' after Thanksgiving.