A long walk after the rain

Today (Dec. 23) I got off my lazy vacationing butt and went for a long walk on a trail near my house.  I was thinking of going down into Aliso Canyon, but at the last minute changed my mind & took the higher Palisades Trail along the side of a cliff.  Was I glad!

 

There was still a little fall color, and a lot of bare branches. The air was fresh & fragrant.

 

 

Water stood in pools along the way & green grass was sprouting everywhere.

 

Mushrooms, too.  I got down into the mud for these closeups.

They were on a steep, soggy hillside that I was climbing with a wary eye for mudslides.

Meanwhile the sun was getting lower and the sky was getting interesting.  See my next post for some cool sunset photos.

© John Mears, 2010. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of these photographs without express and written permission from John Mears is strictly prohibited. If photos are used, full and clear credit must be given to John Mears.

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About John Mears

I teach English, take photographs, play guitar, write, do yoga, meditate, hike, play computer games, and love (and try to serve) humanity. If anything here touches you, let me know! Leave a comment! Subscribe! Enjoy! If you like the photos, you might like the greeting cards we will be selling soon!
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