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.
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