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This week’s Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge theme is indoor and outdoors walks – anything designed for walking. All my photos are of the outdoors because that’s where I like to be best.
Once you take a trail at the back of Dos Picos County Park and pass the enchanted stone steps I showcased last week, you find yourself walking on a path bordered with many Ramona lilacs. If you hike in the spring, when the lilacs are in bloom, this is what you get to see as you follow the trail:
And it only gets better as you walk along. Here’s a blast of green, purple and bright blue! I know, I still owe you a few close-ups of the Ramona lilacs, but at least you can see what the lilac trees look like full size. Aren’t they pretty?
Another favorite spot where we enjoy hiking in Louis Stelzer County Park. On the day I took the photos below, the sky was completely gray but everything on the ground looked very green. In a couple of months, most of it will turn to yellow or brown, and the green probably won’t return until next January.
Here’s the trail that follows the side of the hill. This trail is fun to walk on a cloudy day, but I avoid it like the plague in the heat of summer since there’s no shade.
Fortunately, this park offers a lot of wooded areas by the small creek. This is a great trail to walk on any day of the year. This is as green as it gets in San Diego.
Like many parks in San Diego County, this park is full of coast live oak trees, which tend to feature many thick, often contorted branches. Look how this large tree branch curves over the trail to create an arch.
To me, there’s nothing more pleasant than walking down a shaded trail to make me feel in unison with nature. What about you?
I would love to walk down these paths. Beautiful entry!
Thank you, Cee!
Perfect pics to match the challenge theme as always!
Thanks, Carrie! We’ve done a lot of exploring recently, so it helps for this theme. 🙂
Love your new gravatar, by the way!
Thank you. Thought it was time for a change. I’ve already had a blogger offer to clean it up for me. Yes, I’m that much of a photo-tweaking amateur. But at least I’m trying… (But you better believe I took him up on his offer!)
Haha, I can’t wait to see what it will look like! I’d love to see a funny background for it. 😉
I’m hoping he keeps it the same. I made him promise not to put horns on me.
Lovely photos! I would LOVE to walk down each of those trails!
Thank you! They sure are nice trails compared to most trails you see in San Diego, which are dirt and rocks with absolutely no shade.