This beautiful Saturday morning, Mary and I set out on a road trip through our canyon. There are so many pretty country roads to explore here, we can be doing this for a long time to come.
At one point we had to stop to let a covey of quail cross the road. It consisted of many families, probably more than 100 quail crossed the road in front of our car. The youngest birds were very tiny and so adorable. A young rabbit and some ground squirrels crossed with them, but unfortunately I was very slow with the camera. It was just too much fun to watch all the activity with my own eyes, rather than the camera's.
A view of the road above where I live. The Tehachapis are to the left.
I had my heart stress test last Saturday and it went well, much better than what some of my friends experienced. My PCP has arranged with several specialists to come up here to see patients once a month or so. I have an appointment with the cardiologist on Tuesday and it's so nice to not have to go to Bakersfield for it.
An interesting formation on the trunk of this old oak. I hope you can see it.
A couple of pictures of Sugarloaf Mountain, large and massive I think of it as the sentinel of our canyon. Keeping watch.....
And we have to be watchful with fire season upon us. As we passed his house, a resident hit the road and followed us to see what we were up to. Thinking we were tourists and being careful, fire season and all, he said. Once Mary opened her window and told him we were locals, enjoying a different part of our canyon, there was no problem.
It was a lovely and enjoyable morning. As we turned the car around and headed for home, this was our view. It sort of speaks for itself, I think.
Have a Great Holiday!
Inger, Samson, and Faith