Monday, December 7, 2009

Rainy Day Hike

It was raining today, so I went hiking, because I adore hiking in the rain. Very few people are out in the rain, and I have the trails all to myself. My waterproof clothes make it pleasant.

I even have waterproof pants and shoes. Unfortunately they don't get much use here in Southern California, so I have to take advantage of the few rainy days that we have.

The purple nightshade plants are in bloom now.

And the exposed wood on the dead ceanothus is gorgeous in the rain. When the weather is dry, the wood looks drab and ordinary.

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