Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Looking Up and Down While Walking


On January first of this year a group of friends and us went to a little walk in one of my fave walking parks, Alvarado Park/Wildcat Canyon. These new friends - a family of four - just moved in the area and are into hiking/walking and outdoor activities so we thought we'd introduce them to this easily accessible park. They loved the park, especially since the husband told us it's 10 minutes from home.

It had been raining days before so there were mushrooms to be enjoyed.

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We took them to our usual route, showing them where the prolific blackberry bush is located and where the cherry tree that bears a lot of fruit in early summer is situated. Then we hiked a bit more.

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Climbing higher. Vistas of the bay are unbelievable here.

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Our new friend and her daughter.

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Old friends were introduced to new friends. Walking is more fun when the group is bigger.

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Ready to come down the hill.

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24 comments:

  1. Very beautiful nature photos!Have a nice day.

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  2. what a beautiful place... the light is amazing in every photo!

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  3. Great shots of the mushrooms, sky and landscapes. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  4. Beautiful place, gorgeous blue skies and wonderful captures for the day!! Happy Valentine's Day!!

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  5. Thanks for taking me along on the hike. It is a beautiful place with lovely views! Happy Skywatching!

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  6. What a lovely day -- thank you for sharing it with your virtual friends as well as your old and new real-life ones! (We're all lucky to know you!)

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  7. love the mushrooms--i used to pick mushrooms at dawn with my lola when i was a kid. it was our bonding moment.:p

    delicious sunshine on these photos.

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  8. Lovely blue skies!
    I like those red mushrooms.

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  9. Looks like a fun day out! Love the mushrooms!

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  10. That looks like an awesome walk, nice photos.

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  11. What an outing, thanks for sharing. Yes walking in groups is fun.

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  12. Hunting for mushrooms to photograph is fun. It looks like you went on a beautiful day. My favorite hiking place is Coyote Hills in Fremont. Have you been there?

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  13. Those blue skies are gorgeous!

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  14. Great photos from your trek, a beautiful spot to enjoy nature at its finest

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  15. Are those mushrooms edible?

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  16. Those mushrooms look so colorful! Can you eat them?

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  17. Wonderful photos. Happy sky watching.

    My sky.

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  18. Hiking and just enjoying the nearby outdoors is always a great idea to welcome new friends and neighbors!

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  19. Wonderful views, Maria, I've enjoyed all of them.

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  20. I love those mushrooms. Do you know what they are?!
    Much fun seeing another amateur's photos.
    Cheers from Cottage Country!

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  21. An excellent Skywatch post. The colors of the mushrooms are gorgeous. Thank you.

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  22. Good for you and them, Maria. Like a good neighbor....! So sweet.

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  23. nice street photography and such an exotic place :P

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