I thought we know all about the East Bay Parks near where we live but we found out we still didn't know the Sobrante Ridge Regional Preserve. Thankfully my husband was chatty and told a friend of ours - great hikers both he and wife - about our search for wildflowers around the neighborhood. He mentioned about this park where they would walk and find wildflowers.
One Saturday, after a heavy lunch at my brother's house, the husband still aching to do a photowalk with the wildflowers of spring, we drove to where we were directed. It's entry point is through a housing complex in the middle of nowhere. I like this housing area, the houses are pretty, mostly 3-5 bedrooms $400,000 per. Despite its distance to the city proper, its location is set in the valley between rolling hills. I did not realize that there was a regional park in its midst.
I was ready with the hat, but I was wearing a heeled flip flop. I never wear the right shoes for the right occasion.
What a gorgeous cloudscape.
Wouldn't you love living here?
There wasn't really enough wildflowers to see and photograph.
We were all alone, except for these couple.
We didn't do the entire 2 1/2 mile, as I wasn't properly attired, re: shoes not for climbing and walking. Up there the sky was gorgeous, the sun was warm, the breeze cool, and the shooting was exciting.
We didn't mind not finding a field of wildflowers, the sky show was plenty enough for us.
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