Sunday, June 23, 2013
Wildflowers and Other Stuff
Today I hiked the Grubstake trail and saw a few more interesting wildflowers. As I've taken an excessive number of wildflower pictures during the last three days, these last seven will have to suffice for this season.
Here is a photograph of some mysterious objects that I initially thought were a bunch of grapes that a hiker had flung to the side of the trail. Not so!
But lacking botanical knowledge, I can only assume that these grape-like objects are some kind of seed pods. If these little pods are related to the alien pods in the movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers, I would expect to soon see the foothills overrun with creepy emotionless replicas of field mice.
Finally, here is a photograph of three horses. I suspect that the story of these horses began with a conversation between a rich geezer and his young trophy wife.
Geezer: Baby, which horse would you like? The light one, the dark one, or the tan one?
T. Wife: It's so hard to make up my mind, darling! Do I really have to choose?