Last Saturday, G-Dub and I headed out to our local mountain to get in some hiking before the big trip to Yosemite (don't you think everyone should have a local mountain?). We ended up on a spectacular trail that took us through a gazillion wildflowers up to a scenic peak that looks out over the entire East Bay on one side, and beautiful rolling hills on the other.
Along the way, we encountered a fair amount of wildlife. My favorite was this quail, who played sentry for his lady while she gave herself a dustbath and foraged in the grass. Later on, I was thrilled to capture a pic of a hummingbird at rest - not an easy task.
I thought this would be a nice pic with all the orange wildflowers, but check this out... an unanticipated guest showed up in my 'self-portrait' - can you find him? I'm not sure if you can tell in this small of a pic, but at full size you can see him waving and grinning cheesily.
There's truly nothing like springtime in California!