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18 April 2009 @ 06:30 pm
Spring and hiking  
I went on my first real hike in a really, really long time. I better put in more of these before a longer trip, now that summer is lurking just around the horseshoe bend. It wasn't a long hike, but with an altitude gain of about 900 feet, it showed that I had slacked away from real hikes for a while. But I did reach the summit of the Flag Hill in the Ohlone Regional Park (in the East SF bay hills) and after that it was all downhill! Spring flower bloom, verdant hills, a gentle breeze and just the right temperature made it a rather pleasant outing. And it all took just a few hours of the morning which is a good thing because as soon as I got a cell phone signal I noticed a voice mail from office...

Anyway, here are the pictures for the day:

California Poppy in the California Sun!

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Aparna: Myselfinspirethoughts on April 20th, 2009 03:26 pm (UTC)
Very beautiful pics! :)
Subodhsubodhs on April 20th, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC)
Mr Slowsky seems to be concentrating/praying and smiling. Awesome picsQ
Yathinyathin on April 20th, 2009 07:24 pm (UTC)
Slowsky's sunbathing!
raviksraviks on April 21st, 2009 11:51 am (UTC)
Wow!! Brilliant pics..
Moral: Do not carry your cell phone to any outing.. :)
Punk  Princesspun_princess on April 22nd, 2009 02:35 pm (UTC)
mamtanaidumamtanaidu on April 23rd, 2009 01:36 am (UTC)
Many Many Happy Returns Of The Day!!!!!!!
Have a marvelous year ahead......
Yathinyathin on April 23rd, 2009 01:51 am (UTC)
Thanks. I was about to make a birthday post, but it's not the 113th day of year yet in these parts...
nithininthing on April 23rd, 2009 05:41 am (UTC)
I mistook the yellow flower for a tulip in the first shot. Brilliant stuff!