We took a little look around on a trail before we headed on up the mountains. As Dennis and Haden ran ahead of me to get a geocache, I dilly-dallied taking a few photos. First I came upon these tiny little wildflowers.
And a couple interesting plants.
I swear I’ve seen this stuff for sale at Wal-Mart.
What is this stuff? It reminds me of artichoke.
I kept hearing this noise that reminded me of crickets all around me. It didn’t take long to determine the source of the noise.
I know those aren’t awesome hummingbird photos but that’s all I could catch in this spot. (Better hummers later.)
A cute little what’s-it bird. That’s as close as he’d let me get.
And a Black-billed Magpie, or two.
I was very curious about these birds; it was the first time I had ever seen one. I’m not sure if I ever got a better photo of them or not. You see I still haven’t looked at all the photos I took yet. But, I wanted a Magpie to stand still for just a moment and let me examine it. Instead, they wanted to hide in the tall grasses or fly away when I aimed the lens. Maybe they smelled me. Did you know they can use scent to locate food, unlike most birds?