A friend of mine from Japan loves flowers, and asked me to take some pictures of the flowers in my garden, and from my hikes. So today, I went on a Flower Photo Hunt. I took some pictures from my yard, and then got on my bicycle and took pictures from around the neighborhood. Then, I biked up above the college, chained my bike at the trailhead, and hiked up into the hills.
What a difference 10 days makes! I was a little disappointed when I got to the top; already the mustard is starting to fade. Just over a week ago, I had hiked through this valley, and all the hills were covered with brilliant yellow. I so wish I had my camera with me then. (Thomas says, "Bad blogger, no biscuit!") The mustard was up to 7 feet tall in places. The hills are starting to turn brown now, and they'll stay that way pretty much until winter, but you can still see patches of mustard remaining.
All in all, it was a very pleasant excursion. It was like a little treasure hunt, just stopping wherever I saw something pretty and taking a picture. Not a bad way to spend a Friday afternoon.