38-Blue Flower on Bike Path Abstract. This began as a poor photo of a blue flower.... yet always wanting to redeem everything, I framed the poorness differently, transposed it, creating one of my favorite images.... I am reminded that "all things work to the good of God, and those who love Him"..... and how even the poorest of beginnings, even the most difficult of life's circumstances, can be transformed by how we frame them.
Arroyo Mocho Creek between Robertson Park and Chateau commons bike path. On the edge of town, but still a residential area, the occasional deer has been seen here, together with the more frequent fox, coyote, and hawks.
Arroyo Mocho Creek - July. By the Concannon Road bridge. It was a hot day in late July, I took my dawgy Jazz, put her harness on her and biked to the creek. She wears a harness because dogs have to be leashed on the bike path, so I bike holding her leash, but once we get to the vineyards, it's off leash and FREEDOM for her :) She alternately lays in the creek, digs holes on the banks, or barks at the little waterfalls downstream.
Concannon Vineyard by Arroyo Mocho Creek, Livermore, CA. Jazz and I, leave the bike path for the vineyard road which borders the Arroyo Mocho Creek. This is looking South from the section of bike path near Concannan Road. Harvest time is around the corner.
Arroyo Mocho Creek sits down behind the yellow flowers in the foreground. This is taken from the vineyard on the east side of the creek, looking toward Wente /Marina Road. Concannon Blvd is to the right about 1/4 mile away.
This is coming up from the lake on the single track from Rattlesnake beach area.... instead of taking gopher snake trail, this is the trail that comes out directly across from RH creek trail. OK, don't look for these names on any trail map, these are just names us "regulars" have developed to indentify areas. Rattlesnake Beach is simply where Jazz got bit by the rattlesnake.
(EBRPD - Del Valle)
California coastal deer..... not hunted in this area, in these parks, are not as skittish as their cousin the White Tail deer of the East Coast..... even though Jazz looks like a coyote, this deer just stands and watches us pass. Mem Day Weekend DV
EBRP - Del Valle. Entering RH creek trail from the top of the hill, two trees appear to embrace in a contest of wills, it would seem, as to who holds the rights of passage on this part of the path. Appearances often conceal reality, for in fact, these trees stand apart about 20 feet, and only vantage point creates the illusion of embrace. So it is in life, no?
80 - Sycamore Grove Park, Livermore, CA Vineyards surround this town, providing a visual feast for the eyes, a sense of harvest, create a cycle that in the east is measured by temperature, snow, sun, rain.... here, it is mostly sun year round. It never gets old, it always feels new.... each day.