In order to avoid the heat, we've been hitting the trails early in the morning this week. It seems like every time we're out, a new bunch of flowers have appeared.
And I've had to look every one of them up. I think these sweet yellow ones are California Poppies.
And these seem to be Everlasting Peas.
And remember the bird I've been stalking (which I'm pretty sure is an Osprey)? There's babies! You can kind of see one to the right of the mother.
I love the little tongue sticking out!
Later on, I saw these birdhouses and thought of them. They need a giant house so they can have some privacy from all the nosey girls on bikes.
More things with wings! See it standing in the water?
A blue heron? This is a poor shot.
And of course we can't go for a bike ride without saying hello to our favorite furry friends. I don't think we've ever seen this little guy.
Love the teeth!
We see a yellow butterfly in our back yard several times a day. Joe and I liked to imagine that it is the same butterfly that continues to frequent our yard. Our pet butterfly. We've gotten in the habit of announcing him every time he floats by.
We might have to give him a name soon. What's a good name for a butterfly?