Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wet & Windy


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A cold and wet day. Wind gusts expected to reach upper 20 mph today. BBrrrr

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Mother Nature sketching circles in the pavement.

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Steam Train


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Last Saturday, we went to Tilden Park to try out the miniature steam train. The Redwood Valley Railway is a ridable miniature railroad that uses 5" scale model live steam locomotives on a 15 in (381 mm) narrow gauge track. Tickets for adults and children are $2 but children under 2 years old can ride free.

"Located just off of Grizzly Peak Drive, the Tilden Park steam trains provide an enjoyable twelve minute ride through woodland and chaparal, with views of Tilden Park and San Pablo bay." - Leonard G. Barton
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Scale model cabose at the end of train.

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"TOOOT TOOOT" Everyone fascinated with the steam.

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Approaching the tunnel.

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After the train ride, we went hiking at Seaview Trail. I was behind a couple of times because I stopped to take photos. The guys hid behind this tree and tried to startle me but I spied them just in time. Took a photo of them instead. sengihnampakgigi

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Right after this, we saw a fox cross the road. It was my first time to see a wild fox. It happened so fast, I didn't have time to reach for my camera. Oh, I wish I did get just one capture but just seeing it was an awesome experience by itself. It's now etched in my mind. A perfect ending to a wonderful day. senyum

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Camouflage

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Can you see me?
(chanting: "I am one with the flower, I am one with the flower..")

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"Please don't disturb, I'm trying to fix breakfast here."

COMMON NAME: Goldenrod Crab Spider
CHARACTERISTICS: This species of spider uses camouflage as its primary defense. They're able to change their coloration over the course of several days to blend in better with their surroundings. They prefer to ambush their prey instead of spinning webs.

Males are yellow with red bands or spots on their abdomen. Females are completely white or yellow, lacking bands or spots.

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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Egg Hunt


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The sun came out to bestow its warmth on the families that showed up
for the Easter egg hunt at Mosswood Park yesterday afternoon.

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Kids eagerly rushing to pick up the sweet treasures in the grass.

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Loading up their Easter baskets.

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Sweet little girl with her Easter pickings.

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Some candies did not survive the running little footsteps.

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The Easter bunny appears.

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My hubby bunny. sengihnampakgigi