Meanwhile, I hiked.
It was the perfect respite from everyday life, and I am so grateful that we have so many wonderful refuges like Solstice Canyon just a short drive from the center of Los Angeles. Rising Sun trail was hot and uphill, but that meant that the arrival at the waterfall was all the sweeter, and then the way back was absolute cake.
Not pictured: A feral flock of gorgeous, screeching black-hooded parakeets. They made for a special treat on my way out of the park.
|Rising Sun trail, Solstice Canyon park, Malibu - view to Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island|
|Catkin with honeybee|
|Spread of oak tree branches|
|Wildfire burn scar on tree root|
|Western fence lizard|
|Nature has a great stylist. Love this mottled green-and-white weed--it feels like a fabric print well-suited for a summer frock.|
|Mustardweed seedlings on red soil.|