Look! It’s a tiny rattle snake! I was walking with the former houseguest. She noticed it. We stared at it for a while wondering if it was actually alive. Then it flicked its tongue, and as she walked behind it, it coiled up quickly as if to strike. How dear!
Went for a hike again yesterday on Mount Diablo. Equal parts hot, steep, terrifying, cool, amazing and lovely.
An interesting geological feature:
A view: (that white stuff in the near distance is clematis)
And a view of where I was last weekend — (on top of that steep thing)
It really is so steep and horrible to get up, and really getting down is almost worse than getting up, but no sooner do I get down than I want to go up again.
Maybe next weekend — maybe I’ll get to the very top of the highest peak.