For my birthday ride today we explored some canyons to the East, away from the lake, and saw beautiful stands of oaks bordering the Rancho San Fernando Rey.
It wasn't a long ride, it was very hot and we just wanted to be out in nature for a while, escapism for rejuvenation.
The kiosk at the trail head is getting more and more informative, although I have yet to see anyone reading it. Nor do I see anyone using the Iron Ranger to pay their fee. I prefer to buy an annual pass.
It is just a little creepy that there is now a skull in the middle of the information on the bulletin board.
But on the hillsides, in the shadowed areas under the trees, there is still a carpet of green grass.
Trees like this always look like someone's home, the opening in the center like a doorway.
The drought has blasted off limbs, but some indomitable spirit is keeping it alive.
When Nature persists in the face of adversity we can all take heart.
Tobe and I are both curious about what is over the next hill.
And to our surprise we found a watering hole.I have always wondered where the Bucking Horses go when they need a drink, there are very few places I have seen water on the property. Muy hermosa y lista para el amor! Thankfully Noe is a very capable rider, so when Marcos does a dance he laughs and rides it out.