I went to work from 0500 to 1230 today, attempted to rush home in the lunch hour traffic, and got ready to go take photographs.
I quickly changed into my walking clothes, which include my new Xersion pants from JCPenney (where I currently earn money to pay the bills), a under-armor style camouflage, long-sleeved shirt, and tennis shoes.
Out the door I went to try another section of trail I had yet to see.
There wasn't a whole lot to see on this trail, with the ground barren, and the trees nude of leaf, but that's okay. I love being able to go for walks and breathe the fresh air.
A little beyond this old sign is a small set of stairs that leads up to the apartments on the other side of the dried up creek. I hopped down, looking forward to taking a photograph of the sunlight coming down the bath, and was greatly disappointed to see the graffiti on the step.
I continued my walk, marveling at how giant the trees were, when I came upon with with a giant hole in its trunk. I approached it slowly, taking in every detail of the pecked out innards of the tree. I wanted to get a photograph of this massive hole, but not a typical straight on shot, and I also wanted the image to show how massive the tree was.
I came around a bend, discovering the trail is horse shoe shaped, and looked up to the sky. The sun was making its descent by this time, and the glow of the rays created a spot of rainbow in the sky. Not really an arc, not a rainbow, for what is a rainbow with no rain? I am not sure what to call this, but it was really amazing to see.
I probably took a million images of this phenomenon. Shortly after this turn the trail came to an end, and I headed home. I walked 3.5 miles!
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