Monday, June 22, 2015

Flora, Fauna And Fun

WOW -----  It’s been over a month since I last posted.  Time really flies when you’re having fun.  At least most of the time I do enjoy being here.  Sure there is work, but what else would I be doing.

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Most of these flowers are gone and it is mostly dried grasses and dust, especially over in the Snell CG.  After all we are in a drought. 


Still some mornings it is still a bit chilly.


In the morning I start off with the sweater and vest, but by the time I finish with the restroom cleaning I shed those two layers.  Most days have been quite comfortable, although we have flirted with 100 degrees.  Some days we get the Marine Layer in the morning.  At times I can barely see a hundred feet in front of me.  In the pictures below it looks like there is a lake past those trees, but it is actually low lying clouds in Halls Valley.below the camp grounds.  Within an hour it has all burned away, although it is pretty while it lasts.

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It is usually in the mornings that I see most of the wild life.


One day when I was out at the front entrance talking to the other Angel, we spotted this Blue Heron staring at the ground for the longest time, when all of a sudden he caught a ground squirrel and swallowed it in one gulp.  Then in a little while he just flew away.

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While cleaning restrooms this Blue Belly Lizard slithered up into the cart to visit with Angel. 

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Since it is so dry, one of the local tree squirrels visits my bird bath.  The birds enjoy it too.

Last year when they had this fund raiser for Autism, wasn’t able to check out the different obstacles, because I had to monitor the restrooms.  This year they put in a port-a-potty, so I was able to get some more pictures.

IMG_1457  Here the runners crawl through a mud pit.IMG_1453 The climb this wall.

IMG_1458 Then over the “Tube-a-Soras”

IMG_1452 Those that are in a team carry that log (as big as a telephone pole) around a huge oak tree.

IMG_1459 Then they cross that monkey bar thing

After all that they head out over the trails and go over a few more obstacles along the way

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This where they had the Polar Bear Plunge last year.  This year it was the Dirty Drawers.  They had to hand over hand under the webbing that is over the hay bales.  It’s all on a big tarp.  The guy in the red shirt is throwing water on the back sliders.  The water has a bit of soap in it to make it more slippery.

It looks like all the participant had a lot of FUN.

IMG_1465 The people that put this on really work hard, but also eat well.  They insisted that I try the grilled asparagus.  It was excellent.

This last picture is of a doe and her twin fauns.


If ever you are in the area, stop by and visit.  it’s a great park.  In the meantime I hope that you are enjoying whatever you are doing.

Thanks for visiting

IMG_1450 Just monitoring the radio for Mom.

Susan and Angel


  1. Glad to get an update from you. Keeping busy and staying out of trouble - those are good things. lol

  2. Celebrating this happy spot with you. HugZ to you and Angel.

  3. Miss you here in Texas but it sounds like you are still enjoying the spot you are in. Just got back from a trip to the Texas Panhandle. It was a great trip.