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Nov 26, 2011

Black Friday Hike and Shadows

Black Friday is the Friday after the Thursday Thanksgiving in the U.S. and means crowds out shopping to nab the big sales.

We skipped all of that and headed up to the local man-made lake to hike the trails that meander through the foothills.  It was a gorgeous day and we spent 3 hours out there.  Can you spot our shadows in the first photo?

at the top of a vista point
Getting to the vista point, meant going off trail as we couldn't find the trail that lead up to it.   We also had to go off trail again after leaving in order to meet up with our original trail.

off the trail
off the trail
Nature had many colors!

tree fungal
something fungal on a tree trunk

I took this time-lapse 360 when we were at the top of the vista.  From Summer to Winter, the foothills are blanketed with dry, tall grass and oak trees.  The river runs through this area and ends at the Dam with the lake.  **  video has music

More shadow shots at Hey Harriet's blog.


Ralph said...

I too avoid Black Friday, and not just due being in a wheelchair with the (possibly) violent crowds. It's just that after a nice peaceful family Thanksgiving, staying home is just more relaxing...Your views are stunning, the hillside a respite from the maddening shoppers. I saw you twice: in the picture and as you flailed your arms in the video. A nice view of the land - and post!

Sarah said...

Veyr wise to avaoid all those crowds. I never go to sales-can't be bothered with those crowds. So much better to be out in the hilss taking lovely photos for us all to enjoy!

Catherine said...

what a beautiful place to hike.....

colleen said...

Love the hint of hikers in the corner. I had a black friday pottery sale at my house, complete with shadows.

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shadows!

Shadow at my page, please come and see.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

From that vista point, you can see miles and miles!


Shadows above me, shadows below,
Shadows beside me, wherever I go;

Shadows each morning, shadows at night—
Shadows, O shadows, you’re my delight!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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