We took a lovely Sunday hike today in Placerita Canyon. The flowers are out in full force and it's a breathtaking California day. This was the best wildflower fix I've gotten all year.
The hike is four miles roundtrip. Perfect for us. When we hit the two mile mark we rested and met these forest creatures:
This stump looked like a face
At first these little guys were afraid of Vince and would hide in their hole but then they got used to him and came out to pose.
I love this humming bird and chipmunk hanging out.
On our way back we came upon a beautiful California Mountain King snake. It was crossing our path so we watched it climb up the rocks.
We kept back and it wasn't afraid of us. We watched it scale the steep rocks so gracefully.
I think this gorgeous creature was about four feet long.
When we got back to the nature center at Placerita Park we showed the ranger our photograph and he said that he's never been fortunate enough to see one and wanted to know where it was. Since it was about a 1/4 mile away he had to suffice with a photograph of the snake that Vince sent him.