Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mother's Day Fun

My husband and daughter decided that one day wasn't enough for Mother's Day and turned it into a whole weekend for me. I feel so loved. :-) They wanted to do whatever I wanted for the whole weekend.

The first thing we did was a hike in Forest Falls, California. It's not very far away but we've never taken the time to hike up and see the falls. Since it's in Southern California it doesn't always have water. Right now, with our seemingly endless winter, it's the perfect time to visit.

At the beginning of the hike, we had to cross a river. It was rushing fast and made me pretty nervous. I almost didn't do it but finally got the courage and, with help from my hubby, I made it across. The hike to the falls was actually pretty short. There was a river and small water falls all along the way. Here's a picture of the top. It doesn't look like much water but it really was. Notice the falls tumbling, zig zagging their way down. And, that beautiful blue sky! You can click on the picture to enlarge it.

The water was super cold because it's melted snow from mountains above. It looked so clean, clear and beautiful. Click on this picture to enlarge it and see the water dancing above the rocks. I love the colors that appear when the rocks are wet.

Many of the trees have not yet leafed out but these are green all year. I'm not sure, but, I think they are redwoods. Aren't the beautiful?!

I love the twists, turns and swirls in this root...

It's interesting to see how the roots have grown tightly around these rocks...

After our hike, we drove higher into the San Bernardino Mountains and had lunch at the Oaks Restaurant in Angeles Oaks. It's a little place on the side of the road that we've driven by many times but never stopped. I'm glad we finally did because it was really good!

More about our wonderful weekend adventures later. Please come back. :-)


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Erin said...

How nice, and what a beautiful place!

Paloma Chaffinch said...

What lovely pictures. I've printed the wonderful one of the root system as an inspiration for a tapestry sample. I hope you don't mind.