Friday, May 21, 2010

Springtime in Sycamore Grove

Early in May we had a spell of beautiful, warm weather, so we packed a picnic and headed out with the scooters to Sycamore Grove. It's a regional park in the Livermore Valley that has a long paved trail as well as other paths for hiking and horseback riding. The highlight for the kids is the creek that runs through it -- wonderful to explore and perfect for throwing rocks.


Searching for rocks.





Annabel found a piece of smooth blue glass.


Sam enjoying his favorite pastime: throwing (rocks in this case).



Sam watching some people on horseback crossing the creek. I think he was a bit leery of the horses but engrossed in watching them cross the creek.


The highlight for me was spotting this owl out during the day. I figure it was watching over a nest or something similar.






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