The plants with the long, skinny, spiky branches were really interesting to me. And I like how they frame the small rock in this picture and echo the lines in the rocky hillside.
It is surprising how much green is in this picture.
I don't have very many bright clothes, but I need to remember next time I go hiking to wear something brighter. Anna and Frank had on red shirts and I could see them a mile away in the landscape. As you can see here, I blend right in. I think bright clothes would be better in case something happened (like getting lost).
Part of what I like about hiking or cycling when we travel is that I see the details I wouldn't normally see driving by. The landscape from afar (or not even very far), like those pictures in my last post, just looks mostly sage and tan. But when I get to walk through, I notice there are other colors and a variety of plants.
It looked like this tree trunk was cut into. I liked the pattern of the lines.
I don't know what this plant is, but it reminds me of a pussy willow for some reason.