Awhile back we discovered that if one follows the little creek that runs through our property down along our road it continues into the subdivision a few blocks away and there is a paved trail that follows it along. Driving through the subdivision you would never know the trail or creek was there. It winds through an area at the backs of houses, through a small hidden park, past tennis courts and flows, unseen, through culverts under the streets. In some places it widens into marshy ponds. You walk along high fences marking backyards at one side of the trail and wooded wildlife habitat on the other side. Lots to see along the way, especially on a nice sunny day like today.
mysterious thing laying in the grass
Oregon Grape, the Oregon State Flower
Red twig dogwood—I love these red branches