After lunch, we set out on a short hike. The trail led us past several petrified giant redwood stumps.Ryan ponders the stump.Flowers growing on another stump.July 2009.
More walking.Woodpecker holes on a tree.Jonas taking pictures of some thistle with Jason's camera.
Of course Ryan wanted to borrow the camera, too. Jason gave him a few pointers...and turned him loose.My picture of the thistle.Ryan and James and I. Doesn't Ryan look happy to be sitting with his mother?
As a reward for taking a picture with me, he got to take this picture of me.
James brought his favorite walking stick on the hike.
Another picture of James and the stick.Walking and talking.
About two thirds of the way through our walk, storm clouds began to roll in.The sky got dark and ominous and it looked as though we were going to get wet.Can you see that shadow coming?Trying to outrun the weather!It worked! No one got wet (at least not that time!). Here is one last picture of the whole group minus me.