Saturday, September 22, 2012

Last Day of Summer, 2012

To commemorate the last day of summer yesterday, decided to take a hike around the Lafayette Reservoir. It turned out to be a warm day, but even so, change is in the air as evidenced by the poison oak (toxicodendron diversilobum)already turning color. There's a lot of it there, so it's best not to pet any dogs that may be on a stroll with their owners. Also a good idea to be careful when going off trail, especially once the leaves have dropped, since it's really hard to identify then and the stems and branches still contain the evil oils. Very nasty stuff if you're the least bit sensitive to it.

Poison oak aside, it was a beautiful day and walk. Even though the days are getting shorter, the light is magnificent. I could easily call this my favorite time of year.

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