Hydra–perhaps inspired by our viewing of Iron Man 3 earlier in the day–keeps a boulder at bay, Big Rock Creek, CA.
Good thing he had his hero on. Moments after this shot, I found myself straddling this gap and in need of a tug. I thought he said he stepped from one boulder to the other when in fact he leapt in a spritely fashion. Too much nice camera equipment hung in the balance for me to risk a tumble. He came back and helped, yay!
Pretty sure that this is an antlion pit. The antlion is waiting down at the bottom of the cone.
Dragonfly, of course.
Larger dragonfly about to land!
When I started zooming in and cropping, I discovered that the pretty little flowers were covered in spider webs. With spiders actually working in them. In fact, most of the shots included a LOT of bugs we weren’t even aware of.
Why we came up here in the first place. Nice to be around water.
As promised, the San Andreas Fault! I’m almost pointing at the notch behind me, which mark the path of the famous fault and continental plate boundary. Hydra and I might be on different continental plates as he takes this. Or, honestly, we’re both probably in the crush zone and would be in a lot of trouble if this thing let loose.
Whoot! Another death-defying feat under our belts on a sunny afternoon.