All This and the San Andreas Fault

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Hydra–perhaps inspired by our viewing of Iron Man 3 earlier in the day–keeps a boulder at bay, Big Rock Creek, CA.

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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!

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Pretty sure that this is an antlion pit.  The antlion is waiting down at the bottom of the cone.

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Dragonfly, of course.

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Larger dragonfly.

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Larger dragonfly about to land!

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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.

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Why we came up here in the first place.  Nice to be around water.

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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.

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Scenic Sunday Slideshow

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Sundry shoots pix while Hydra drives down and up the 14.

It was such a gorgeous weekend.  Hydra and I felt like going for a drive, but couldn’t settle on a destination.  Wrightwood’s the right distance, but crazy during ski season.  Temecula would be interesting, but a long way through a lot of potential traffic.

We opted for just running our errands down in the Santa Clarita/Valencia area.  What a great choice.  Things are really greening up from the December rains.  Love the way the contrast between rocks and cliff faces stand out amid the foliage.

 

Interesting Building in Upland, CA Area – What’s it for?

 

Saw this cool old building along Baseline Road (which turns into 16th at this intersection) in the Upland, CA area.  Our pals Lights & Action were here visiting their son and daughter-in-law–for a baby shower, expecting twin girls!  So we ventured into a part of L.A. County I’m not so familiar with.

Lights said there were several of these along the way and they were thinking they might have something to do with a canal.  Or maybe a railroad?  I figure they must be pretty old because of the stone construction.

If it weren’t in such a forsaken spot with so little land around it, it would make a very interesting cafe.