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I thought I’d share with you some recent images from the trail.  The clouds were gorgeous, and the deer were too, and I loved the Oaks that lined the trail a little bit more than usual on this morning hike.

I was on the way down here. The view is looking at the southern end of the San Francisco Bay Area. The white teeth like structure left of center near the water is Shoreline Amphitheater, and moving to the right are the hanger of Moffet Field looking small from up here.  The mountains in the distance is the Diablo Range.

View of the Pennisula from the Trail

Autumn was on display.  Even dying I thought the blossoms were pretty.

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I think this is a Coyote Bush. It goes all Fuzzy this time of year.

Trail Fuzzies

Liquid Amber Leaves in Fall

The trail…

Lined with Oaks

The Toyon are full of red berries this time of year…

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and the wildlife… I saw a young Buck, a Doe, and some wild turkeys along with the usual suspects; squirrels, and birds.  This pretty doe was in the front yard of home when I was headed up hill along the road to the trail-head.


I made two short videos. One of the Buck, and the other of the wild Turkey’s.

Here’s the video to the Buck.  I dislike my voice in this video, but can’t figure out how to mute it so no one has the option to hear it. 🙂 I couldn’t upload the video directly from my computer, so had to put it up on for you to see.

I hope you all have a lovely week-end and your views where ever they are are wonderful.

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more to come…



  1. Neat to see what autumn looks like in your area. It does have its own particular beauty (love those flowers!). Your voice sounds sweet :-). I find hearing recordings of my voice weird too. It just doesn’t sound like that when I hear myself speak directly! I also had a chance encounter with a deer in a nearby park this fall. And I made a video too! And I’m also sweet talking the deer. And listening to my voice also made me a bit uncomfortable. So I had a little inside giggle when I saw your video. Hugs :-).

  2. I loved the views from the trail Deborah. I enjoyed getting to hear your voice. It’s so nice to be able to put sound to a face. 🙂

  3. I love trail photos, they always draw me to want to wander down them. Gorgeous shots, Deborah!

  4. Oops! The buck on tape and doe in front yard were very beautiful captures, Deborah.

  5. Deborah, I enjoyed seeing the drying (dying) flowers and think they were a great capture! Thanks for sharing the buck or deer. The deer are kind of tame around Ohio. I once got a family of deer when I used a digital camera and wasn’t blogging using photos. Your post was full of cool things and happy to hear how you sound on tape. xo 💐

    • Thank you so much Robin! I’m glad you enjoyed seeing the dying flowers too.

      That wasn’t my normal voice. I was trying to be quiet so the buck wouldn’t dash off. 🙂

  6. I loved hearing your voice!

    I haven’t seen a deer on the trail in soooo long. I would have to get up and out MUCH earlier than I currently do to make that happen 😉

    • Seeing the wildlife and having a quiet trail are the main reasons I get up early to hike.

      Thanks for the kind comment about my voice.
      I’ll keep positive thoughts for you to see deer soon!

  7. Your trail photos are wonderful. Love the video with your voice.

    • Thank you so much Camie! I’m really glad you like the images and my not really normal or whispering voice. 🙂

  8. Thanks for sharing these beautiful scenes, Deborah. The trail looks welcoming and it looks like you had a great day. Love the photo of the doe and the video. I’m late getting around to posts, as I was out of town and very busy. It’s good to catch up when I find gems like this.

    • Thank you so much Dan! I’m glad you liked the doe, and buck!

      I’m late responding b/c I was out of town at the new house doing basic cleaning so it’s tidy for showing. Got food poisoning in the wee hours of morning Sunday which was a travel day. It was the worst!
      Then got home; went straight to bed, and woke up this morning and started cleaning here.

      I need a break from cleaning, and wine with dinner! 🙂

      I’m happy to hear you got there and back again safely!

      • I hope you feel better, Deborah. That sounds awful 😦

        • It was awful, but I’m feeling much better thank you! My appetite is off still, but I imagine I’ll be starving tomorrow. 🙂

  9. Stunning photos, especially the doe in the pink flowers. Thank you!

  10. thank you so much for sharing all of this beauty! thoroughly enjoyed!!

  11. How marvelous, Deborah! Not many people like to hear their own voice. I was horrified the first time I heard a recording of mine. But you have a good voice for a narrator. Hugs.

  12. What a lovely walk you’ve taken us on! That doe probably had her eye on the flowers — they munch on our garden all the time. I told Charlie that’s the price we pay for not having a dog.

    • Thank you Marian! 🙂 I’m glad you liked the walk. It was a bit of long one at 4.3 miles and a 752ft elevation gain.

      Those are Oleander which are poisonous to people. I wonder if they are to Deer as well?

  13. Thanks for the beautiful walk, Deborah. Some day I hope we’re walking together in person.


  14. Lovely, Deborah. Thank you. I really liked the trail shot with the moss on the trees.

  15. Nice he let you get so close! The doe shot is so good — It’s like she’s seeing you see her. Happy weekend to you, too.

  16. How wonderful! I would love to walk there.

    • Thank you so much Peter! It’s a good place to hike and stretch your legs, and get some fresh air.

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