Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Hike 2013-03 Nice Day Getaway

January 8, 2013
An Early Check on the Knickerbocker Homestead Narcissus
Auburn State Recreation Area trails outside of Cool, California
3.75 miles

Wonderful drippy, mysterious, fog in the morning. Familiar shapes are both subdued and enhanced. Coffee time is a bit cozier, and the birds seem to appreciate the feeders a bit more. Morning is focused on the day job and paying bills. Then the sun, low winter sun as it is, calls me out. Magic light all afternoon, green stuff, and wonder of wonders, the narcissus that have gone feral at the long abandoned Knickerbocker homestead are already beginning to bloom. I wonder what February will bring.

White-breasted Nuthatch

Roadside retaining wall, Knickerbocker Homestead

Narcisus at Knickerbocker Homestead

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