A Walk to the Post Office

Palomar Mountain -- June 20, 2001

My neighbor Fred had to re-drill his well. It was a messy operation.

Yes, the shed is sitting at an angle. It contains the well pump power controls, but it isn't attached to the ground.

The new wellhead itself. It's not yet hooked up to anything.

The white fir tree and the bracken ferns can't agree on a single shade of green.

Here are the signs I had made at the Del Mar Fair.

There are so bears on the mountain! This one is in Bonnie and Don's orchard.

There's lots of barbed wire on State Park Road.

These wild raspberry vines grow right next to the road in one specific spot.

Before and after ...

Lotsa milkweed, assorted varieties.

The stringy yellow stuff is a parasitic plant called dodder, genus Cuscuta.

Coffeeberry.

Another before and after. The lupine (all forms of which, presumably including this one, are the Texas state flower "Bluebonnet") is a member of the pea family, as you can see from the pods below.

Male cones on a white fir.

I ran out of light for photography a few minutes before getting home.


Copyright 2001 Paul Williamson. kb5mu@amsat.org
Canon EOS D-30, Canon 28-135mm IS zoom

Thanks to Paula Knoll for the plant identifications.