Murph and I needed some hiking time together so we moseyed over to one of the trailheads to Pine Canyon on the east side of the valley - about 4 miles away:-) A nice walk through a variety of terrain, including a firebreak done to hold back the fire that burned here this summer.
A couple of familiar birds stopped by to say hello - the chickadee and the scrub jay. Since we have no trees around our house yet, they don't seem to find their way over there.
Then some seed pods - how they can create such beauty is fascinating to me. Always carry your camera!
New territory for 'The Murph' so off he goes exploring!
The chickadee and the scrub jay had to check me out.
Seed pods are from another space-time!