Wildflowers of Late Summer

30 Aug

You can tell fall is on its way when the oak leaves start to turn red. The poison oak leaves, that is.

Dick and I shared a dirty little bike date at Arastradero Preserve tonight. Unlike most summers, when I rode there every Monday night, I’ve barely been out to the park this year. So it was particularly sad that summer is nearly gone, and the wildflowers, so fresh and abundant in spring, were fading like the setting sun.

Here’s what we saw tonight, which stand in sharp contrast to the wildflowers of spring.

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What signs do you see that summer is ending?


Posted by on August 30, 2011 in Dirt Trails


2 responses to “Wildflowers of Late Summer

  1. velogirl

    August 31, 2011 at 10:34 am

    WOW! your bike is dangerously close to the PO.

    naked ladies are always my “summer is ending” flower. they’re everywhere right now.

    BTW, you may not realize this but in the email version of your blog (which I receive) the last line (your question to your readers) is cut off. I anticipated this and jumped over to your blog to see the question.

  2. ladyfleur

    August 31, 2011 at 10:47 am

    I did pretty much drop the bike into the PO. Since I’ve never gotten it, I’m foolhardy.

    The email version does screw up the formatting and such, but the missing question is my fault. I forgot to write one and added it after the emails were sent.

    Naked ladies are really distinctive. They seem to be on the edge of the roadways more than trails for some reason. If you send me a photo of your bike with some naked ladies I’ll add it to the slideshow (with your name of course).


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