Alum Rock Park

On this dreary, drizzly, non motivational saturday, we were trying to figure out what to do that didn't involve television, computers or sitting on our asses. We were thinking of heading into San Fran and hit the aquarium or something but it was getting late and we were both cranky. We've had a headache due to allergies and sinus issues for over 10 days. I didn't think fighting traffic and people in San Fran was going to be good for either one of our psyches.

 I really wanted to do something outdoorsy because my head felt much better outside (even though it was supposed to rain) I said "lets do a nature walk." I knew we couldn't be cranky in nature. My boss had suggested Alum Rock park because it has trails and the like. So we headed out. Of course we went to the wrong entrance and had to drive around to find the entrance that was open. We did and here are some pics. 

Okay, still talking. I love the trees out here. They have such personality. If they could talk I would sit and listen to them all day. Very rarely are they straight and tall. They are so twisted and full of character it makes me smile, so yes, lots of tree pics. (you know who they are for) Enjoy!!! I hope you see what I see.

This made me sigh and lesson my headache a bit.

i love these trees.

Natural archway            

Yes, loved it so much i took three pics.

The trunk reminded me of elephant skin.

This is a wall to a bridge that does not exist anymore.

I love these textures. 

Stairs going up.

Handsome boy.

looking down at the river

stairs going down

This tree was amazing. I think it's a fig tree, but I'm not absolutely sure and this pic does it no justice.

not sure if these are figs. Please let me know if you know. :)


More love....

This tree was completely covered by moss. So pretty.

So Peaceful.

More archways. 

Love, love, love. I could live here.

This tree was calling to me.

Moss  covered trees. Very cool.

Mossy mossy

Again texture.

Oh man, This tree was amazing. It was crying out to be climbed. I have a few pic from different angle. I would have loved to  climb this as a kid.  It was massively amazing.

The same massive tree from the other side. 

Up, up, up, and oh yeah cute B-hind get it?) (snicker)

I absolutely love these trees. 

I want to camp here.

These remind me of lightening bolts.   or