Sunday, September 08, 2019

California Scenery

Today we drove across the San Mateo Bridge and continued eastward, stopping in several parks and at birding sites along the road. At Del Valle Regional Park, the colors of the hills and the early fall vegetation were very beautiful. We watched a number of vultures taking off from their roosts and circling as they began their day. Two golden eagles were also perched on trees at the peaks of the hills, and took off as we watched them.

We stopped along the road near this ranch to watch for several interesting birds.
We were happy to watch this Nuttall's Woodpecker pecking on a tree
in the grounds of the ranch.
In the central valley we drove past many orchards, greenhouses,
vineyards, and irrigation canals. It's very flat!
We drove through the Central Valley to reach the foothills near Yosemite National Park. We're not going there though; it's too crowded.


Angie's Recipes said...

SO beautiful! I love esp. the first beautiful as a postcard! Continue to enjoy your vacation, Mae.

Jeanie said...

Such a different countryside from here. It's beautiful.

Carola Bartz said...

I hope you're enjoying your time in Northern California. Too bad that you're not going to Yosemite, it's my very favorite place, but I certainly prefer it in fall or even better winter, when it is not crowded at all.

Nil @ The Little House by the Lake said...

I too love the first photo. Colors are so pretty.
I wish we had fall colors here. :)