First Blush

Reflections and sightings from [almost] daily jogging at dawn

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Sunrise 6:00 am: Pretty posie, rattling poser

The Dawn Joggers and Cassie headed out to Portola Valley late morning and opted for the shorter loop, as the day was quickly heating up. The last couple of days had been so rich with posers (wildlife scenically positioned), they were on the lookout for today's publicity hound. It revealed itself by rattling a warning. The female DJ and Cassie were first to give the small rattlesnake coiled in the grass adjacent to the trail a wide berth. By the time the male DJ approached, the rattling had reached greater intensity, and he gave it even wider berth and passed on the idea of snapping a photographer. A much friendlier subject was an isolated stand of pink wildflowers, particularly vibrant against the golden grass.


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