First Blush

Reflections and sightings from [almost] daily jogging at dawn

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Sunrise 5:50: California is golden

A week ago the female Dawn Jogger was in a lush and leafy green Kansas City suburb. Today she and the male DJ headed out to Arastradero Preserve, a prime example of oak woodland in a California summer, much more golden than green. This was a preserve that the DJs and Cassie had long enjoyed on Friday mornings just before or at the crack of dawn, where they enjoyed watching the seasons change and often encountered the wildlife out grazing, or in the case of the many coyotes in the area, after a hunt. Most but not all of the smoke from the fires north and south of them had blown away and it was a cool morning, good enough reasons to head out to a area that's often too warm during the summer to jog, even as early as 9:00. The irony of shared past experiences was evident. The male DJ photographed a deer and a thistle while the female DJ recorded a bunny in her path and another kind of thistle. Moments that happened at near the same time while on separate paths...



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