Kwacha, Shirley and I have started a new thing. Well, new for us. We hike! :) Actually I wouldn't even say that hiking is new for us, but habitual hiking is. We've gone hiking in a number of places but we've landed on a favorite. The above picture is my favorite spot on the trail and it pretty much looks exactly like this. I barely touched that photo.
Going on frequent hikes has allowed us to see things we wouldn't see if we only went ever so often. We have seen beetles (oh joy!), bunnies, caterpillars, frogs and even deer! God is just such a brilliant Creator! I love being out in His creation. It's also a wonderful form of exercise. I don't know of any other kind that is so enjoyable.
The hills have been so green after the rain we had this year. In these pictures, it's actually started to brown. Can you believe that Santa Clarita was greener than this even?!
I also just love the time spent with Kwacha and Shirley. I learn new things about my husband as we traipse through the mountains. On Saturday night, I found out that he once killed a chicken by jumping on it accidentally. He then plucked it, cooked it and ate it! And he was only about 13 years old apparently. That's what you get with an African husband. :)
Kwacha spotted this gorgeous pack of lupines. Have any of you ever read the story, Miss Rumphius? If you haven't, you should. I always think of it when I see these flowers.
Anyway, I highly suggest hiking if you don't already do it!