On Sunday D. and I went to South San José to take a walk on the Coyote Creek Trail near Silicon Valley Blvd. When we got there the creek was so dry from the on-going drought we were able to walk in the creek bed itself, and I took some pics.
The hills near the creek show burned areas from a recent fire.
The creek is so low we can walk in the dry creek bed.
A rusted pipe has been discarded near the creek bank.
The creek bed is littered with clam shells.
Cottonwoods line the creek and drop their yellow leaves into the creek bed.
A skunk skull in a meadow above the creek bank.
California aster floofs glow in the afternoon sun.
A holey rock.
The dried mud in the bed of the creek is cracked and dusty.
A castor bean plant grows in the creek bed.
Part of a toy castle lies in the creek bed.
A sycamore limb reaches over the creek.
Vertebrae lie among the stones in the creek bed.
Looking in the upstream direction.
A meadow alongside the creek bank.
A dried flower stalk is a reminder that summer is long gone.