On Sunday D. and I got out of the house and spent some time on the Guadalupe River Trail, between River Oaks Parkway and Route 237. Here are some of the pics I took.
The trail runs on top of flood control levees. We appreciate the trail's flat, even, paved surface.
A ground squirrel basks on the sun-warmed metal of a flood control cistern next to the trail.
A great egret hunts in the river's channel.
A look at the channel, choked with vegetation.
A pair of mallards have a grooming session on some rocks in the river.
Just north of Route 237, the channel widens, a half-mile from where it joins San Francisco Bay.
The clouds are gathering as a weather system moves closer to the Bay Area.
Sow thistle floof and flower.
Another great egret hunts along the east bank of the levee.