On Sunday D. and I spent a little time on the stretch of the Bay Trail behind the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park. Here are some of the pics I took.
Buds are beginning to swell on the buckeyes lining the trail.
The ramp leads to an observation platform over the marsh.
The salt marsh is winter-brown.
Ubiquitous power lines stride through the marsh.
Fennel seed heads catch the late afternoon sun.
A sign next to the Facebook parking lot cautions people not to be careless with food.
A feral cat slinks down the trail ahead of us. Perhaps it is hunting some of the wildlife attracted by the food left out.
A view across the marsh toward Bayfront Park.
Another look at the trail, and its nice smooth paved surface.
A bufflehead hangs around with a pair of shoveler ducks in a drainage channel next to the trail.
A pedestrian symbol on the ground shows us which lane of the Bay Trail to use where it shares the right of way with Facebook campus trams (and bikes). (Even in a wheelchair, I am considered a pedestrian.)
A light standard on the edge of the Facebook campus stands like an exclamation point against the sky.
A euphorbia flower next to the trail.
A look across the marsh past Bayfront Park toward the Santa Cruz Mountains.