that's me and jg at the top of saddle rock. we went for a quick hike after our july fourth bbq feast and before going to see the sb fireworks.
jg was grilling like a texan all weekend. tri-tip, beef and chicken asada, bell peppers, peaches, and a giant zucchini straight from our garden. you can see it all sliced up in the picture to the right above and before it was harvested in the picture below.
this one is actually the second zucchini of the season. we sauteed the first one last week.
fireworks started promptly at 9 pm. as usual we walked a couple blocks up the street for a superb vantage point. except the fireworks were particularly lackluster this year. there were long pauses through out the show and no rapid fire finale, causing a bit of confusion in our neighboorhood crowd.
may favorite shot of the evening
other than over-eating, jg and i spent the weekend catching up on tasks we neglected during june due to guests and road trips. we took a couple of breaks to swing by likey mikey's birthday party and to meet up with fred+jennifer at yogurtland. i did sneak away for a 6+ mile hike with tom and rubayi saturday morning.
rubayi+tom on the trail to gaviota peak
good thing we started the hike at 8 am. the trail is 90% expossed and it got unbearably hot by 10, when we reached the peak.
i provoked rubayi to strike a pose
the view south
we left the peak looking for a shady spot where we could snack. i brought some kiddie crackers while t+r brought choice stuff like strawberries, raspberries, and bread+cheese. some of us must be a five star chef!
schmee and five star chef in the distance
we ran into those two on the way down. see if you can guess which one is the fitness instructor.
i spent saturday afternoon in the garden pulling up old crops and reseeding a total of ten squares. none of the tomato plants ever fruited so they got replaced with okra.
these next few shots are my favorites from the weekend:
1.5 inch long click beetle
baby blue eyes (?)
to be identified
me with my all time favorite skirt
(thank you, texas!)
i hope your j4 weekend was equally patriotic with bbq, fireworks, and enough leftovers for the next two weeks.