Thursday, December 29, 2011

West Coyote Hills

My wife and I were walking our rambunctious chihuahua (Miley) today along one of the trails in North Fullerton.  The trail is bordered by former oil company property that is fenced off and has not been used in many years.  This property may or may not be developed, and many of us here in Fullerton hope to save Coyote Hills from development (original plan drawn up for 760 residential units... yikes, it's already WAY too crowded here!!).  Anyway, about half way along the hike, there is a gaping hole in the fence.  Couldn't resist squeezing through and stepping back in time to "old California".  It's incredibly nice nice open space, and I really hope in stays just as it is.
Panorama shot... trail leading to Coyote Hills can be seen on the left.
Late afternoon sun flare
Old oil company road (lots of weeds growing through the degrading asphalt -
road hasn't been used in many years) with red berries of a toyon tree on right.
iPhone shot of back-lit grass

Heading home!
   Happy Skywatch Friday, happy weekend, and Happy Newyear!!

19 comments:

  1. So beautiful sky you have in your picture.

    keeyit
    http://keeyit.com/2011/12/30/skywatch-friday-blue-sky-at-ketam/

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  2. Beautiful photos! I have only been there once in this lifetime but fully agree it should be preserved as a nature reserve.

    Happy New Year to you, your family and Miley! Oops, Miley IS family!

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  3. the backlit grass, the red color because of the light? We have these grass called Toi toi, they are white/

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  4. beautiful photos...i sure hope they leave that land alone!

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  5. just gorgeous! yeah, i worked for one of the nation's largest homebuilders for many years. i was the biggest NIMBY of all, though...

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  6. That would be nice to set aside as a wilderness area for hiking only.

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  7. We can 'pave paradise and put up a parking lot' but paradise will eventually wait us out, thank God. Lovely pictures and I'm glad you were up to a spot of trespassing :)

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  8. Lovely land for critters of all types, including photographers. Glad you captured the beauty, before it is gone.

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  9. Gorgeous captures.

    My Skywatch,please come and see. Happy new year!

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  10. Hey you can get an old oil company road to look like a lush rich garden and your iphone is modern art. What are you going to do next. See you in the new year. cheers.

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  11. Beautiful pictures! The red grass is so cool!
    Happy New Year!

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  12. Woow, a lot of beautiful pictures here. I wish you a Happy New Year :0)

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  13. That does look like a lovely area, great shots. We have the same issues here, constant development and loss of land, but we do have a huge protected area just to the west of the city, something over 3 million acres of national forest land.

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  14. I really love the effects...super cool!

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  15. Fantastic! I really, really like that pano!

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