The photos were taken August 10, around 5PM , the sky was cloudless, bright and blue. And it was hot - maybe more than 85 degrees.
There was a prairie-like feel to the rolling hills and grasses. Western Red Cedars and Doug Firs gaveaway that the park wasn't in the Central California foothills or someplace in the Midwest.
It hadn't rained for weeks so the grasses were very dry and mostly standing upright, except when their own weight caused them to lean or layover.
I'm writing this in the past tense because yesterday it rained - and with eight hours of rain, the return of clouds and cooler temperatures (65º), change happens.
Natural harmonies and all that.
photos by Bill Stankus
August 10, 2014