photo above - Mountain ravine with waterfall.
Remember that trip my hubby and I took back in July ? I must confess that I still have pictures from that trip. You see when John and I were driving down from Albany California to Ojai, we took the Maricopa Highway and California was fresh and alive from summer rains. The mountains were covered in green foliage and flowers bloomed everywhere, it was a veritable Eden. Oh how I longed to tell my hubby to stop the car so I could whip out my camera and take pictures. John on the other hand was in no mood to stop the car on that curving, 2 lane mountain road, so I sat in silence.
Later, while visiting my sister Camille, she asked if there was anything we wanted to do or any place we wanted to go. I mentioned the flowers that I saw along the Maricopa highway and how I would have loved to have taken some photos. Now I should mention that Camille loves to drive so she happily volunteered to drive us up through the local mountains in order for me to take some photos.
It must have been some 20 miles or so before we got into the proper elevation where the flora was thick and colorful. Camille stopped the car at a lovely little waterfall and I took out my little, old point and click camera . . . the one held together with a stripe of blue painter's tape. As I pressed the on button the camera lens extended with a soft whine and then whined again as it retracted. . . and then nothing. The batteries were dead , and I didn't bring spare batteries and it was at least 30 miles back to the town of Ojai. Fortunately Camille had her phone with her so she kindly snapped all of the photos of the Maricopa highway flowers.
photos above and below - little waterfall