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We took our yearly Table Mountain trek when all the wildflowers are in full bloom. Last year jotter joined us, but we were just a tad late last year because some of the flowers were starting to wither. This year we timed it just right after a week of off and on rain followed by two days of sunshine and temps in the mid-70's. Perfect. All the vernal creeks and waterfalls were happening as well.

Tons of folks had the same idea as we did. We've never seen so many people. Ziggy, one of our two rat terriers surveys the line of "walkers" going to and from Phantom Falls in the distance. Could all those folks walking along that path in the distance really be zombies? Perhaps we've been watching too many Walking Dead episodes lately.

And here's Phantom Falls.
Lupin, California Poppy and Indian Paintbrush were everywhere.
Smileycreek, Ziggy on the left of the photo and Sancho on the right.
One of the many vernal creeks on Table Mountain in Spring.
Smileycreek looking at a little waterfall of a small creek.
Entire hillsides are fully covered with wildflowers...mostly Lupin here.

Finally, here's a short video of Sancho checking out a little vernal creek. Flickr changed recently so we can no longer embed a video. All we can do now is add the link to the video. I suggest you right click on the link here and open it in a new tab or window so you won't be taken away from this page to watch it. Enjoy!   https://flic.kr/...

Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share part of the evening around a virtual kitchen table with kossacks who are caring and supportive of one another. So bring your stories, jokes, photos, funny pics, music, and interesting videos, as well as links—including quotations—to diaries, news stories, and books that you think this community would appreciate. Readers may notice that most who post diaries and comments in this series already know one another to some degree, but newcomers should not feel excluded. We welcome guests at our kitchen table, and hope to make some new friends as well.

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