Shooting Star

I photographed this beautiful shooting star on a hillside in the Sunol Wilderness, part of the East Bay park system to the south of Pleasanton.

This time of year, Sunol Wilderness is a beautiful green valley full of cascades and wild flowers. No doubt, later in the season it will be dry, brown, and golden. Stark and beautiful, or stark and terrible–depending on how you look at things. But for now it is gloriously lush, green and colorful.

The photo was taken a couple of weeks ago during a brief respite from all the rain we’ve been having. I went hiking in Sunol with my nephew Peter and two oldest sons, Julian and Nicky. The kids were excited but a bit afraid of the wild, muddy creek crossings, and Peter helped them across. What fun!

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