Photo Essay: Shades of Spring at Henry Coe State Park

by Ekua on April 22, 2010 in California,captured on memory card,local discoveries,the natural world

After spending a day hiking in Henry Coe State Park, I could not fall asleep. When I closed my eyes that night, the hues of the day lingered in my mind. In my delight in their memory, I embraced the vivid images and relinquished a bit of rest.

Verdancy with blankets of purple and orange wildflowers. Azure with flashes and swirls of white butterflies. Clarity and fluidity gliding over rocks and soaking my feet.

I held on to these visions knowing that in a short while, spring’s color show will have disappeared. The rain will stop falling and the summer sun will suck the grasses, flowers and creeks dry. But images of the fleeting shades of revival will give me something to look forward to until the sky water colors the land again.

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Alaina April 24, 2010 at 11:14 am

Sounds and looks absolutely wonderful πŸ™‚


Ekua April 26, 2010 at 5:59 pm

Thanks, it definitely was.


stefanie April 25, 2010 at 9:16 pm

Ekua! These fotos turned out so nice. I had fun there and really like your post-



Ekua April 26, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Yup, it was a fun day… except for the ticket which I am choosing to look at as a donation πŸ˜‰ Thanks for going along with the last minute change of park! We should definitely do another hike soon!


Nancy April 26, 2010 at 2:18 am

Beautiful colors. Your words and photos really transported me. ::ahhhh:: πŸ™‚


Ekua April 26, 2010 at 6:02 pm

Thanks Nancy!


Mary R April 26, 2010 at 4:29 pm

Goodness! Look at all that lovely green! I love it…


Ekua April 26, 2010 at 6:03 pm

This kind of green doesn’t typically last long in the Bay Area so I’m glad I had a chance to really enjoy it this year!


Lauren Quinn April 30, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Where is this? I need to go!!


Ekua May 1, 2010 at 12:07 pm

Henry Coe is apparently NorCal’s biggest state park! There are many points of entry and we went in at the “Hunting Hollow” entrance and did a 7 mile hike at the southern end of the park. Had to go through Gilroy to get there. You should definitely go, and go now while it’s still green and before it gets hot! I am totally down to go back and try out a different hike if you want company πŸ™‚


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