We're surprised to hear rain overnight, and to have it continue into Saturday afternoon. While I feel bad for the holiday campers, for us it's lovely to have the cooler, wetter weather this late in May! It's also perfect for a relaxing country drive on our weekly avoid-others-day. The lilacs are in full bloom, and small gardens show off irises, poppies and daffodils.
|More Journey Through Time Scenic Byway|
|This first hill is a bright introduction.|
|Dumb as a......|
|Vivid yellow wild flowers add more color.|
|The trail overlooks Painted Cove.|
|A variety of minerals in the clay make the red and orange bands, and the lavender is from remnants of rhyolitic lava flow.|
|Red Scar Knoll|
|Flowering meadows between the colorful hills.|
|Painted Basin - stunning from the overlook.|
|The cliffs between Mitchell and Sheep Rock rise on both sides of Hwy 26.|
The working world heads back home on Monday so it's the perfect time for staying off the highway and just hanging out at our pretty site.