Castro Canyon Wildflowers

I managed to make it through the entire winter without a cold, flu, or any illnesses at all. I’ve got a great immune system, but somehow, I’ve caught a cold, and am sinking fast.To give you an idea how long it has been since I’ve had a cold, I found some old cold meds that expired in early 2008. I took it anyway.

I’ve been trying to upload a photo by Joyce Duffy all afternoon, and the internet ghouls are interfering. I’ll get it up, here, as soon as the internet fairies intercede in my behalf, assuming I don’t fade first. 😎


5 thoughts on “Castro Canyon Wildflowers

  1. Kate,
    I think we all need to remember that burned areas of State Parks and USFS land are closed to visitors of any sort including locals. Sadly we had one local who decided to ignore the rule and was hiking above Castro Canyon (possibly trespassing on private land) when he fell over 60 feet, badly breaking his leg in two places. Fortunately he had a companion who was able to call for help. A solitary hiker would have been in a much worse situation than he found himself. The publics lands are full of loose rocks, falling trees, and many hazards that everyone needs to be aware of. During the carry-out, rescuers encountered loose rocks and hollow logs that collapsed, revealing deep water-filled holes in the debris.

  2. First…what an amazing photo! Is that Joyce’s? So sorry to be missing sll the beautiful flowers!!

    Second…I agree with firefox…there is a reponsibility to be safe, and also a responsibility as stewards of the land to set the example for others. The land is healing and needs the time and space to do so. In the coming months, all Big Sur residents will need to ‘help’ all who come to understand the need for restraint so the land can heal.

    Third, but NOT least…heal well yourself Kate! Lotsa hot lemon water…perhaps with some brandy or whiskey? 🙂

  3. Thanks for posting this, Kate. The picture was taken looking down Castro Canyon from Don Case’s home. We are blessed to be surrounded by this glorious display of Nature’s resilience. It is awesome and humbling to see the magnificent colors where there was nothing but black crust and grey ash. We have had a few nuts hiking down with ski poles from above on the Coast Road, despite signs forbidding entry to the burned areas…People want to get close to the flowers that surround us.

  4. Joyce, thank YOU for sharing this with me, and my readers. Yes, we are lucky, aren’t we?

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