I started off by taking some shots of the Hen & Chicks in bloom. I thought this the best of the selection.
Stopped at the reservoir and this Mullein caught my eye. Looked it up upon returning home and found out this plant/weed has a two year cycle. This one is in year one and will grow its tall flowering spike next year.
Once you enter this sanctuary the sounds of the busy little town are muted. Everything is still except for the occasional falling of an acorn.