A Ride Through the Hills of San Jose

As promised in my previous post, I went on  mountain bike ride today. I rode into the hills of San Jose off of Snell Road. I found a small trail that hugs the ridge of the hills and winds through amazing displays of flora and fauna, and if that is not enough, has amazing views of the valley.

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The trail had a section that was lined with poppies, which happen to be the state flower of California.

On my way back, I noticed a beautiful and intrigue patch of cacti. It was a huge spread and I enjoyed working it with the micro lens.

I like the different takes on these close ups. I like the shadows on the one below.

Since the ride is up on the ridge of a hill, there were a lot of views of the valley. I am sharing a few below.

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