I go out with a few garbage bags to pick up some of the trash left behind by people who 'enjoy' themselves out under the stars and then leave their trash behind.
Just a touch of reality.
Well, I did not get too far.
I was about a half a garbage bag into it when I got to the end of the road and looked over into the ravine...
and guess who I saw!
I dropped my bag of garbage, ran a very long block back to my place, ran up the stairs to grab my camera, ran all the way back and he was still there.
So I was very happy to be able to take a couple of very long distance, telephoto shots.
Tried to get closer by a round about route, but no go.
By the time I got to a spot I thought I could take a much better photo, he had disappeared into the brambles.
Oh well. He is a challenge.
But then again...if I was able to easily take a beautiful photo of him as in a wildlife park, would I enjoy myself so much?
So after he disappeared, I had my camera over one arm and a garbage bag in another and ended up hustling up about one and a half garbage bags full of bottles before I realized...it was just too beautiful an evening to be picking up garbage.
So I took a walk.
An evening like this is why they call California...Golden.
photos copyright Stepka 2011