I am going to be spending the next few evenings trying to get caught up on all those projects that have been sneaking up on me. So my blog posts are going to be sparse for a few days.
In the meantime, here are some photos I took tonight on our walk once it cooled down. It's beautiful out here, even with all the power lines.
That tower in the photo above on the left is part of the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park. I'm not sure what the tower is; I'm sure it's some kind of roller coaster ride. I still haven't been there. Magic Mountain is the landmark around here and has been for the past twenty-five years, maybe even more. When people ask where Santa Clarita is, the stock answer is "where Magic Mountain is." Twenty years ago, before the city was built up and industry came in, Magic Mountain was the only place in town to work. Now that there are 200,000 people out here, the employment landscape has changed somewhat.
And here's some photos of my newest family member. Although they've been flitting around the flowers for a few weeks, it look a while before the hummingbirds came around to the feeder. This feeder is right outside the living room window and underneath the overhang and in shade, the reason why the bird's a little dark in the photo. When I went outside to try to take photos of him/her with better light, it got wise and quit coming around.
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