Thirsty Thursday: Hot

Rambler: Terry
Drink in Hand: 2011 Ventana Pinot Noir

This is a continuation of this week's Massey Monday and Two Word Tuesday. All the photos posted this week are from our first hike in Chico. If you read MM (and you should) then you know that it was crazy hot. Massey and I had no business hiking in those temperatures.  That may explain why the Strava GPS track clocked me in at about 2.9 miles. I think the Mas only clocked in at around 3.5 miles (she needs a GPS collar...where's the Kickstarter for that!). We were both tired and just looking for shade. With today's set of shots, I tried to capture the heat and the stillness of the area. Nobody was crazy like us and thus it was very quiet and still. Fortunately, I was able to get one of my favorite shots of the year at sunset here (if you didn't see TWT, you should go check it out)!

 It was a great way to start our random weekend!

Start of the trail...

Our first shade tree

so hot


Finding my tree

waiting for the sunset

fleeting moments

Massey Monday: Needs Her Space

Three Masseys
Free Space

A few weeks ago we took Massey along, as we do nearly every time, for a weekend hike. She's used to our weekend runs and hikes in places like Ft Ord...big, wide-open fields where she is free to run her cute little bobbed tail off. The Juan Bautista de Anza Trail isn't one of those. Private pastures neatly delineated with one of the most impeccably taunt barbed-wire fences I've ever seen forced Miss Mas to stay on the double track trail for the duration of the stroll. She did sneak under once. Just once. She looks like a wild buckin' bronco with her new-found freedom. Wild and free. You'd never believe that she fell straight to sleep when we got back to the car.

Thirsty Thursday: Road Less Traveled...

Rambler: Beth
Drink at Hand: 2007 Crianza Old Vine Tempranillo

Not going to lie, this Thirsty Thursday snuck up on us here at Welliver Photography. So while I did pour something yummy (that tempranillo is good!), I haven't had much of a chance to put together this week's entry. We are working on something good for next week, but this week I only have one photo to share.

While this week's post is just a single photo, it pretty much hit the spirit of what we want Thirsty Thursday to be. These posts are supposed to be about getting out there and seeing or doing something different, interesting, exciting, etc. I doubt any reader will know where to find this road. We truly were in the middle of nowhere on a road that doesn't really go anywhere. We didn't see another car for hours (if I don't count the guy and his dog on the 4-wheeler with the shotgun tied to the back). But, oh what an adventure we had this day, and that's what its all about!


Go find a new place to explore this weekend!