Can you spy the yellow daisies just as you are beginning the walk up Arabia Mountain? I wish you could know the fragrance of these in the early morning, light but oh so sweetly fragrant! As you begin this walk, it is a bit of a climb and then it levels off and you are surrounded by many pine trees and at this point, you may ask, "Is this the mountain?". The answer is yes, certainly, but if you look closely you can see that very much of this has been quarried but that nature has taken over beautifully. YOU MUST KEEP GOING. (If for health reasons, you are unable to continue...DO NOT DESPAIR! Look around you at the great natural beauty! I took this photo below of Richard at the very beginning of the walk, just as we came out from under the trees at the entrance.) Now, follow the stone cairns that are there for you, and you will be rewarded by the monadnock of Arabia Mountain rising before you, just around a stand of pines which is about 1/2 mile from where you have parked your car....
There were masses of these gorgeous yellow daisies all over the mountain. Could the sky really be that blue? It was!
Arabia Lake was sparkling in this sun, can you see the blue lake through the trees?
The boardwalk at the base of Arabia Mountain is beside a busy road, Klondike Road which leads you to a shopping mall and busy Interstate 20 which is always packed with traffic. You would never guess that you are only a few miles from this kind of natural beauty... Of course, those of you who read this blog know all about it!
Hoping that yellow flowers will one day mark your way as they do in September on Arabia Mountain. (Please understand that these yellow daisies are in just a very small amount of sandy soil that has collected on solid rock!) Life tries very hard. Never give up, never surrender!