This old ranch land twists through bumps - lava below and pukas- (holes) buried beneath thick dense grass and powdery clay dirt. As I've said before, it's enough to trip a mountain goat (and we have plenty of them). You need A.C. too ..we used to come back with dirt in our pores from our bikes or jeep (see bottom).
(click twice in photo bucket to enlarge these)
(Except for the recent one of the gorse above- where you can see how dry)..
the rest of the series were taken back in the early 90's.
I didn't rescue all of my negatives but I was able to make copies and burned a lot to a CD.
Anyway, round-up corrals and pieces of machinary peer out of the ground from by gone days.. through what used to be beautiful thick clover grass which covered the hills - manicured by cattle. This has been crowded out with gorse (above) which has sadly taken over about 35,000 acres
Dead wood forest
(Pt. 3, coming up soon)