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This may be an El Niño winter, but right now there’s a break in the precipitation.  As much as we appreciate the rain, we also appreciate the warm, sunny, dry days also.  Yesterday I broke out of work mode for an hour and enjoyed a walk at Vasona Lake County Park.  Here are a few photos.  To my readers in snowy climates, yes, Los Gatos really can be this nice in February!

Vasona Lake County Park in winter

Vasona Lake County Park in winter

 

Vasona Bridge View toward hills

Vasona Bridge View toward hills

 

Vasona Bridge View toward Lake

Vasona Bridge View toward Lake

Wild Flowers

Wild Flowers – the long shadows at 3pm belie that it truly is winter, despite the mid 70s temps!

 

Lake Vasona

Lake Vasona in Los Gatos CA (Silicon Valley). In summer there will be paddle boats and sail boats.

 

Bridge at Vasona Lake County Park, Los Gatos - with the hill called El Sombroso in the background.

Bridge at Vasona Lake County Park, Los Gatos – with the hill called El Sombroso in the background.

 

Canadian Geese

Canadian Geese are often found at Lake Vasona – in fact, a little too much. They appear to have stopped migrating and seem to want to be here year-round now.

 

Path to Oak Meadow park from Vasona Lake County Park

Path to Oak Meadow park from Vasona Lake County Park

 

Park bench at Vasona, overlooking part of the Los Gatos Creek.

Park bench at Vasona, overlooking part of the Los Gatos Creek.