This was taken during a recent visit to Angel Island. While the weather was great for a picnic and hiking, the summer haze ruined any chance of bridge or cityscape photos. The haze has no effect on shots like this one though. The trails were still very green following the late spring showers we’d had in the few days before the trip, and there were plenty of these prickly plants waiting to attack the unwary hiker in shorts (most of us!).