Arty's Hikin' Flower Friday!!

Happy Flower Friday hosted by ME, Arty, filling in for the sleeping vacationing host, Dory! 
Don't worry, Dory will be back next week because I am done dressing up like a girl with See Beautiful, Flower Friday!

Today I want to tell you all about the TWO hikes I got to take for my birthday!!

The first hike along the Elk River in South Eureka, just 10 miles or so from our house.
This was the first hike where I got to see Redwood Trees
...OMD...they are humungous!!!

There was a cool stream, just right for sticking my pawsies in.
Mama said it was too chilly to go swimming though.

I couldn't believe all of the peemail!
Not just doggies either, here I am reading a pretty racy love letter from a raccoon to a skunk!!

Marsh Forget-Me-Nots
There were itty bitty pretty  flowers....

..and a great big buttie-pillar (pre-buttie and all pillar)!! 
Mama says she is going crazy trying to figure out what kind it is!
...Maybe Princess Leah or her Daddy know?

Just look at these pretty daisies...they were blooming everywhere!!!

The Foxglove is starting to bloom too....isn't it purdy??!!

Mama and I had a great time at the Elk River Trail....and even saw this covered bridge on the way home.

On Sunday (my actual Birthday, Day) I got to go for a hike with not only Mama but....
Just the three of us went to hike the Trillium Falls trail just north of Orick, CA about 20 miles north of our house!!!

This trail was a bit longer with more uppy and downy hills. We made sure to take lots of breaks and stay hydrated so Mama we wouldn't get too tired...

There were lots of trees dating back to prehistoric times. Believe it or not, they are even older than MAMA!!

Monkey Flower
There weren't as many flowers on this trail because there was so much shade, but I found this little yellow Monkey Flower.

Here is Trillium Falls and yet another stream I  COULD NOT go swimming in because Mama said it was too chilly...
(you can tell I was not too happy!)

Great big tree..itty bitty Daddy and Arty
Sometimes it nice to have some alone  hiking time with Daddy and Mama...

Thanks so much for joining me for The Hiking Edition of Flower Friday!

I hope to bring you a few more of my hikes this summer, as long as I don't have to wear anymore dresses for awhile!!


Whitley Westie said...

Looks like ya got to go on some pawsome hikes!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Wow Arty!! Those hikes took you through some gorgeous places!! We love those great, big TALL Trees!! Beautiful country where you live!! We have never been to that part of the country...mama has been to CA, but only on business trips...and that was to LA, Beverly Hills, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Manhattan Beach. We would love to go back some time. It is very far from where we live though.

Thank you for sharing your part of the country with us!! xo Chloe and LadyBug

Julie said...

What a pawtastic place to go walkies.
Dad finks the cattie pillar is a moftie pillar. He's not sure what sort butts we haf sumfinks similar here and they are called Wooly Bears. Don't you finks that's a great name for a mofite pillar!!!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Mitch and Molly said...

We loved tagging along on your hike with you, Arty! You sure found some HUGE trees!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Mark Muller said...

that was pawsome to hike with you :o) the tree is amazing, it looks like it has a face... have you checked hat tree if it can talk too?
easy rider

3 doxies said...

Oh dat as a most beautiful hike! mum has seen some of them trees up north...can't remembers where though.
happy belated birfday!

Charliedownunder said...

Crikey ..... how good is that? AND you got to ditch the dress AND Dory. doesn't get much better, aye?? Just you and Mum and Dad. For your birthday!!!!!!! Perfect!! You saw trees older than your Momma??? Fair dinkum!! I don't think there's any trees in all the world older than my Mum.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
That was outSTANDing work ARty!!! Such incredibly beautiful and peaceful places... thank yo for taking us along (and thanks to Dory for permitting the 'interlude'!) Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Two amazing hikes with so much to see. Mom was at dinner last night with some friends who recently spent some time in the wine country - the lady went on and on about how amazing those redwood trees are.

Did you get any juicy tidbits from that note from the raccoon to the skunk - must have been a really interesting read:)

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Sandra said...

those redwood trees are AMAZING, Big and Amazing... so glad you got alone time and also that they did not make you wear a dress. you look very handsome in your blue harness.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD OMD OMD ARTY this is an AMAZING and OUTSTANDING set of Walkies you had fur your Birfday!
It was well worth that... distressing Dress wearing...
OMD you got to read RACY Pee Mails between some forest dwellers??? Whooooooie...

OMD did you leave peemail on the RED WOOD Tree????

Madi and Mom said...

Arty this was an amazing post. Boy you live in a gorgeous area. We've never seen a Red wood but we hear they are just breathtaking. Mom loved the daisy too.
Thanks a bunch for filling in for Dory. YOu did a good job.
Hugs madi your bfff

tubby3pug said...

really beautiful flowers Happy birthday what great places you visited

retro rover

Emma said...

Such gorgeous photos, looks like you were on a vacation, not just a couple walks! Love the caterpillar!

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

What an awesome hike, Arty! Thanks for sharing the trees and flowers (and YOU)!

Sketching with Dogs said...

We love the things you found on your walk Arty, that caterpillar is so pretty.
I don't think I have ever seen a tree as big as that, it is beautiful and amazing.
Dip and Elliot x

The Army of Four said...

Wow, Arty! What a great hike!!! Those Redwood trees are HUGE!!! I don't think we have anything in Kansas that tall. Anything!
We love all those wildflowers! Did you try to eat the daisies, just out of curiosity? Not that I would or anything.
Thanks for taking us along with you!
Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Earl Lover said...

What a great looking hike!!


Two French Bulldogs said...

Gorgeous! You better tell Dory hurry back. Enough is enough
Lily & Edward

Casey said...

What grreat pictures, and such a grreat treat for your barkday!

Murphy said...

Those look like wonderful hikes, especially the second one *wink wink*

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Pawsome hike.

C.L.W.STEP said...

We loved seeing all the pretty pictures of the woodland flowers and redwoods, and Arty, of course! Thanks for a lovely post!

KB Bear said...

What awesome birthday hikes! The redwoods are incredible, and I LOVE monkey flowers (although I rarely get to see them). Thanks for sharing.

Ruby said...

OMD!!! Your hikes are givin' Ma flashbacks!!!! Gpa used to take her and her brudder campin' up there! And the huge Redwoods are Ma's favs! Butts she would loves it when it was really hot in the summer, you could go into the woods there, and it would be like 15 degrees cooler! She never wanted to come out! BOL
thanks so much for lettin' us tag along!
Ruby ♥

Chef Sasha said...

Arty you did a super good job of Flower Friday. You showed me all kinds of new stuff and it was all so pretty. I am glad Dory let you have this one. I bet she is proud of you.

Loveys Sasha

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Arty, those were such amazing hikes! Thanks for putting up with the dress so we could share it with you!