Jon Kennedy
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Santa Teresa County Park, San Jose, Part 1

Though the weather that California is famous for was back all last week, it was also a week when I was not in the mood for doing a hike. So I compromised by undertaking the easiest one I hadn't yet tried at the "hiking park" closest to home. Easiest to drive to and begin to walk, but it also turned out to be the steepest climbing hike I'd tackled. But I felt the exercise benefit of that almost from the beginning, and another advantage of it was that the higher I climbed, the better the pictures were, most of the city of San Jose spread out below, the majestic mountains to the east. Though the sun was brilliant, the high temperature for the day was a brisk 65 degrees Ferenheit, the briskness exacerbating my shortness of breath, but it made the other aspects of the exertion easier.

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Santa Teresa County Park occupies a large open space on the southern edge of the city, the space shared in part by the IBM Almaden Reseach Center, a large facility employing some 500 scientists that has led in "nonotechnology" development—the introduction of ever larger and larger storage capacity in smaller and smaller disk drives used in computers and related devices. (See the research center web site here.)

The beauty of the day and the surroundings inspired shooting lots of video, resulting in a record long enough to require dividing it into two parts. Some mysteries regarding oaks and acorns, opened in this first part, will be enlightened by wild turkeys to be seen in the second installment.

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