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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

7/29/14 City Forest

Rained most of yesterday so I fought with the computer and Kelley slept, except for a short walk around the neighborhood. Today the rain has stopped - mix of sun and clouds, 70's, and breezy- hard to get sharp close ups.

We started from the end of Kittredge Rd. and walked down to the pond

Kelley loves this pond which is deep enough for her to actually swim.

There were lots of critters around and I got a lot of blurred and out of focus shots. Some were OK

 An unusual pink chicory

Pond scum

 A beetle doing some pollinating

Another with a friend

I am amazed that daylilies are everywhere - in peoples yards, vacant lots, and the woods.

This one looked odd and I thought it might be injured but when I touched it it took off

We ran into several people on the trails, including Peter and his dog Cadie, a dog Kelley likes to play with when we meet. She is very friendly and energetic.

This dragonfly seems to have found lunch

Wasps - also having lunch

One last dip before we head up the hill to the car

Turned out to be a pretty good hike. The number of deer flies has diminished and the temperatures were comfortable. Because of all the rain, all the little pools had water and that made Kelley happy. She also liked the number of people we met. 2  1/4 hours 


  1. Nice macro shots of all the insects!

    1. Thanks Linda- some not as sharp as could be -wind and user error.

  2. Sounds like it turned out to be a nice day.

    1. Thanks for coming by, Kim- it was a nice day


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