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
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