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Saturday, July 5, 2014

7/4/14 City Forest

Forecast is for rain the next couple of days so we went to the forest to get in a hike before it started.

Ominous looking skies - heading across the meadow and down to the pond.

After Kelley had a couple of dips in the pond we took the West Trial to where it meets the old rail bed. We went down there briefly- another water chance for Kelley- but the deer flies were as bad as the last time we were here and we returned via the Main and Loop Roads and then back to West. Still mosquitoes and deer flies but at a more tolerable level.

Some of the things we saw

Talking to each other?

All alone

Can't resist the dragonflies



Two versions of a flower I don't know

And another I don't know


We got in two hours without getting rained on- it started as we were driving home. Not a bad outing in spite of the bugs. We met some nice people and there were several dogs and Kelley seemed happy with the hike.

Last night heavier rain started and is continuing as I write along with flash flood and wind advisories. Kelley is looking bored and probably wondering why we are still home. Eventually I will get dressed and we will go for a walk in the rain.


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