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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

5/25/15 Newman Hill

Another warm day but overcast with a forecast of rain - and for the next week. I wanted to try to get caught up on garden work so we went to nearby Newman Hill to save the driving time- about 7 miles from home.

At the start there is a pond on private land - Kelley doesn't read.

A bit of a breeze so the closeups were a challenge, waiting for lulls in the wind and finding subjects a bit protected from the wind. Kelley was mostly patient but as the hike continued she did whine a few times when I stopped. All of that didn't stop me from going a bit overboard with the pictures - it was a long winter.

There was lots of water for Kelley

Left over from last year

More water

Young cones

There were several flowering trees and bushes.

I photographed this the last time we were here but liked it even more with the extra vegetation.

Three bugs

Pine Pond

 After Pine Pond we went along the old rail bed

 until we came to the part covered by water- another chance to swim

We then turned and headed back

This Tent Caterpillar seems to be just starting. I don't think I have ever seen one alone

A pretty good hike. I was pleased with the number of things I found to photograph, Kelley seemed happy and was in the water at numerous spots ( I spared you some of those pictures) . We met a man in the parking lot who was leaving but otherwise had the place to ourselves. 1  1/2 hours 


  1. I don't think anyone could complain about too many pictures. Love them all--except the tent caterpillar. Blech. We have them here as well, and from the size of some of the nests I've been seeing, it's gonna be a bad year for them.
    This looked like a really nice place to hike. I'm sure Kelley didn't mind trying out all the water-LOL!

    1. Thanks Sue- it is a nice spot and close. Kelley was really happy with all the water.

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    1. Thank you Linda - so glad it's time for them at last.

  3. I liked the picture of the white flowers the best.


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