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Monday, July 20, 2015

7/19/15 City Forest

Yesterday we were in the neighborhood - rainy day and rain is forecast again today. But not raining when we got up and looks like it might clear so we headed for the forest to get in a hike.

The meadow we cross to get to the trails had a good crop of milkweed so I was looking for monarchs. There were none but the bees were very busy.

Even with the rain  we have had we are below average for rain and I have never seen the beaver pond do low.

As Kelley enjoyed the pond I explored the plants around it.

I chose a little different route today and the side trail's little stream still had water.

There was lots of crown vetch along the old rail bed.

We only walked the rail bed to the next side trail - deer flies - fewer of them in the woods. Back on the West, Kelley found a little more water.

One more time in the beaver pond before we head up the hill. Clouding up and beginning to sprinkle.

The bee is out of focus - I didn't see it until I processed the picture

Pretty good little hike. Kelley seemed recovered from Ragged Mountain,
there were a few people and a couple of dogs, and our timing was good 1 1/2 hours 


  1. Love all the flower photos, and Kelley looks very happy!

    1. Thank you Linda - In spite of little rain Kelley was able to find enough water

  2. Hi John
    What is your background on the bottom photo? The sky?
    It's stunning--and I love the bee you captured on it.
    Very nicely done

    1. Hi Sue - Thank you - it is an overcast sky


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