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Saturday, July 30, 2016

7/29/16 Essex Woods


Hot weather continues so we just went to the nearby woods for an hour and a quarter.

The map is not complete as I only marked the trails I knew we were on. There are several unmarked trails and I decided to find a new way to the old rail bed. I did not and we wandered a good bit not sure where we were headed - some trails just petered out.

Found some flowers at the start

Crown Vetch


One of the woods trails




 Kelley found a spot of liquid mud to wallow in and now we needed to get to a spot where she could get halfway clean.
We did get to the rail bed and a spot Kelley knows - but she didn't give me much of a shot.


Walking along the rail bed towards the wetlands area I found a nice bee

and soon Kelley found access to the water





Short but pleasant outing. Neither of us was very energetic.

2 comments:

  1. Great bee shot, John. He sure looks like he gets into his work. Ha!
    Hope it cools for ya . I'm having a few days in the upper 70's--terrific considering I'm blanching beans all day. Hard to do that when it's in the 90's and I don't have AC!
    Any signs of any tomatoes yet? Got my first SunGold cherry yesterday.

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  2. Hi Sue - I don't have AC either 84 today and 79 tomorrow so better but still too warm for my taste. my tomatoes seem to be doing well but none ripe yet - Sungold is always the first to ripen for me.

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