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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Walking To The Lake

Our walks to the lake are only in the mornings now.  It’s getting too hot to go any other time.  The air is thick with humidity. 

The spiderwort is enjoying the weather tho.

And it doesn’t seem to bother this pretty white moth.  Maybe he’s here for the flowers too.

The path is full of many kinds of flowers.

I’ve been trying to get a photo of these little beetles but they are skittish little dudes.  Love that metallic green color… wouldn’t it be a great color for a car? 

This fallen leaf caught my eye.  How did it get such perfect dots of green?

These have to be some sort of parasite on the tree leaf but they remind of vanilla chips on a cookie. 

There is a grove of these thorny little trees right at the water’s edge.  The thorns cover the whole length of the trunk. 

The beavers have been keeping busy…

As we got even closer to the water, the dragonflies started dancing around us.  I could watch them all day.

The water is so still, the breeze barely causes a ripple.

Which made seeing this guy much easier.  I am pretty sure he is an alligator gar.  We watched several of them hunting the minnows near the lake edge.  They are FAST!

They aren’t the only ones who fish in this lake. 

After an hour or so it was time to go home.  The sun just keeps pushing the temperatures higher and higher.  But the peace of the lake is so worth it.


  1. WOW, what a beautiful walking spot. And that parasite totally reminded me of a vanilla cookie ... and now I want one. lol Thank you so much for sharing this at our party.
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  2. Thank you so much for sharing your walk to the lake with us ... and for linking up to our Great Outdoors link party!

    So peaceful and pretty ...




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