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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Late June 2016

I managed to get up early enough for a walk at the park and lake near my house.

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It's not so much a matter of waking up early enough but on the weekend it's getting motivated to leave my house before it gets hot.

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I work 30 miles or so from my house and the traffic can be terrible.

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To avoid bad traffic I go in early so I beat the worse part of the morning commuters and I leave early to beat the evening commuters.

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After so many years of working primarily from my home computer I relish not having to get dressed and leave the house over the weekend.

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In the summer if I don't get out early I can't walk because I don't handle heat very well.

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This morning was perfect for walking. 

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I was surprised there weren't more people at the lake but I'm sure a lot of people showed up after I left.

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It's easier for me to walk in the fall and winter because I don't have to work around heat.

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My attitude is I can always add more clothes against the cold.

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The only time I can't walk in the winter is when it's icy and I have to be concerned about falling.

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I love catching the moon in the morning before it goes down.

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I've never seen a sign like the one below. 

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I like the idea of a butterfly highway.

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I'd rather walk through a butterfly highway than drive on one for automobiles.

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I was surprised the creek wasn't higher with all the rain we've had.

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I know the plants have been happy about a wet summer.

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The flowers at the lake and park looked very happy.

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I'm not sure what this plant is. I wondered if it might not be a variety of hydrangea but the flowers aren't like ones I'm used to.

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If someone tells me what the plant is I'm sure it will be something I should have thought of.

7 comments:

Naquillity said...

hello carver~ good to be back here viewing your images. you've captured some great ones here... your stomping grounds are beautiful, as always. it's very active. so happy to see the butterfly highway sign too. hope all is well. have a great day/ week...

Lady Fi said...

Wonderful shots! I love the thought of a butterfly highway.

YTSL said...

Hi Carver --

I totally agree with your statement that "It's easier for me to walk in the fall and winter because I don't have to work around heat." On the other hand, I'm so not a morning person; so in the summer, I end up walking more in the late afternoon!

Penelope Puddlisms said...

I absolutely love the idea of a butterfly highway … wish all traffic could run as smoothly and softly as a butterfly’s wings!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I wish we could have taken the Butterfly Highway on our long trip home to Oregon! (But walking that far would be out of the question -- no matter the temperature!). You have a beautiful place to walk and I'm glad you got up early enough beat the heat. From visiting you over the years, it seems like we think alike on most things. But I guess not on weather. I hate being cold and damp and would rather work around heat when i have to.

Photo Cache said...

Does this mean that the park is in the path of butterfly migration? I wonder where the butterflies eventually end up? Mexico?

lissa said...

I'm like you, I can't walk in the heat, I actually avoid going out if it's too hot. it is very calming to walk early in the morning even if it's not summer.

hope you have a lovely day.

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