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Monday, May 29, 2017

Late May 2016

I have been off work since Thursday and don't return until Wednesday which has been a nice mini break.

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The mornings have been cool and it hasn't turned hot until today which has made walks very pleasant.

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We've had a very wet spring and only sporadic days where the temperatures have reached into the hot category which has left everything looking very lush and green.

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I was surprised to see a cormorant at Shelly Lake since they usually go somewhere else in the spring and return in the fall.

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The gulls are all gone as they do every spring and return in the winter.

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There are other lakes in my town and the surrounding area that have gulls in the summer so I assume they prefer other places to breed.

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One thing I miss about working from home was it was easier for me to work walks in.

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This picnic table would normally be on dry land but there are many signs of flooding around the lake.

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Even this other picnic table is normally quite a ways back from the edge of the lake so it's clear the lake has swallowed up some land.

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The great blue heron has found a nice spot to perch on. 

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This one didn't seem to move at all for a long time.

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I'm used to not seeing many Canada geese on this side of the lake in the spring since they are usually walking with their babies on a large field on the other side of the lake.

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The odd thing was I didn't see any  geese on land with their babies.

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I hope we continue to have a cool down at night for a while. I don't mind heat as much when the mornings are pleasant and it edges up during the day.

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This American robin didn't seem to be making any sound and I was worried about it because it was so still.

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I finally went out because I wanted to clean out the bath and put in fresh water. 

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At first it just moved its head a bit and then hopped over to the edge of the deck and disappeared into the vines.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Lake Crabtree County Park

Bill and I went to Lake Crabtree County Park near Morrisville, NC last Sunday for a walk.

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The park is adjacent to a 520 acre flood control lake and considering how close it is to me, surprising that I've never been there until last weekend.

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The park has 215 acres with over 16 miles worth of trails.

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There are mountain bike and walking trails and boating on the lake so something for everyone.

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I haven't been on a walk yet today but Bill took me out for a delicious mother's day brunch and I heard from my daughter when I got home which is always a pleasure.

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I'm feeling pretty lazy so I'm not sure if I'll walk today.

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The cooler than usual spring is keeping everything looking very fresh.

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Someone at work was talking about the cool weather delaying her long stem roses although other roses are doing well.

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The forecast for this coming week is hot, hot and hot so I'm glad we've had some cool for as long as we have.

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