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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.


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


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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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.


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


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.


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


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


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


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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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