According to all the weather forecasters June 1 is the beginning of meteorological Summer, not the Summer Solstice on June 21. Makes sense to me; after all, isn't the solstice called Midsummer Day in English tradition? In any event, the end of May got very hot and humid, and then June got cooler but the actual rain finally came, so Mama Gaia's green Summer robe has gotten very lush indeed. A walk through the Dykeman Spring Nature Park this morning certainly bore that out.
|Along the Dykeman Walking Trail|
|Wet leaves in the Dykeman Spring wetland|
|The red bridge over the creek i the wetland area|
|Mama and baby Mallards on the north duck pond|
|Virginia Creeper and English Ivy on the forest floor along the Upland Trail|
|A Long Dash skipper on Red Clover in the upland meadow|
© 2015 by A. Roy Hilbinger