Wednesday, September 02, 2015


It's hot out there today, has been all week and will be for a couple of more days. Plus despite the high humidity it's also very dry. We haven't had any significant rain for over a month now; the grass is browning and crispy, and even the leaves on shrubs and some trees are starting to brown around the edges. So on my walk through the Dykeman Spring Nature Park on the way to the grocery store this morning I kept to the shade as much as possible, and dabbled my feet in the creek for a little while. Here are some shots from that walk.

A shady stretch of the Dykeman Walking Trail
A Common Whitetail dragonfly among the cattails in the wetland
The creek in the park was a great place to be on a hot day!
An empty hay wagon on the eastern end of the upland meadow
© 2015 by A. Roy Hilbinger 


  1. Hot is right, but we have the humidity as well. Yesterday, I ate my lunch outside to savor the heat. I know in 4 or 5 months it will below zero. I could only "savor" it for so long, however! :-)