Friday, June 03, 2016

A Damp Summer Morning

June 1 marks the start of meteorological Summer. We're now three days in and the weather has definitely been summery, and very damp as well. It rained last night, was very steamy and misty in the morning, and then some rain again in the late afternoon. A walk through the Dykeman Spring Nature Park this morning shows the result of all that warmth and humidity.

Ox-eye Daisies along the Dykeman Walking Trail
Papa and fledgeling Red-winged Blackbirds in the Dykeman Spring wetland
A Painted Turtle in the Dykeman Spring wetland
Yellow Hawkweed in the park's upland meadow
The Deptford Pinks are sprouting up in the upland meadow
A Silver-spotted Skipper in the upland meadow
© 2016 by A. Roy Hilbinger 


  1. ...pictured so clearly and beautifully that it would seem one could reach down and pick a daisy or touch the bird's feathers or the dampness of the turtle's share so beautifully with your words also....a real gift!

  2. Isn't it a bit early for daisies? turtles are always welcome.