Sunday, September 03, 2017

Sunday in the Park

On my weekly Sunday walk in the Dykeman Spring Nature Park I noticed more signs of approaching Autumn - the Ironweed, both Yellow Wingstem and New York (purple), is blooming, and Wade has been haying up on the meadow. I bumped into him last Sunday, and while talking he told me that while the cutting was good the conditions for baling haven't been great; it needs to be drier than it's been so the bales won't grow mold. He wasn't up there today as everything was still too wet from our rainy day yesterday. But he's all ready to finish the job; the wagons and other equipment are up there waiting for action.

Yellow Ironweed, also known as Wingstem, is blooming, a sure sign of approaching Autumn
After 5 years I still don't know what this is called, but I managed to get the perfect shot of it today
Somebody's been doing the painted rocks thing in the park lately
Wade Asper's hay wagons up on the meadow, waiting for the next load
More of Wade's haying equipment waiting for action
© 2017 by A. Roy Hilbinger 


  1. Lovely flower offerings and the hay machinery pictures are perfect poised for Autumn arrival.

  2. The painted rock thing is a bit strange...

    1. David, it's a new fad going around, sort of like a combination of Geocaching and Pokemon Go. You paint rocks and put them all over the place, and people go around to find them. I don't know what you're supposed to do after you find them; I've just heard about this at a distance. All I do is take pictures of them when I stumble across any.

    2. Hadn't heard about it. Oh, well, I guess it's relatively harmless.

  3. Oh I Love the painted rock.'Probably more realistic than trying it on livestock......