Smoke on the water…

The bright sun on warm days and a clear, cool night made for a nice mist rising off the pond this morning.

It would be a great morning for swimming lessons, if any of you are old enough to remember taking swimming lessons in the local pond on cold summer mornings.

I’ve got only one new butterfly for you today, a shy little summer azure (Celastrina neglecta). Maybe someday I’ll catch one with its wings open.

In the bird world, it is the season of the young and/or protective parents. From left to right, we’ve got a young robin still in spots out fending for itself, a pair that I can’t quite identify, and a female red-winged blackbird quite agitated by my presence by the pond. She looks just like the same one I annoyed on Saturday.

In the plant kingdom, the Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum biflorum) are now open and plentiful, and what I think is Crown vetch (Coronilla varia) just starting to open along the parkway.

Lastly, let’s hope this is the sign of one more successful launch. Right?

No matter what we get out of this
I know I know we’ll never forget

Published by Andrew Dressel

Theoretical and Applied Bicycle Mechanic, and now, apparently, Amateur Naturalist. In any case, my day job is teaching mechanics at UWM.

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