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Friday, July 12, 2019

Sheep Ranch Pathway Today

Today was the actual hike. Here's what the water lilies look like in morning light.

water lilies

There were five of us- a nice size group.


Quite a few interesting plants. Here is Racemed Milkwort, Polygala polygama. It's a cousin to the gaywings that bloom in the spring.

racemed milkwort

Also found Smooth Ruellia, Ruellia strepens, a nice wetland plant. In fact it was growing right in the water.

smooth ruellia

Little Leverentz Lake was making nice reflections.

Little Leverentz Lake

And I got a pretty good picture of the closed wings of the Red Spotted Purple Admiral butterfly.

red spotted purple admiral

We hiked about 5 miles. The weather was quite nice- you'll never hear us complain about that!

In other news: I worked on the trailer in the afternoon. Making progress. You'll see, soon.

Sheep Ranch Pathway, near Baldwin, Michigan, about 5 miles

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Ann said...

Love that reflection on the lake. If the weather was anything like here, it was a perfect day for a hike.

Lilly Ann said...

This photography tutorial is really awesome. I like that very much. Thanks for sharing with us.

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