Yesterday, Bridget and I spent the morning checking the Egg Lake Trail. It was another dreary overcast day with occasional sprinkles. We sure have had enough rain lately to suit my tastes.
With no sun peeking out, Wednesday was more of a flower day than a dragonfly day. We found the first Indian Paintbrushes of the year. They are so bright in color that it’s hard to miss them. Legend has it that they first appeared where an Indian discarded his brushes after painting a scarlet sunset.
There were also lots of Canada Anemones along this very muddy trail. I was especially glad that I had a four wheel drive truck so we could sashay through the muck and mire. The Egg Lake Trail is one of my favorites. I had hoped to spot another bear along the way, but that didn’t happen. This trail is in the sanctuary area of the refuge, and public access is denied until September first so that the breeding wildlife remains undisturbed.
Some kind of clover?
We made it all the way through Egg Lake Trail with no large fallen trees stopping us, so it will be good for the up coming loon count.
Have you ever gotten up in the morning and decided that you couldn’t go one more day without a haircut? Well that’s how I felt this morning. So, I headed off to Walmart for their $15.50 shampoo and cut deal. I forgot to bring the coupon I had that would have made it only $9.99. Sometimes I get a good cut at Walmart, and sometimes there are days like today. I surely got my money’s worth as the hairdresser must have felt pressed for time. After waiting over an hour, I was only in the chair about ten minutes, and she didn’t waste any time. Picture a 50’s Crew Cut if you will. I swear the longest hairs on my head have to be stretched to measure one inch! I like short hair, but I’m thinking I may not need another cut until I leave in September.
On the way home, I checked on the pair of swans and their signets in a pond close to the VC. Last week there were four babies. Today, I finally saw two left.
They stick pretty close to their mom, and I could only get a picture of one at a time. I sure hope these two little ones make it. Nature can be pretty ruthless. Dad was on guard while mom dipped her head under the water for some tasty greens. That didn’t stop him from grabbing some greens above ground though.
I’ll be working the next two days in the VC. One of the first things I’ll do is roll out a chair with a back! No more stool perching for me.
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy