Two Walk Day

Wild rose

Went for a quick (one hour) walk this morning. Wasn’t sureĀ  if it was going to rain this afternoon, and I didn’t want to miss the chance to be outside. It was beautiful. We’ve gone from drought conditions to double the normal precipitation in just over a week. Nobody was expecting it. Now, the ravines and river valley are lush, green and loud with the sound of rushing water.

Wild Clematis

Wild Clematis

This afternoon, I thought we might get caught in the rain, but it turned out to be sunny and hot. The dark clouds remained ominous in the east, but they didn’t explode. We drove down to snow valley and then walked north through Whitemud Ravine to the river. Just gorgeous. Saw wild clematis, a field of dandelions on the ski hill, a canoe (!) on the creek, and a bunch of people fishing in the river. The glistening foliage, still wet from last night’s rain, was throwing off humidity. Thought I saw a blue-headed duck, but it turned out to be a boring green-headed mallard. Also saw fuzzy gold moth-bee. Not sure what it was, but I wasn’t quick enough to take a shot. My new camera is still safe in its box where it can’t hurt my technology-averse brain. Maybe next weekend…

Ski Hill

Ski Hill

Whitemud North hill

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