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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Stressful day

Right up front, I didn't take pictures up on the mountain. After laboring to just get up there and then swinging the sledgehammer and pick, and pulling a muscle (or something) in my hip, I just went into survival mode. The trail is done to the oaks, and I really regret not photographing them from the trail. Maybe I'll go back up there again someday. Maybe. I think the muscle event happened because when I swung the sledgehammer I was standing on a steep slope, not on flat ground. Other than that, don't know.

Very hot, people coming and going all day long. Holiday weekend. All very lovely people. Just really tired....

I got excited for awhile when a dragonfly showed up that I didn't recognize. Even though the photo I got was horrible because it never landed, it was IDable by the online ode group.... Giant Darner. Not a lifer or a new oasis species, but better than the steady diet of Flame Skimmers I've been having.


I did manage a couple of decent shots of butterflies. Very common species. They love the Skeleton-Leaf Goldeneye.

Marine Blue

Reakirt's Blue


2 comments:

  1. Sorry you hurt yourself. Be careful.

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  2. My hip didn't hurt too much today. Good thing too because my son came down and graded the road and I killed myself doing 8 hrs of raking to make it passable, but it's really nice once it's raked. I hate it that it got nice after this year's birders are through visiting. Bad timing.

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