Obligatory weather report: today it reached a high of 68°F and tomorrow it’s supposed to be 72°F. Fancy that. I was able to sit out in the sunshine for a good deal this afternoon and now my arms and shoulders feel warmish, still, kind of like pre-sunburn. It felt good, though. A little later on my walk I found no shortage of things living (and dead, spoiler alert) to take pictures of.
1. A stinkbug!
2. Strangely intricate larval galleries. I will have to revisit this tree to get some better detailed shots, because there are some very neat patterns in there, including one that looks like an alien Viking.
3. Looking up at a lovely cottonwood.
4. Some pretty yellow leafage at the campsite.
5. Some pretty fresh green leafage at the small gap between the two sandbars.
7. DEER JUMPING
8. I SAW DEER. I’d never seen deer down in our woods until today.
9. A huge waterbug! I admit, it was trying to swim under this ice chunk but I corralled it back with this stick. Because I am terrible.
10. The river ice is dwindling.
11. A dead but still lovely little white bug.
16. Sand ripples
17. I found an agate!
19. A leaf splayed out on an ice chunk.
20. Part of an old beer bottle, I imagine.
21. I thought the light glowing through this chunk of ice was very pretty.
24. Metallic bug.
25. Preeetty bug
26. River ripples
31. There was a little tiny bug on this twig when I first started taking pictures of it, but it had completed its journey by the time I got to this picture, which was my favorite.
36. I think this the same little piece of blue glass I photographed the other day. Today I dug it out and was delighted to see that it had come from my hometown, Mankato, MN.
40. Little fungal bodies
41. Another fungal body
42. A strange growth on the same tree as the two above pictures
43. A rock at the little stream
44. The fungal structures never, ever end
45. This little lolly-pop type growths intrigue me very much. It’s hard to get pictures of them.
46. A found feather on a tree with some little shelf fungi