Monday, August 8, 2011

Hiking Along The East Track of the Vermilon River. A post to MWT.

The Ridge To the North.
 All these photos except the day Lilly, which is from my garden, are from the East Track area. The weather is so hot it's hard to summon up the energy for a massive hike. Although I must add the temperature and the humidity is not so high today. I think Boom & I felt the heat yesterday, or perhaps just the heat built up. We still have had no rain, and in the NW there are more than a 100 fires burning.
The Ridge to the South East.

The Wetland.
 The Ridge of course surrounds us and you have seen it before in some river scenes. It just seems too hot to summon the energy to climb the ridge to Mystic Lake or any of the other lakes that are part of the uninhabited chain up there.

 The wildflowers are all from this area. The Elecampine is actually taller than I am. The Day Lilly is from my garden. As you can see the fireweed attracts all sorts of insects. The birds were active despite the heat.

A Post to MWT @ http://showyourworld.blogspot.com/
Thistle, Plumeless or Bull?

Elecampine

My Day Lilly

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow.

Tree Sparrow

Cedar Waxwing.

Grass Hopper.

Swallowtail on the Fireweed.

Red Squirrel.

19 comments:

  1. Lovely images once again. Even the red lily looks hot. :\ I hope you get some rain soon. We are finally getting some here in the Midwest.

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  2. What lovely shots! That squirrel is adorable. I do hope you get some rain and cool weather soon.

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  3. i love your sparrow shots, and of course the adorable squirrel! sorry you've got such fires going... terrible.

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  4. Great shots, Gary, we are the same, some sprinkles if lucky, we sure need a good downpour!!
    Everything is so dry and brittle...

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  5. Brilliant shots Gary, especially the Red Squirrel.

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  6. Love your hikes! The Grass Hopper is lovely:)

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  7. Great post Gary. If I could send you some of our rain I would.

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  8. the tree sparrow and the cute squirrel are my fave. have a lovely week.

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  9. Hi Gary

    I amreally sorry to hear you have had no rain we have had a fairly wet summer. Your shots of the flowers are great and I love the squirrel.

    Hi to Boomer.

    Guy

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  10. That red squirrel is so cute with his little ears!

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  11. Gary, I love the variety of photos you put on your post--something for everyone. All of the photos are excellent--nice camera work. Hope it rains soon--it is so dry here in Kansas too. Mickie ;)

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  12. Maybe we can give you some of our rains. But despite the lack of rains and the heat, the area still sparkles. Great shots of the wildflowers and critters. Most especially love the squirrel.

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  13. Beautiful photos from your great nature! Hope you get some rain soon :)

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  14. What a wonderful hike, beautiful photos.

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  15. Hi there - another great set of pictures. Hope you get some rain - I know how you feel waiting for it.

    Cheers Stewart M

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  16. Great collection of birds, wildflowers and squirrel.

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  17. This is a soothing moment visiting your blog and enjoy the wildlife. Elecampane really looks tall since you can take picture at that angle. The hip line of the turning Song Sparrow is so cute! Thank you for sharing. Enjoy your week.

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  18. flowers are beautiful, but I tend to look more on the birds and butterflies.
    Have you found my "Winged" meme?

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