Considering how much of my time is spent alone walking and camping, recent weeks have been downright hectic. I’d just barely finished camping with my kids for two weeks when Leslie’s brother Jeff and his wife Debbie came for a visit. Luckily they enjoy walking nearly as much as we do, so we took them to Theler Wetlands for a walk, along with granddaughter Mira.
It must be late summer because the Cedarwaxwings are back feeding on nearly-ripened berries.
I even managed to capture a shot of (I think) a Hammond’s Flycatcher,
though it wouldn’t surprise me if if was another kind of flycatcher.
As I suspected, the Goldfinches were out in numbers taking advantage of the thistles that have finally bloomed. We saw lots of Goldfinches.
However, I think this is my favorite shot,
a perfect illustration of how easy living can be in the summer.
Life is also easier if great-uncle Jeff is willing to carry you the last half mile up the hill to the parking lot.
Another great summer day.