I love looking at large, old trees. This beautiful oak tree in Vilas Park has to be 150-200 years old. When I see trees like this, I imagine scenes from days-gone-by the tree was a part of, and the memories it might have. If only it could speak…
Today I got my first dose of the vaccine! Makes me feel like we’re starting to see a little light from the end of this pandemic tunnel.
Tunnel from the Elroy-Sparta State Trail.
I spent a frustrating 20 minutes following this common whitetail skimmer dragonfly as they buzzed around, trying to get a decent photo or two. Yet another time when nature is trying to teach me to have more patience. Maybe someday, that lesson will finally sink in.Continue reading Learning patience from a dragonfly
I came across this plant while on a hike. I’m not sure what kind it is, but the blossoms that are growing on it reminded me of those coronavirus stock pictures they keep showing on the news. Even out in nature, my brain finds reminders of the pandemic. [eye-roll]
Update: One of my friends told me this plant is a Rattlesnake Master.
Some popular Wisconsin and National parks have seen crowds of people lately, making it difficult to maintain that social distancing during the current pandemic. Hoping to avoid that, I took advantage of the nice day by driving to a lesser known spot, New Glarus Woods State Park.Continue reading Maintaing distance, outside