August 5th

It was a refreshing 13C under a sunny sky with humidity of 84% this morning when Chester and I went for our walk along the Red River.  The wildlife sightings were limited to a family of noisy crows and several bunnies for Chester to stalk.  I did see some ducks, but they were busy foraging in the bushes that should be on land, but are still in the water – and its difficult to focus on the bird.  The hot air balloons were out for an early ride too.

Hot Air Balloons Aug 5
Hot Air Balloons Aug 5
Duck (I think its a Mallard) Aug 5
Duck (I think its a Mallard) Aug 5
Riverbank Aug 5
Riverbank Aug 5
Goat's Beard
Goat's Beard

I found out from Barry that the flower I took a picture of yesterday is Goat’s Beard and today, it had formed this seed pod.

Crows Aug 5
Crows Aug 5
Crows Aug 5
Crows Aug 5

The crows were being very noisy (as crows can be) and I’m not sure I would have been as entertained by them as I was at 6:30 am, if I lived along the river.  🙂