The dew was really heavy on the trail. I always have rubber boots, but didn't realize I needed them until it was too late.I made footprints while I contemplated hanging all to dry as I sat and listened to the prairie songs up in an observation tower. I hung my socks over the railing, and enjoyed the warming sun with a steady breeze in a lawn chair I had brought with me. It was almost too cool for shorts, a relief of days too hot. It had been 91F(33C) on Monday, a good day to spend at the lake.The cool was to return this weekend, making way for fall.
Tall grasses rise up and almost obscure this huge barn.
The start of another storm.
The Pearl Crescent is about the size of my thumbnail.
A tiny mint
A Twelve-spotted Skimmer sits in a patch of Scouring Reed. It has a high silica content and a handful was useful to scrub pans out with.We used to take the sections apart and put them back together as kids, it is a unique plant to play with.Each section telescopes out of the previous one.