A Walk on the Wild Side of Town...

For the last three days, the humidity has dropped substantially! And the mornings have been much cooler. In fact, a nice gentle breeze early just after sunrise. Bud and I have taken advantage of it all on Tuesday and Wednesday. We have neglected the weeding for most of the summer because of the triple digit temps by 9 a.m....Of course, that makes for working outdoors way too hot; dangerously hot. And the weeds wait for no man. And with the Tropical Storm out there before it turned into a Cat 1 hurricane, Nicholas was generous enough to give us some rainfall, and making it easier to pull those nasty green things! It's done. Then, Thursday I took off early, stopped to fill the tank in my car and headed to Oso Bay. I didn't feel like driving a whole lot...I just wanted to get out and walk!! I took the back way into the bay area instead of the freeway, and as luck would have it, I hit EVERY BLESSED traffic light RED. And it was rush hour. What would normally take about 10 minutes to get to the park, took about 30-35 minutes. I was ready to get out...see if mother nature would treat me better than the traffic. It did.

I will begin this post with all the flowers and insects near the wetlands learning center. Just to prettify the blog post for now...








More to come...

Comments

  1. your butterfuly photos are gorgeous, especially the first one! and what are the large red flowers? I think they are not around here for sure. So showy!

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    1. The red flower is Texas Star. A hybrid of the hibiscus.

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  2. Hitting every red light sounds like my kind of luck

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    1. That's the main reason Iso often drive the freeways.

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  3. Hello,

    The flowers are gorgeous, love the pretty butterfly too. I usually always catch all the red lights.
    Have a happy day and a great weekend!

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    1. Dontcha just hate traffic lights when they're against you?!

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  4. Your flowers are just gorgeous and so are the butterflies!

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  5. Anni, so happy to hear that you've had a drop in the humidity. YAHOOOOO! We had a break as well, but then it went back up. However, this weekend we get some relief again.

    I don't have a car anymore, however, I know what that feels like to hit EVERY BLESSED traffic light RED. Isn't it so annoying?!?!?

    Your photos are absolutely exquisite! The color and clarity you captured is amazing. I especially love the flowers with the little bug and bee on them.

    Thanks so much for sharing your walk. I enjoyed it while having my coffee this morning.

    Have a super weekend!

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    1. I thank you Ron. Enjoy the rest of your day!

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  6. Love the pretty butterflies. And yes, it's aggravating to keep hitting red lights. A message maybe? Glad to hear the humidity is getting more reasonable there. :-)

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  7. Great job prettify the post. Like you it has been cooler here but still no rain and I know what you mean about weeds. It is so dry they only break off, leaving the roots to do damage later.

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    1. There is one weed that is nastier than all the rest...won't pull up by the root...ever!

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  8. You've outdone yourself this time with the wonderful close-up photos! What a treat!

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  9. I think I know where your humidity went!

    Lovely and colourful photos.

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    1. Went north? Soon there'll be a cold front. I promise.

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  10. Yay for a break when humidity and for weather that allows you to get out and walk even though you had to go through all those red lights! It must have been a sign that you were going to see so much beautiful bright red colors and bright yellow to go with them you saw all the colors of the stop lights

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    1. Could've been a sign of some sort.

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  11. I should not have said... _Critique_ my blog print.

    What I meant was.... Please tell me, what is the easiest for you to read?

    It's my blog yes. But we want our blogs to be read, by others. Sooooo, I want to know, if my blog print (changes) are comfortable, for my Dear Readers, to read.

    So now. -smile- Please tell me, which you prefer... Bold or Regular? Color easy to read?

    Please and thank you.
    🍁😊🍁
    P.S. I already told you, I am loving your blog look. And love the shade of grey, which your print is in. Somehow, when I use a grey, it is not deep enough, 'to' me. -sigh- But here, it is purrrrrfect!

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    1. Thanks for the compliment. (I don't recall you ever mentioning your first name?)

      I'd prefer light text instead of bold. And one colored (black) ...with less flair of icons/emolji graphics.

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  12. Gorgeous flowers and etc.!!!! Autumn's grand abundance, of color.

    Wonderful that you got some lessening of humidity, etc.! It's about time! -smile-

    🍁😊🍁

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    1. Yes, I am definitely ready for drier air. This summer has been brutal.

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  13. Loved those wildflowers!!!!

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  14. Bad luck with those ill-time red lights! But the photos were worth it! Just gorgeous. I love them all and that strange flower that looks like a cross between a pincushion and a sundew is just amazing! And the red of that wild hibiscus, if that's what it is...!!!

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    1. That "pin cushion" is a button bush. And yes it is a hibiscus hybrid from seeds.

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  15. What great photos! I love it when you can just get away for a bit to just 'be'. I had to laugh because every single time I am in a hurry I hit every single red light. It;s a curse, I tell you! xo Diana

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    1. If it isn't a curse, I know those words come flowing out of my mouth!! Lol

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  16. Well you did a great job of "prettify" your blog. I love each and every photo.
    Good that you could pull those nasty weeds better after the storm.
    Yard work is work but I find it satisfying too. Yesterday we got out our mower and went at the backyard.. So glad that is done!
    Sue

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    1. I know just what you mean about yard work. And it looks so nice when it's done!!

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  17. Beautiful nature shots! I needed that today.

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    1. Good to know it helped with your day Sandi.

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  18. WOW! wHat a beautiful collection of photos!

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    1. Thanks Ruth. That means a lot knowing of your photography talent!!

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  19. These are too pretty for words...love, love, love that butterfly.

    I take it your son in Houston was okay--doubt you would be here if not. And you may have told later in a comment on the last post but I did not go through them.

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  20. Oh those photos are spectacular!! Brilliant!!

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  21. Beautiful 😍

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  22. Great pictures. I'm so glad you could get out. ❤️

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  23. Those are sure some pretty flowers.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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    1. They have many there! My favorite is the Texas star & water lilies.

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  24. Beautiful photos. My favorite is the second butterfly one at the top.

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    1. 🦋🦋😊🦋🦋

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