Aug 14, 2011

Thom and I took a hour and a half walk yesterday.  We started out by cutting across the lawn to check out the neighbors grapes.  He now lives in Florida so we watch over the place for him. The grapes are getting out of control, that along with the lack of rain this summer have caused the grapes to decrease in size and abundance. With so much foilage you'd think it would be loaded with grapes; but not so.  There are very few this year. 

 The plums seemed to be doing well this year. I can't wait for them to ripen. They are so sweet, almost as sweet  am!  lol
 The beginning of our nature trail walk takes us past a few medows.  We heard the sand hill cranes take off just before we came around the corner.  I guess they heard us as well.

 Dragonflies were flying around as if they had a full mission sent from head-quarters. I was able to capture this little fella as the big ones kept on moving about. 
 A couple of moths decided to land on the trail right in front of my feet. I guess this is how the little ones are made!  They didn't seem to need any privacy so I snapped the camera! Or maybe they were just wrestling!  
 Although we didn't see much of birds or animals on this particular walk, the dragonflies, moths and butterflies were all over the place. 
 The apples along the route aren't quite ready yet, I'd say about a month away from ripe.  But the dew berries were ripening.  They are like a bramble blackberry.  They grow close to the ground and vine about.
 We picked enough for a couple of fresh home-made dewberry turn-overs for breakfast.  Sorry no pictures because they went directly from the oven to our stomachs. But take my word for it, they were delicious!

 Then we headed down the road which took us from one end of 'the loop' to the other - back to home-sweet-home.


TexWisGirl said...

i think your moths are grasshoppers! :)

Jill said...

What a great place to walk. The berries look delish!

Cher' Shots said...

Re: TexWisGirl - I think you could be right, they could be grasshoppers! lol

jack69 said...

I think they were just keeping each other warm. But then maybe one of them is as sweet as you and the plums. hahahaha

Love the dew berries and I bet the turnovers were delicious.

Thanks for the walk about. with you and Thom.
Love from down here.
Sherry & Jack

Dar said...

Nice walk that we shall take some fine day...last two times we were there, first it rained all weekend, and a couple weeks ago, it was just too danged hot to hike...
I'm patient!
Love the look of those dewberries...Dad would sit right on the ground to pick those...
Nice walk!

Fred Alton said...

Thanks for taking me along on the walk with you two. Most enjoyable!