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.
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.