This gorgeous bright red naiad (Sympetrum illotum) was a very cool surprise near the end of a fairly warm hike yesterday morning.
Helianthus annuus (common sunflower) and Madia elegans (common madia).
For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass; its flower falls and its beauty perishes. So will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits — James 1:11, RSV
Our recent drought is sadly still taking a toll on the trees around Negro Bar State Park and Mississippi Bar. It seems like every couple of weeks another big tree comes crashing down. It’s enough to keep me wary as I hike the trails!
During the three-day Labor Day weekend the beach and picnic areas at Negro Bar State Park are always teeming with sun- and fun-seekers. But at 7:30 on Tuesday morning, with the holiday finished and everyone struggling back to work, the beach and the parking lots are peaceful and deserted — except for these very busy guys.
The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of July 19, 2017. For this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge, please post a photo that is unusual in some way for you, whether it be through technique, by subject, or in some other unique way. This theme is wide open to interpretation because only you know what is unusual to you. […]