Robert (gurdonark) wrote,
Robert
gurdonark

Oak Point Park

Location: Oak Point Park, Plano, Texas.
Date: June 5, 2010, 4;10 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Equipment: Argus DC 5185 digital camera, 5 megapixels, picnik editing software

While I looked at a thistle in the late part of its bloom, a tiger swallowtail butterfly landed on the thistle:

tiger swallowtail close up



Later, another tiger swallowtail sought nectar from a flower:


tiger swallowtail

The local sunflower [tickseed], coreopsis, was in bloom:

coreopsis

The lake was gorgeous in the hot afternoon sun:


Lake at Oak Point Park in Plano, Texas

Wooded trails provided shade and relief. I saw a lovely blue jay on the shore by the creek, who saw me back.

caddo trail, oak point park, plano, texas

Grasshoppers and related creatures hopped on and around the tall weeds:

upside down
Subscribe

  • Of Hawks and Pawns

    Friday evening I walked in Allen Station Park. Twenty-one Franklin's Gulls flew overhead, with their black masks making identification easy. They…

  • rain and symmetry

    Yesterday a light rain fell. The weather forecast declares a high chance of rain today as well. My chess.com blitz rating moved back down to 1418.…

  • Flowers in Spring

    Bethany Road is a suburban street near my home. The road has a large median strip. Every Spring Texas bluebonnets bloom there. North Texas lacks…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 8 comments