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:
Later, another tiger swallowtail sought nectar from a flower:
The local sunflower [tickseed], coreopsis, was in bloom:
The lake was gorgeous in the hot afternoon sun:
Wooded trails provided shade and relief. I saw a lovely blue jay on the shore by the creek, who saw me back.
Grasshoppers and related creatures hopped on and around the tall weeds: