Tag: McDowell Nature Preserve

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Well, some color has finally come to the piedmont. There are splotches of color throughout the forest, some yellows, some reds, even a few oranges here and there, but not the Florida kind! 🙂 This morning there was a bit of fog, so I skipped the usual walk and headed to the lake, hoping that there would be quite a bit of fog there. There was some, though not quite a bit. What was there lended a nice pastel feeling…

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This morning, I decided to kind of forego the normal neighborhood walk and take a walk in the park. Off to McDowell Nature Preserve I went. I hoped to find a bit of mist rising from the water, which I did. Unexpectedly, I saw a lone fisherman sitting on the end of the dock, enjoying the view and the quiet. He wasn’t using a cell phone, didn’t have a radio, no sounds emanated from his direction, save for the one…

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I must admit that I do rather like my morning walks … when the humidity is not 99% and the temperature is in the 60s. The bugs are less active and the air feels cooler. Recently, we’ve had a pretty good run of almost daily thunderstorms and high morning humidity – the type of humidity that causes my glasses to fog immediately when transition from my nicely air conditioned house to the rain forest! There is a nice side effect…

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Listen! What’s missing? The hum of the air conditioning compressor? The sound of the blower for the heater? Yes, both are missing! – all that can be heard around here is the noises from outside which are normally kept at bay by closed doors and windows as I attempt to keep the interior regulated to a nice, comfortable temperature for myself. Now, the doors and windows are open and the breeze can flow throughout the house. This transition between winter…

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There’s no riot of colors, nor are there any RV drivers holding up traffic along the 1 mile drive in McDowell Nature Preserve. All was quiet yesterday morning when I went for a walk amongst the leaves, the trees, and of course, the squirrels. 🙂 The temperature was in the low to mid-50 range. It felt quite good.

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This toadstool was positioned so perfectly in the sun that I don’t think that I would have been surprised to see a toad lounging, taking in the morning rays, but unfortunately, there was no toad. 🙂

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