Late Sunday afternoon.
Weekend chores are done.
Time to keep our promise to ourselves: Every weekend go somewhere fun!
This time we loaded up the new car and drove 13 miles from our house, up to the Wasatch National Forest, through a place called Big Cottonwood Canyon.
Thunderheads are gathering in the distance, but the stream side temperatures were divinely cool.
Let's see who gets the catch of the day!
Pretty purple fleabane.
Wonder what happened to him?
Add a flash...get a better look at the stamen.
This work is still FUN! And he keeps getting his cast back up to speed. After a twenty year respite from the sport a bit of a learning curve is to be expected.
So worth it!
A few feet from my chair is another fairy ground.
More motivation to simplify my home!
Our cue to head back home as it was now almost nine at night.
(Amazingly I wore no bug spray and didn't get nipped even once, not even as darkness set in.)