Three members of my family, including me, traveled to and walked around Creve Coeur Lake this evening. Located in West County near St. Louis, the lake is abuzz nightly with walkers, joggers, bikers and boaters. In addition, it affords amateur photographers like me a plethora of subjects to shoot.
Above is a photo of one of the many extensions of the lake. Below are photos of a flower, a train track at sunset and geese coming in for a landing. Click on any of the photos to enlarge and enjoy.
Across the nation today, predictions of heavy mosquito infestations and fears of mosquito-borne illnesses populate news headlines:
Be on mosquito guard — Hattiesburg (Miss.) American
There’s a new buzz in the fight against mosquitoes — Houston Chronicle
Beyond repellent: How to stay free of mosquito bites this summer — Simi Valley (Calif.) Acorn
In places like St. Louis, where we recorded a record amount of rainfall during the month of April, those infestations hold potential to hamper enjoyment of outdoor activities — but not for people who plan ahead.
Yesterday afternoon, this blogger — actually, one of my sons — found a live shell in his backyard. He did not, however, feel the need to summon the local bomb squad. Below is a photo of the found object — a Red-Eared Slider turtle – which measured 10-12 inches in length.
With tongue firmly in cheek, I announce that a second “attack” against this blogger took place late this morning.
The attacker was a winged creature — a finch, I think — who was kind enough to pose for the post-attack photos above. Unlike the attacker whose efforts were chronicled in a post, Blogger Finds Himself Under ‘Attack’, this one’s encounter with the bay window that overlooks my backyard did not result in any life-threatening injuries. The encounter did, however, prompt this blogger”s wife to call for me to put something up to stop future “attacks” from taking place. I think that means she wants to get a kitten…or two.
Stay tuned for news of any future attacks against my super-reflective, seemingly-bird-proof bay window (below).