Commencement for Ridgewater College was last Thursday so today felt like the first day of summer vacation (even though I have another job)! To celebrate, I took the kids out to a county park we like to go to that is probably less than 10 miles from our house. I was looking forward to hiking the trail with the kids, thinking we were beating mosquito season but I was wrong. It’s officially started already. I was able to pause for a few pictures before having to run off again so the mosquitoes wouldn’t get us. They were thick and it really makes me just want to stay inside. I guess I might be an indoor winter-lover after all. There were a lot of pretty wild columbine on the trail though so it was somewhat worth it.
Here Andrew stops to watch a speedboat cruise across the lake.
A leaf caught in a spiderweb. . .and my first real bokeh shot!
Sun shining through a leaf caught on a twig.
Sunshine is filtered through the trees.