Not As Exciting As Bears But Bees And Wasp Are Cool Too.

Not As Exciting As Bears But Bees And Wasp Are Cool Too.

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It was another perfect late Summer day here in Northeastern Pennsylvania.  Cloudless deep blue skies and warm temperature. Still no rain so I didn’t even bother to go out looking for mushrooms. Instead, I took a short hike in the woods near my home with my macro lens. hike sumac (1 of 1)

I love walking in the woods and looking for just about anything and the macro lens has let me enter a whole new world.  I found a few spiders again but not as many as in the deeper woods I hiked the past two days. hike spider (1 of 1)

And there were a lot of bees and wasp on the few late blooming flowers. But they seems to have lost a lot of their energy as they are finding it harder to find flowers in bloom. hike wasp 034 (1 of 1)

The grapes are now ripe and I found many wild along the trails and paths near my house. hike (2 of 16)

And many of the plants that flowered in Spring and early Summer now are setting fruit or going to seed, including the milkweed and poke weed.

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I walked out to one of the more interesting trees on my land, an osage orange tree, which are not usually found this far north or at this elevations. It may haves sprouted from an osage orange fruit I found while in college and brought home. It has  an extremely hard  and insect resistant wood and was used to make fences. It was also used to make bows and it appears someone, many years ago, cut a limb for a bow. It is one of my favorite trees. Didn’t find any fruits yet but will try and post a photograph in another blog post.  hike (4 of 16) - Copy

I didn’t go far, and no exotic or large critters like the bear that visited my yard, but still an nice day to walk in the woods. Here is a link to some more photographs from my hike today. (13 of 16)

If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk. ~Raymond Inmon