63 degrees F and sunshine at 3 pm.
Meadowbrook Park was crowded with people like me, wanting to be in nature in the beautiful (spring, at last!) weather. Being typically an early-morning visitor has spoiled me with expecting calm and solitude. It’s a different thing, also good, to enjoy nature among others doing likewise.
Sped across the rabbit-statue bridge over McCullough Creek (wheee!)
and did not go back for photos.
A little farther down the path noticed a willow tree just beginning to show hints of light green.
What I really wanted to see on this trip was any sign of shooting stars (the flower), for which I had to go on the “soft”–it is now–path where the prairie was edged with some trees, where bikes are forbidden.
Took a while to look among last year’s flattened, dry vegetation and finally spotted leaves I suspected were those of shooting stars.
Retraced my path and headed back over the rabbit-statue bridge over McCullough Creek