At 5:35 this morning, this earliest morning, this first morning of summer, it was 72 degrees F and clear except for some thin clouds near where the sun was coming up.
Had a little time to ride in the bonus daylight and wanted to stay fairly close to Crystal Lake Park, so the destination was Weaver Park, or what I could see of it from Main Street. Also wanted to check a wildflower garden across the street where I’d seen lead plant past bloom in previous years.
Weaver didn’t look like much from a distance, bit closer up were a variety of flowers:
Butterfly milkweed (Asclepius tuberosa)
Monarda (fistulosa, wild bergamot)
False sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides)
Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta)
Rattlesnake master (Eryingium yuccifolium)
And some lovely late spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis)
Then across the street in the wildflower garden, so generously right next to the bike lane, was the lead plant,
Also lovely were the remaining pink evening primrose (Oenothera speciosa)
Love how much beauty one can take in
on such a short excursion!
Then to the pool, on the way to which tried again to capture something of what a lovely little ride that is.
And on the way back, it was hard to resist a look at the winding Boneyard.