Monday 20 June 2016. First Morning of Summer, on the Edge of Weaver Park

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.

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Did not quite make it to see the very leading edge of the sun disc break the horizon, but it was close enough.

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)

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Monarda (fistulosa, wild bergamot)

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False sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides)

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Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta)

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Rattlesnake master (Eryingium yuccifolium)

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And some lovely late spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis)

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Then across the street in the wildflower garden, so generously right next to the bike lane, was the lead plant,

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which was still mostly in bud.

Also lovely were the remaining pink evening primrose (Oenothera speciosa)

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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.

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Not quite possible, I think.

And on the way back, it was hard to resist a look at the winding Boneyard.

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I think I do, mostly, like the results of that lengthy project after all.

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