I had plans for today that included taking my husband to a very important eye appointment, and taking the girls (aka Gracie and Lucy) to the vet to get their stitches taken out.
|yellow water lily Nuphar lutea|
None of that happened.
|American water lily Nymphaea odorata|
Which is why I'm grateful that I have overcome one OCD issue of mine involving inking plans and appointments onto my calendar instead of penciling them in.
Calendars can get costly at times.
|the forecast was for 20% rain, and guess where it was?|
David had a meeting with his boss that ran late this morning so we had to reschedule his appointment.
|harlequin blueflag Iris versicolor|
So we went to a lake, much farther away than I thought we would, so I had to call from the middle of nowhere and cancel the girl's appointment as well.
|white water buttercup Ranunculus aquatilis|
I was going to take their stitches out myself, and may still, but will have to have David's help in holding them still.
|Northern Leopard frog Rana pipiens|
We went to two lakes I'd not been to before, and while the day was not a success as far as what I had planned to do, it was a success in how my stress level dropped.
|orange hawkweed Hieracium aurantiacum|
|northern bush honeysuckle Diervilla lonicera|
And I did get to see several flowers I'd never seen before, this one in particular
|purple marshlocks or marsh cinquefoil from the Rose Family Comarum palustre|
|Canada anemone Anemone canadensis|
Turtles were along the sides of the road laying eggs. Not exactly the safest place to leave your children, but I guess maybe the soil is easier to dig into than anywhere else. If you are going to hide from predators, I've heard that hiding in plain sight is a pretty effective way to go.
|Western painted turtle Chrysemys picta|