The first 2 views on the page were taken with a new toy I am playing with. It is basically a low cost neutral density filter. I got the idea from Richard Bernabe. He does some fantastic work and his blog has some great tips and information.
The insects were fussy today. I just could not get them in focus. The blue guy had 2 buddies but they were so fast I basically just popped it in sports mode and hoped automatic fire could catch them.
This is the song that kept coming to mind as I walked on the path surrounded by black water. Warning-Bluegrass sound.
I was gifted an annual state park pass this year and have been trying to put it to good use. One thing that I learned from the friendly, and amazing, park employees, is that you can request a special pass to be able to stay a little after dark or to come in early.
I have just started to play with the photos but wanted to share a few. I recruited a volunteer to come on the adventure with me and I think it was a pretty good initial outing. It was certainly a fun way to spend a Saturday night.
The park was busy enough to close to new admissions during the day, but at night…Us, the raccoons, the glowing eyes from the forest, and some campers.
I recommend getting to know your parks. I lived in Florida a long time before I realized how many there are and some closer to home than you may realize. City, county, state, federal…enjoy!! And, maybe take some bug spray 🙂
Navajo Nation near Page, Az
Spent some time at a cabin surrounded by the Ocala National Forest. Ahhhhh.
Bug bite prevention ideas below.
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I spent a lot of time outside during the day and at night. I have 3 mosquito bites and no found ticks. The bites may have come from the first day I was there when the car was stuck in a mud hole and I was caught out without any protection. That’s a story for the next post.
First, spray shirts, shorts, hats, socks, and shoes, to be worn in the woods with Permethrin. Take clothes outside and spray. Let dry prior to packing.
Second, ideas for while you are out:
If you get bit: