Walking Before it Gets Up to 106°

Ugh.  Hot weekend!  I got up at 6:00 am and headed out with Sergeant Margie to the WPA Rock Garden, hoping to beat the heat for our walk.  Even that early it was already almost 80° outside (with 30% humidity).  We got a lot of flower photos, and I saw quite a few orb spiders, a tiny praying mantis, a damselfly, and a juvenile katydid among the plants.  There is also a Maypop passion flower vine growing in there and it was covered with blossoms but none of them were open yet.  (Waah.)  I love those flowers; they’re so “over worldly” looking.  Right next door to the garden, the stage has been set up for the Shakespeare in the Park series of plays, and there are porta-potties hogging up some of the parking spaces.  Sergeant Margie and I walked around there for about 90 minutes, and then went around the duck pond behind the garden before heading back to the car.

In other news, my coworker, Charlotte, got us a private tour of the UC Davis Raptor Center in July.  Wow, I can’t wait to see that!