We've been taking a lot of evening walks with our sweet new pup, Wallace. This barn was spotted on one of those evening strolls on the Clear Creek Trail. It was such a pretty sight with the low light and the swallows flying above the field catching their evening meal.
This stunning milkweed is unfortunately not growing in our yard. It is however growing near the new MyPath trail in Spencer, Indiana. We went to the ribbon cutting ceremony and got to take a peek at what the trail has to offer. It is a great little hike near the White River and will one day connect to McCormick's Creek State Park.
A perfect sunset on our evening walk. In silhouette is the limestone sculpture Bloomington Banquet, by local artist Dale Enoch.
Whenever we hike near a creek, one of our favorite things to do is look for fossils and interesting rocks. Griffy Creek provided lots to look at and photograph. It was an incredibly hot day so hanging out in the cool creek bed was a welcome break from the hike.
On one of our evening walks with Wallace, we rescued this turtle from certain death. It was trying to cross a very busy street. David avoided the turtle defense system (turtle pee) and moved it to the safety of the grass and wildflowers. This is surprisingly our first turtle rescue of the year!
We were able to make it to Bug Fest this year! It is such a great event for young people to learn about insects and their connections to the environment. While this isn't a picture of a bug, it is a picture of Hilltop Garden and Nature Center's peach tree. We had never been there before and were amazed at all the great plants and trees.
Our Scarlet Bee Balm is blooming for the first time this year! It is gorgeous and we hope it brings all the bees to the yard!
You didn't think I'd go a whole post without a picture of Wallace, did you? We introduced him to Herman B Wells and walked around the quiet Indiana University campus. We are enjoying the peace and quiet that the summer brings. Once school starts, Wallace will have to stand in line to give kisses to Herman.