25 May 2009
Memorial Day Hike at Lake Pleasant
First stop: the Agua Fria river for a nearby geocache.
Next stop: Lake Pleasant
Little green things in the water :o)
See the turtle?
Cattails galore :o) I like cattails.
Eek! Spider! (Just kidding).
Same spider after I touched it. Some people's children.
The stream and the cattails.
Same curly leaf with a skeeter.
Baby versions of the curly leaf. I think these are giant weeds growing along side my favored cattails.
Lucky shot, butterfly.
This is for James.
I leaned my arm on a tree branch to steady my camera to get these spider shots. As I did that, another spider crawled on my arm. I took my pictures and the spider walked off my arm. While the spider was on my arm I had a mental picture of watching myself jump up and down, shrieking like a manic because a spider was touching me, but everything turned out ok. I don't even think my hiking buddy knew I was on the verge of an "insect is touching me meltdown".
Lake Pleasant hiking scenery, this is why I come here.
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