the skies were just beautiful this morning. it was spitting a bit as we went into the reserve, but stopped pretty quickly. there were a few birds singing.
saw a bunch of magpies flying around on the ridge & hovering over the sage. don't normally see magpies up there in the mornings, not sure what that was all about.
guessing this to be some sort of aster, due to look of the flower & bloom time, but will have to confirm.
6 with, 5 without, all following the rules, polite- great way to start the week. i did a scoop on friday afternoon ( 2 grocery bags on the red fox/chickadee loop) and things weren't too bad this morning.
wish i could figure out how to convince the folks who regularly run/bike these trails & don't clean up after their dogs that they should, at the very least, go back out once a week & pick up if they refuse to interrupt their workouts (or to keep their dogs in sight). that would make a big difference.