Over the past week or so I captured this quick cellphone image of a flowering bush. I’m not too good on naming such things, but I can tell you that the scent was very light and sweet. Some of these things around Heritage Park Mall grow into small trees and the flowers don’t last that long.
But the main event today was a short hike around Point 12 at Draper Lake. I’ve already posted pictures of the rocky shore line out here, but because of the no-wheels policy, I wasn’t able to explore any of the trails. Today I drove out and parked the car, then followed the old shore trail on the western side. This second shot shows that the whole point is one big hill. Here the rise is close to shore and quite sharp. It was quite popular with off-roaders back in the days when the whole lake area was open for them. That’s why it’s now a recovery preserve; they tore it up pretty badly.
The temperature was just below 60°F (around 15C). I had high winds out of the NNW, so the shore was mostly quiet except for the exposed rocky layers off the western edge of the tip of the point. The sun came out about half way around on the trail. There isn’t much trail on the eastern side and it goes immediately around the cove and out onto Point 13. I’ll save that for another day.