We took the dogs to the dog run at Christopher Columbus Park today, but it's much less fun than it used to be - with younger dogs and Cody to keep everybody on his toes. So instead we walked around Silverbell Lake. Beautiful autumn colors, even under evergreen eucalyptus trees - it has to be the low angle of the sun and the crisp air. But the color of the water, as usual, a slightly ominous over-intense blue green.
With two impatient dogs on the leash, shooting straight is difficult, hence the clipped wings of the Roseate Skimmer. But the Mexican Amberwing at least is in focus.
So Randy gets to hold all the dogs when really interesting bugs turn up on the fronds of the small Mexican Fan Palms at the inlet of the pond..
|Micropeza sp., a Stilt-legged Fly|