Back again to Juniper Creek with a second set of friends to see if we can find more Grass-of-Parnasus. On the first trip we saw only one patch of Grass-of-Parnassus. On this second trip 4 days later there were many patches along about a 1/2 mile stretch of the middle creek.
No gator sightings on this trip, only a couple of Cooters out sunning in the cool weather, but there were lots of fall flowers in bloom, especially the Late Purple Aster.
Once again, everyone enjoyed the 20 seconds of “Wheee” running through the “rapids”. It’s so much fun, we wish it were much longer.
And the end you could swear it was snowing on us. If you click on the last picture to enlarge it you can really see the white flakes raining down on us and settling on the water. Actually, these are Baccharis latifolia seeds blown by the breeze, not that nasty stuff Yankees start getting about this time of year. Lots of Baccharis bushes along the last 2-3 miles of the run.