We’ve made it halfway around the lake.  Let’s finish that walk.  Bring your cameras and relax.  We ended the first part of our walk with a lupine photo, but I love them, so here’s another.

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A wet spring also puts fungus amung us.  🙂   This one is beautiful but deadly and there were quite a few of these around.  Although poisonous, the amanita muscaria has been used as a hallucinogen as well as for other purposes.  Click the link to read more, but I prefer to simply admire, not eat.

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Amanita muscaria or fly agaric or fly amanita

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This part of the creek empties into The First Lake.  Lots of water in it right now, which is always a good thing.  I wish you could hear the lovely noise it makes, chuckling along.

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This is Indian Paintbrush, Wyoming’s state flower. I’ve heard it’s illegal to pick them, although I can’t verify that.

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We’ve made it all the way around and are, as you might say, up the creek (and no, I don’t have a paddle.)   Time to head home, which will take us past The Second Lake.  Happy Monday walk and thanks for coming along.

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for Jo’s Monday Walk



  1. You found many interesting things on your walk, Janet! Thanks for sharing!

  2. thirdeyemom says:

    Beautiful Janet! Can you believe that summer is almost over? Crazy.

  3. restlessjo says:

    I love the sound of chuckling water, and those lupines are lovely, Janet. Many thanks for being a lovely traveling companion. 🙂 🙂

  4. I can almost hear the creek as it rushes down to meet the lake.

    I loved the yellow wildflower with Lupine. Gorgeous color combination together.

    I love the look of those Amanita muscaria. The perfect little fairy house I think, but I’ve never seen one myself in anything but a photograph.

    You don’t worry about bears while on your walks? It was a lovely virtual walk!

    • No, bears aren’t usually around. When we had a dump for the community, there would sometimes be bears, but now that everything has to be taken down the mountain, there are less. I did see one a few years ago while riding…right on the trail ahead of us and not too far away. He saw us but thankfully kept moving away and we, needless to say, turned around and went back via another route! I kept my eyes wide open for some time after that when riding!!

  5. Dan Antion says:

    So pretty. That walk must take forever, as you stop to look at all the beautiful sights. Those mushrooms look like they popped of a 60’s rock album cover.

    • Lol. Yes, it takes me quite some time, Dan, but it’s so relaxing and beautiful that I don’t mind at all. I know what you mean about the mushrooms! 🙂


  6. JT Twissel says:

    Looks like a lovely spot for a walk. Those mushrooms do look deadly.

    • They’re so pretty, but sort of like the apple in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The article said people use them after parboiling them which evidently makes them not life-threatening, just “like wow, man!” 😉

  7. JANE says:

    It was nice to take a walk around with you… especially after sitting here at my desk for a while this morning 😉

  8. What a beautiful place for a walk. Thanks for taking us along with you.

  9. Su Leslie says:

    Perfect virtual walk for me this morning Janet. It’s a gloomy day here and I’m doing indoor things, but I can feel that wonderful fresh air in my lungs.

    • Good, Su! It rained earlier, but now the sun has come out, at least for a bit. 🙂 Supposed to get more rain, but as we need it, I don’t mind, even though I’m off today and tomorrow day.

  10. Jane Lurie says:

    So peaceful and beautiful, Janet.

  11. de Wets Wild says:

    Lovely to start my Tuesday immersed in nature, thanks Janet!

  12. Lignum Draco says:

    Lovely photos, Janet. It’s a beautiful area. Thanks for completing this tour of This, That and The Other Lake. 🙂

  13. Beautiful walk, and I’m partial to Lupines so loved your shot. I always leave mushrooms alone since they are not a topic I’m really interested in learning more about but do know enough that many are poisonous.

    • I’m the same way about mushrooms, Judy. When I visit my s-i-l in France, we often pick mushrooms, but she knows which ones are good to eat. There you can take mushrooms to a pharmacy and they can tell you which are safe to eat as well.

  14. BeckyB says:

    Beautiful walk . .almost felt like I was there with all the fabulous details.