At the beginning of the boardwalk were a variety of flowers, including these yellow meadow beauties.
There were plenty of yellow (& parrot,) pitcher plants, as usual.
There was lots of white-topped sedge. There were also some immature orchard orioles in the area. We also heard a Northern bobwhite farther along the trail. I was glad to hear it, since they're in decline across their entire range & are on the verge of being added to the threatened species list.
On the first bridge over the Abita Creek, recent rains had left droplets clinging to spider webs. There was an Eastern swallowtail butterfly nearby, but not close enough for my PowerShot.
Despite the thick clouds, we saw a sundog.
Somewhere near the horizon was an opening in the clouds, allowing the setting sun to get up underneath them & paint them with beautiful colors.
In other news, yesterday I saw the first cardinal fledglings in our backyard. There were 6 of them in total (3 males & 3 females.)
Here's a proud, moulting father having lunch with his son.