A view from the trail.
Trumpet vine flowers & remnants.
Nymph of a Carolina grasshopper. Thanks to David Ferguson for the ID!
On our way out, a flock of black vultures were perched in the trees along the road.
On the way home we stopped by the Abita Creek Flatwoods Preserve, where we spotted this large, red-tailed hawk.
Unfortunately, by then it was so humid I couldn't keep my lens from fogging up.
In other news, I was recently interviewed about Abita Artists, the local art group I founded in 2008 & still run. The resulting article was published in Sunday's newspaper.
In yet other news, on Monday I saw a renowned ENT specialist about my dizziness and vertigo problems (again.) All of my tests came back normal (again.) However, the repeated "vestibular neuronitis" diagnosis I've been given for 15 years has been replaced by possible "diet-induced vestibular migraine." I have a long list of foods & drinks to avoid for this month, a calcium channel blocker prescription to take daily and a book to read. Considering my symptoms, history and test results, the doctor strongly believes it could be nothing else. Considering everything I've learned in the past 2 days, I strongly believe he's right. If I feel better by the end of the month, the problem is not only solved, but reversible, as well. Finally!