For the last few years we’ve been making a trek to the Green Swamp when we’ve come to the beach. In the past it’s been very hot, usually in the upper 90s and very humid. This year was a bit different. It was still very humid but the temperature was somewhere in the mid 80s. Still hot and sticky but not nearly so oppressive. On the other hand, the mosquitoes were much worse this year than in the past.
One flower we haven’t seen on prior visits is the pine lily, Lilium catesbaei. There were a few of them out, mostly finishing up their blooming period. This one still looked quite nice, though. They are very striking in a place where green is such a dominant color.
Bonus points for the spider in the picture. I didn’t see him when I took it.