View of my Mississippi Lake campsite.
My third time camped out here. The big old oak tree doesn't provide much shade early in the day, but later, it's very nice to have as a neighbour when the sun is frying everything else around.
I'm starving after yesterday's exertion, so I eat a lot for breakfast: one Mountain House Beef Stew backpacker's meal (my favourite, and it "serves two") and one Zen Bakery cinnamon roll.
A few pieces of dried carrot and potato escape the meal pouch and fall to the ground, almost instantly attracting the attention of a yellowjacket passing by. Mr. or Ms. Yellowjacket really seems to like the sauce powder clinging to the bits of dried vegetables and hangs around for a while.
As someone who is very allergic to yellowjacket venom, I keep a close eye on this. As soon as the cost is clear, I clean up the five or six vegetable pieces.
Date: August 28, 2007, 10h47