Yesterday Lloyd and Lauren and I made an excursion to Branched Oak Lake. It’s a lake between Seward and Lincoln.
Most of the shoreline is kind of rocky or muddy, and is devoid of people:
On one of the sandy shores, Lauren made a sandcastle.
There is a beach there, and it had lots of people on it. We walked on it for a short while.
We went to the marina and walked on the docks a little. Next to the parking area, I saw two trees that excited me: a cottonwood and a mulberry.
I was excited to see the cottonwood because it had seed pods still on it. I have always wondered where the “cotton” that floats through the air comes from. It’s these:
I was excited to see the mulberry tree because I love mulberries. They don’t grow in Maui, so I wouldn’t ever see them there. This tree didn’t really have any ripe berries on it, but I ate some of the almost-ripe ones.
We continued on to Lincoln and made a Sam’s Club stop, the went back to Seward.