Summer came! Summer will be gone by the end of the week, but it arrived yesterday with the first triple digit temperature we have had in over three years. Today was the first time in over 1,000 days since we had a day in the 90′s (Farenheit).
The humidity will probably kill me, but I am absolutely *not* going to complain that it finally got hot enough to complain. It’s too hot to sleep, and that is wonderful. I have missed you, Summer.
In celebration, I took several photos around the yard today (I did nothing today and it was wonderful, too).
A bee taking flight.
Oregon Grape. Somewhere I have a recipe for Oregon Grape jelly. It requires a lot of sugar but no pectin. T have never tried it out. Oregon grapes are not sweet by nature, but I bet they make awesome jelly.
Guess I should try out the recipe.
It’s such a pretty flower.
The tree paeony after I watered.
I love the play of droplets on leaves.
A bee and a beetle on the Pearly Everlasting. I was so focused on the bee when I took the photo that I was surprised to have captured a beetle, too.
I love Pearly Everlasting.
A bumblebee on the lavender.
My volunteer tomato plant (that still has no blossoms).
The blackberry canes growing over our fence from the neightbor’s yard. Loverly.
(The fuschia in the foreground is mine. It’s kind of a pain, but I love the tube flowers.)
Our big dog run.
OK – it’s still a work in progress. Don doesn’t get into any big hurry. he cut the holly tree down. Now we have to pull the stump, dig out our blackberries and all the nightshade before we can even pour a foundation…
The broad-tailed hummingbird at my new hummer feeder.
And the following are from another day:
An Osprey circling overhead. I could hear it calling from a long ways off. I put the 75-300 mm lens on and attempted to capture it in flight as it circled over the bluff.
Look at those wings!
That is one awesome eagle.
And the “nothing” I did today:
This time I kept copious notes on what glue I used so I will remember to use it next time. I used four different glues. I do not intend to attempt to sell these. i just want them for my garden. For me to enjoy.
And maybe the birds if I put water or seed in them.
*If* I can keep cats out of them.
We get it once in a Blue Moon around here.
Our Blue Moon is August 31 this year.