Tag Archives: summer

Summer Scenes

29 Jul

Lately, it’s started to feel like late summer.  I hear the cicadas in the evening; the grasshoppers and crickets have made their appearance.

wild day lily

jimson weed

red-headed woodpecker

eastern kingbird

chicory and queen Anne’s lace

red-headed woodpecker

wild day lily

chicory

sunset over the cornfield

I don’t know how time flies so quickly.

Summer Critters

4 Jul

There have been lots of summer critters around the farm lately.

Dragonfly in front of the windmill

admiral on the corn

monarch

I’ve enjoyed seeing all of them fluttering around.

And I know the white gooseneck flowers are not technically critters, but I do like them.  They are one of the few flowers that the goats, dogs, and neglect haven’t killed in my yard.

Hot, Hazy Days

3 Jul

We have certainly reached the hot, humid days of summer where my camera fogs up the second I step out the door.

Fogged over Hera with Reva and Butterscotch in the back

It’s the kind of weather where you can almost hear the corn growing.

Front to back: Sonny, Cher, and Addie

Our temperatures are near 90°F (32.22°C), and the dew point is tropical.

Sisters from another mother: Moira and Venus

2TC

Cinquain (trying to lick Xerxes’s salt block), Seven and Joy

Maybeline

It’s the kind of weather that makes me want to stay inside, and even the goats and llamas are feeling it.

Penny

Tansy

Chiffon is really getting a lot nicer now that her sister is gone.

It looks like this trend is going to continue for the next couple of weeks.