I hope to resume visits to some blogs this week, too. You don't want to know how many hundreds of posts have collected in my Google Reader while I was away!
The following are a few random photos left over from last month.
A most curious sight caught my attention one day while walking. Which bird is bright red with a black head, I wondered? And a red beak? And the occasional stray red feather on its head? A bald Cardinal, that's what. I've since seen a few more around my place and Frank's. According to a number of websites, it's not all that unusual at this time of year though nobody seems to know for sure why it happens. Mostly likely it's part of a normal moulting process.
This is the first dragonfly which held still long enough for me to photography this year. Frank got some great shots of various species up at the cottage and I'm sure he'll be sharing some of those with you when time permits.
A lone daisy catching the late-day rays.
One sunny afternoon, I was taking a walk in the park. I encountered a few girls who appeared to be having a picnic. It was only when I stopped to photograph something else, that I noticed the item which ulitmately drew me to snap this shot. Take a look beside the girl on the bench.
They were smoking shisha - a sweetened tobacco.
This little sweetie is my neighbour, Leah. I'm glad this she's protecting her beautiful head while out bike riding.
And last, but never least, we END with another little neighbour, Lily. She's undergoing a quick diaper check by her dad.
More photos as soon as I can get to them.
Happy Independence Day to my Amurikan neighbours!