Yesterday's "Once in a Blue Moon" was one of my rare posts which was only up at the top of the heap for one day before moving on to this, the next post. If you didn't happen to catch it and would like to see it, you can click on "previous post" at the end of this page.
I have a sneaking suspicion that I'll be posting summer photos well into autumn. I have a lot of them and my posting schedule has been lagging recently. I'll do my best to keep up - starting with the images below.
Although I've titled this post A Summer's Day, the photos were not snapped within the same 24 hour period. Some are not even from the same week. Or month. Still, they depict a summer's day and that's all I'm going to say about that.
There's a volunteer-attended butterfly garden at my nearby park. This lovely orange flower greeted the morning sun through much of the summer.
A pair of purple thistles strut their colourful stuff.
The colour on this one is just emerging but it's enough to attract this cabbage white butterfly.
Yet another prickly plant catching a few shaded rays.
This squirrel found something interesting to munch on. He scarcely looked up when I snapped this shot.
I don't know about you, but when I lean in toward this photo, I feel like the spikes of this flower are actually moving - 3D-style.
And while you probably already think I'm a bit nuts, do you see a hag's face in the blooms of this Queen Anne's Lace? That gap near the bottom would be her mouth and the protrusion in the middle, her nose? No? Okay, never mind. ;)
A Green Heron takes flight. You can't see much green in this fellow but some of his feathers have a definite teal green sheen to them in certain light.
Well how about that! I do have a shot of him in just that right light. You can see the green in his wing, tail and a bit in his face.
As the day and summer progressed, I enjoyed watching the groups of ducklings grow. This was taken in early July but by now, I can no longer tell the young from their parents. I wonder if this guy is dreaming of the day when he too, will have feathers as large as the one floating beside him.
A wander at dusk at the early part of the season. I looked up just in time to see a Great Blue Heron fly off into the the twilight-painted sky.
A robin watches the night fall from atop the branches of a pine tree.
More photos in a few days.