Summer afternoon-summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ~Henry JamesThese photos from my two weeks up at our new home, early in August.
There are quite a few perennials growing around the place. This black-eyed Susan made a point of catching my own eye.
To the left of the dock, some of our neighbours boats had Frank yearning for one of his own. He was still doing his homework on which one to buy, at that time but has since made the purchase.
I found this butterfly in a puddle in the paddleboat. I thought it was dead, but when I lifted it out of the water, it clung to my finger, so I placed it on a leaf to either recover or live its life out in a more natural setting. It hadn't moved by the next morning. I suspect its end was near - those wings won't carry it far.
This appears to be a young Hairy Woodpecker inspecting the nearby tree for bugs. In the weeks following, a very vocal Hairy (we call her Hairiette) has visited the feeder daily.
A summer sun shower is always a treat, and so is the rainbow that you're sure to find if you look in the sky opposite the sun.
A refreshing salad to serve up with dinner, loaded with blueberries and raspberries.
If that wasn't enough fruit for you, please help yourself to a banana. You might want to pass on the lemon.
As the sun sets, puffy clouds of cotton candy dot the horizon. There isn't much nicer than a mostly-sunny August day.
More photos coming up soon.