Summer has its own rhythm, scents, atmosphere.
|just behind me . home to otter, mink and fish|
It is alive with the sound of birds and buzzing insects.
The cicadas are loud!
On the pond the dragon flies are big enough to need an air strip for landing. They dive bomb sometimes and you must duck to avoid a collision.
The fish play in the cool mornings and evenings among the plants, nibbling and pulling at them with their tiny teeth. In the late afternoon they will jump and catch a flying bug midair.
The wisteria is about to take over the yard along with the beach roses which are climbing all over the place and probably due for a trim. The Scotch broom is no slouch either.
On the hotter days the sun has felt good warming the growing bone in my back as I sit on the back porch and that is a real bonus of summer.
Today I got to witness Mr. Garden Snake slither through the roses on his way to his wood pile. He was disappointed...the fish are too big for him!
|cheer practice on a chilly June evening|
He has his own worries as we have so many big owls, marsh hawks and eagles in the area.
Mr.Beaver aka the groundhog has been keeping a low profile during the hot days of August. The last time he came on the patio was just before my dear Garfield passed away. Now, my friend rests beneath the cedars in the back with the rest of his family.
In the front bunches of Black eyed Susans are multiplying much to my great delight and the miniature roses are beginning to bloom on the porch railing planters. Yellow, Red and lavender.
I have colleas and begonias to plant in another railing planter too.
My girls and I are keeping up with Pretty Little Liars and make a special dinner and dessert on Tuesday nights so we can watch. What fun we are having.
Old time radio is still on a lot during the day. I love it.
For the young'uns there is lacrosse practice in the early hours as the famous anonymous wants to play varsity now that she has entered high school.
And the little is cheer leading for the tiny teams during the week and playing 'baseball' on a little team of 6 and 7 year olds.
She looks like me.
Most days are spent in the water and both swim very well.
How are you spending your days?