Early summer is one of the best times at our farm. The scenery is beautiful all day long.
With the right amount of sun, rain, breeze, and humidity, the flora and fauna thrive, providing a picturesque and lively scenery.
The achillea x 'Moonshine' (yellow yarrow) has been particularly abundant this year. This is a great flower for fresh bouquets and dry arrangements and wreaths.
|It was so hot that day that even Mr. Rooster took shelter under the cryptomeria|
|Real life "Angry Birds." She didn't like how close I was.|
After a sultry summer day, Bob and I love the cool breezy evenings and spending time on our deck. I like to watch the sun as it sets behind the mountains and listen to little critters that begin to sing as the evening wears on. As we were sitting enjoying the cool evening breeze that usually comes as the sun sets, we heard in the boxwoods by the deck some ravenous chirping. We looked and looked but to no avail. We finally spotted a tiny bird flying out of a spot in the boxwoods. Even then, it took us a good five minutes to locate the nest from where the chirping came.
|The parents carefully hid the nest |
among the boxwood branches
What finally enabled us to find the nest were three wide open orange mouths...
The sultry day made for an interesting light show in the evening sky. On that particular day, the sky had a beautiful blue hue that was lit from behind by pink sun rays.
Periodically, lightning would silently flicker illuminating a pink spot in the blue clouds. The show went on for a good forty minutes. It never made a sound and it did not rain.
As the sun disappeared behind the mountains, the sky darkened and the lightning disappeared. The breeze picked up, lightning bugs blinked in the distant fields, and a cacophony of evening songs began, featuring bull frogs and cicadas.
Have a great week,
I am linking with Good Fences, My Town Shootout, Sky Watch Friday, Saturday's Critters and Pink Saturday. Come along with me.