Summer is lovely: the mild evening breeze, longer sunlight hours, bright colors, impromptu plans, vacations, staycations, and finally respite from schoolyear cares. Summer afternoons are dreamy at best.
“Summertime is always the best of what might be.”
Today’s afternoon nature finds: a neighbor friend heard chirping sounds and discovered a nest inhabited by 3 baby birds. Ingenious mommy bird for securing this nesting spot. A ladybug spotting as well.
“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.”
Maud Hart Lovelace
Thank you readers for stopping by and have a great Thursday evening! Hope you enjoy the simple pleasures of summer and take a moment to not do anything.
Yesterday afternoon we had an unexpected sighting of tiny ducklings out with their parents. We almost missed seeing them; they were camouflaged perfectly by the tall bushes and sun’s glare on the water. These little animals turned a reluctant walk into a cheerful one where they insisted we go back today to check on the nesting duck.
Below are pictures of 2 different duck families. First set had 5 ducklings and the second set had 9.
Family of 5: ducklings hanging around mama duck
In this family, it seemed the female duck was the main protector of its ducklings.
Family of 9: most ducklings follow except for 1 or 2 wanderers
Thank you for stopping by and hope the start of May is off to a great start for you! Take care.
These pictures were taken Thursday morning after a much-needed haircut. The salon scheduled me for an 8 a.m. appointment, which surprised me. Had no idea they opened this early…maybe it’s COVID-19 hours. Nonetheless, it was refreshing to feel the morning sunshine by myself (big deal for a night owl).
Fifteen minutes after I got home, my cell phone rang with our home phone number. Ellis on the line asking, “where are you?” We had talked about this morning appointment for few days but she was not happy. I fibbed that I was almost home as I jumped into the room to surprise her: we were both on phones. I thought she’d laugh but her face was already red from crying. That’s a story for another day: separation anxiety since she was weeks old.
I realized my alone time was over: shifting back to mommy role but with shorter tamed hair.
Thank you Cee for hosting this challenge & keeping us updated on all the challenges!
Thank you readers for stopping by. Hope you all have a good start to May and alllergies are under control.
The wonderful world of dandelions. This bright yellow flower is dreaming of when it’ll become a white fluff ball with a very important job for its species: seed disperser. It’s also called seed parachutes.
P.S. Dandelion fuzz balls remind me of how our lives would be much brighter if we generously shared encouragement like these seed parachutes.
Thank you Cee for hosting this FOTD challenge and thank you readers for visiting my blog post! I hope you all have a fabulous start to a new week and enjoy the longer sunny days.