It was a very long, hot Summer.
I love that season, but this year for various reasons, it was just not the best. Cooler temperatures and badly needed rain have ushered in Autumn right on time~
Fellow blogger Frank Boxell made me extremely happy when he let me know of a way to reclaim the use of Picasa. I had tried a few downloads and they would not work. His site did and I am happy to say that I am now back to using Picasa. Thank you again Frank~
Remember to double click on the first image, to view a larger slideshow presentation after you have read the narratives~
I am joining in the fun with Eileen at:
I'd Rather Be Birdin'Linking to I'd Rather B Birdin'
Maggie's MOSAIC MONDAY
Svetka turned 4 months old and is just about done with her first 7 weeks of training~
Here she is having some down time with our nearly 9 year old Meaka~
This is the easiest way to gently tame our Tingsgrove~
Fungi on the land too~
Still not able to walk my neighborhood, or the park, other than a very short distance. I enjoy taking the three dogs on country drives in my county.
Good morning ;)~
Juvenile Ruby Throated Hummingbird, the last days before saying farewell and heading South~
Crabapples and Honeysuckle berries are heavy and that means the Cedar Waxwings will have plenty to eat, coming by soon~
A few butterflies still making their way around the land. Eastern Tailed Blue, Skipper, Monarch and Pearl Crescent... I only saw two Monarchs the whole season. ~
I am not certain of the ID of this Dragonfly~
A Female Garden Spider caring for her web. They are Orb Weavers~
New hood adornment for the Lincoln Towncar...a Blue Dasher~
Another hot morning sunrise~
The husby takes his afternoon tea out on the deck. A bit of music and the company of dogs, a gentle Autumnal breeze and all is well~
As a teenager I visited this home a couple of times. It has sat vacant for a couple of decades now and it is quite sad. We always wonder what happened, why it never sold. The beauty that it once was, full of life and now just being slowly eaten away by the elements. Such a mystery~