Summer Sights

Jul222014RosePetalsCoveredInDewThis morning I started my walk before sunrise. It was dark enough I had to use flash for these first two shots. This a crop of rose petals.

Jul222014MorningGloryThis morning glory had climbed a sunflower stalk and was head high.

Jul222014HallieShakingOffDewWe are keeping our granddogs for a couple weeks. This is Hallie shaking off the dew after a romp through the hayfield.

Jul222014ButterflyFlyingAwayFromZinniaThe rest of this posts photos were taken at noon. The number of butterflies this year seems way low to me. I saw a few at noon and thought I better go down to the flower gardens now.

Jul222014SpicebushButterflyOnButterflyButterflyBush.

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Jul222014SilverSpottedSkipperOnZinnia.

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Jul222014GoldfinchOnSunflowerThe goldfinches were working on the sunflowers. They always keep an eye peeled.

Jul222014GoldfinchOnSunflower2Walking in the open it is difficult to get closer than thirty feet before they fly.

Jul222014GoldfinchFlyingInSunflowers.

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Jul222014HummingbirdHoveringOverCosmosA female ruby throated hummingbird made a visit to the flower patch.

Jul222014HummingbirdHoveringOverZinnia.

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Jul222014HummingbirdFeedingOnZinniaUncropped.

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Jul222014HummingbirdFeedingOnZinniaThe sights of summer a pleasure to behold.

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Afternoon In The Flower Garden

Jul212014ButterflyOnZinnia.

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Jul212014ButterflyOnZinniaOval.

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Jul212014CosmosPinkGoldenAndZinnia.

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Jul212014Dragonfly.

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Jul212014PinkCosmosFoxtailFramed.

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Jul212014Sunflower.

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Morning

Jul202014SunriseSarasFrontYardMorning is where it is at. Each day up before dawn to beat the arrival of the sun.

Jul202014GravelRoadToBarnIn my mind the arrival of a new day is similar to walking a path undefined.

Jul202014LibbyRoxieDogs are my normal companions on morning walks. They appear to anticipate and appreciate as well as I.

Jul202014LibbySunriseThere is youth in a sunrise. No matter how many dawns I view each is different providing thoughts of awe rather than of the aches and pains of old joints. Walking in the morning is good medicine.

Jul202014TractorSunrisePassing the old Case tractor evokes the emotion of seeing an old friend again.

Jul202014TractorLittleMorning on the farm provides a calmness almost serene.

Jul202014CowsInPastureA misting of ground fog has a peacefulness.

Jul202014OldGate!

Jul202014SpiderwebSpiderweb mornings offer me astonishment of being a part of the amazing world I live in.

Jul202014HallieOnBackPorchStepsIn the morning I know that home is what you make it…….

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Birds On A Dark Day

Jul192014HummingbirdPerched.

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Jul192014DownyWoodpecker.

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Jul192014HummingbirdFlying.

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Jul192014HousefinchFledgling.

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Jul192014BluejayStare

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Peaceful Summer Morning

Jul182014Thistle.

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Jul182014HummingbirdAtFeeder.

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Jul182014FishermanOnPoint.

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Jul182014BassJumpingOnFishermansLine.

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Jul182014MallardFemale.

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Jul182014HummingbirdFlying

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