It's been awhile since I've taken these.
The irises are now gone, but the photo remains.
Five mourning doves, well camouflaged
River and trees at dusk
Sunrise over the lilac bush, taken from our deck. Sadly, the lilacs are gone for another year, just like the irises.
A visitor to our yard, taken from a second-floor window.
The mama deer and her two fawns have not been seen again. Instead, two young males have been dining on tree leaves most mornings.
I took down the bird feeders about two weeks ago, as finch disease has been reported in some areas of our province again this year. I miss the birds being nearby. But it's healthier for them to find their own food, which is plentiful this time of year.
It's been hot and humid here. I am so grateful to have window air conditioners. We use them sparingly but they have made the weather bearable.
Yesterday it was cooler and I did not have to work so I transplanted a few dianthus and planted cosmos. Yes, I know it's after the middle of July . . . I am counting on those cosmos to do amazing things, like actually blossom before the first frost. I don't care how tall they get, I just hope they don't die before they bloom. I take my gardening successes where I can get them.
That's it for this Friday. Let's have a funny cat picture to end with, shall we?
Pretty much the toy situation in our house. The favourite things here are a piece of plastic strapping tape under a layer of tissue paper, and a sweat suit waist tie with a knot tied in the end. I tell you, they're going to bankrupt us.
Have a good weekend, bloggy friends! I'm going to take it easy, as next week will be busy at work.
Do you have any plans for the weekend you wish to share?