Summer Haiku (Linger)
Stretch toward the summer sky
Knowing fall is near
Are you ready for seasonal transition where you live?
Summer Haiku (Butterfly)
Taking on the heat
Flutter by, my butterfly
Summer on your wings
Where has summer gone?
Isn’t this male ruby throated hummingbird handsome? He showed off his bright color as he approached the feeder for a drink of nectar.
Below, is a beautiful female hummingbird. She put on an air show fluttering around the same feeder for sweet nectar!
I haven’t yet been able to capture a picture of two birds at the feeder at the same time. But, maybe this will be the summer it happens! The little birds will be around into September!
July Haiku (Benched)
July presses on
Forcing respite from the heat
Benched relief of shade
Let’s talk about the weather. It’s hot. Heatwave hot. But I’m not complaining; I reserve that for the winter. I can handle the heat. Let me rephrase. I can handle the heat with a little help from a seat in the shade and air conditioning! Happy summer, y’all!
This is my Version 2 entry into Cardinal Guzman’s Changing Seasons Challenge. Check out his blog for other interpretations of the theme and think about joining us in the challenge! You can see my previous entries by clicking on the Changing Seasons header at the top of my page.
The view from this overlook on Mill Mountain is superb, even when haze settles in the valley. You can still admire the beautiful blue mountains and the city landmarks below. From a distance, the view is framed by a grand tree, creating a mix of sunlight and shadows near the deck. I can feel the warmth of the day just by looking at the scene!
The lazy, purple hazy, daze of summer has come upon the country market. The air is heavy and it is hot and humid. My eyes settle on deep greens, pinks and purples. A Silver-Spotted Skipper butterfly is drawn to rest on vibrant flowering plants of the same colors. Summer is winding down and I hope the swirl is slow.
This is my eighth installment for Cardinal Guzman’s Monthly Photo Challenge. We are to post 5-20 pictures each month at a nearby location to showcase the changing of seasons and hone our photography skills. You should check out his photos and the links that he posts to other entries you may also enjoy viewing. You can see my previous galleries by clicking on the Changing Seasons header at the top of this page.