Btw I found this plant place at the farmers market. Sundews, pitcher plants, Venus flytraps,, and other delights! Tempting.
There are a whole lot of things wrong but the land itself is still beautiful.
First light shining in.
Black cohosh starting to bloom in the woods.
This pond is so full of turtles and frogs it’s like an aquatic animal soup.
The button bushes look like lions at a watering hole again. Almost time for bloom.
(Having to use the phone for everything right now and I miss the clarity of camera photos. Hang in there. I hope to get the problem fixed!)
When I moved here, even though it’s in town, there were lots of lightning bugs at night this time of year. But now neighbors have lights that are on all night, especially one awful bright one that even though it’s half a block away, glares into our windows all night. That and people getting rid of lawn weeds with chemicals has meant the disappearance of lightning bugs here. I’m nostalgic for evenings that slowly turned blue and brought little lights rising like magic from the grass.
Have a wander.
Welcoming July at the small pond.
I don’t usually see cows in this meadow but today there they were.
Saw a rainbow on the trip to the countryside today. It was close to the place where I grew up and today’s my mom’s birthday so maybe she was saying hi. 🌈✨