A very big hello to each of you on this beautiful Tuesday! Please get your coffee and relax with us on the deck for a few minutes. It is a mainly sunny day with a bit of wind and much cooler than the last couple of days, but still comfortable sitting here in the sun on the deck. The chipmunks are busy running back and forth picking up as many peanuts as they can while summer is still with us.
According to the calendar today is the official beginning of summer, but for us June 1st is the start of summer and it goes until the end of August. So we do have short summers, but they are very beautiful. I would like to get out more to show the wonderful beauty all around us. I really should be walking to the river more often. Today would be a perfect day except it is just a little too windy.
The wind makes it hard to hear noise and since the growth of bushes is so thick and lush this year which makes it harder to see, then hearing becomes very important. Especially with bears around. Plus, bear spray works much better when there is not much wind. This bear problem is making me a bit nervous about getting out and walking like I should. I do not like being nervous. I need to get over that and start walking again.
Besides, it is the only way to get pictures. And now we are getting into our main butterfly and dragonfly season, plus damselflies. That river path is a great place to find them. Plus other insects as well. Speaking of damselflies, I got a very nice picture of one out here this morning. It is kind of an odd place to find them, but there it was. It did take a while to get the picture as this little damselfly did not want to sit down where I could get a good picture.
It took about 15 to 20 minutes of following it around and finally got it. Got another different flower fly this morning too. There are not many flower flies around here this year, usually there are a lot of them. But there is still time yet. You have probably noticed my posts are not published as regular as normal these days. That is due to health problems, right now being made worse by not getting out as much as I should. Hopefully that will change soon. Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day everyone and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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