Wednesday, August 17, 2016
The garden angel in the backyard seems to enjoy all the different kinds of weather conditions. It is always collecting water when it falls from the sky. We had a small sprinkle this morning but nothing major.
Photo a Day blog I have shared the other garden angel that guards the hostas. The old wash table sits on the porch next to the door with a crockery stoneware jar making up the most simple decoration. The neighbor cat is my decorator as he likes to set on the table and helps knock anything else that I place on it onto the porch florr.
I spent a short period of time trying to photograph butterflies yesterday afternoon. The sun was too bright in the sky and I ended up only getting a couple of good shots out of a dozen that I took. I really don't know the identity of this butterfly. It has moth-like qualities but I am sure it is a butterfly. Its wings are so long and narrow compared to others that I see out there. Its body reminds me of a moth's body.
Staying on my unwritten lists of things to do today. I mowed the orchard yesterday and moved a small wood pile that needed to be move a few years ago. It feels good to get the things done and it is all cleared and mowed, clean under that tree. I did not know that we had bull snakes in town but I saw a baby one yesterday while moving the wood. Weeds and old shingles are my main concern but I can find other things to do. Our days start out really nice right now but by late afternoon we tend to be heated up to the uncomfortable range.
The weather and fires in California do dominate the news as people are put into such danger. I would hope that as we move through the summer that a lot of this settles down. I hope my blog followers are all safe. Thanks for stopping by today.
An added note, I took a look at the bud outside before I finished this writing and the white morning glory is big and beautiful I don't remember planting that color but that is another story for another day.