Sunday, August 05, 2012

Sunday Safari



                
It was cool when I awoke this morning,
66 degrees at 6am.


The birds were already up.


                 

It would be a couple of hours 


before the butterflies were out.


The north wind had come up
 yesterday evening.


Rain clouds developed.
We could see the rain evaporating before it hit the trees.
The rainbow left me with hope; this drought will end someday.


Thank goodness it was cool this morning.
I count my blessings.
The butterflies are finding nectar.
I will keep watering the zinnias.


We are enjoying the summer games.


We have plans to stay up tonight to watch in real time as
Curiosity makes her touchdown on Mars.



Happy Sunday Safari.

8 comments:

Angie said...

I love how you make even a drought beautiful. :)

Cathy said...

Well nothing last forever, so hopefully your drought ends soon. It has been warm and humid here too. Only 26 days till Sept and I can't wait.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Fun day. I hope you got some rain. We finally did. Not enough to stop the drought but enough to refuel our hope that it will soon end.

Great photos. I couldn't stay up long enough to see the landing. I will have to watch what the news people tell and show about it.

guild-rez said...

Thank you for all your beautiful and lovely pictures!!
The US space agency, Nasa, successfully lands its huge new robot rover in a deep crater on the Red Planet.
Can't wait to see more pictures!!
Have a nice week,
Gisela

ShySongbird said...

Dear Sherry I am so glad you have had at least a little relief from the heat but I am still wishing you that much needed rain! Some areas of the UK have suffered more damaging floods this week.

Such lovely photos of your beautiful bird, butterflies and blooms. The Goldfinch (I hope that is the correct name!) is such a stunning colour!

We too are enjoying the games, one can hardly miss them here! Team GB are making us very proud, we have had some golden moments and in the tennis (my favourite sport) Andy Murray was magical!!

Still sending wishes for rain to you.

Jan...Songbird who sings in the sunshine :-)

Tammie Lee said...

so glad you are experiencing some cool weather, our mornings are cool too and i love having the windows open to let the cool in.

that first butterfly i find to be extremely beautiful! you are magic with butterflies.... of the clan, i know.

Rose said...

I'm sorry that the rain once again passed you over, Sherry, but perhaps that rainbow is a sign of better things to come soon. We got almost an inch Saturday night, and parts of Indiana that are worse off than us got even more. The cooler temperatures that came with it were most appreciated.

Beautiful photo of the goldfinch--I love watching these bright streaks of yellow flit from tree to tree.

I've been glued to the TV set every evening watching the Olympics.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Beautiful photos! Wonderful early morning captures. Zinnias are thankfully rather tolerant plants and yes, the butterflies love them. Hope your drought is soon broken, but without a flood.