Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sunday Safari

A northeasterly breeze has brought in
cooler morning temperatures. It feels like Autumn.

Still we are in extreme drought.
The cold front brought a tiny bit of moisture,
 a tenth of one inch. We are grateful for every drop.

Our son sent gifts. I am so grateful for the shower filter.

His first batch of rose water smells delicious.
I am committed to growing roses.

I have begun to plan our Spring 2013 gardens.
I am focusing on scent and host plants for the butterflies.
I am doing my research.

I am humbled by Paul Watson, the captain of the Farley, the flagship of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
His commitment to saving whales has inspired me.

The Monarchs are coming to the gardens.
I am doing everything I can so they have milkweed and nectar.

I am taking a sabbatical.

I am being creative.

I am falling in love every day.
I will be gone for a few weeks.
May you enjoy your end of summer days.

Happy Sunday Safari!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sunday Safari

Day 74

The drought of 2012 continues.
I am grateful for the zinnias.

The bees and butterflies are finding nectar.

Millions of butterflies are dying in the heat and drought.

Gardeners are being asked to plant milkweeds and
butterfly bushes for the migrating Monarchs.
Setting out cut up fruit is also an excellent food source.

The Dogwoods are dropping leaves.
Their berries already ripe.

We went to our dark sky site last night to watch the
Perseid meteor shower.
It was very fun until clouds covered the skies.
Only light sprinkles on our drive home.

Lisa from Greenbow sent me a beautiful gift.
It is now my new nightstand book.
Lisa is so kind. I will treasure each page.

Closing ceremonies air this evening.
A friend is coming over to watch with me.
I have enjoyed the Summer Olympics so very much this year.
The heat and drought have kept me inside these past two weeks.
I will miss the games.

Perhaps the drought will end soon.
Perhaps the butterflies will rebound.
We can always hope.

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.