Impressions of Summer

(Shot through the screened kitchen window.) (May 31 11:10 a.m.)

One month is all it took for the plant life around the house to become thick with leaves, turning the light entering the house green… not to mention the warmer temperatures.

The flippin’ caterpillars are out.  (A few rainy days, too.) (June 3 3:47 p.m.)

…And the insects were all over the scene.

Tiny flies, attaching themselves to the leaves… (June 6 7:09 p.m.)

The flowers need pollinating, of course.  Which brings to mind the fact that the bees are out.  Didn’t get any non-blurry images of those.

(June 6 2:20 p.m.)

So there’s a bit of a symbiotic relationship between the insects and the plants… provided said insects don’t devastate said plants. …And that’s if I got the term ‘symbiosic’ right.

Wild flower.  This one isn’t looking too great today… (June 3 3:48 p.m.)

Some birds pollinate, if you didn’t know… I don’t think we get any of those specific kinds, but I think I spot a blue jay yesterday.  It was too fast to capture, of course.  The best I could capture so far are bird sounds… with wind interfering.

The species much easier to capture on camera, of course, is…

(May 31 5:11 p.m.)

The Homo sapiens.  (Taken from a distance to avoid any kind of legal problems… And because of all the screaming.)  Yes, the wading pool is open at Deering Oaks park.

(This picture taken when it wasn’t open, one month ago today.) (May 7 5:52 p.m.)
Four ducks: one in the shadow; three mallard in the sun. (May 18 5:33 p.m.)

Speaking of little kids, they were sure excited to see the ducks. …Identifying the sexes, as taught, and whatnot. …Well, some of the kids have been excited to see the ducks.

(May 18 5:42 p.m.)

Some flowers can pop up just about anywhere.

(May 18 5:22 p.m.)

…And some are just plain planted.  The people in charge of park decor used to install more expensive flowers (roses?).  Now they plant tulips.

(June 6 4:20 p.m.)

None of the fronds in our front yard were planted by hand, I’ll tell you that.

…But if I don’t plant myself in bed earlier tonight, I’ll be even more wrecked than before with my awful sleeping habits… or non-sleeping habits.

To those that live in the northern hemisphere, I hope you’re all enjoying your pre-summer weather. 🙂 Summer’s well over for those that live below the equator.  Almost winter, actually.  All thanks to our wobbling oblate spheroid we call Earth.

…Well, see ya next time, whenever that may be, lol.


5 thoughts on “Impressions of Summer

  1. Spring came later than usual to North Florida this year. It was almost June before we hit the 90’s in the day 70’s at night. 🙂

    The plants around Portland are lovely. Thanks for the virtual spring tour.

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    1. I would imagine it’s only a matter of time before you get hot temps, living closer to the equator… hasn’t reached 90°F here. At least not yet. In the 60s today…

      I don’t live in Portland, so the snaps are of two locations… Thank you too, for visiting. 🙂

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