It’s a gray Memorial Day, so I’ll let yesterday and sunny days previous speak for the season. Summer is closing in now. The green leaves have filled the view of the windows.
And the front yard is filling up. …Over brown leaves that have yet to dissolve.
And to think, this is what these leaves looked like only two weeks ago.
The recently barren small tree by the driveway is now verdant.
May 23rd alone was quite a day. Countless dandelion seed puffs drifted through the air like snow, but did not settle. They ran down the streets, and swirled in the breeze. I have video of that. Makes me think of Chris Cornell’s recent passing, his Dandelion (Audioslave song).
One of the manually-planted trees at USM Portland reveal its own white flowers.
The cherry blossom trees are now green too.
The people there don’t leave it with just the trees.
Or merely the same-old. These purple/magenta flowers run all the way down the street.
Some more flowers in Portland that catch the eye.
But the dandelions appear ubiquitous.
Lastly, I saw a small garden snake yesterday, slowly slithering under leaves. I got some footage of that too. 😀 Of course, it hid from me.
So many different kinds of animals are out now… including the pests I have to “neutralize” with my hands, from mosquitoes at night (hurray, itchy bumps should I dare venture outside), to ants that force me to pause … in writing this post. The list goes on.
Before I finish and before the day ends… I care to acknowledge the many brave men and women who risked their lives to serve and protect us, our national interests and freedom at home, and paid the ultimate price. Memorial Day is not a day to celebrate those who came home, but to honor those who died, and comfort the families and surviving veterans who served with them. … You are not forgotten.