I’m too tired for a lot of writing, so without further ado, here are this week’s photos.
Time to rake the yard.
A couple of photos of our “senior” boxer, Daphne.
I’m still waiting for these to bloom. It’s been so cold, I think they are afraid to open.
Our first thunderstorm of the season brought hail.
The Honorable James L. Oberstar came in under the Aerial Lift Bridge at 9:30 this morning. Yes, that really is ice in the harbor on May 8. I photographed the boat back in 2011 the day before it was christened with Oberstar’s name. You can see photos here.
Sophia and I enjoyed the last weekend of “official” summer with a walk/bike ride. We brought Daphne with so that she could enjoy the warm weather too. The forecast of 71 degrees happened early in the day. It cooled off later in the afternoon and then the rain began during the evening. We spent an hour or so enjoying the weather, picking up fall leaves, acorns and other items for Sophia’s craft project. We also enjoyed seeing some of the local wildlife. No bears this day, thank goodness!
The first of the wildlife was a pair if deer in a yard about a half a mile from our house. This doe was rather curious and watched us for a while before bounding off into the trees.
We saw a group of ducks including some nearly full-grown ducklings. The colorful feathers on their heads had not filled in yet.
We also saw this heron standing completely still in the pond.
When the bird had enough of our picture-taking, he/she flew off.
When we went around to the second pond, we saw him/her again.
The geese spotted us and made their way over across the pond looking for hand outs. We forgot to bring food with, so they lost interest after a while.
Along the road on the way out Sophia stopped for a quick picture.
We noticed that some of the branches on the trees were sporting fall hues.
Today’s weather is cold, windy and rainy. We are glad that we got out yesterday to enjoy the last few hours of warmth.