286: SkyPosted: July 6, 2011
Yesterday’s sky was so pretty that I set aside a few shots for today’s post. The Weekly Photo Challenge this week is Sky. It’s been a few weeks since I participated in a WordPress photo challenge.
The inner — what is it?
if not intensified sky,
hurled through with birds
and deep with
the winds of homecoming.
~ Rainer Marie Rilke
While I was looking up, I checked on the babies in the nest built in one of the small maple trees. The mama wasn’t too happy about me being there. I took a quick shot, and left them in peace.
The greens of summer are deepening, becoming darker than the light, spring greens of a few months ago. I like the way the sunlight plays in the leaves of the trees, turning them various shades of green.
Today’s sky isn’t nearly as clear and blue as yesterday’s. It’s warmer today, with more humidity hanging in the air. There are some high, thin clouds to go with the haze created by the humidity. Still, it’s a pretty day. You just have to walk a little slower today in order to stay cooler. The wind is warm and brisk.
Our volunteer sunflower will be blooming soon. The newly planted sunflowers are barely a foot high. It’s not likely we’ll see them bloom until sometime in August (and that’s only if the critters don’t eat them).
This would be a good day to lie in a hammock (if I had a hammock), reading or napping or just watching the sky, listening to the birds, and enjoying the breeze.
No napping or reading for me, so far. Perhaps this evening, when I’ve finished what needs to be done today. It will be nice, after a full and productive day, to sit out on the deck, sip on a cold drink, and watch whatever show nature decides to put on for us. The clouds will probably add some drama to the sunset tonight.
That’s it from the Bogs for today. Thank you for visiting with me. 🙂