We have a dealPosted: August 18, 2012
The American Goldfinches and I have come to an agreement. They will let me take a few photos of them in the thistle every now and then in exchange for providing them with supplemental food at the feeder. Win-win situation all around.
It has been a gorgeous day here in the Bogs. Perfect for taking walks around the pond and into the woods. It’s also good weather for painting the outside of the house, something M and I spent a few hours doing.
The asters in the wildflower meadow are starting to bloom, a sure sign that autumn can’t be all that far off.
The wind has been carrying the thistle seeds all over the place. You can find them practically everywhere on the property.
The angle of the sunlight, the convention of crows in the woods, and the behavior of the other birds are all making it feel very autumn-like even if the calendar still insists on summer.
That’s about it from the Bogs for this beautiful Saturday. Thanks for dropping by. I’m heading out to the deck to listen to the radio for a while (“A Prairie Home Companion“). M is going to grill some eggplant and corn for dinner. I think it will be a good evening to go for a sunset boat ride. I’ll save you a seat. 🙂
The world is full of magic things, patiently
waiting for our senses to grow sharper.
~ W. B. Yeats