Friday, July 28, 2017

Summer Guests


We had surprise visitors in our backyard this morning. Momma deer and baby fawn! Isn't it cute how the fawn is peeking from behind the tree?


The mother was staring right at at the camera, not seemingly afraid and kind of curious, don't you think? The little fawn was exploring the surroundings.


Here is one more picture as they start to wander away. Well, this was a fun encounter!


And just a couple of summer flowers. I love this pink bloom with the red barn in the background.


And my favorites--sunflowers! These are from our local farmer's market, which we go to on Saturdays. I hope you enjoyed meeting some of our friends and neighbors! Have a great weekend! xx

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Summer and the City


It's been hot the last couple of weeks with temperatures in the 80's and 90's. But that didn't stop me from walking around the city. I visited Rockefeller Center where the Christmas tree is lit up at Holiday time, and it's just as nice in the summer. Here is the iconic Rockefeller Center skyscraper. So tall!


Right in front of the skyscraper, there was a podium, and this colorful mural caught my eye.


There are are fountains in the same area, refreshing on a hot day! This fountain featured a dragonfly sculpture, so pretty.


Right across the street, here is Saint Patrick's Cathedral, so unique and beautiful with its Gothic architecture juxtaposed to the modern skyscrapers.


Walking down Fifth Avenue, there are many tourists and shops at every corner.


Here is a gift shop full of New York City memorabilia which tourists love to browse. I hope you enjoyed this little stroll in the city and have a fun rest of summer wherever you are! xx

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Summer!


Nothing says summer like being by the water. Cool breezes. Blue skies. Bursts of color. 


I'm sharing a few pictures of a recent summer outing. I love the boats and the skyscrapers in the background.


Here is a close-up of the boats and rock formations on the beach. I do like those reflections on the water.


I love seafood in the summer though I haven't really gone fishing! But I liked this view.


I spotted a few geese on the water!


And of course, I had to share a couple of flowers blooming in my yard. Here is a red geranium which loves the summer sun.


And here is a bloom on a hosta which actually loves the shade but I captured it as it was sunlit. I hope you enjoyed my summer photos and thank you for stopping by! See you soon. xx

Monday, July 3, 2017

Times Square and Flowers


Dear friends, I hope everyone is having a great summer! It's been hot and humid here but we're also getting a lot of rain. Last week, I was riding in a taxi cab in New York City and went through Times Square! I took a picture from the cab, and it just so happened that one of the many billboards displayed an Independence Day greeting. It sure does get busy around here--look at that crowd!


Meanwhile, in nature, bees have been busy as well! I captured this bee on a pink coneflower. 


Here is a lovely white daisy.


 In my backyard, orange tiger lilies have finally bloomed.


A yellow rose symbolizing friendship!


Blue hydrangea.


A bouquet of violets.


Yellow and blue hydrangea.


Pretty in pink!
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I hope you enjoyed a little stroll in the city and in nature! Have a Happy Fourth of July for those of you in the USA! And thank you to everyone who continues to follow and view my posts! xx