Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A Second Look--August 17, 2016

The very hot and humid days of August are continuing and most things are suffering because of it. However, the marigolds and zinnias continue to bloom and the birds continue to eat. I am seeing more goldfinch eating zinnia seeds. Another reason not to deadhead too fast. :)

Here are a few things I saw this week 
during a Second Look.

Zinnia growing among the marigolds.

Out of the dozens of day lilies in the yard, this is the only one blooming.

Among all of the giant yellow mushrooms I've been finding, I found this small white one.

Nearby was more fungus working on a tree stump.

In the middle of my walk, the clouds rolled in and it started to thunder.

And the wind kicked up.

I don't know what this bumblebee was doing, but it looked like it was just trying to steady itself in the wind.

On the way back to the house, I took a couple of more pictures including this hosta.

And these Blackeyed Susans. Fortunately, I made it back to the house before it rained. Disappointingly, the rain was very short lived.


  1. Looking at pretty pictures is so much more relaxing than your previous post! :) I love the hot pink zinnia!

    1. I agree. I like doing these kind of posts better than the last kind too. But the only theme to this blog is a personal one, and personally my life is pretty busy right now.

  2. Your flowers, birds, deer and squirrels will miss you when you move. You have been so kind to all of them.

    1. I am really going to miss them, too. The new lot is not set up in the same way to see as much wildlife. But I'll have to live there a little while to see what there is. And there's lots of potential to encourage their visits--especially the birds.

  3. I never thought I would say tree fungus is beautiful, but it is!

    1. I think tree fungus is usually pretty, I especially like the contrast of colors on this one.


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