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.