These baby Swallows were around for a few days learning to fly. They stayed relatively safe hanging on to our soccer goal.
A buck came to visit.
The deer that come into our yard have their favorite plants. The Variegated Willow is one of them.
We are headed back to double digits instead of being over 100 degrees which is a relief. We’ll be in the 90’s for several days.
We don’t have big plans for the 4th this year besides going to church. My sister and hubby are stopping for an overnight on Monday the 5th after some time in Idaho. It will be nice to see them. The mayor of Colville has made the decision to not allow fireworks in the city this year. Because our Spring was dryer than usual and we’ve been in an extreme heat wave there is a danger that any little spark could start a wildfire.
…this buck did stop by this morning for a nibble here and there in our brush.
I thought his coloring was interesting.
We borrowed our son’s tractor and Dear got a great start on getting rid of some piles of rock and dirt depositing the piles into the drained pond.
We still have lots of room for more dirt in the pond. The piles below are all leveled out now.
While watching the tractor work I zoomed in on some late blooms in the yard that are waning with the end of summer.
It was a hot day on Wednesday and I’ll wait to finish some summer weeding on Thursday morning. Mornings have been very cool here these last days of August. After the last of the weeding we are spreading some bark in an attempt to diminish the huge pile of bark left by the former owners. We are swiftly approaching our 1 year anniversary of owning our Country Bungalow. Now that we are more settled I’ll pay attention to the next four seasons of life here to determine which is my favorite at our Country Bungalow.
Seasons vary, circumstances change, feelings fluctuate, friendships cool, friends die–but Christ is ever the same!
We marked our driveway for our First Baptist Colville Senior Summer Social. When it was time for everyone to arrive there was no problem slowing down and finding our address since a Sheriff was right in front of our property with his lights flashing because of an accident right at our driveway. The person who caused the accident was in a hurry and tried to pass someone who was turning into our driveway. He ignored or didn’t see our guest’s left blinker flashing and came around them and tried to pass while they tried to turn into our drive. No one was hurt but our guest’s vehicle suffered lots of damage and had to be towed away. That was a bang of a start to our social.
Most of the 31 folks had never been to our home before and we only knew a handful by name.
By the end of the evening we became familiar with many more and enjoyed conversations with a few.
Our back acres proved to be an ideal picnic spot in the evening since the sun goes down behind our mountain at 5:30. Since we were in the upper 80’s or low 90’s being shaded from the sun was necessary.
One of the gals from our church walked about our property with me and identified several plants by name. I was very appreciative of her knowledge. Come to find out she’s a master gardener. She told me how to cut back and what I could pull and what are weeds. I wish I had a pad and pencil on me when she pointed out the plants and named them. Our huge bush is a variegated willow. That one I remember.
The morning after when I pulled up the blinds in our bedroom these fawns were just outside our window frolicking in the yard.
And then daddy showed up, too.
He sensed us through the window but couldn’t see us.
I did not turn my computer on yesterday and just turned it on at 3pm today. We are recovering from last evening. Hope all is well in your corner.
This buck that has visited our back yard has an antler out of whack.
I wonder if his deer friends notice?
We have other summer visitors on a smaller scale, too.
Baby quail are getting bigger every day.
There are also lots of baby turkeys in the area that cause some road hazards.
We will enjoy some human summer visitors, too, soon. Are you expecting any visitors or have you already had summer visitors? If you are or have I hope they were or are of the encouraging types.
Hebrews 10:24-25 (ESV)
24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.