It's hot out today. Two somebodies very close to me have the right idea right now.
As I came out the door to do chores this morning, the big butterfly bush was bathed in light. There is another butterfly bush to it's left, and a caryopteris bush to it's right that was covered by mint earlier this summer. All are blooming, all are alive with butterflies and bees.
This is something else I noticed this morning. The cockerel from this spring's three chick hatch has turned into a beautiful young bird. I could not get a picture of him holding still for you. He is richly colored and still has not crowed!
He's also still kowtowing to the smaller bantam roosters in the henspa, but I don't think that will last too much longer.
This beautiful spider was in between the screen and window in the henspa this morning.
I have not seen any black and yellow argiope spiders this year at all.
This... ahem.... rather large guy was in the henhouse this morning when I went out to turn the fan back on. I try to turn the fans off for an hour or so, to let the motors rest. Butch was the only bird inside, my pet who lives in the feed room side. He seemed unconcerned with his large black companion.
That's a very old hen nest he's on, it was actually in an antique store when I bought it. The birds never did like it much, and it's sitting in the feed room side and going to be taken out this winter and restored. Butch hides behind it though, when the other birds pick on him.
Keith and I were sitting at the kitchen table this afternoon, eating lunch, when Keith snorted with laughter. He said "You need to get up and look at this!". It was Kelly on the side deck, eating a weed down below. He was balanced perfectly. He later stood up and finished off the top of the weed you see.
And this rather mystifying picture is of the legs of my oldest son, Jim. He and wife Amy took the kids to the skating rink this afternoon, and five minutes in, Jim fell and was concussed. He broke a bone in his ankle.
He just texted me that he'll need a ride to the doctor this week! That's what moms are for!