Wednesday, August 10, 2011

It's a wonderful August afternoon

My son, Paul has returned from his travels, and its good to have him home again. He'll be teaching high school science for the next semester, so we're already thinking of fall and back to school.

The weather here is just right for late summer, sunny and the temperature between 24 and 27 C.

I'm on vacation and have been walking lots, today I noticed the butterflies we have in abundance, seeming to be possibly white and yellow cabbage moths, and as well a few different butterflies. I think I may have seen one monarch butterfly.
The gardens in my neighbourhood are lovely with hollyhocks, sunflowers, lilies of all colours, larkspur, roses, and the annuals such as petunias, marigolds, zinnia - it is such a treat to walk.

Presently I'm using Paul's computer, so not able to post photos yet, but should be able to soon, I hope. I've been watching a pair of mourning doves, and their two babies - and have tried to take some photos of these. The fledglings are fun to watch, they seem a bit hesitant about going out into the world.

I've just had a nice hour or so reading up on some blogs, and will hopefully catch up more tomorrow.

I hope you may be enjoying the pleasures of summer where you are.


Teri C said...

It is SO wonderful having you back online Brenda!
Yes, I agree, this is a beautiful time of the year when everywhere you look, there is beauty! We have lots of butterflies also. Seems to be more than I remember from last year.

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Thanks so much Teri, I love blogging and the great people I've met, through blogging, so I'm excited to get back.

Geraldine said...

I'm glad you are enjoying summer Brenda. I wish there was more butterflies here in BC, so few...sounds like you've had some hot weather too. Rain on the way here tonight, my energy will return LOL

Take care and BFN, G

The Boston Lady said...

I am so glad to see you back and that things are going well for you and your son. Ann

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Thanks, Ger for dropping in! I'm glad you'll have cooler weather this evening!

Ann, It's so nice to hear from you! I'm really looking forward to reconnecting with the special people I've met this spring!!!