Yesterday gave us a window of sunshine in the afternoon,
between a showery morning and evening.
Have I mentioned how much rain we have received this summer?
An unprecedented amount, for sure.
During this time of year when we normally have drought conditions,
we have, instead, been having flooding.
The ground has not dried out in a month.
I took my camera out to the garden during the few hours of sunshine that we were given yesterday.
I had been noticing lately that butterfly season is here.
The work that Hubbs and I put into our perennial garden...
turning it into a butterfly haven...
has paid off.
Butterflies of every type
flit and float from colorful blossom
to colorful blossom....
For a while, during the afternoon, I sat on the front porch just enjoying
the cooler temperatures.
As I sat working on a stitching project...
the birds were busy at the bird feeder...
and Bobby kept a close eye on them.
Any time we are outside, this fellow is right with us... keeping us company.
His only negative quality is the fact that he likes to be right under foot...
and as a result ends up tripping us quite often.
A portion of every day is spent harvesting the garden and preserving that harvest.
Yesterday I picked these two red cabbages
and turned them into pickled cabbage.
I also roasted more tomatoes to freeze,
and froze several quarts of corn (just cut off the cob and frozen).
I stopped by the young chicken house to take photos of our three new roosters.
This one is so very colorful and handsome!
This one is quite vocal.
And this one? Handsome and vocal!
Because I usually name my roosters after crooners
(over the years we've had Elvis, Hank, Kenny, etc...)
these three will be Prince, Freddie, and Bruno (from top to bottom).
Hubbs moved our lonely white Muscovy from the farm to the duck house at the barn yesterday.
She tolerated the move well and seems to be adjusting just fine.
Life is better with friends!