Take A Lap

 Why are these little monsters racing around the front pasture faster than the wind?

Because at the time of this photo (yesterday morning) it was 45 degrees!  Yes, you read that right.  Never, in my life have I awoken to a 45 degree morning in June!  It's a weird year.  I will admit, those kind of temperatures are great for a good night's sleep... and they make it a little hard to get out from under the covers in the morning.

Yes, everyone was in good spirits and full of energy in the brisk morning air.  A couple laps around the front pasture to get the blood moving warms one up quite nicely... and aids digestion - so I'm told.  Neeeeeeiiiiiiiigggggghhhhhh!

As with all great shows... an audience is always available.

Finally, my favorite of the summer flower has blossomed.... digitalis, or Foxglove.

Such a uniquely beautiful flower - though poisonous - kept behind the security of my little, gated, cottage garden.  The drug Digoxin/Lanoxin (aka: digitalis) (used to lower heart rate) is actually extracted from the leaves of this plant.  Hence, why it is considered poisonous.

Yesterday morning at the pond:

"Got breakfast?"


Things are quite quiet at the pond these days.  The 81 ducks that visited during the winter must have found a summer residence, because we have not seen them in months.  Don't worry... they'll return in the autumn.  After all, there's nothing better than accommodations with an all-you-can-eat buffet included!

PS:  Summer arrived this morning at 5:13.  Today is the longest day of the year for us Northern Hemisphere residents.  Happy Solstice!


colleen said…
Good morning to you. We had a frost warning for last night but it only got down to 39. We still covered thing up in the garden, just in case. We hit a record for the lowest high ever recorded, a few days back. Your Foxglove is gorgeous!! xoxoxo
jaz@octoberfarm said…
the official countdown to fall has begun in this house!
Summer! Though we've already a few hot days with the index getting up to 107. This past weekend was beautiful though. Heading back into the 90s this week. I wish each season would keep its own temps.
Love seeing the horses run. Beautiful time of year. Hard to believe this is the longest day. Will be looking forward to fall and cooler temps when things are heating up here.
This N That said…
Happy summer! Fall is just around the corner. Love the pictures of the horses running around the pasture kicking up their heels. We’re all in love with the cooler temperatures short-lived as they may be
Eileen in Fla. said…
I agree with you Octoberfarm. Heat, humidity is oppressive here and today I officially begin to hibernate. Wake me when there's football, chili, and pumpkin everything.