We have not been overwhelmed with rain. The soil is still dry and dusty.
But we have had cool enough weather that the dew point was higher than the ambient temperature, resulting in a pleasant silvery mist at dawn.
The ripple between reality and reflection:
The texture of this old log caught my attention. I admired the contrasting texture of the water all around the log. I loved the reflection of the log in the water beneath. The ripple between reality and reflection completed it for me 🙂
The sunlight picked out several prematurely orange leaves.
Glowingly beautiful in death. Drought thins out the underbrush!
In the perpetual busy-ness that seems to constitute the life of a dragonfly, this moment of repose must feel especially restful.
Recently I was watching a large dragonfly when I heard an especially loud buzzing noise. Right there in front of me was a hummingbird (not much bigger than the dragonfly I had been focusing on)! He studied me for a moment, then perched on a branch overhead. I was too slow moving the camera into position. Apparently the hummingbird is just as busy as your average dragonfly, and away he buzzed, lost to sight in a second.
My boys are homeschooled. The older one is headed off to college Labor Day weekend, so I asked them to come up with an idea for a photo of them together:
Yes, this is nearly the same shot I posted yesterday. It has the same two friendly oak galls nestled comfortably in the crook of the oak leaf..
But the sun has sprung up and is shining glorious, brilliant light over all our 40 acres, even these two humble galls!