The weather has finally changed for the good. Amazing how it perks up the spirit when the sun shines. The weekend is drawing nigh and Saturday is Lughnasa, the first harvest. I expect I'll make some breads in honor of the day and any friends who might drop by will be served breads, jam and cheese. It's also the annual Seafest weekend here in this community. It will go on all weekend with a fireworks display on Sunday night. If the weather holds good we will probably drop down to the beach where all the activity will be. A beer tent is usually set up with local musicians playing. If we do go, I'll take some pictures.
The Blessed Thistle is in bloom now and the bees absolutely love it.
Another plant that attracts lots of bees is this Motherwort.
And of course the Lambs Ear is usually covered in bees.
I haven't seen any Dragonflies yet and it's so strange. The only think I can figure is that there have been no mosquitoes or black flies. Well, not enough to notice anyway.
A closer look at one of the Delphiniums. They have different shades of blue and appear iridescent.
This plant put in an appearance this year and I don't know what it is. No doubt a wild flower so if anyone knows please tell me.
These beauties have finally come into bloom and they seem to go on forever.
The young jays are still hanging around with the parents. Forever back and forth to the feeders. The little squirrel is after the sunflower seeds all day long. The hole in the top of the feeder is chewed open so big now that they don't have to bother lifting the cover anymore they just go through the top. I think it's time to look for another feeder similar to that one.