Remember those beautiful Whitetails from a few days ago?
Well, they have been in the field every morning and evening for the past couple of weeks. The graze in the fields is nourishing them for our upcoming fall. The hazy look of the grass is actually dew.
(Please click on any photo for a close-up look)
Also, do you remember the gorgeous Black Cherries~
picked from the trees in the wild woods~
They produced these pretty jars full of the sweet
Black Cherry Jelly~
What a treat on a scoop of ice cream or hot buttered toast~
There are those deer again~
Fall is not here yet, but it sure is starting to show signs~
Warm days, cool nights,
Dark moving in earlier,
Still dark at 6 in our mornings~
Cedar cones forming~
There's that bunny again, filling her belly with clover to fatten her with warmth for these cooling evenings~ already~
The tent caterpillars don't have a chance to destroy the foliage if they are spotted~we lost 2 apple trees and many yellow birch trees, probably to this ones cousins.
The late summer, invasive, Pickerel Weed dots the shoreline with it's lavender hue~
The White Pine Cones tumble down an erosion ditch near the lake~
The New York Asters show off everywhere, ditches, field edges, along woods trails, highways and byways~
They are a lovely sight to see~
Not wild, but stopping traffic as we passed through a side road from the lake towards home~Yes
Peacocks of which there were 3~
The Partridge Berries will soon turn bright red for the birds to savor before the snows fly~~~
(man, I did not say the ' s ' word, did I?)
Summer is so short in north central WI
the minnows even look like they are searching for a warmer place to prepare~
prepare for what's coming, sooner than later~
The little Chickadees that brave all of our 4 seasons, have been busy tucking seeds wherever they can~
and, last, but not at all touching all of our nature friends,
the Admiral Butterfly is enjoying the Dogwood Berries~
I wonder if they also make Jam?
Thanks for walking along with me.
With summer lasting only a few short months,
we take in all we can,
saving it in our jars, our freezers,
dreaming of yet another joyful summer~