I know, I know, the Solstice was yesterday morning. But it was raining and dreary here all day yesterday, and the mood just wasn't right for a Summer Solstice photo shoot so I put it of for today. And today was much, much better, with more summery conditions, including sunshine. So I went up to the Dykeman Spring Nature Park to find summery scenes and found plenty - Summer flowers, butterflies and other bugs, and even a farmer haying. So let's do a little Summer celebrating.
|White Campion along the Dykeman Walking Trail|
|Canada Thistle with a visiting Bumblebee in the Dykeman Spring wetlands|
|A Little Wood Satyr butterfly in the Dykeman Spring wetlands|
|A Daylily in the Dykeman Spring Wetlands|
|The haying continues up on the upland meadow|
|A Nodding Thistle with a visiting Skipper in the upland meadow|
|A patch of Deptford Pinks in the upland meadow|
|Daisy Fleabane being visited by a small Wasp in the upland meadow|
And what would my seasonal posts be without a little appropriate music? Here's the Divine Sarah (Vaughan) singing George Gershwin's "Summertime". Enjoy!
Photos © 2014 by A. Roy Hilbinger