Head to tail, summer charges us up.
Nature is Art in Vermont.
Even trees are artists.
Texas isn't the only state that grows'em big.
After a long winter Vermonters are a bit pale,
but open up once the sun comes out.
Summer flowers express Peace
Release Natural ballons-Ballon Flowers
They don't pollute our land and waterways like latex ballons do.
Lose yourself in the sky and find yourself in a maze of maize in Vermont.
Glass holds treasure like plastic never could.
Mirror Mirror on the wall, who is the prettiest of all, me or the flower?
Don't you just want to pet this adorable creature? (Painted Lady butterfly?)
Vermont, you are my sunshine.
Many years ago mom's brother forgot to bring the farm fresh flowers to the church wedding ceremony.
These white bundles
Vermonters have tough exteriors, big hearts.
Summer friendships are sooooo nice
Attention Monarchs: Vacancy
Pretty.... You ain't seen nuttin yet.
Why go west, Vermont is the place to be.
Light and shade, sun and clouds, Vermont has it all.
The Sound of Sunshine
Reaching for the sky
What is summer without a garden
Thanks to the squirrel who buried pumpkin seeds about the yard last winter.
A Starbucks fan apparently.
Just one of the many surprises from the wildflower seeds dispersed in the spring
Even after the flowers fall and fade they keep on giving
Time to hang the hibscus flowers to dry
These beauties will make some nice tea to sip while we watch the leaves on the trees match the colors of summers flowers.
Can we bottle summer's beauty and warmth and maybe enjoy some in Feb?
Remember, Keep Vermont Green and Clean.
Pick up and keep litter off your roads.
NY Times article on Dragonflies. Nature’s Drone, Pretty and Deadly
Other Vermont flower, critter, and birds, postings:
Ø Backyard Birds: http://litterwithastorytotell.blogspot.com/2013/02/vermont-backyard-bird-watching.html
Ø Bird Nest Boxes (bird houses): http://litterwithastorytotell.blogspot.com/2012/04/bird-nest-box-vacancies.html
Ø June/4 Leaf Clover: http://litterwithastorytotell.blogspot.com/2012/07/looking-for-four-leaf-clover-june.html
Ø July: http://litterwithastorytotell.blogspot.com/2012/08/vermont-flowers-and-critters-in-july.html
Ø Best things in life: http://litterwithastorytotell.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-best-things-in-life-arent-things.html
Ø Leaf Peeping: http://litterwithastorytotell.blogspot.com/2012/10/vermont-leaf-peeping-leaf-litter.html
Ø Snapping Turtle: http://litterwithastorytotell.blogspot.com/2011/08/why-did-turtle-cross-road.html
Ø Bird Fever: http://litterwithastorytotell.blogspot.com/2011/06/bird-fever-you-should-catch-it.html