Ahhh, sunflowers, how I love them! All the ones at my house are “volunteers” that the birds have planted for me.
Summer has heated up pretty good here in North Idaho this month. We’ve had an abundance of those mean summer pests, bald-faced hornets, but we found one of their nests … right at the peak of our roof. Jimmy took it out the night after I shot this photo.
We’ve had lots of deer in the yard every day, including several adorable fawns …
… and even these precious twins!
And here is a beautiful mama and baby on our backyard trail.
We have had a sweet little frog living in our garage-shop all summer. I am wild about frogs and love seeing this little guy hang around. Most of the time he perches atop a plastic pitcher I have sitting on the stoop outside the door, but we recently got to watch him crawl across the wall – too fun!
The turkeys have been hanging around with all their babies. Jimmy has even been feeding them some cracked corn, which they love.
We made another trip up to the Wildlife Refuge this week, and I am so glad we did! The Canadian Geese are all staging all along Myrtle Creek as they prepare to migrate – I’ve never seen so many honkers in one place! Click to see this first one a little bit larger …
… and here’s a closer look at one of the creek banks …
And something I still can’t believe – huge white pelicans in North Idaho!! I only this year heard that pelicans actually stop at the refuge here on their annual migration, and I was thrilled to find they had arrived and I’d get to see them this visit!
Lots of small ducks, probably coots, were hanging out with the pelicans.
On our drive out to the refuge and back, we saw so much beauty all around. The fields in our area are all in various stages of being cut and baled. They look so very beautiful to me!
And here’s one more gorgeous sunflower for the road … love them!
Blessings to you!
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