Suki and I went north this weekend while AJ stayed behind to write his fool head off. He missed some fine weather, but I’m sure he didn’t mind. He got a lot done. Also, thanks to those of you who nagged him about eating. It helped. 🙂
The first pic I got was of the bird below, with the berry in its mouth. I believe it is a Phoebie, and she yelled at me a lot because her nest was over the front door and I was on the deck keeping her from her babies. I was probably about thirty feet away.
When I arrived Friday afternoon, the weather was just starting to turn from uber hot to quite comfortable. That night, cool air moved in, and we woke to wonderful temps. I was standing on the deck watching Suki sniff in the yard when a bluebird flew in and landed ten feet from me. It would have been a PERFECT SHOT except I’d left my camera inside. Cursing myself, I stared at the bluebird, who stared back at me. Neither of us moved for at least fifteen seconds, and then I decided to go for it.
The moment I turned, the bird was gone. Let this be a lesson to you! Always take the camera, even when letting out the dog to pee.
The deer flies were voracious. You could barely go outside before they were dive-bombing your head. I got bit several times walking to the car and back. Needless to say, my friend and I spent a lot of time indoors this weekend. However, I did get outside long enough to take a couple pics of flowers. Both are of lillies, which is my friend’s favorite.
Last but not least, a pic of Suki in the sun streaming in the open door Saturday morning. She hates posing. When she sees the camera, I have to be stern with her because otherwise, she will slink away, head and tail down. I think she doesn’t realize how cute she is.
AJ wasn’t the only one writing this weekend. I got back home Saturday afternoon, and after unpacking and getting settled, I dove into my WIP, which is coming along nicely. It’s possible I will have it complete and ready to release at the end of August, but I make no promises. It’s still summer here, and I have to spend a certain amount of time outside, soaking in the heat in prep for the coming winter.
On the way home, however, I spotted a wonderful place. Come back Wednesday to see! (Sparklies, lots of sparklies!)