Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Nature Notes: More changes but no break from heat
I can barely stand to go outside. The heat and humidity wrap around me like a wet boiling hot blanket.
I am continuing to notice changes when I do venture out. There are far less bees than there were early in the season when the butterfly weed were in flower and the bees covered them as well as the rudbeckia and coneflowers. The lone bumble bee above looked like he was trying to burrow all the way inside of the hibiscus.
The dogwood trees are changing color slowly but surely. Every time I look a new leaf or part of individual trees is reassuring me that fall will come.
I don't have a clue why the dogwood trees are months ahead of the other trees in terms of fall foliage.
You probably can't even see the catbird above who is sheltered by the rudbeckia going to seed and by the overhang of vines on the deck wall. He did fly out though for a clear shot.
I have noticed that the bird activity is slowed down this time of year perhaps because they stay sheltered in the shade and venture out only for food and water.
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