Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
Friday, July 22, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Boy, it sure was a nice day yesterday! As luck would have it I found myself in Grand Marais with a few hours to kill so for part of that time I sat on the shoreline of the harbor and watched the summer activity. Boats and kayaks came and went, as did a large variety of people over at the lighthouse. When I first sat down along the shoreline the sailing schooner Hjordis was just setting out onto the lake. I made some photos of it as it passed the lighthouse but I wasn't really happy with the way they turned out. So, I decided to wait for it to come back into the harbor to try again.
Over an hour later the boat finally returned and I got a shot that I'm much happier with. As the boat was passing by the lighthouse a group of kids was taking turns jumping off the breakwall into the lake. They paused from their swim antics to watch as the Hjordis sailed past. It was the kind of summer day that everyone dreams about and there certainly were a lot of people out taking advantage of it!
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
One of our honey bees enjoying the clover in our yard :-) Each year I leave patches of wild flowers un-mowed so that the honey bees from our hive can take full advantage of them. Right now we have a lot of clover and birds foot trefoil blooming around the yard and the bees are all over them... both the honey bees and the native bees. Especially the bumble bees! I don't think I've ever seen so many bumble bees in the yard as I have in the past two days. It sure is fun to have all these busy bees buzzing around the yard!