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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016

Color Riot for the Feast of St. John

There is the St. Johnswort, right on time. But gardens, roadsides, and fields alike are full of color today. It's everywhere.

My gift peonies were cut two weeks ago, and I was thinking it was the end of their time with me. After cutting off the faded blossoms, however, I decided there are still more flowers to come.

Then there is my haul from this morning's farm market. More color. June is a month of color Up North, almost making us forget we ever had winter.

This is the 600th post of A Shot in the Light. Thank you for enjoying Michigan scenery with me.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Windy Morning Blues

Steeped in the beams of the full moon,
battered and bent by the winds,
happy to grace our front porch table.
Solstice flowers.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Flowers Hold Still

The buttercups are spectacular this year and seem to be everywhere. Since they are such cooperative subjects, holding still while I try various exposures, I used the manual settings option on my digital camera to get a crisper image.

Another of my June favorites is spiderwort against the filmy porch curtains -- this time with the addition of the last little pale lavender Siberian iris.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

They Would Not Linger to Pose For Me

We were not dangerously close. There was a large pond between us (on the side of the road) and the deer, but that mama was too wary to hang around. She gave the signal, and baby obeyed.

They paused uphill from the pond but only for a moment.

So these are not the world's best nature photos, by a long shot, but they are my excuse to give a timely reminder: If you stumble on a little fawn hidden in tall grass, do not assume the doe has abandoned it! She hid the baby there and told it to stay quiet and still while she goes out to replenish her calories without exposing the baby to unnecessary danger. Don't touch the fawn -- and keep your dog away from it. Mama will be back, and all will be well.

Saturday, June 11, 2016