I keep looking for reader comments and haven't been getting any. Is that because I haven't posted in eight days?
It's the middle of an exceptionally hot summer here in SW Michigan. Day after day of temps in the 90s with high humidity, occasionally just enough rain to make steam, and a bumper crop of mosquitoes.
I haven't been knitting. The dogs and I take short walks without the camera. They're sweat and swat walks.
The hostas are chewed. These former beauties are/were three feet from the house.
The deer know they can outrun anything that lives here, so they're not shy about walking up to the porch for the good stuff.
On a happier blue note, a bluebird couple decided it's not too hot for some bluebird love.
They needed a nest in a hurry so they built a dainty grass bluebird nest over the top of a partial wren stick nest.
The second half of July is extremely late in the summer for a bluebird nesting. I'm hoping the eggs don't cook before they hatch.
I walked out without the dogs this morning so I could sweat and swat and snap a picture.
Daddy bluebird obliged by posing on nearby mullein while mom bluebird lay the second egg.