Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Late Summer Days

Long summer days, lend hope to ticking off some of those ' to-do ' chores around the place.
Summer flowers are hanging limp on the vine, several of the perennials have already stopped blooming for the season, and others are just arriving.
We'll be pulling, and weeding, and digging and tending, until the first frost arrives.












I spent the day at my daughter's hobby farm yesterday, she's having a clean-out, seems we always accumulate too much stuff !
We are open to suggestions :)

The donkeys followed us as we drove up on the hill, hoping we were carrying vanilla wafers, they will do anything for a handful.
Inside the barn,  the swallows' nests are filled with babies. Such a sweet sight, watching those little yellow beaks appearing over the nests, when their parents were within earshot.

Nature never fails to renew my spirit.







13 comments:

Lori said...

Beautiful pictures. Nature can really bring a smile even during a difficult time like now.

DJan said...

Funny to learn that donkeys love vanilla wafers. I do, too. Hee-haw! Must be part donkey. :-)

Marcheline said...

That blue and cream colored flower pot in the second photo is DELICIOUS!!! Also - my cats love 'Nilla wafers too... and fig newtons... and my parrot will kill for a Dorito.

Gemma's person said...

Good day to you and season.

Susie said...

Jo, I like the farm pictures. The donkeys are so darn cute. You always have some special poem and sweet flower photos for us. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Yvonne said...

Always seems to be chores, and what's not finished this fall will be waiting come next spring. Donkeys have such wonderful personalities. Love your joy of life. It shows in your wonderful photographs and writings.

Kathy said...

It is so beautiful where you live. I love all your photos (as always).

Janet @ My Miniature Donkeys said...

One donkey picture?? Surely you have more. And are not sharing.

Doc said...

I miss my donkey but will settle with your photos, such gentle creatures.

Divers and Sundry said...

Pretty plantings. A hobby farms sounds like a lot of work, but so much fun!

Edna B said...

Awesome photos. I love love those donkeys. Imagine, vanilla wafers! I love nature and all her beautiful critters. You have a Blessed day, hugs, Edna B.

Henny Penny said...

I just know that I would love your daughter's farm. Oh, those sweet donkeys. Guess I have about given up on ever having a donkey. :(

L. D. said...

I like all your garden scenes and the shots with animals are really special.