During this unusual midsummer heat, a blast of colors animates my yard.
A variety of pollinators enjoyed my Buddleia (Butterfly Bush) in full bloom, as one of the resident rabbits watched the garlic harvest dry.
Visiting woodchucks, rabbits, a racoon and even a bear made gardening more difficult than usual this year. Still, on a sunny July day, it seems worth all the extra effort.
I’m never alone on my “home patch”.
The All Persons Observation Deck, Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Princeton, MA
An early morning walk on the Mass Central Rail Trail in Rutland, MA.
An Eastern Meadowlark, which is becoming rarer in many parts of Massachusetts, visited the Audubon Sanctuary recently.