Definition of persistence-trying to post today! This is about the 5th try, went right past the 3rd time's a charm thing, and kept right on going. There's more pictures than words today, in trying to show you all what I've been seeing lately, summer's good for that, isn't it?
Last night, Trina (the neighbor from across the street) came over to show us a baby oriole. Apparently the chicks fell out of their nest the night before when the wind kicked up, but the parents were continuing the feed them while the brave little souls tried hopping from branch to branch, sometimes landing in the tall grass. This little guy has managed to survive, with help from Trina who made a quick road trip to the closest bait shop for some yummy grubs that he gobbled right up. The whole neighborhood is cheering him on! Here we go again (you're all saying that right?) with more beach pictures, as if you didn't see enough of it last year. But this was the first time this summer that it's actually been warm enough to tolerate sitting there-that wind coming off Lake Michigan is wicked! But the water was as blue as I've ever seen it, and relatively calm besides. We weren't the only ones enjoying though, we were treated to watching a bunch of young seagulls playing around in the water. They appered to be having a ball! Can't be a summer post without more flower pictures from around the yard. Here's a few, with more to follow in the days ahead. For tonight, last but absolutely not least, is of another sunset taken at Red River Park. I've shown them here before, but this is by far the most gorgeous sunset that I've ever seen. It was impossible to choose a favorite out of the bunch that Gary shot, one was more perfect than the next, so I finally grabbed this one-enjoy it! And I hope you all get to see such a sight as this soon!