Thursday, November 12, 2009

Summer

Here Comes

Here comes summer,
Here comes summer,
Chirping robin, budding rose.
Here comes summer,
Here comes summer,
Gentle showers, summer clothes
Here comes summer,
Here comes summer —
Whoosh — shiver — there it goes.

— Shel Silverstein

Summer.


Running...


Hiding...


Picking strawberries...


...and enjoying them.


Peeking...


Laughing...


Enjoying old treats...


...and trying new ones.

(It's a deep-fried Twinkie. I'd never had one before. I didn't find it as impressive as some do, but it was still a worthwhile experience.)


Bed racing...


Dragon riding...


Discovering the strange...

(We had a hard time identifying this one. Turns out it's not one creature, but about 50: one Tomato Hornworm caterpillar — bane of gardeners everywhere, and 50 or so parasitic wasp larvae — bane of tomato hornworms everywhere.)


...and beautiful.


Seeing nature up close...


...and far away.

(That's Jupiter and four of its moons. You may have to just take my word on it. My astrophotography skills obviously aren't the best!)


Getting the ball into the basket...


...and trying to get the basket under the ball.


Bouncing...


Splashing...

(Happy little sigh) See you next year, Summer. It's been good.

4 comments:

Amy @ Experience Imagination said...

Never mind Twinkies, I want to try deep-fried Snickers. Mmmm ...

Linus said...

Summer....I miss it already...

Jonadab said...

As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.

I've seen tomato horn worms *many* times, and I've seen them with the larvae on a few occasions (anyone who's ever grown tomatoes could have instantly told you what it is), but that's the best photo of the phenomenon that I've seen outside of the Organic Gardening Handbook.

Andy said...

Oddly enough, that was the first time I'd ever seen a tomato horn worm. And I'd grown tomatoes at least two other years.