After my husband got back from his morning run on Monday, he told me he wished he could have bottled the day. The morning was so beautiful, and he had run through a field of wildflowers, and the weather was perfect and drier than usual for summer around here, especially this summer when we’ve joked about building an ark a lot more than usual.
He had to dash off to work, but I wanted to find a way to help him remember the day. Monday was, quite possibly, the most beautiful summer day. Ever. Yesterday was a close runner-up. So I hiked up the trail he ran and took some pictures along the way.
Whether your summer has been perfect or too wet or too scorched or too busy to spend much time outside, I thought you might enjoy coming along with me for a glimpse of the most beautiful summer day.
In my attempts to identify the Pipevine Swallowtail and the almost translucent butterfly below, I stumbled upon a cool butterfly identification website.
The turk’s cap lily (Lilium michauxii) is also known as the carolina lily and happens to be the official wildflower of the state of North Carolina.
I haven’t mentioned Leafsnap in some time. It’s a fun (but not infallible) app for identifying trees.
Which image is your favorite? How would you describe your most beautiful summer day?
Beautiful mountain day! Thank you for sharing.
I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂
As usual, I am in awe of your beautiful pics and your writing as well…..it’a always a joy to read you…….Love, Elaine
Thanks for your very kind words, Elaine. I’m glad you enjoy reading the blog and seeing the photos, too.
its hard to choose – but the field of black eyed susans! This past week was also a perfect summer week here, all the windows opened with a cool summer breeze slightly moving the curtains and the breeze moving from room to room and then sitting on the deck in the evening listening to the crickets, to a few frogs and to the birds as they settle in for the night as the evening twilight covers the day with a its blues,purples and pinks skies.
Hi, Patty — it’s great to hear from you! I’m glad you liked the Black-Eyed Susans. Seeing the field of them makes me want to plant lots of them in my garden. Thanks for sharing the description of your own lovely weather. I hope you have more days like them coming up.
I hope we all do – the weather has been aweful these past few years. I feel as if we are having an early autumn…
Great Pictures! You are almost as great a photographer as you are at writing.
Thanks, Barbara. That’s very kind of you to say.
I always love cow photos! Where are these taken?
I think these were especially photogenic cows. 🙂
I love the dandelion image. The girls and I blew a few up on the Blue Ridge Parkway yesterday… Really stunning photography Hope.
Thanks, Tricia — sounds like you had some fun along the Parkway. Thanks for your kind words about the photos.