Rain has been plentiful this summer. Fortunately it has fallen late at night or early in the morning while daytime is blue-sky-sunshine. The down side to the rain is that there are lots of mosquitoes as explained in depth in this article published in the July 12 Chicago Tribune. ("We don't have a single mosquito in this town -- they're all married and have lots of children.") I went outside very early a couple of days ago -- about 4:45, before sunrise -- and saw bats darting and flitting.
The up side is that the flowers are wonderful. This week we went for walks at Illinois Beach State Park -- three times! (The joy of retirement with free time in the afternoon.
|June daisies and July black-eyed Susans|
|Queen Anne's Lace|