15 thoughts on “Summer Scenery

  1. Wow! Gorgeous photos, Rebecca. I love the water snake peeking out at you. I saw the first praying mantis the other day. I have not seen zipper spiders yet this season.

    • Thanks! This was the first of these spiders that I have seen. It doesn’t seem like there’s as many of them this year. I’m guessing that the snake was trying to keep cool while hoping for a snack at the same time.

  2. You have quite a treasure trove of photos here Rebecca. When I first started following you I remember those trees, that are now submerged in water, had ice all around them and that fascinated me. That’s an interesting-looking lacy purple flower. Those Cormorants always make me smile when they dry their wings like that. πŸ™‚

    • The Cypress trees covered in snow and ice are one of my favorite sights around the lake. The magical winter wonderland that it creates makes the cold of winter seem more tolerable. I enjoy seeing the lacy passion fruit flowers in the summer. They, like the Queen Anne’s Lace, don’t last nearly long enough, and are beautiful while blooming. It is fun to watch the Cormorants sunning. They know how to put on a show. πŸ™‚

      • I remember those posts vividly as I thought “surely that will damage the trees!” But I guess if the Cypress trees are submerged in water all the time, they are used to it. Winter can be magical sometimes … my most-magical water moment was seeing how the Detroit River frozen in place during a Polar Vortex about four years ago. Waves were frozen in time and later, when the River began to flow again, the swift current pushed huge sheets of ice so they were banked up on the River’s edge like dominoes. Fascinating! So those are passion fruit flowers – they are lacy like Queen Anne’s Lace … beautiful and delicate. Yes, the Cormorants like to turn around like they are waiting for applause and the outstretched wings make me smile. πŸ™‚

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