Monday, August 10, 2015

Broken Record...

Is "broken record" even a term that has value these days? No one under 30 would even understand the concept and those older would shrug it off as just another piece of our life that has gone by the wayside. However, I feel like a "broken... or at least stuck record." I began this blog to share bits of Southern life... and honestly, my love of photography. I figured it would be a good way to share two things I enjoy... taking pictures and writing... who knew I would have so little to say!









Anyway... to "ride a dead horse" ... another saying that some may understand... it's hot down here... the gnats are plentiful (look it up, "gnat"... a dastardly little, aggravating bit of insect that will drive you nutty)... and flowers and vegetables are beginning to wane. Summer has treated us to several days of temperatures hovering and rising above 100 degrees F... So you see what I mean? August has come and come and the "dog days of Summer" are here. What would we talk about if not the weather?

Maybe linking with Judith's Lavender Cottage Mosaic Monday will jostle me from the rut! 



Spicebush Swallowtail 

A busy little Spicebush Swallowtail had a lovely time among the zinnias and Queen Anne's Lace...very photogenic and cooperative.


Sunset from 8:38 - 8:43 p.m. 

A sunset from last week... The changes over a period of just five minutes.. A majestic sight! 


Sending good wishes to y'all for pleasant week!!


                                                                                      Smiles...Susan




14 comments:

  1. Susan no words are needed...just your magnificent photos and collages...absolutely gorgeous!

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    1. Donna...thanks for dropping by. Appreciate your kind comment!

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  2. Susan, Sunflowers are my favorite. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.

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    1. Thanks for the visit, Sylvia. I love sunflowers, too!

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  3. I always love hearing from you and seeing your beautiful pictures! These are spectacular. The bee in the zinnia just takes my breath away, as do the clouds. How did it get to be August so fast?

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    1. Thanks, Jen... Always appreciate your visit and kind comments. The bees and butterflies have enjoyed the trash pile flowers! The sunset was the prettiest of the summer.

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  4. Sometimes all you have to do is the the photos speak for themselves...and yours speak volumes!! They are so very lovely...and it's hot down here too :(

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  5. As I enjoy photographing flowers and nature myself, no words are needed Susan because we can scroll down and just drink in the beauty you're sharing. Very few butterflies for us this summer and indeed, August seems to be speeding along.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

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    1. Judith... Thanks for hosting.... Now I can work on something to share next week!

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  6. Dear Susan, your photos are always a treat, thank you! You show here some butterflies I saw as a kid - now never. (And I am out often). I love to share photos too - at the moment it is still awfully hot in Berlin, so we get languid and sleepy --- in no mood to write... Have a nice week-end! Britta XXX

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    1. Britta... The butterflies and bees have enjoyed our little trash pile flowers. I was fortunate to catch several different varieties. Hot and humid days are our normal for August. Hope you have a pleasant week. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. If this is what a broken record 'looks' like, (and I certainly am old enough to remember this reference!), then, may we have more and more of your beautiful pics! It's hot here, in southern Ontario, too, and I'm actually wishing for more rain to cool things down!

    Have a lovely week ahead, Susan!

    Poppy

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    1. Poppy...a bit of rain here with a nice breeze preceding and then still and humid afterward! Appreciate you stopping in! Hope you have a pleasant week.

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