It is raining now, thunder and lightning, and heavy rain – but it has been a wonderful weekend. Yesterday was warm and sunny, with a light breeze – just perfect.
We walked around Lost Lake Lagoon yesterday morning. I tried to capture a picture of the dragonflies dancing over the water. There were many, wings showing double as they moved so quickly to skim the Dragonflies across the surface of the water.
I did not succeed, just a few blurred images of incredible motion in flight.
I did capture a picture of a couple of dragonflies at rest, poised and ready to move at a moments notice, and move they did! They were the incredible blue that dragonflies can be, brilliant, iridescent and constantly shifting shades, mercurial – like their wings in motion.
The lake was beautiful, reflecting the sky and the growth around it. Waterlilies, Iris plants and Rushes choke the shoreline and the trees rise right above them. I do love that walk.
The blueberries that are growing on the bushes that I just planted this Spring, are turning colour. I will get a small harvest, not bad for their first year.
Today we went to Neck Point. It was the Bathtub Race this morning. There were more people in the park than normal, many sitting and waiting to see the tubs speed by. I got a few pictures, but I did not hang around long enough for them to get very close.
It was day for the birds at Neck Point.
I got pictures of the Chickadee’s, Robin’s and a couple of Woodpeckers. They were all singing and posing for me or at least that is what it felt like. Usually I just see them whiz on by out of the corner of my eye.
It was also a day to check out a few of the paths we do not normally take.
There are many paths around Neck Point, we usually cruise around the perimeter of the park, today we did venture into a couple of new paths as we worked our way around the park – I took many photo’s of the paths not taken.
I founds a wonderful marker, placed by some friends to mark a favorite spot of someone they had known; a swing hidden under the trees and many flowers that I had not seen before.
The Himalayan blackberry is in full bloom and the berries are forming quickly, if the weather remains the same, hot and then rain, hot and then rain – there will be a fabulous harvest this year!
Yesterdays Dragonflies inspired me last night to start the fingerless, beaded mitten for the Fall workshop. I am calling them Dragonfly Mittens – they are blue with blue iridescent beads. The yarn, deep blue Princess by Classic Elite, and the beads were chosen before I saw the Dragonflies but it just seemed perfect.
I have finished the Roses, Roses Scarf – It just needs to be blocked. I’ll most likely block it tomorrow morning. I am playing around with the idea of adding some dimensional beaded Roses to the scarf. We’ll see.
Thunder is rolling across the skies as I write this. Sophie is not sure that she cares for thunder much. She woke up and came out of her crate as if to say who is making all of that noise. I have always loved the sound of Thunder, the flash of Lightning and the great cracking and roiling of sound that comes after – especially when safe inside!
I hope that you are safe inside, knitting up a storm and listening to the birds sing after the rain.