|Sunset on Whitefish Lake - July 4, 2018|
I may be a bit older now, but I still love the traditions of summer, and the boundless opportunities it offers to be outside in Nature's glory. Here are some warm-weather highlights from July.
Everybody takes at least a short vacation or summer trip, and so I was delighted to accept my neighbor's request to look after her cat while they went to California for a family wedding. Isn't Katniss just a darling?
It may seem a bit late in the season for rhubarb, but I had a hankering that would not be denied. Early in the month, we visited a local farmer's market, and I was thrilled to find one stall with massive bunches of rhubarb. Result: two mouth-watering pies. Here is a link to the recipe.
The slower pace of summer (sangria on the porch, anyone?) lends itself to
No, not me - God and Mother Nature. My role is simply to capture the beauty, and there sure is plenty of that to go around …
Upper left: Pinedrops; Upper center: Bee balm; Upper right: Death Camas
|From Left: Bog Orchid; Lupines and Blanket Flower near Many Glacier; Beargrass; Sticky Geranium|
|Very creative lollipop gift from a neighbor|
We have been blessed this month to host my in-laws from the UK, as well as my youngest brother and his wife. And we held two large parties at the house - one to honor all those who made our log home dream real, and one for Spousal Unit's 50th birthday. Yep, we made a few new memories this month!!
|Upper Left: Swiftcurrent Lake; Bottom: Hidden Lake; Both in Glacier National Park|
|Swiftcurrent Lake at Many Glacier, Glacier National Park|
Upper right: my in-laws marveled at the size of "2 scoops"
Middle right: Hand-made gift from a neighbor
Lower right: Bird seed house gift from in-laws
Left: Mountain near Many Glacier
Top and bottom: Royal Border Bridge in Berwick-on-Tweed, completed in 1850
Middle: Millennium Window - Church of the Holy Trinity
|Walking the Coastal Path near Berwick-on-Tweed|
Quarry Garden at Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens; in ravines cut out of rock, a micro-climate allows for many
unique plants to flourish; this garden is one of only two quarry gardens in the UK
And just in case you have been longing for some new trail cam photos, here is the best of the bunch from July: a cow elk with a baby at her side. Now THAT'S a new summer memory to be treasured. What is your favorite summer memory?
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