My sweet little hometown has a variety of events for the 4th of July, including a walking horse race (if your horse breaks stride, you’re disqualified), a parade, which includes kids on bikes and kids in their little plastic cars, and a duck race on the Snake River. My favorite photo from yesterday’s events is this one.
Our poor flowerbeds have been sorely neglected over the past five summers while we’ve been gallivanting around the Northeast, but some flowers remain. This is a bud from a plant I put in this spring.
We often see this crane, or another just like it, on one of three poles in a field just a short drive from our house. Today, I had the camera ready.
Often seen in pairs in the older trees around my house, and occasionally perched on telephone poles.
Soon, the tulips will bloom, and I’ll have photos other than birds to share.