It's the time of the year that we begin to have regular visits from hummingbirds in our backyard. Usually, by the time I see them and run for the camera they are gone. But the other night, this one was being very thorough to visit all of the zinnia blossoms and then the lantana outside the kitchen window.
We almost stepped on this praying mantis that was on the stairs outside the condo when we arrived recently. It was there for a couple of hours. It looked like it was regrouping, perhaps having had a run-in with a seagull. Do you remember being told as a child that you would be fined $50 if you killed one of these? I always wondered who was going to fine you and how were they going to find out.
The warm weather and humidity has toned down the sunsets lately. Either there are big clouds blocking the show, or no clouds leaving a pretty pastel sky. This was a couple of weeks ago - a pair of egrets flying by.
Someone wanted to sit on his papa's lap to have his ice cream.
They were having a grand old time finding strawberries and blueberries in the ice cream.