I don’t know just where butterflies go on non-sunny summer days, but they were certainly plentiful on this sunny, 24 degree morning.
At 7 am it was quite foggy, but the fog soon evaporated.
This morning’s group:
Some botany and other sights:
Species list: ring-billed gull, mourning dove, chimney swift, rock pigeon, red-bellied woodpecker, northern flicker, eastern kingbird, bank swallow, barn swallow, tree swallow, Carolina wren, gray catbird, American robin, blue-gray gnatcatcher, European starling, warbling vireo, yellow warbler, American redstart, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, brown-headed cowbird, common grackle, Baltimore oriole, orchard oriole, northern cardinal, indigo bunting, American goldfinch, song sparrow. (28 species)
Glory be to God for dappled things –
For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;
For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings;
Landscape plotted and pieced – fold, fallow, and plough;
And áll trádes, their gear and tackle and trim.
All things counter, original, spare, strange;
Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:
Praise him. – Gerard Manley Hopkins