Sunday, August 3, 2014

Early August


Under an overcast sky

It was a lazy early August day perfect for picnicking in the grassy field, at least these cattle thought so,

 What the cattle might see if they'd looked up

Largest square: sparrow in amongst the white sweet clover. Moving clockwise: Canada thistles still blooming in some places, tough much of it has gone to seed; Choke cherries; ripening Virginiia creeper berries; dogwood berries; and burdock in flower.

Little one trying to keep up with the big guys

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37 comments:

Carole M. said...

lovely post and I especially like the collage images

Sandra said...

that baby got a big awwwww.. and so does the sweet sparrow.

rainfield61 said...

You make me wanting to be one of the castle.

Anvilcloud said...

I didn't know those thistles were Canada thistles. Is there a difference between them and burdock in the last photo?

Revrunner said...

Maybe the little one just had a thought.

A Quiet Corner said...

Awwww...it wants to hang with the grown-ups!...:)JP

Jette Hollesen said...

Lovely photos of calm cows!!

Hugs
JetteMajken

eileeninmd said...

Love the cute baby! Your mosaic is pretty. Lovely images. Happy Sunday!

Birdman said...

Lazy August days. Got to have them. Good book, hammock, beverage...zzzzzzzzzzzazz

TexWisGirl said...

love the cattle scenes! beautiful!

Jenny said...

Burdock is surprisingly attractive before it goes to seed. A handsome herd of cattle. Your photos really look like paintings -beautiful.

Roan said...

Beautiful berries and thistle shots. I enjoy seeing the cattle grazing. Remind me of when we lived in Tennessee back in the 70s. Our house was surrounded by cattle. Very peaceful.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

You always do a nice piece with your collages.

William Kendall said...

An August day like that is good for a snooze! Lovely pics!

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Fine post this morning! Cows in fields make me feel so serene! Lovely collage. August is a good month, I can't believe it is already the 3rd!

cieldequimper said...

Marvellous. I'll have the chokecherries please.

Magia da Inês said...

¸.•°♪♬♫º°
Natureza exuberante!!!!

Bom domingo! Ótima semana!
Beijinhos.
♡♡º°。

RedPat said...

A nic summer day for al fresco dining!

Taken For Granted said...

Cattle do not care much for esthetics so they only look up to continue grazing or to see danger. Their concern for plants, "Is it good to eat?" Not being bovine myself, I do appreciate your photos.

llandudnopictures said...

That's a happy herd!

Ginny said...

Your collage is truly delightful, gorgeous nature! I have never seen white dogwood berries! Look at all the beauty the cows are missing!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful farm scenes.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Lovely collage and it's always nice to see the cattle grazing lazily.

maryaustria said...

The collage is wonderful!

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent rural scene. I always love your collages. They are always perfect. MB

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

I'm thinking that little one is wondering when his turn will be. Nice shots.

Stephanie said...

A really nice post, love the cows!

Lowell said...

The farm photos are so idyllic and reminiscent of my youth that I get pangs of longing for those days! The collage is, as usual, superb!

Michelle said...

Good looking cattle!

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

Interesting post and well captured photos...

thanks

Halcyon said...

Nothing beats an Ontario summer!

Marie said...

Beautiful photos, celebrating a beautiful Canadian summer!

NatureFootstep said...

very nice. But also very much Sweden. :) Same flowers and berries. But I have not seen the white ones yet. :)

orchid Miyako said...

Oh, GREAT pictures of nature from your country's August♡♡♡ Lovely collage of wonderful arrangement; like the way you put the flowers around the birdie, EG♪

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs to from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Rambling Woods said...

Summer is moving along isn't it..I love your summery mosaic Tina.. Thank you for linking into Nature Notes... Michelle

Maria Gagliano said...

Those photos say Summer!!!

Felicia said...

beautiful rural scenes and plants.

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