When we left for the cottage, the birds were already beginning to flock: pretty typical for the beginning of August. For what it’s worth, I’m predicting an early winter, and lots of snow.
|Happy birds, splashing in the now-very-dirty bath. Gotta love Starlings.|
As usual, much time was spent in lazing on our or someone else’s deck. Nice to visit with Carl and Irene, especially when Irene pulls out a new drink recipe!
|The view as we relaxed on the deck. Can't beat it!|
|These were every bit as yummy as they look.|
|Look how Iain is dwarfed by this tree's exposed roots. It was some kind of poplar, I can't remember which. The roots towered around 15 feet, and held in their grasp a rock that measured about 1'x1.5'x3'.|
|When I took this, I don't think I even saw the little turtle on the left.|
|We were privileged to have a Merlin visit us. I worried he'd catch one of our chipmunks, but I think they survived.|
|A group of weathered cedar roots.|
|This Kingfisher just caught a snack!|
|Iain putting away the boat until next time.|