Look who flew in for dinner!

Two nights ago, I looked out the kitchen window after dinner and saw a mighty churning in our shallow pond.  I wish I had gone down to take a closer look; I thought it must have been a fish hatching or a communal muskrat bath.  The next day a group of wind born white flags arrived.

Egrets arrive

The glee that one or two egrets on the pond brings, becomes sheer giddiness over  this group of dinner guests.

While photographing around the pond this Summer, I often feel I am living inside a Monet painting.  There is no bridge of distinction,

but there is a weeping willow and a row boat, and life teems all around.

Rugosa rose on our pond

The light on the water is endlessly fascinating, and I am thankful to the egrets for bringing me close to the water’s edge.

In the garden, the daylilies are waning, but the phlox scent the air and bloom profusely.

 Clementine waits by husband’s weeding pad for an afternoon of light tromping through the borders; she loves the rich hunting ground along the fence.

From the small joy of a caterpillar on dill

 

to the dazzle of a dahlia that defied the appetite of a ground hog,

Dahlia 'Sarah Mae'

to the magnificent sight of white egrets landing in trees,

 I am thankful for Summer’s offerings.

About Jayne on Weed Street

Wife, mother, and owner of pets much loved. Gardener of three decades, amateur photographer, ardent about art, antiques and books.
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2 Responses to Look who flew in for dinner!

  1. Tricia says:

    Unbelievable!!! What a gorgeous sight!!! Egrets! And you got some caterpillars, too! I guess there’s always reward and disappointment in a garden, but yours is always beautiful.

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  2. jody says:

    now I’m so envious that I can barely breathe. All I have are blue heron. The caterpillars are monarchs – treat them kindly!
    xoxox

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