But I've got some interesting photos to share here. I found a couple of gems in the midst of this not too attractive heat wave and drought we continue to endure.
The ephemeral pond on the farm is the new home this year for a pair of Sandhill Cranes and their new youngster.
Here's a closer look-so glad this water didn't evaporate yet!
Grass is mostly brown and dormant BUT the weeds hang on. I've never seen a Canadian Thistle this small, put out only one blossom, but it has popped up during our break from mowing.
We still get together for food and weekend family fun, but are very careful about campfires these days.
And Dakota really, really likes the food her cousin Bella gets...and really likes the visit, too!