After several days of hot steamy humid weather + rain, we had a cooler front move through. The next morning was foggy with very little visibility for an hour or so. When it cleared a bit I went out and saw myriad cobwebs covering not only a pine tree in the front but all over the lawn. I named them ‘fogwebs’ in my mind. I see early morning cobwebs in the summer sometimes but not everywhere! It was interesting :) Here are a few examples that I took pictures of:
I did spring clean my windows awhile back but there’s been so much rain that they were dirty again. After another round of cleaning a few weeks ago I enjoyed this reflection.
Those windows sure were clean for a day or two :)
When we have rain, if we have a decent amount, the street below me has a nice long puddle. If the grand kids are here and it is warm I’ll take them for wading and puddle jumping. On this particular day, the neighbors had some company and I liked the car reflections in the puddle.
I take a lot of pictures. I might see something interesting, and then grab the camera and wonder if the shot will turn out okay. Most of them don’t, lol…but I keep finding the simplest everyday things to be interesting and depending on the time of day, lighting, weather, etc. I suppose I always will.
The other day a huge hawk was right there on my neighbors fence! I was doing dishes and looked out of my kitchen window and there he sat…so regal and impressive. A few little birds were flying around him…he must have been after babies in their nest or they felt threatened. How brave they were! He lifted a wing and swatted at one of them…a car drove by and he flew off. I’d have liked to have captured that! :)
I couldn’t tell if he was the red-shouldered hawk that I was able to get a lot of pictures of last year or not. ( HERE ) He was under the neighbor’s tree in deep shade and just looked full grown and quite large and forbidding.
As to birds & nests, this is the sparrow nest this year. Looks a bit crazy, doesn’t it? :) The sparrows and finches seem to take turns building a nest at this location on the side of my house. A good bit of the white that you see is my dog Lily’s hair. One year a dryer sheet hung from the nest all season…I always viewed it as their curtain :
As flimsy as it looks, one family has been raised and flown and the second one is in there now. Occasionally if there are heavy winds, I’ll see some of the nest pieces on the ground and within a day or two the birds have brought it back up there.
Whenever I am in the kitchen I am serenaded by the chirping of the babies…sometimes this is good and sometimes I’ve heard enough for the day but I can’t turn that radio station off! :)