Hazy, Hot And Humid: A Short Walk As Summer Arrives In Northeastern Pennsylvania.
We finally got my favorite kind of Summer weather here today, hazy, hot and humid. It was mostly sunny with temperatures nearing 90 degrees. I didn’t get to enjoy all of it, I had a long day at the office and didn’t get home until late in the afternoon. When I did, I immediately grabbed my camera and macro lens and took a walk near home in the late afternoon heat.
As I walked to the ponds near my house I knew Summer was advancing by the blooming of the pugnet wild herb tansy. This invasive species was brought here from Europe as a medicinal herb and now grows wild along our roadsides.
I think the late afternoon heat had many of the insects avoiding the late afternoon heat and I didn’t see many bees, wasps or other insects on the many wild flowers now blooming in the area. The comfrey usually attracts many bees but only a few today.
So much to see so close to home. I am sure I would have found many other wonders of the natural world had I more time to walk, but it was late and I was hungry so I headed home. Our heat wave will continue for a few days and I hope to get out and enjoy my favorite Summer weather. Here is a link to some more photographs from my hike. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/photographs-page-2/nggallery/photographs-page-two-blog/macro-walk-july-6-2016
“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”
― Henry James