The marshes are a sea of green, wild and garden flowers are coming into bloom, and one 24-hour period this week saw a burst of nesting activity by the Snapping Turtles.
Notwithstanding all the vivid hues, the tranquility of many midsummer days comes across beautifully in photos of minimal colour.
In our garden the Asiatic Lilly (above) and Sea Holly (below) were just about to bloom.
The lawn is dotted with Daisy Fleabane (below).
Even in the compost bin, an occasional “flower” sprouts from the dark decomposition.
On the dunes and on the marsh, elegant forms rise from the sand and water surfaces.
As the sun dips below the horizon, a family of swans climbs out on a mud flat, while a turtle digs a lakeside nest to deposit her eggs.
Top photo: Close Look (click here for larger view)