It is nearly the summer solstice, which means the longest day of the year, and we slip ever so slowly toward fall. It is sometimes difficult for me to figure out the months of a season… When I was young… Fall started when school started, winter was some where between spring and fall, (I would associate it with snow and cold, but I grew up in California, where winter was signaled by a few frosts). Spring came around Easter… and summer started when school let out. If we were to follow the solstice or equinox dates, then we will have just finished spring and summer will start now…with fall actually starting well after the leaves are off the trees, and winter begins, when we are looking for signs that spring is certainly close…
This little guy… is a Common Blue, also known as a Summer Azure. When the wings are open, the top side is a beautiful blue gray color.
and a field of wild daisies.