The butterflies have come late this summer. While we have had a few in the yard during the early summer, yesterday afternoon there was an explosion around my wife's line of Butterfly Bushes. Hundreds of the winged beauties were alive and everywhere.
In our back yard there is a line of rock cairns spanning some 35 years. Each one of them contains a canine or a feline that was a member of our family. Yesterday there were nineteen, today there are twenty. Dewey, a Pembroke Corgi we adopted a few years back joined his step brothers and sisters. We will miss you Doozer, you were special.
When a tire goes flat on a tractor these days, they fix them on the tractor rather than take them off. Even at that, it's a pretty heavy duty job. This one's at my home in Grays Chapel, North Carolina. Thanks to Hall Tire in Greensboro.