A quiet walk on the trail.

Plants along the trail at Circle B Bar Reserve in mid May.

Not as up close as it looks. They were swimming out in the lake.

It’s rare now to have quiet time on the trail here. Even early in the morning there are usually a lot of people out. I was there in mid May on a rare Friday off and it had been raining off and on. I got sprinkled on a few times but at least it wasn’t hot.

SkyWatch Friday

“Walking on sunshine!”

Sunflowers from beginning to end.

Up close with so many different sunflowers. Most were covered with bees and bugs.

The field was bursting with yellow.

Bringing in the stash. I spent a Sunday morning in late May north of Tampa at Sweetfield Farms. In the spring, they have a sunflower maze and activities during the sunflower season. The fields were full of sunflowers, all blooming. This guy cuts fresh sunflowers all day so you can buy and bring them home.With farm animals and lots of outdoor activities, it was a fun way to spend a morning. Brought some just picked vegetables home to cook that night.

SkyWatch Friday

Debbie’s and Dave’s Botanical Gardens

Lots of things were blooming at my sister’s house in north Birmingham when I was visiting over Easter weekend. A bad storm hit the day before I arrived and when the sun came out over the weekend, everything started blooming quickly.

She had orchids blooming in the kitchen.

A fire in the old pot-bellied stove kept us warm while we watched the full moon rise out in the backyard.