Summer is showing some signs of aging. A few leaves are dropping and praying mantises are emerging to lay eggs. A dusk walk on a summer night has us searching for signs, like the last of the hydrangeas, a luna moth carcass and various plants flowering in anticipation of fall.
The quiet of the farm after these hot days almost seems dream-like. Like this view in the hazelnut grove where, just the day before, I saw a fox staring back at me from the dark backdrop.
Or the animals laying down in the open after the sun has started to set.
I captured a lone turkey meandering back to the barn to roost for the night. Even she looked a little sleepy.
Cisco took a moment to gather his strength in the tall grass.
And then he and Blue tried to figure out where the kittens might be hiding.
No dice on the kittens – time to rest!