Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Beautiful Evenings

Evening is a special time for the boys...

As the weather warms up, we take the boys for their daily walk later and later into the evening. With the temperatures rising above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, we don't make it outside until 8 p.m., when the temperatures fall rapidly. The boys wake up from their late day nap and begin to "warm up" about a half hour before departure. Both stretch and move casually toward the dresser where their leashes and harnesses are stored and lay in front of it, or in front of the door, waiting patiently and making meaningful glances in our direction. If we miss the designated time, a "few" quick "meows" get our attention. If we are walking around, the boys will walk close to our feet, herding us toward the dresser.

Once outside, we all get to enjoy the beauty of a later summer evening, when cool breezes replace the hot gusts, bats replace the songbirds in the air, and clouds of moths rise from the wildflowers. This is a special time for the boys, and they often stand or sit watching the evening unfold. On rare occasions in the summer we have enough moisture in the air for spectacular clouds and rainbows...

Wisps of clouds pass low over our conifers.
We better get outside before the skunks and
raccoons come out to play!

The songbirds have left the feeders on their pergola
but they will be back early in the morning...

A rare summer rainbow appears...

Uschi seems to be looking at the rainbow,
or is there a mourning dove on the ground?

Now Tanj is looking too, there must
be a dove down there somewhere!

Tanj looks calm as the sun sets on another
beautiful evening with the boys.

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Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I felt like I was right there.

Daisy said...

Those are some really beautiful shots, especially of the rainbows.