THE CHANGING SEASONS: JUNE 2018 – Garry & Marilyn Armstrong

The Changing Seasons: June 2018

And now, it is summer. Spring came late, but it came. Even though winter seemed to have lasted forever. By the end of March, it felt eternal.

Right now, the weather is as perfect as the weather ever gets. It’s comfortable and warm.

Sunny, with a light breeze. All my flowers are blooming and there’s a light scent of freshly cut grass in the air.

Generations by the Blackstone in June

I didn’t have to cut the grass myself. It helps me appreciate it more.

We’ve been out on a boat, clearing the gardens. Cutting down trees that weren’t even a sapling in March.

Photo: Garry Armstrong
Photo: Garry Armstrong

Apparently, the long, cold winter gave the flowers inspiration. They are growing like crazy.

Vertical dock from the muddy edge of the river.
Downtown sheep
Sheep Shearing
Taking the wool to market

About the Changing Seasons:

The Changing Seasons is a monthly challenge where bloggers around the world share what’s been happening in their month.

If you would like to join in, here are the guidelines:

The Changing Seasons Version One (photographic):

  • Each month, post 5-20 photos in a gallery that you feel represent your month
  • Don’t use photos from your archive. Only new shots.
  • Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so that others can find them

The Changing Seasons Version Two (you choose the format):

  • Each month, post a photo, recipe, painting, drawing, video, whatever that you feel says something about your month
  • Don’t use archive stuff. Only new material!
  • Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so others can find them.

If you do a ping-back to this SuLeslie’s “The Changing Seasons” post, she can update it with links to all of yours.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

18 thoughts on “THE CHANGING SEASONS: JUNE 2018 – Garry & Marilyn Armstrong”

    1. Thank you! They are literally in the middle of town. I think they go back to the early 1800s, but no one seems to be sure about it. I have always intended to take proper pictures of them. I needed to find a time when traffic wasn’t in the way!

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        1. Remarkably so. I have never seen any evidence that anyone maintains them either. I’m sure they maintain the fence they’re on, but otherwise, they seem incredibly sturdy. The mill to which that fence belonged burned to the ground 7 years ago and that is more or less what’s left except for the old brick smokestack of the original woolen mill.

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  1. I’m glad someone got to enjoy Spring, because it sure didn’t arrive here. Winter lasted through April and then all of a sudden May ushered in summer. The closest we’ve gotten to Spring was the last few days (oddly enough, starting with the solstice) where the temps were actually very nice… though that’s a relative terms after a week of upper 90’s and insanely muggy.


    1. Once the tempests abated, the weather has been just the way I like it — cold nights, warm days, a little bit of rain. After the horrendous winter, it seems only fair. We don’t get great weather very often. I can’t even remember the last time we had a nice stretch of weather without excessive humidity, rain, wind or something nasty. We even had almost a week of something like spring.

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    1. It was truly amazing. And just once, I had a wide angle lens on the camera, so I got a pretty good view of it. Garry did too. People just stopped in their tracks and stared. You don’t see sunsets like that very often.

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  2. Some very gorgeous photos here – the roses, the bridge, that heron, folks just messing round on the river. Lovely. Today we are having a heatwave – Mediterranean hot, and certainly too hot to go outside. Phew!

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    1. We have a heat wave scheduled — according to the meteorologists — at the end of the week. But so far, I’ve only needed air conditioners for one day this year. Otherwise, it has been very comfortable. I could live with this weather ALL the time!

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