THE CHANGING SEASONS – JUNE 2019 – Marilyn Armstrong

The Changing Seasons, June 2019

I took more than 2000 pictures in May, but June, not so many. Part of that was taking down the bird feeders. I really miss the birds. I got a few bird pictures early in June before I emptied the feeders. I didn’t realize how much I counted on being able to take great pictures without driving somewhere or even trekking outside with the camera.

Mourning Dove

But on the other hand, Rich Paschall came to visit from Chicago and it was great. To finally meet someone you’ve known online for many years was a huge treat. Despite it raining the entire time he was here, we still managed to get outside to take some pictures.

Mostly, it has rained. We are hoping to paint our deck. Owen power washed it, but we need two days of dry weather and then a third to do the painting. We have yet to get three non-rainy days in a row. We live in hope.

The pictures which follow are mine and Garry’s, taken whenever and wherever it wasn’t raining. We tried to cover as much territory as we could. Not bad, all the wet weather considered!

Rich, Marilyn, and Garry by the Blackstone Canal
By the Blackstone in Smithfield, Rhode Island
Tom and Ellin, Marilyn and Garry in the Marina, Connecticut
Birds and Squirrels

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 Su-Leslie’s post, she can update it with links to all of yours.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Opinionated writer with hopes for a better future for all of us!

21 thoughts on “THE CHANGING SEASONS – JUNE 2019 – Marilyn Armstrong”

            1. Since it’s just Garry and me, bought a mini-oven that I use most of the time and it’s cut our electric bill by half. The air fryer is also working out to be both great for making foods that are usually guilt-laden, but now aren’t — and it doesn’t use a ton of electricity. So really, I only use the stove for the stovetop unless we’re having company.

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  1. So much green — I guess you have the rain to thank for that.
    I’m glad you managed to get out and about, and to catch up with friends. Hopefully those days carry help carry you through the rainy, indoor ones.


        1. No, the siding is slate grey, but it’s got green mold growing on it. There’s green mold on pretty much everything. Between the floating green pollen and the intense volume of rain and humidity. Everything is growing like mad, though, so I guess that’s good and we sure aren’t going to run out of water this year!

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          1. That’s good. We have survived on water tanks in the past and everyone run out at the same time, so there is a real juggling act trying to order and take delivery before the rush.


    1. Summer is usually bone dry. By now, all the signs are up telling everyone to NOT water their garden or wash their cars. For the past two years. there have been more rainy days than sunny ones. Good thing there’s no climate change, eh?

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          1. I did not hear THAT!??

            I did however hear of the heatwave coming up from the Sahara and France recording it’s highest temp ever on record… 114.7F 😓

            Meanwhile my country claims it is meeting it’s paris agreement targets but is actually INcreasing it’s CO2 emissions at the moment from 2015 levels… hang on to your seats were in for a bumpy ride.


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