I am not confused by the dappling of the paths and lawns. That’s the way the shady part of summertime looks. My problem is entirely grammatical.
Sunshine lessened through summer leaves IS or ARE dappled?
I keep thinking the “sunshine” is collective and should take “is,” but one of my three grammar fixers will always disagree with me. I was pretty sure I had the whole present tense issue locked up, but as it turns out, it’s more complicated than that.
How does anyone actually learn English when even the “machinery” used to check it can’t figure it out?
Getting past the grammatical confusion, I’m glad I took some wondrously leafy photographs last week … or was it just a couple of days ago? Time is fleeing past me so quickly, I don’t know whether I did whatever it was this morning or a week ago.
Just so you know, there are lots of dappled horses and you can lessen anything that was at one time (or another) bigger. I just don’t know if I have any dappled horses or dogs, though I have ridden and kept many dappled creatures.
I thought the Columbine was finished for the season, but they seem to have come back again. Everything seems to be going around twice. Crazy weather, crazy garden. Crazy world!
So today, let’s take another look at the Columbine again. Because I love the color.
Right now, the weather is as perfect as the weather ever gets. It’s comfortable and warm.
I didn’t have to cut the grass myself. It helps me appreciate it more.
Apparently, the long, cold winter gave the flowers inspiration. They are growing like crazy.
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.
I was wondering how well the geraniums would do on our deck since we don’t have a lot of sunshine. Answer? Fine, thank you. I grew geraniums like this in Israel in full and incredibly hot sun … and they will also grow here, in dappled shade.
I guess you can grow these pretty much anywhere. I haven’t tried growing them inside and I suspect that probably wouldn’t work out. But you never know.
I am permanently lost, so every time this challenge comes up, I take it personally.
I’m good with maps, back when they published local maps that showed the actual streets in town.
Mostly you can buy atlases, all of which show the main roads, but not the ones we are traveling.
This time, it’s something old, in color.
Lacking cathedrals and mansions, we’ll have to settle for just old things. Like me?
Okay, not me.
Something else, but what? How about the old mansions along the dock in Rockport, Massachusetts. This picture was taken at sunrise on July 4th, at five in the morning.