Thursday, June 14, 2018

June's Beautiful Colors

The lake at our camp

Lupines along the highway at our camp, and I enjoy the blooms every year. 

Every June, we spend many hours outdoors and call them "alfesco moments". Lately we have been listening to a songster that sings from dusk to dawn. 
For you bird lovers, I am referring to the Wren. After pairing with a mate, the male takes the female to each of the nesting sites he has begun building. The female selects the one she likes and begins to fill the nest completely with more twigs. Then she makes a small depression at the back of the cavity which she lines with pine needles and grass for egg laying. Interesting to note, spider egg sacs are part of the make up of nest building. It's thought that they use the spider egg sacs to help control mites in the nest. The spiders hatch and eat the mites. 
This is entertainment for us a couple evenings a week when we are home. We hang out at the patio table until "blue hour" which seems to be around 9:00 p.m. lately. Cheap entertainment for us after the stress we endure with our jobs.

As you can see, I am easily entertained in my own backyard. And very grateful for that. 

Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. So happy that we finally have some warm weather and we can enjoy the nice evenings!! The lake looks relaxing!

  2. Your photo always inspire me, thank you for sharing!

  3. Happy colorful and peaceful pics Debbie..They just show how happy you are:)

  4. Beautiful, Debbie! Certainly worth the wait after a long winter!

  5. Such beautiful photos Debbie! I love your MKC vignettes :) There is no place like home, I agree!

  6. I love your photography Deb, just gorgeous. Your back yard is a perfect place to enjoy the blue hour and a drink. Happy Father’s Day weekend.......

  7. Very sweet post. Loving the candlelight. A great place to relax, dine and enjoy nature.

  8. Beautiful June photos, my friend. I'm easily entertained, too, and hang out on my patio every evening. It's so peaceful!
    Thanks for sharing the info on the wrens, as I didn't know that.
    Enjoy your blue pretty! xx

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  10. It must be wonderful to see wind lupines along the highway. So beautiful! Love all of your lake and al fresco photos, Debbie, especially the blue hour and blue flowers :)

  11. Have never thought to use that candlestick for flowers- so clever!

    1. I try to get every penny out of my MacKenzie-Childs candlesticks :-)

  12. This post brought back memories of our summers at our cottage on the lake in Maine. It was so pleasant having dinner outside in the evenings. Enjoy your relaxing moments.


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