June 2017 ~ Here we are in October and I’m still sorting pictures from June. That was actually the last time we did much walking around the park and ponds so I’m sure there are many changes since Hurricane Irma paid a visit to the area in September. We were gone most of the summer and now I’m hesitant to venture through the woods to check it out because I’m afraid of what we’ll find.
The pecan tree in Earl Johnson Park looked like it might produce this year after none last year:
I stalked a butterfly for a while:
Cattails at the water’s edge:
Back in our yard, the lotus Doug gave us last year was productive:
And we had loads of lady bug larvae in the bamboo:
We spent the first two weeks of June on the island of Dominica. This rain-forested island with hundreds of waterfalls has been one of our favorite Caribbean islands both for the scuba diving and the topside scenery. There is a resident population of Sperm Whales just off the coast – you can see the city of Roseau in the background.
Unfortunately, the island was devastated when Hurricane Marie made landfall as a category-5 storm last month. All that green in the background? Stripped by the storm. We have friends who lost their businesses and livelihoods. Others who lost their homes. I know many people are suffering from donor fatigue, but if you can manage, I urge you to send whatever you can to help Dominica.