Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Summer

This week, Amy is kicking off a month of seasons with Summer for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. What would summer be without a trip to the Chicago Botanic Garden.

In my own garden, summer means dragonflies, flowers and butterflies. Heavy rains and fierce winds knocked a lot of plants down yesterday, so I will be spending some time in the garden propping things back up.

And finally, I had to include this scene, captured as we took an early evening boat ride around the lake on the 4th of July. It seemed so typical of a summer day with everyone, even the dogs, enjoying the sun and taking time to sit back and relax.

24 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Summer

  1. Sue, I am so thankful that you post pictures that bring smiles and laughter and joy. It feels good to forget about the rest of life for a few moments and just take in some beauty and nature. Thank you.

    • Thanks, Deb! It certainly has been a strange year with not too many light-hearted moments, so it’s all the more important to enjoy those moments when they do come. It was good to see everyone making the most of the holiday. And the pink swan was definitely a bonus.

  2. Absolutely lovely photos…you’ve definitely captured the whole meaning of Summer with your colourful flowers, bright butterfly and dragon fly and of course a pink swan…what else! Thank you.

  3. Thank you for the tour of Chicago Botanic Garden. Love your beautiful garden photos. What a fun spot of the boat ride! 🙂

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