Around the Yard and Red River

The morning sky looked interesting yesterday morning.  We could actually see the sky instead of just the smoke that we have been seeing lately.

Morning Sky July 7
Morning Sky July 7

I am not sure if the dark ridge is still smoke or if it is actually clouds but I know the blue up there is real sky.  🙂

Also yesterday, while I was cutting up the pruned branches from my Mock Orange, I found a dragonfly firmly attached to one of the branches.  I’m glad I saw him before stuffing him into the yard bag.  It was a chilly morning, and he was not warm enough to fly, so I placed him and his branch in the sun to let him warm up.

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Dragonfly on Branch

A couple of days earlier, I got this picture of a Catbird on a dead tree on the bank of the Red River.  This time the background in the picture is smoke.

Catbird
Catbird

Back to yesterday and in my yard, I see my Rose is starting to bloom again.  Still lots more buds to come on it also.

My Rose
My Rose