June 12, 2015

Random Shots, Early Summer

people tubing

It's summer already and the world looks green here! I've got five random topics here for Willy Nilly Friday but they relate to summer, which happens to be the theme of My Town Shoot Out this week.

1. Outdoor fun! The first picture shows some folks reading to go tubing at a boat landing in Front Royal. The South Fork of the Shenandoah is shallow there as long as it's not flooded by recent storms.

2. Outdoor eating! Frank loves ice cream and frozen custard, and hot weather means more little shops are selling it.

3. Sudden storms! Summer storms sometimes start suddenly and pass quickly. This one kept me in Walmart for an extra 15 minutes because I had not carried my umbrella with me. It was a dramatic thunderstorm and left dramatic clouds and wet pavement. I'm sharing this shot with Skywatch Friday.

4. Festivals and Fairs! Last weekend we went to a garden festival at Belle Grove. We bought iris plants and day lilies and a few other things. I photographed the 4-H booth because it hold sentimental value for me. My first job was working to start a 4-H program in Alexandria, Virginia.

geese5. Birds are raising their babies! Goslings and ducklings are being watched over by their parents at the lake. These babies are well-behaved and their parents keep a close eye on them.

These geese have orange beaks so I'm sharing their picture with Orange You Glad It's Friday.
Have a great summer, if that's what it is in your part of the world!


  1. I love the goslings and the ducklings! They're so cute.

  2. Tubing is fun, my last tubing adventure was at Harpers Ferry. I love the cute goslings and ducklings. Great shots. Enjoy your weekend!

  3. I love the little baby birds. I haven't seen any on our pond this summer, not babies, not adults. Wonder where they are?

  4. It certainly looks like a lot is going on in your world.

  5. Awww....cute shots of the goose and her babies!

  6. The geese are unusual- we just see the Canada geese here.

  7. Frank and I know what's good about summer! Tom The Backroads Traveller

  8. These are great summertime shots. I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

  9. I think you portrayed summer here perfectly.

  10. We have a mama duck who has 14 ducklings. The poor thing has a hard time keeping track of them.

  11. these are great summer pictures! reminds me we need to go tubing soon! thanks for linking linda and have a great week!


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