August 31, 2018

August Ends On a Nice Day.

1. It was hot today but we had a breeze this evening and sunset was pretty. To accompany this Skywatch scene, allow me to share a quote from Aretha Franklin, whose life and music were celebrated today.
"Music does a lot of things for a lot of people. It’s transporting, for sure. It can take you right back, it’s uplifting, it’s encouraging, it’s strengthening."

2. I found a memorial worthy of today's Black and White Weekend photo. This is in remembrance of the tragic 911 attacks (of Sept. 11, 2001) and also honors first responders. It is in Elkton, Virginia, and was designed by Liz Workman and constructed by Rick Workman in 2011.

3. These flowers with a butterfly are my contribution to Floral Friday, along with the next picture.

4. Zinnias are reliably colorful. (Bloggers, if you have an orange-themed photo, link up with Orange You Glad It's Friday.)

5. My photographer friend Nancy mentioned she would be passing my neighborhood so I invited her to stop by. I showed her and her husband around the community.


  1. Fabulous shots of sky and flowers!

  2. Always good to have friends stop by.
    Great photo of the butterfly, and I like zinnias, too!
    The 911 Memorial does look good in black and white
    Interesting sky!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. I like the stark simplicity of the 911 memorial - very evocative.

  4. ...Linda, a lovely late summer collection. Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you enjoy the weekend.

  5. Super post and I love that you have added Aretha Franklin's quote. Great photos!

  6. Love the butterfly, are those flowers garlic chives? Take care Diane

  7. Love all the photos but love the butterfly the most. cheers, Nora

  8. Didn't August zoom by!
    Lovely selection pf photographs here, especially the butterfly.

    Have a good weekend, and happy September wishes.

    All the best Jan

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  10. a beautiful sculpture fo a sad event

  11. Beautiful shots of the flowers and the butterfly.


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