Say Goodbye August

Gorgeous sunrise, it's going be hot again today. 


I almost walked into this spider hanging off the porch eave. 


Black widow? I don't know.
 I'm going with dead spider.
Yea, he's toast.  


It's so quiet I can hear the boys munching grass.
Pond is still looking puny, but better than it did last year at this time. 


I hosted a funeral dinner this week and my dh sprayed the porch off...
 just enough moisture to make the Texas Sage bloom out.
I can hear all the bees buzzing.  


I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  The grand's hog show season has started,
and the mama of the one LUCKY pig is about to give birth again.  We are all wondering if she will have more than one baby this time.  


56 comments:

  1. It's so hard to believe how time is flying and that we are about to bid August goodbye and say hello to September. Personally, I'm ready for some cooler weather and to be able to go outside without passing out. I need to be able to lose myself behind the camera and have some time off from all the stress of this entire year, so far.

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  2. Oh your photos are magnificent.Have a nice weekend. B

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  3. Beautiful purple flowers I love to hear bees buzzing....spiders, not so much.

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  4. Great set of photos to say goodbye to August. Can you believe it's almost autumn.

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  5. Summer is flying by and I'm ready for cooler weather -- sometime in October! Beautiful photos -- except perhaps the toasted spider! ;)

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  6. any and all spiders i meet are toast... I call bob to toast them for me most of the time...the only good spider is a dead spider.
    i would love to hear quiet that i could hear munching of grass. we live in town and it is never quiet, not even at night...it is amazing what a little water will do for plants. we have had a lot of rain and our whole town is blooming and bright green.

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  7. So good to see you 'here' ~ Beautiful photography ~ awesome sky photo ~ carol, ^_^

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  8. That spider looks like something out of a horror movie; glad it's toast...The horses as well as the Texas sage are gorgeous shots...I am sorry about the death but it was kind of you to host the dinner....We will be listening for the results of the pig birth...maybe more than one this time....

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  9. Best wishes to the grands. I love the TX sage blooms. We pressure washed the house and killed a few spiders this week too. Hope you all enjoy the long weekend.

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  10. That spider pic is rather cool ! Loving the purple flowers though . Have a great weekend . Miss seeing ya at my place.

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  11. I thought that first picture stunning but I am also weak for any horse shots. I am not amused how quickly these months are disappearing. Mercy.

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  12. aww. poor spidey. our pond is shrinking every day. these over 100 degree days are syphoning it away.

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  13. Great photos and a great way to say goodbye to August. I can't believe it's September already.

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  14. Smukke billeder men edderkoppen kan jeg godt undvære ;-)

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  15. What a spider! I wouldn't want to walk into that one. All these photos are gorgeous--the beginnings of a new day. Have a wonderful weekend, Terri!

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  16. I don't think it looks like a Black Widow. They are smooth and shiney and have the red dot. Glad it didn't get on you though. Hope you get rain for your pond soon.

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  17. So Texas Sage blooms after watering? Juniper shrubs here put out berries after a good watering. That's quite the view of that spider!

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  18. Gorgeous Texas sage flowers--love the color! Awoke to a beautiful sunny day--even nicer since we're had some refreshing showers off and on this week:)
    Blessings,
    Aimee

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  19. Wow - Texas Sage is beautiful! I'm with you on the spider thing - gone! Have a good weekend!

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  20. spiders of any kind r not cool n my book. ( :

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  21. Love this post. I would like to hear the horses happily munching.

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  22. Love this post. Your photos say it all.

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  23. Lovely images, the flowers and horses are beautiful. The spider is cool! Have a happy weekend!

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  24. Such wonderful photos. I have a new appreciation for the country life.. This City gal has been loving the peace and quite. Just wish we had TV... I really miss that. But I do have internet. YEA!!! Life is Good..

    Hugs~

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  25. I would love to sit in a silence that you can hear the horses munching....I will miss August. :)

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  26. All beautiful images Terri! Well except for maybe the spider but that shot would make a scary Halloween card.

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  27. Spiders are one critter that I don't mind squashing. Yuck! I love the photo of the horses and the pond. It looks so peaceful there! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  28. I love those beautiful purple flowers!!!!!!! So pretty.

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  29. Your photos are so peaceful and calming. The Texas Sage is lovely.

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  30. Beautiful shots! The first one is gorgeous! Cool photo of the spider...creepy, but cool.

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  31. Piglets -- can't wait to see Terri! Hope all goes well with the birth(s).

    Happy weekend to you and thank you for sharing at R5F this week. xo

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  32. i am soooo happy to see august go and welcome fall, with it's cooler temperatures and pretty colors!!

    your texas sage is gorgeous. the bees sure have been busy!!

    have a wonderful weekend terri!!

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  33. Terri
    Your photos are gorgeous!
    That spider-wow. Glad he's toast!

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  34. love the photos, and really like the one of the spider, very cool! i hate walking into a spider web. did it the other day, face first and brought the spider back in with me, yikes! piggies!! so exciting!!

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  35. I do like the spider photo, although I don't as well.

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  36. such a wonderful series.. even the spider :-)

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  37. A standout with that spider! Thanks for sharing your shots♫ My WTS: http://lauriekazmierczak.com/wired/

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  38. The silhouette of the spider is so striking! And I do not even LIKE spiders! :)

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  39. Beautiful Terri, but I am not ready for fall..... Michelle

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  40. I don't like spiders even if we don't have any dangerous ones here. The horses are gorgeous.

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  41. That sunrise proves it's worth getting up early!

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  42. What a beautiful sunrise and that toasted spider photo is unique.

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  43. A great selection of Photo's beautiful , Love them all really even the spider.

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  44. Wonderful post .... lovely shots.
    So glad I stumbled into your blog via "Random 5 Friday"

    Diane

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  45. Toasted spiders, my favorite kind! Thank you for joining in 'Weekly Top Shot #98' Hope to see you next Saturday for #99...

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  46. Very nice pictures Terri...... well done.

    Greetings from Holland, Joop

    http://joopzandfotografie.blogspot.nl

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  47. The horses are so beautiful! It's hot here, too....but we expect it in the summer months...and I love summertime! Enjoy your day!

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  48. Oh man, I love the horses in your photo! Beautiful! And I'm glad to see summer recede for once! Nice post. :)

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  49. Oh my, your dead spider does llok like a black widow. You really take amazing pictures! All of them are wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

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  50. Had to chuckle over the dead spider! :-) I LOVE my Texas Sage! It's such a beautiful shrub and I love how it attracts the bees, and just gives a soft lavender touch to this arid landscape!

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