What a glorious day! Alfie and I had a fabulous time at the local prairie forest preserve with the three B’s – birds, butterflies, and bees.
(Ok, and frogs, but I only like frogs at a distance! I have an unreasonable and out-of-control fear of frogs. It’s not so much a fear of frogs, as a fear of stepping on frogs. (Or toads.) Here's why: As teenagers, my brother and I were playing volleyball in our yard. I was foolishly wearing thin-soled slippers. Coming down from what was no doubt a tremendous spike, I landed square on a toad. I felt it squish under my thin-soled slipper. Ewww. My brother, being a brother, held the toad up by its back toes and let blood drip out of the its mouth. Ever since, well you can imagine. )
Anyway, today the frogs stayed in or near the ponds and Alfie and I enjoyed the late summer hum and buzz.
More pictures from the prairie.