There comes a time in the summer when the lazy, hazy days are over. Always around the first of August, the animals, insects and plants begin to change their attitude toward "Get Ready for Winter". The squirrels are really into the pine cones and hickory nuts, then running up to the nest to store everything! The insects are laying eggs as the plants are going to seed. The natural world prepares for the cold days ahead. Though we have many hot days to go, it is accompanied by the promise of Fall Relief just around the corner. Time to prepare Your Nest also! Around here, we are preparing for the arrival of the Hummingbirds. A few are here early. If You are on the Texas migration route, get your feeders out! Your photostudy is from a walk around the July ground. Enjoy!
New Buds Popping Open Like Popcorn (Near East Crape Myrtle)
From the Google Index:
Next, we have mating ladybugs:
Latreille, 1807 
Physical appearance[edit|edit source]
Pears are still hard!
Soon there will be pear pie and pear butter! Yum!
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time!