Lazy Days

It is not yet halfway through July but, maybe due to the recent dryness, in some ways it is starting to feel like those late summer days when all is done.
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The swallow in the woodshed, along with all other birds busy with their second brood, would not agree as they try to squeeze maximum life from the season.

After kaleidoscopic changes the meadow is starting to look dry
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But new shapes still appear
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and the Ringlets are joined by a burst of Veined Whites
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We feel a bit as if golden sunflakes are covering the ground,
as if we are basking in the sunshine of a by gone afternoon

as we watch the bees leave the hive
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to sip at the Lake
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where the Diving Beetle lazies
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and
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even the buzzard appears lazy as it glides through
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For Bert lazy is the norm
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We use lazy days to prepare for dark days
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