The summer has flown by. And yet time stood still on so many of those long days. I have been more busy than I have ever been, balancing family, MFA work, connections with community, and the occasional freelance article. It's been an incredible summer, in many ways, and I am ready to settle back into the stability of routine. So here are a few late summer photos from my backyard, with hopes that they will inspire you to step outside and see what lurks in your own backyard.