This is what our daytime sky has looked like most of this summer. Like this or even thicker with clouds. The mornings have often started out quite lovely...and then the clouds rolled in. But I do admit I'd prefer this over drought.
Clematis virginiana (botanical name of virgin's bower) is a native vine that grows high and flowers prolifically along the edges of woods and streams throughout central Ontario. I LOVE it. In a couple of weeks the seed heads will look like hairy, hence another common name: old man's beard.
The robin flew right by me to alight on this skinny chokecherry shrub. Most humans don't like the taste of these cherries but robins find them irresistible. So appealing, in fact, that even though I moved in to get this shot, the robin took no notice. But then a group of boys came along and the robin flew away.