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Here are scenes from the season that, this week, do not include flowers. Don’t worry: our bouquet will return next week. Please send your photos to

A peacock is out for a stroll on a country road near Onemo in Mathews. John Bass of Onemo captured this escapee in the act.Lunch and a rest: a hummingbird comes to stay at the home of Jeanne Williams of Hallieford.A mud turtle enjoys a meal of blue crab; photo is by Diane Rubin.PHOTO BY LINDA TJOSSEMTwo outstanding images of birds by Linda Tjossem of Hayes. At left, a juvenile bluebird is sheltered from the rain on Saturday, Aug. 7. At right, hummingbirds at her porch feeder.

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