The land, the plants and the animals are fat and sassy with good times as Kentucky slips into the last, lazy days of summer.
That's especially true at historic McConnell Springs, where Lexington was named in 1775.
If you had wandered the springs' walking trails this week, you might have bumped into a deer family; seen bumblebees and brightly colored butterflies exploring the wildflower blossoms; and watched dragonflies dart and hover over still water where a red-eared slider (that's an aquatic turtle) peacefully floated.
The warm days will end all too soon. But the last of the summer wine, 2014 vintage, can be savored for a while yet at McConnell Springs on Rebmann Lane in Lexington.