Sunday, May 31, 2015

Inside and Out


Scavenger Hunt Sunday 053115

First time so here goes:
(thanks Ida)
(archive ;)
1: Together - 42 Years
2: Black & White
do they still have photo booths?
3: Flower
in our garden pond

4. Grass
with our little backyard bird
5. Abstract
Grandson #3's Artwork age 2 1/2


What Fun!

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Signs of Summer

A couple hints that Summer is on the way.

As I was composing this page 'For the Beauty of the Earth' began to play in my mind.
"For the Beauty of the Earth . . (vse2) tree and flower"

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Critters 053015

One of our yard bunnies
While watching birds, the RG said nonchalantly,
 'don't step on that snake'.---yipes
Fortunately she slithered into the water
This is not a moth sticker
I didn't know quite how to take this picture
It is the underside through a window.
  Guess I need to learn more about Macros
Is that right?

Back Yard Birds 053015

Following Anni's lead of a few weeks ago
and organizing some photos into collages
This is our sassy pair of wrens
in the merry month of May
They've quickly become like members of the family
Mighty Mites
Thanks Anni

Friday, May 29, 2015

Willy Nilly 052915

#1. A morning ride around Lake Arthur
 Honey Locust reaching for the skies. So fragrant
correction: Black Locust (thanks, Tom)
#2. The horse or the car? 

#3: atMuldoon we have a Fringe Tree
So fragrant

I could stay under there for a long time taking deep breaths
#4.  A daily reminder on our porch.
#5.  Evening shadows
Around Roanoke

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Snowman in May?

Who would create this in a rural setting?
Someone with 'vision';
knowing these were located nearby
  • an Interstate Exit
  • a Riding Stable
  • A Family Campground
  • A major Riding Trail in the State Park
  • A Boating/Fishing Dock
Isn't it GREAT!
I love the seating area at the back; facing the farm.
This thing is Bigger than Life and only appears after
cresting a hill on the road.
Relate it to the ice dispenser on the left; similar to the ones 
we all see outside convenience stores.
Won't our eight year old grandson love this
when they visit next month?

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Outdoor Wednesday 052715

Chickens are fascinating creatures.
Such a variety of feather colors and pattern.
I can't help myself.
Why did the chicken cross the road?
To get to the other side.
Outdoor Wednesday: Click on the picture below to learn more... 


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Wildbird Wednesday 052715

Spied this Great Blue Heron in the distance
and hoped it would stay put.

Jumped in my vehicle and headed
for the observation deck.

I see you and you see me.

Nature Notes 052615

Libellula incesta, the slaty skimmer, is a dragonfly of the skimmer family, native to eastern United States and southern Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick. Adults are 5.28 cm (2.08 in) long. Mature males are dark blue with black heads. Females and juveniles have brown abdomens with a darker stripe down their backs. Adults fly from June to August.

First of these I've seen.


Monday, May 25, 2015

Mosaic Monday

 This is from last year and except for a few minor changes
this year atMuldoon is the same.

Lavender Cottage

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Blue Monday 052515

A couple samples of Nature's Blue on a Sunday morning drive to the local state park.

Been watching for a Red Winged Blackbird
to let Theresa at Run A Round Ranch know they made it north.
Just didn't expect to find it on a dock.
So pretty against the blue water.

This is a box intended by the state for bluebirds
But it appears an irridescent blue Tree Swallow took up residence.

It reminds me of something alien in a blue space suit.
Smiling Sally