Saturday, June 13, 2015

Just a couple

This youth apparently paid attention to his lessons
and is out looking for his own meal.

This Canada Goose finds a muskrat hut makes a solid base.


Cactus Bloom


They aren't all Monarchs

Life was meant to be lived.
Curiosity must be kept alive.
---Eleanor Roosevelt
Edit: Butterflies are becoming like Family Research. Just when you think you found a link,
 up pops other information ;)
This is probably a Comma rather than a Question Mark based on the light comma shaped marking
in the center of the underwing.
Up until recently I would have said
all orange butterflies fluttering by were Monarchs.
Isn't learning fun?
Camera Critters
Saturday's Critters

Thursday, June 11, 2015

One Big Puffy Cloud

This cloud was not threatening
and reminded me of a hot air balloon.
Sharing the wide open skies with

Good Fences 061115

Fresh Air and Sunshine are hard to beat.

Hi-di-Ho Neighbor

Don't be shy

That's better
Jump a fence and head on over to

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Wildbird Wednesday 061015

It was tremendous
It was outstanding
It was stupendous
It was glorious
Yep, It WAS and I missed the shot
An Osprey hovering in mid air
wings flapping
big SIGH.
Here's another one gliding.

Outdoor Wednesday 061015

Sweet Bay Magnolia
and Young Robin

Monday, June 8, 2015

Nature Notes 060915

Butterflies are self propelled flowers.  ~R.H. Heinlein
A new subject for me - Butterflies



some type of Blue ????
Feel free to correct my identifications
Just learning

Out For a Walk

Blue Reflection
The Blue Pole on this nesting box caught my eye
and then I noticed the reflection.
Blue Monday 

Mosaic Monday 060815

Water Flowers
blooming in the garden pond
Water Lilies & Water Iris
American Gold Finches and House Finch
Mosaic Monday

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Scavenger Hunt Sunday 060715

1. Season: Fall  - Brisk Temps, Wood Smoke, Deepening Shadows

2. What I'm looking at: Retirement - the next step in my journey

3. In motion: Wild Turkey - Balance

4.  It means a lot to me: My grandmother's necklace; a 1913 gold coin my grandfather gave her when they were dating.

5. Photographer's Choice: Lucy; an 'old soul' who teaches me much.

Scavenger Hunt Sunday 

Shadow Shot 060715

High Noon Apple Tree Shadow