Saturday, June 27, 2015

Weekend Butterfly - Pearly Eye

Pearly Eye
satyr butterfly, also called brown , a group of delicate butterflies in the family Nymphalidae  that are abundant during summer months in the woods and grasslands of the United States and Europe. Adult butterflies have brown wings with a span of 5 to 6 cm (2 to 2.4 inches) and conspicuous circular markings on them. These false “eyes” on the wings may serve to frighten or distract predatory birds.
Some of the best-known satyrs are pearly-eye butterflies. Northern pearly-eyes (E. anthedon) are found mainly in the northeastern region of the United States and in Canada, from central Saskatchewan to Nova Scotia.
Weekend Butterfly

Along a Rural Road

Cute little turkey poults

Nothing Ugly about Common

Taxi down the runway
 Ready for Take Off
The Common Whitetail is one of our most frequently seen dragonflies. It grows to about 1 3/4 inches long and has a stocky body. Males have a chalky white abdomen which makes them easy to identify. Males also have a broad, dark brown band in the center of each wing. 
Common Whitetails live just about anywhere there is water, including lakes, ponds, marshes, rivers, and streams. They occur in very large numbers at beaver ponds.
Common Whitetails are perchers, meaning they often rest on logs, rocks, low plant stems, or even on the ground. Males are very territorial, guarding an edge of water 50 to 100 feet long. They are constantly active, perching only a short time before continuing to patrol their turf.
Camera Critters

Friday, June 26, 2015

Skies over PNC PARK

Arrived early in the rain.
Rainy view 
Game delayed one hour but we have ponchos and will wait it out.
Just seeing this skyline makes it all worthwhile
What an added blessing.
Play Ball!!
and play, and play, and play.
Thirteen innings and past midnight.


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Here and There this week

1.  In light of all the rain
Trickling streams are making a statement.

2.  The dampness has brought these mushrooms.

3.  Excursions with family visiting from Arizona
took us to the Foxburg Wine Cellars and other fund stuff overlooking the Allegheny River.

4.  And more Family Fun despite the rain
complete with a rainbow.

5.  Now, back to normal 'atMuldoon'
(whatever that is)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Fences on File

Since we are busy making memories with family this week, my fences are from an outing to Put In Bay, Ohio a few years ago.

Put-in-Bay is a village located on South Bass Island in Put-in-Bay Township, Ottawa County, Ohio, United States The bay played a significant role in the War of 1812 as the location of the squadron of U.S. naval commander Oliver Hazard Perry. The village is a popular summer resort and recreational destination. Ferry and airline services connect the community with Catawba Island, Kelleys Island, Port Clinton, and Sandusky, Ohio.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Rainy Days

It seem rainy days are the norm right now
so here is some of the beauty it creates.
Beginning to venture into manual camera settings.

 This one reminds me of a water slide.

Large leaves; large drops.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Solitary Siloes

While out snapping barns I began to notice several siloes

standing alone

Siloes, without their barns

(raindrops are extra ;)
Our World Tuesday Graphic

Monday, June 22, 2015

PA Rhododendron

Rhododendron native to Pennsylvania bloom in early summer.
In the wild they can become bramble like
and when out walking or biking one might wonder
if there is a black bear lurking behind them.


Although some species have not been proven dangerous, it is well to consider all members of the laurel rhododendron-azalea group of plants as potentially toxic.
(I didn't know that)
Mosaic Monday