Saturday, July 11, 2015

Just One Barn

Took several this week but only sharing one. 
Clean Lines
Perfect Color Palette
A Special Treat
for just a 'drive-by'.



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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Papilia Glaucus

Sighted in a Western PA. State Park, USA
Fluttering hungrily amongst some Canadian Thistle.

Weekend Butterfly

Worthy Watchdogs

These 'Ghosts' free range on a homestead in our area.
 Guinea fowl are valued as one of the best exterminators of pest insects, making them a compliment to a backyard garden.
 Pest Control
Growing up they would come from the neighboring farm
and station themselves under our spruce trees
and start 'talking'.
My little brother was afraid of them and called them  'ghosts'.

Friday, July 10, 2015


This culprit has been taunting and alluding me for weeks
Friday as I was taking water shots,
I heard the usual '1' croak and then silence.
It's been hopeless, so I continued concentrating on the waterfall.
Then as I made my way around the garden pond . . . there he was.
Spying on me through the leaves all along.
Earring or Tattoo?

Six Words Friday 071015

Garden Pond; Sparkling Water; Soothing Sound; 

My Memory Art six word fridays

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Good Fences 070915

Weds. evening excursion; Lucy and I
Watch for the barn in a future post.
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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

A Care-Free Summer Bloomer

A Care-Free Summer Bloomer - Perennial

 Balloon Flowers
The balloon flower, Platycodon grandiflorus, name comes from the resemblance of its buds to a hot air balloon. Before its buds unfold and reveal their starry petals, they inflate into little balloon-like balls

Monday, July 6, 2015

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Hail, hail the gang's all here.
Butterflies aren't the only ones attracted to milkweed.
 Honey bees
Japanese Beetle and Housefly
The beetle is probably more interested in the leaf
and the fly, well just sunning  itself.


Mosaic Barns 070615

Four more barns
snapped while out looking for fences last week
The vertical construction of the silo caught my eye on this one.
I just noticed the lettering on the barn.
At one time it said 'Ruby Twin Lakes' with a hex sign at each end
But I don't think that is what I am seeing here.

 Without some attention to this barn,
the silo will be joining my collection of solo siloes.
Wonder how many seasons it took
for the ivy to cover this one.
Mosaic Monday