Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Wednesday Links 072915

 Watched it ripen from my swing.
Just can't beat a fresh home ripened Tomato
As I drove to work and saw these hay bales I was reminded of
the snow donut phenomena which was new to our area last winter.
It took the tiger lilies to bring in the hummingbirds this year
This one reminds me of the stance of Mighty Mouse
from the old Saturday morning cartoon.

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Bullfrogs Chose To Stay

Last Saturday the RG partially drained the garden pond
for some needed maintenance.
In the process,
the location of the two resident bullfrogs came into question.
I was glad to text him Sunday morning,
while he was fishing a Bass Tournament for charity
'catch and release',
that both frogs were present and accounted for.
The smaller of the two
 Seems to be enjoying its Sunday Brunch 

And the larger of the two
Billie/Bertha? stared me down.
 Joining Michele for

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Nature's Handiwork July 2015

The bud of the hibiscus reminds me of a strawberry
created using piZap - free online photo editor 

Welcome back Judith
Joining Mosaic Monday


Weekend Butterfly 072515

Bog Fritillary
Sited: Western Pennsylvania


Same Sighting; Same Butterfly; different landing spot.


Bog Fritillary - Boloria eunomia 
Wide ranging from the upper Great Lakes and northeast through most of artic Canada.
Joining Week-end Butterfly

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Spied Him

Have been hearing a Mockingbird everyday
outside the business where I work.
Finally spied him
 on the tippy top of an electric utility pole.
Singing his heart out.
Joining Anni for The Bird D'Pot

I Spy

This barn doesn't fit my criteria as a unique barn
but it is special for one reason.
Can you spy the critter that make's it so?

 The RG travels this way from time to time
and told me to watch for this cutie.
He says it is in the same spot every time.
It was there in the morning when we drove by.
It was there in the afternoon when we returned home.
The angle of the photos is due to me snapping it
with the camera turned backwards out the window;
with the LCD screen rotated as we sped by.
So I was quite thrilled that I caught my subject.
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Spied this fella or lady on my lunch break this week.
I'm calling it Punxsutawney Phil's kissin' cousin 'Chuck'.
since we are only a couple counties away
from the town of film fame - Ground Hog Day.
(the RG will not be happy to discover our new resident)

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And a couple random captures.

 'Billie' attempting to blend in.
Linking with

Thursday, July 23, 2015

First Time I Stuck My Foot

Most of my photos are taken outdoors; concentrating on nature.
For my first 'Stuck Foot' post I decided to share where it all comes together
So planted my foot in the center of 'my room' (as opposed to the RG's landing zone, the family room)
Direction #1 
From this direction you see a set of shelves that hold:
Family pieces
County histories - 1883 and 1927 for my family research
More history books including my parents high school yearbooks
My mother's sewing chair with a hidden drawer.
Direction 2 
This is the spot I stand at for what I call
Senior Exercise aka Wii Bowling ; )

Direction 3
The T.V. tuned to my favorite Major League Baseball channel
(had to wait awhile waiting for this screen :)

Direction #4
(had to really twist for this one)
The 'pulse' of my blogging (and where I telecommute from my job sometimes)
Note that the Stuck Foot blog is up on the screen
Do you see my 'Downton Abbey' bell on the wall?
That was fun
I'm linking with Loose and Leafy for July

Morning, Noon and Night

This Morning Glory continues to flourish.
(Notice Lucy on Chipmunk/Squirrel surveillance
and the reflection of her observation field.)
  Night (evening)
And the cycle begins again
 With a soft landing zone for a spent bloom from the night before.
Linking with Floral Friday

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


Snapped this fence on a Sunday drive to Pymatuning State Park
when we stopped for lunch at a cafĂ© in Jamestown, PA.
The building could use some sprucing up but not bad for 1856.
 It appears to be serve several community purposes such as
selling Gelato on Sat. & Sun. and apparently hosts 'Ghost Getaways'.
That won't be on my bucket list.
 The wood trim around the windows are actually built-in shutters which unfold to allow for privacy.
To learn more about the history and features of the Gibson House (especially something about Mark Twain and his pajamas) go here:
Come on out from behind your fence and join Theresa at 
Run a Round Ranch for:

B is for

B is for Beetle
So beautiful; So destructive, Sigh

B is for Backyard Birds