Saturday, July 18, 2015

A Touch of Whimsy

A fun barn to come upon
 
With its stone foundation
 A touch of whimsy 
 And a cupola
 

 

A Gift

By Friday I was lamenting my lack of
a new butterfly/moth this week.
When I arrived at the office I noticed
yet another leaf stuck on the side of the building.
But wait, that's not a leaf.
As I took a closer look, I knew I had been handed a gift.
 I have never seen a moth this big
 
 
 Tucked it in a box to show my co-workers
 Then released it to fly again.
SATURNIIDAE
Polyphemus Moth (Antheraea polyphemus)
spotted in western PA.


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Rise and Shine

My choice of this week's top shot from my camera.


The lyrics to this song came to mind
when I saw the sun rising through the leaves.
 
♫ Rise and shine
And give God the glory, glory
Rise and shine
And give God the glory, glory
Rise and shine
And give God the glory, glory
Children of the Lord ♫
 
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Saturday Birds

 
 Stopping by to say 'hello'
"good morning RG, how's the catching?"
 
 
"See ya later."
 
A better 'fishing spot' from across the lake?
"hey RG, you should try it from here"
 
And a quick 'fly by' from our pal the osprey.
 
 
 
 
 
Spied this young Catbird and surmised
it had taken a bath and was
'fluffing' in the sun to dry.
 




One of Those Wonders

...Glory in the Morning
Morning Glory
Most morning glory flowers unravel into full bloom in the early morning. The flowers usually start to fade a few hours before the "petals" start showing visible curling.

I'm always fascinated by the sunshine in the center
when these 'glories' are photographed.
 
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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Outdoor Wednesday 071515

Spied this little gem on the way to
the Waterfowl Observatory at our local State Park.


 
 
 
 
The RG didn't say 'pick it' so . . . no sautéing this one.
 
 


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

They're Back

The first family of wrens had departed a week or so ago. This past week I noticed two sparrows going in the house and each exiting with an egg which they proceeded to drop on the ground and begin to peck. Upon investigation they appeared to be wren eggs. 

Nature does what nature does in the pecking order (pun intended) but the sparrows have several other choices out and about the yard and this house is designated for wrens.

So the RG replaced the front of the house with a smaller wren sized hole

and within 24 hours
a new couple had returned for a second nesting.

 
 
 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Photo Review Surprise

Imagine my surprise to find this little honey amongst the Canadian Thistle when reviewing the photos I had taken while capturing an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail for Week-end Butterfly.
 

Shine the Divine

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Mosaic Waterfall

Playing with my camera at the Garden Pond
 Falling Water Jewels in motion
and shutter speed and aperture to pick up the action.
Viewing through a shrub.
 
 
 
Mosaic Monday