Saturday, August 8, 2015

Short on New Birds This Week

Needle in a Haystack
or
Feather in a Field
Any Guesses?
The RG has an idea.
For now our story is
the Pirate Parrot stopped by
and we're sticking to it.
(black & gold -  Pittsburgh MLB Team ;)
 
Joining Anni for I'd Rather-B-Birdin'

Seem to Like This Spot

 
 I've been watching these two on the farm across
from the business I work at.
They seem to favor this particular spot of shade.
 
Donkey
 Most donkeys, regardless of coat color, will have dorsal stripes and shoulder crosses, dark ear marks, as well as the "light points" - white muzzle and eye rings, and  white belly and inner leg.
Leg barring ("garters" or "zebra stripes") may be present as well.
Small dark spots right at the throatlatch, called "collar buttons" are a good identifying marking and occur occasionally.
 
I love learning; don't you?

Joining Eileen for Saturday Critters
and
Camera Critters

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Calling for Rain

Traditionally referred to as Little Robin Red Breast,
my eyes tell me they are orange
This was taken in our English walnut tree at sunset.
It was singing it's heart out for rain.
 



Joe Gets Around

Joe-Pye Weed
Joe-Pye (I don't call it a weed) grows abundantly in our area.


Eupatorium purpureum
It’s a great addition to nearly any garden and a must have for wildlife lovers,
attracting a multitude of butterflies with its sweet nectar.
Joe-pye weed flowers were named after a New England man that used the plant medicinally for helping people with typhus fever. In addition to its medicinal properties,
both the flowers and seeds have been used in producing pink or red dye for textiles.
the flowers have a light vanilla fragrance that becomes more intense when crushed.
 
 
Linking with Floral Friday

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

White Pickets Fences

aren't what they used to be.

But they still add their own charm
 
This one is kind of nondescript
would have been better from the front of the house.
 
Charming blue cottage and white fence
Probably built post WWII
 This is now a VERY busy commercial intersection
I wonder how long the house will remain?
 
And a nice cape cod sporting its fence.
 
Took these from my cell while in transit so . . .
 
Jump the fence and join
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Summer Blossoms; Summer Skies

 



 
Linking with Susan for
and
NC Sue for
 

Trolling Along the Lake Shore

Me with my camera.
The RG with his fishing poll

 Snapped this gull right after a pontoon went floating by
Guess the captain couldn't read.
 
Trolling along the shore; Peek a Boo

And then there were three.

 
 
Uh Oh company.

We'll be going now.

Moving down shore and heard rustling.

And to round out the evening
 
 
Fly on over and join Stewart
 

Monday, August 3, 2015

Dead Trees Standing

I've used the word tenacity before in relation to nature and again the tenacity of these trees year after year never ceases to amaze me.
 
These are three dead trees I pass often each week.
 The RG has been commenting on this one for several years
and its ability to stay standing
 
The greenery on and around this one
is from neighboring trees.
 

Each one retains its unique personality.


Linking with
and

Blue Monday

Hit the jackpot at the flea market. The thrifty items offered had moved up a notch this week.

Found these eight items
and a couple include 'Blue'
 
Thinking this pretty stained glass ornament
with the 'Blue' iris will look
nice on the bathroom window.

This 'Blue' striped crock could be used in multiple places.
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions, sigh.
 Total - less than $15.00
You can't beat 'controlled' Thrifting ; )
~~~~~
 
Blue Moon July 31, 2015
When a full moon occurs twice in one month
it's called a 'blue moon'.
 
Blue Heron - Blue Sky 
 
 
 
Nice to be joining Sallie for
Smiling Sally