Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Wildbird Wednesday 092315

A Stand Off

Cardinal: 'Sskkkt!' (I had never heard a bird hiss before)

Sparrow:  "Whatever"
  

 'I'll be back' (ala Arnold)
 
Sparrow 'I win' 
'yum, this stuff is good.'

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Catching Light 092115

Unplanned captures are sometimes the most fun.

Was working on family research and looked up and saw this.
A shadow on the left and reflection on the right.
Note the cattails from the garden pond
over my shoulder in both reflections.


 
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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Scavenger Hunt 092015

1.  Birds
Empty Nesters making plans for the winter? 

2.  Beach
Had to 'scavenge' for this one. Borrowed from my DIL


3.  Bridge
Roberto Clemente Bridge from PNC Park
Home of the Pittsburgh Pirates


4.  Bottom
The bottom of my paternal grandmother's egg basket
Nearing the century mark.

 

5.  Butterfly

Rarely see a butterfly in a maple tree.
It was trying to elude the crazy lady with the camera
 
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Monday, September 14, 2015

Catching Light 091415

Light caught three ways.
Direct, Translucent, Shadow
 
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Mosaic Mon - Judith - 091415

And So it begins -
Autumn in western 'P. A.'
 
The Sumac always reminds me of a flock of cardinals perching.
 
 
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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Scavenger Hunt 091315

1. A Pile . . .

 
One thing is fairly certain in our area.
If you put a shovel in the earth you are going to find sandstone;
small and large. 
 
 
2. Starts with 'A' . . .
 
Maybe the RG should think about supports for these limbs. 
 
 
3. Remember . . .
 
 
 a rose bush transplanted from my Mom's garden.
 
4.  Strength . . .
 
If God brings you to it; He will see you through it. 
 
5.  Solo . . .
 
 
 
This single rose appeared in our window about eight feet from the ground a few years ago.
I like the effect of the photo through the screen.
 
 
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Saturday, September 12, 2015

I'd Rather B Birdin 091215

This little lady hasn't migrated yet.
Maybe due to the high temps lately.

 And while it appears she is hiding from me
the truth is she may have found something
tasty in the corn.

One day this week I glanced out the office window
and spied some turkeys.
Just as I was retrieving my camera, the boss came in
and said: 'get your camera'
He had seen them too and knows me so well-haha.
 There was a second young one
but I couldn't catch them all together.

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Saturday Critters 091215

A couple garden pond captures this week
 Two goldfish apparently feeding on algae
at the base of a water lily.
 
Half in half out of the water
A cooling maneuver on a Hot day.
 (but would an amphibian notice?)
 
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Friday, September 11, 2015

Floral Friday 091115

Lady Nature transitions to her Fall wardrobe.

 Stonecrop Sedum
Stonecrop Sedum
Sedum is a hardy perennial that comes in varieties that grow low or in a mat-like fashion or varieties that grow in a taller upright fashion. Taller varieties are nice as specimen plants or grouped together in landscape beds. Sedums are low maintenance, but varieties that grow upright should be divided every 3-4 years to help maintain compact growth. Bloom time is late summer through fall. Grow best in full sun. Hardy in zones 3-9.

 
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Skywatch Friday 091115

Things were brewing in
the western P. A. skies.
 


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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Black and White Wednesday 090915

Welcome - a word of kindly greeting or reception;

as to one whose arrival gives pleasure.

 
A cast iron 'thrifty find' by the RG. 
 
Trying to use the tri-pod more often for clarity
and experimenting with manual settings.
 
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Wild Bird Wed 090915


  As we headed back to the dock
on a hazy Labor Day morning
my Pal the Osprey was fishing as well.
Soaring

and hovering;
on the outlook for the perfect breakfast.

then off he went without a catch.

Like I tell the RG;
that's why it's called 'fishing' and not 'catching'.

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Outdoor Wed 090915

On a hazy Labor Day morning as we approached the launch;
this White Tail Deer mom and young one stepped out.
And proceeded to cross the road.
But apparently someone was missing 
 So back they go to locate the wanderer
After launching and while trolling the shoreline for bass
we spotted these three Wood Ducks basking in the sun.


The temps rose quickly and we headed home about 10:30 a.m.
after a short but relaxing outing.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

ABC Wed 'I' 090915

'I' is for Infinity
Infinity (symbol: ) is an abstract concept describing something without any limit
 
I'm not sure this is a precise sample of infinity
but it is the first thing I thought of when I took the photo.
I seem to relate it to a 7th grade art class.
 


Monday, September 7, 2015

Scavenger Hunt 090615

 
1.  Supplies
  We had a large window removed
from our family room.
My project for the upcoming week.
 
2. Shadows
 Morning sunlight and shadows atMuldoon
 


3.  Something I want.
A few accessories for future photos.
 
 
4.  Open
An open book to
identify a recent butterfly photo.
 

5.  Posed
One of Lucy's daily poses saying
'it's time'
 
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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Big Ego

I just sat down and this 'monkey'
proceeded to give me the 'what for?'.
 


Pine Squirrel
Pine squirrels, Tamiasciurus species, are small tree squirrels with bushy tails.
The name Tamiasciurus comes from the Greek "Ταμίας" "Σκίουρος" for "hoarder squirrel".
The American red squirrel should not be confused with the Eurasian red squirrel, Sciurus vulgaris — both are usually just referred to as the "red squirrel" in their home continents.

 
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Catching Light 090715

Sometimes light is captured.
 
Sometimes light captures.
This is a mystery.
There is no direct line to the east side of the house
from this room on the west.
I think it may have come from the car windshield
into the house and bounced off the t.v. .
 
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