Sunday, October 30, 2016

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Winter Crowd

is gathering

 Nuthatch

Chickadee 

House Finch
Table for Two please.


Joining Saturday Critters w/Eileen

Friday, October 14, 2016

Skywatch - 14 Aug 2016


Maid of the Mist




The Whole Story


Friday's Hunt 
  • 'P'
  • Week's Favorite
  • Whole

'P'
peek-a-boo
House Finch

'Week's Favorite'
A little fluff
It reminds me of the Swing Ride at a carnival.

'Whole'
One Whole Egg
Recipes sometimes call for 1 whole egg.
Have you ever tried to adjust a recipe and achieve 1/2 egg?
I have and it's a pure guessing game. 

I guess this counts
for those who are watching their cholesterol. 




Thursday, October 13, 2016

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

On the Same Wave Length

Commander Oliver Hazzard Perry's
Battleship Flag - War of 1812
Presque Isle, Lake Erie, PA

Also at Presque Isle

Shared Philosophy
Never give up and keep plodding along


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A Misty Fall Morning and . . .

a duck on a mission.




Comfortable

around humans
at Presque Isle Pennisula, Lake Erie, PA

Ring-billed Gull
Familiar acrobats of the air, Ring-billed Gulls nimbly pluck tossed tidbits from on high. Comfortable around humans, they frequent parking lots, garbage dumps, beaches, and fields, sometimes by the hundreds. These are the gulls you're most likely to see far away from coastal areas—in fact, most Ring-billed Gulls nest in the interior of the continent, near freshwater. A black band encircling the yellow bill helps distinguish adults from other gulls—but look closely, as some other species have black or red spots on the bill.




Secluded Neighborhood


Misery Bay

 In 1926, the Perry monument was built to commemorate Oliver Hazard Perry on his victory over the British 
in the battle on Lake Erie. 
The monument is a 101 feet (30.8 m) obelisk 
located at Crystal point on Presque Isle.






Perry used the peninsula’s Presque Isle Bay as a place to build six of nine of the ships in his fleet. This location protected the men by creating an obstacle for potential attackers who would have to travel around the peninsula to reach them.

 A replica of Commander Perry's battle flag.

The small bay near the tip of the peninsula was named Misery Bay, Many hardships took place there after the battle, 
in the winters of 1812–1814. 




Saturday, October 8, 2016

From the Outside

Looking In

The sign is on an easel just inside the door
with the outdoors reflected in the glass.

Ah, There They Are

The Elk were being illusive that day.

And we had begun to think these ones 
at the Elk Country Visitor Center
would be the only ones to see that day.

They are a mighty beast.


But the minute we stopped looking; there they were.

Two young bucks having lunch.

  • Keep a Safe Distance — Elk are wild animals. Always observe from a safe distance, and at the minimum of 100 yards (the length of a football field). Risk of serious injury or death can occur if a safe distance is not observed. If you cause the animal to move, you are too close.
  • Do Not Block Traffic — When viewing elk from your vehicle, park completely off the roadway or view elk from designated Wildlife Viewing Areas.
  • Respect Private Property — Elk know no boundaries. Please respect private property when viewing elk.
  • Be Mindful of Rutting Season — Mid-September through October is elk mating season. During this time bull elk are very protective of their harems and can be extremely aggressive.
  • Do Not Feed Elk — Feeding elk in Pennsylvania is illegal.