Friday, October 13, 2017

Just a Few Extras

 #1 - raindrops at last---aaah

#2 - poke berries; The American Cancer society says all parts of the pokeweed are poisonous, particularly the roots.

#3 - snakes; it's good to be informed.

#4 - the dock tenants are starting to clear out for winter

#5 - this vessel doesn't need a dock


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Lazy Hazy Day of . . .

not Summer but Fall

While these two anglers became acquainted

I observed a school group arriving

Half of the group headed to the dock
For the Nautical Nature Tour

While the other half headed for a Nature Walk
But first they stopped at this shelter for a Nature Talk

So I listened in from the deck below  
 This was a beautiful 75 pound Coyote pelt.
It had been killed by a car.


Monday, October 9, 2017

A Good Random Fun Morning

A slow drive watching for
 'chippies' and squirrels
at the State park.

Random act of kindness
On the ready with the offer of a net.

A Guided Tour around the lake

The Good; The Random; The Fun

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Big Boy

Caster Bean Leaf
about 2 ft. across
 and Blossom
about 1 ft tall
the plant 7 1/2 ft tall


One Bean . . .

six words
One Bean Creates the Perfect Screen

Caster Bean

and an unintentional 'selfie'

The caster bean plant itself is not poisonous to humans, but the seeds are.


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Calcium Supplement?

This little pine squirrel lives in our wood bin
and escapes Lucy at every turn.

Lately he's been gnawing on this deer antler. (loudly)

While remaining on the alert for you know who.

Saturday's Critters

Friday, October 6, 2017

Reflecting on the Refleciton

The multi-limbed reflection on the left appears to be 
swimming toward the single limb 
and its reflection to the right.


Feeling Fall #5

Chestnut Tree

A bit of porcupine experience
Chestnuts are the fruit of a deciduous tree, which can be found on nearly every continent across the globe. 
Chestnuts grow on trees surrounded by a spiny shell. Inside the spiny shell is a dark brown, shiny nut, with a starchy center.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Feeling Fall #4

Thankful Thursday

Thankful this Thursday for the RG
and his love of growing things
from the tallest to the smallest.
Feeling Fall
A Fall recipe card, 
smooth  Ceramic Pumpkin 
and sticky Pie Dough
 Fresh homegrown apple dessert, mmm
(I better check the supply of vanilla ice cream)

tactile sensation - the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin; 
feeling, touch

taste - the quality of something recognized by the sense of taste 
or by this together with smell and touch


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Feeling Fall - #3

 Holly Berries for the birds in winter
despite the spiney leaves

tactile sensation - the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin; 
feeling, touch.

Outdoor Wednesday

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Swan at Sunset

Glimmer at Sunset

and Mr. Swan gliding along.
I don't know what aquatic plant this is (possibly invasive elodea) but
it reflects light in interesting ways.
(no photo editing)

Monday, October 2, 2017

Feeling Fall - # 2

A smooth homegrown Red Apple

tactile sensation - the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin; 
feeling, touch.


Feeling Fall

I love to feel the texture of this vase 
when I bring it out for Fall.

tactile sensation - the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin; "she likes the touch of silk on her skin"; "the surface had a greasy feeling" tactual sensation, touch sensation, feeling, touch.


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Hello and Goodbye

Our new buddy was waiting for Lucy and I
near the shore this morning.

He even waved his tail.

We also saw a flock of ubiquitous Canada Geese 
arriving for the day just after sunrise.

and a  young buck in the distance

Then as we walked down the shoreline I looked back
and Mr. Swan was following us.

And when we got in the car
he turned and sailed away.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Prima Ballerina

Thankful today for a butterfly ballet to remind me of the release of joy dance brings in mind, body and spirit.

Prima Ballerina

and her troupe

while it's not unusual to see a solo butterfly 
flitting around atMuldoon,
there were four or five of them 
feasting together on these zinnias
in a 'dance of the butterflies'

Keep calm and flutter on.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

L is for Letter and . . .

Letter Opener

 This is a 1947 letter to my Grandfather
from my family history files.

The letter opener belonged to my Grandmother
who was born in 1898 and died in 1987.

It is marked 'stainless steel/Japan';
probably mid 1900s.
While not necessarily an antique or collectable
it is a keepsake dear to my heart.

Joining ABC Wednesday

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Swan . . .

the largest of waterfowl.

This beauty has been flying solo

at the State Park

all Summer