Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Wild Bird Wed.

Linking up with Stewart here 
http://paying-ready-attention-gallery.blogspot.com/

These pictures are from 2013. The brown thrashers have nested here for many, many years. Last year they arrived exactly the same time as usual at my feeder, in April, however, no babies, no signs of what happened other than the fact the black rat snake made his /her rounds about the trees & bushes & perhaps he ate their babies as they laid eggs as soon as they arrived & made the nest.   Sadly, last year in May is when I lost my husband too. This year...no brown thrashers at all, not nesting close to the feeder anyhow. The snake was here-earlier at the end of May-but there was a nest of coopers hawks & I pray they feasted on the snakes as I have not seen a snake since ...may the circle of life return here again. There are almost no catbirds, don`t see any robins around, the usual cardinals & chickadees weren`t wiped out, thank you dear Lord... so sharing the last time I had the brown thrashers feeding their little ones in June of 2013.

Monday, August 10, 2015

yellow cabbage butterflies

Pictures of the yellow cabbage butterflies pooling in mud over at Wadel`s farm. These butterflies are actually a pest, feeding on the farmers cabbage & mustard plants.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Sat.`s Critters

I took my granddaughter to a place that sells ice cream & sandwiches this week so we could see their deer. The guys were still in velvet, the white buck`s horns look sore, perhaps he was rubbing the velvet off.
Linking up with Eileen http://viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.com/here for her meme on Sat.`s critters.

we only saw 1 fawn 
goldfinch bathing as we ate at the picnic table
and that`s what he thought of all the picture taking

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Wild Bird Wed.Red-bellied woodpecker

Two young cooper hawks have been hunting together over my property here in the woods & all the birds are on high alert, especially this red-bellied today. The picture of the hawk is poor, they are so fast I couldn`t get a good shot.
To share your own wild birds, go to this link.
http://paying-ready-attention-gallery.blogspot.com/
looks like he has something in his beak


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wild Bird Wed.

Today is the day to link up with Stewart & many others here http://paying-ready-attention-gallery.blogspot.com/ to include your wild birds, today I have a great egret, eastern bluebird, & purple martins .I was able to capture all of these on a short road trip with my friend, Cathleen.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Sat.`s critters

This is my 1000th post! Sharing some horses with you today , for Eileen`s critters. Go to this link to share yours & visit other peoples critters.http://viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.com/

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Sat.`s Critters

Cathleen
wheel to spin flax into linen
this girl was amazing, no knics on the sheep & she was so fast
blued eyed alpacas are deaf
llamas & alpacas only have bottom teeth
a flaxen haired girl getting the flax ready to spin
felted
Mia smelling my roses
I am linking up here with Eileen for Sat`s crittershttp://viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.com/ Last week my friend, Cathleen & I went over to East Berlin to the handspinning & weaving school , The Mannings, to view the fiber animals & watch various processes of making different yarns & crafts. Here are some of the animals there,plus a few extra pictures ...
angora goat