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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

One man's trash...


One man's trash is another man's treasure....I do believe this to be true in some cases.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

From 2009

 Someone must have had access to a lot of pumpkins, etc.  I just loved this porch...if it were mine, I would use it a lot.  Our weather has turned cooler, and the breeze makes it too chilly to sit on ours now.  Though I am tempted to get a blanket and sit out there anyway.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Bursting out

 Another shot from the recent years, but still I just love it.   It is the way the evening light hits all those seeds/silk bursting out at the seams that I love.

Sparked joy

 I ran across this the other night while looking for something else...and it sparked such a good feeling, I just had to share it.

Sunday, October 17, 2021


 This is going to be a small quilt to hang on the wall.  IF I can ever decide how I want to quilt it.  I cannot even decide if I want to quilt it by machine or by hand.  I should do it by hand which would give me hand sewing to do at night.  The color of the border is not true though it is close.  It has a more fuchsia tone to it but it is still really dark in real life.  Meanwhile, it is waiting for me to make a decision.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

A different sort of gold...

They are just so pretty....the longer autumn lasts the happier I am.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Thursday, October 14, 2021


 Even petals on the ground are beautiful.

In the previous post from our granddaughter, I forgot to tell that she is not yet a teenager.   Just had to throw that bit of information in.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Always liked these.....

 I have always liked ornamental cabbage but never grown any.  This is also one of Lorelei's photos.  I did crop it a little bit.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Monday, October 11, 2021

Photo by Lorelei, my granddaughter

 She is not yet in high school and she takes awesome pictures.  To see some others totally different to these, check this post on my other blog.  They are taken with her phone.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Bumblebee on flower

I was quite happy with this is completely luck as the bumblebee was not still for over 2 seconds at any time.  It was busy, busy, busy!

Friday, October 8, 2021

White barn

 No matter how I try, I cannot get a shot of this barn that portrays it as it really is.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Jewel weed flower

 This was about as good as I could do on this...I did not want to fall in the marsh and with my luck lately, that is what would have happened if I had tried to get down closer.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021


 This is one of the very, very few butterflies I have photographed this summer....

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

A sign of the time of year

 We always know that fall is upon us when we see these blooming....

Monday, October 4, 2021

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Feather floating...

 This was back in late June...what kind of bird do you think it was from?  

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Friday, October 1, 2021

Blending in

After I got done power washing the north side of the house, I saw this and wondered what did I miss.  (I had my glasses off.)  I looked closer and saw that it was this tree frog.  It's the first one I have seen this year.

Thursday, September 30, 2021


 I feel like it is looking at me saying, "This is MINE."

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Flying low

 He was quite a ways below me...only snagged this one shot.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Monday, September 27, 2021

Birds in tree

 A quick snap of this group of birds on the way to the store and then they were gone.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Golden days...

 Am I the only one that thinks there are a lot of yellow flowers in the fall?

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Evening sun

 Even though you might think it is the moon, it is in reality the sun.

Friday, September 24, 2021

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Summer flower

 Another shot from July...taken at a backwater/swamp type area.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Ready for take-off!

 This was taken back in July.   I hope I get to see more,  but I would not bet on a chance to photograph any of them.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Wide open spaces...

 Who, besides me, loves clouds like this?

The photo in the previous post, Hidden Silk, is a milkweed pods gone to seed.  And the title Hidden Silk comes from the following poem:


by: Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885)

    HE golden-rod is yellow;
    The corn is turning brown;
    The trees in apple orchards
    With fruit are bending down.
    The gentian's bluest fringes
    Are curling in the sun;
    In dusty pods the milkweed
    Its hidden silk has spun.
    The sedges flaunt their harvest,
    In every meadow nook;
    And asters by the brook-side
    Make asters in the brook.
    From dewy lanes at morning
    The grapes' sweet odors rise;
    At noon the roads all flutter
    With yellow butterflies.
    By all these lovely tokens
    September days are here,
    With summer's best of weather,
    And autumn's best of cheer.
    But none of all this beauty
    Which floods the earth and air
    Is unto me the secret
    Which makes September fair.
    'T is a thing which I remember;
    To name it thrills me yet:
    One day of one September
    I never can forget.

Monday, September 20, 2021

Hidden silk...

 This is the first one of the fall for was taken September 8.  I saw one or two more, but most were still green.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Seed pod, pt 2

 The seeds look like some kind of eggs waiting to hatch.

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Seed pod, pt 1

 I always take their photo...every year, if given the opportunity.  For the longest time I had a much longer drive to see any.  Now they are about 5-10 minutes from me.

Friday, September 17, 2021

House finch

 Another shot from late June, a House Finch I think.  

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Little one

 This little turtle was only 3 or 4 inches long, at the most.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Dragonfly on log....

 This dragonfly paused long enough for me to get a couple or three shots back in June.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Mourning dove...


A Mourning Dove that I saw at the strip pit area one evening....

Monday, September 13, 2021

Gone now

 This was taken the end of July...we were by there the other night and about all that is left are the seed pods.  I am so glad to have some close by to photograph.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Little flower

I am not sure what these are....I always assume some type of thistle but do not know that for sure.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Approaching the end of it's season

This was taken back in July...the birds got most of the seeds.  Before they were all totally gone, the heads of the sunflowers totally disappeared.  I assume squirrels got them.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Its better side

 I am lucky to get a half decent shot of the Eastern Kingbird...they take flight so quickly.

Thursday, September 9, 2021


 They are in full bloom now...I always think they are so elegant.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021


 This is one of the few dragonflies I have photographed this summer.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Meet Jeremiah...

 There were several of them in this wet area....but could only photograph this one and one other..

Monday, September 6, 2021

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Day's end....

 Another sunset...I know.  But no two are ever the same.  I never tire of them.  Right now, my favorite place to watch the sun go down is blocked by corn that is about 10 ft. tall.  That is not much of an exaggeration either. 

Friday, September 3, 2021

Strolling along..

 This was taken a few nights ago...a big fawn...but there was another that was even bigger.

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