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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Goldfinch


 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?

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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:

SEPTEMBER

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 me...it 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

Lotus


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

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Dragonfly


 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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