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Friday, October 14, 2022

Just popping up a post...

 I just found a couple comments a couple nights ago....thought I best pop up a video.  It has been a hard summer.  Hubby has felt really, really bad a lot of the time.  When I cut back his meds he started to improve.  Then had something else happen and he was put on a much too strong antibiotic by an ER dr. and ended up feeling terrible again.  He is doing pretty good right now but other changes are in the air.  I am trying to work my mind around it.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Not enough time

 After being MIA for approximately three weeks, Sweet Pea came for a little visit today.

I honestly felt like she was as glad to see me as I was her.  She has lost some weight.  She did not seem to feel bad though.  I am hoping she starts the regular visiting again because she is a bright spot in our day.

I think this will be my last post here for a while.  Hopefully, I will be able to return to it soon but right now it is just too much.

Monday, June 27, 2022

More from the swamp area

 Another close up...of some kind of sedge I believe. It has only been a couple of weeks and I am ready to go back and see what else is showing now.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Blooming now

The milkweeds were beginning to bloom at the swamp area last Saturday.

Friday, June 24, 2022

From a distance

 They were far enough away till I did not know they were turtles till I zoomed in.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

After the bloom

 Remember what I said about the wind in a previous post?  Every time I tried to photograph this, the wind would start.  I am luck to have got this at all.  

Monday, June 20, 2022


 I love the flower, but look at all the prickly things on the stem.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

A favorite subject

 Any time I get the chance, I photograph thistle.  As usual around here, it was hard to get a shot because of the wind.  And it is not something one can reach  out and hold steady.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

First dragonfly session of the year

 Roger asked if I was wanting to go somewhere...I jumped at the chance to be out for a bit.  So headed to what I call the swamp area.  Even though I did not see a much wildlife, it was soothing to my soul.  There were lots of these dragonflies.  For the longest time, they were continually on the move.  As I stayed there, there were a few that started to cooperate.  

Friday, June 17, 2022

Painted Lady

 I am resorting to the archives part of the time...this one is from 2008.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

From my yard

 I have been seeing a House Finch off and on.  I do not know if it is just one single one that comes, or if there are more.  But I only ever see one at a time

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

From my son-in-law

 Our son-in-law sent me these yesterday.  For all you birders, what kind of hawk is it.

It is banded but I cannot see all that it says.

It was on scaffolding where he works.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Out to pasture

 I bet cattle and animals in general are glad to see spring and summer come.

Monday, June 13, 2022

I miss the day....

 I so miss being able to go out to the strip mining area and see these Short-eared owls in the fall.  I think it has been 10 yrs. since I last saw one.

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Lucky shot

 The lucky part of this shot is the background...almost as if a spotlight on the bird.

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Mourning dove

 I took three or four photos of this dove and they all have this weird you see what I mean?   They were taken in the middle of the day.

Friday, June 10, 2022

Another Dickcissel

 I cannot resist trying to photograph one when I am given the opportunity.  Before the land was being farmed at the strip mining area one was always in sight and within hearing of one.  Now they are not quite so numerous. 

Thursday, June 9, 2022


 Chickens are one of my favorite things to photograph...

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

I wish

I wish two things in regards to frogs:  I would love to be able to capture one sitting on a lily pad.  I am always too slow getting my camera up.  And second, I would love to capture one when it is croaking.  

I am hearing the tree frogs here at home, but have not spotted one yet.  

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

This year's first butterfly photo

 This is not the first butterfly I have seen, it s just the first photo I have taken.  And this is a cropped photo.

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Friday, June 3, 2022

Thursday, June 2, 2022



Every time I have a few to sit outside, I watch the robins...they are busy as can be right now.  

Wednesday, June 1, 2022


 I spotted this insect on the top of the grill.  I looked trough my lense from about 4 ft away....then I got up and stood right on top of it almost.  I took this and was trying to get a better view of it but it flew!  I think it is wild loking.  Not sure what it is...but I really think it is a mosquito.

Edited :  Sandra and others  identified this as a type of fly. A  delphina picta fly.  Also called a picture wing fly.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

What kind of sparrow?

 I thought when I first snapped the photo that I was getting a house I don't think so.  My next thought was Chipping Sparrow?  I just really am not sure.  

Monday, May 30, 2022

Singing, but not in the rain

 I thought I might as well post the last photo of this Dickcissel.  

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Saturday, May 28, 2022


 I like the background almost as much as the flowers.  

Friday, May 27, 2022

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Sing to me....

 Though she looks like she is talking to me, she was just as happy as could be.  Singing at the top of her voice..

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

An actual new photo

 I decided to run through the strip pit area on Tuesday...just to see if I could see anything.  Saw this little cutie.  a female Dickcissel I am pretty sure.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Something different...

 I suggest clicking on this, preferable right click and click to view in a new tab,  I think it is so strange.  It is the side of my grill where you set your tongs, etc.  Where rain drops had beaded up.  I happened to notice it as we headed out one more last week.  

Monday, May 23, 2022

Meeting house

 This is the Meeting House at Spring Mill Pioneer Village in southern Indiana.

Sunday, May 22, 2022


 My peony is full of blooms...this is from another is full of blooms this year as the photo below sort of shows.  The colors make it look like two different peonies but it is the same one.  I have never had a camera that I felt captured its real color.

Saturday, May 21, 2022



My wisteria is not like what my mom had, nor any other I have ever seen.  The blooms remain in a tight  group, even after they are all open.  I still like it, but not like I like the ones where the blooms are loose and hand down.

Friday, May 20, 2022

Gradually changing?

 Sometimes I am sure this one's color is getting lighter...other times I think it is just the way the light hits it that makes the color look different.  Whatever the facts of the matter, it sometimes looks almost black.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Frilly girl

 Unlike all my other irises, this one does not seem to multiply.  I planted 3 bulbs many years ago and I I still have just 3 of them.


Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Another iris

 They are all blooming will be showing samples of some of them.  I photogaphed them with my phone just as it was beginning to sprinkle.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022


 This well cared for home looks inviting.  Though I am not so sure it is a home...notice the the little sign beside the door?  I tried expanding the view but still could not read it.  Also,   Whatever it is used for, I like the red porch.

Monday, May 16, 2022


I don't know about you but I think Santa and Mrs. Claus might live here.  But then again, someone else might think it belongs to Hansel and Gretal.  

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