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Saturday, April 30, 2022

Not my tulips


 These were planted at the visitor center at Arthur, Illinois.  

Friday, April 29, 2022

Visitor


 I came home from a couple of errands this morn.  I went outside later and looked for her but could not see her anywhere.  So, I cleared my throat loudly, and gave my poor imitation of a squirrel barking, nothing.  So I was looking at my phone before getting up and coming inside.  I looked up and there she came.  She definitely has babies.  Just not sure what tree they are in.  

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

From Billie Creek Village


 I so wish that log cabin was mine...it is at this place called Billie Creek Village east of Rockville, IN.  It has been completely closed for a while.  I think they are finally getting ready to re-open.  It was closed before the pandemic.  I have not been there in years.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Monday, April 25, 2022

Young coons...


 A couple of young coons in this photo, but there were three of them.  I just could not manage to get a good shot of the three of them together.   This was taken in October of 1994....

Sunday, April 24, 2022

She's all decked out in her finest...

 


I take almost this exact same shot every year...so why should this be any different.  I love dogwood blossoms in the spring, then in the summer I love the shape of the tree.  And I like their leaves while green, but what a show they do but on in the fall!  I feel like I get double the value.

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Patience required


 I have to be patient....but I am already wondering if my hibiscus have survived some or the bitter cold we had this past winter.  They are always so slow to start growing that every year I think I have lost them.  The very first year I planted one, I did lose it to the terrible winter.  One of the Nurse Practioners said her mom had lost a rose that she had had forever .  This year was not as bad as that one, but we did have one or two nights where it got below zero.

Friday, April 22, 2022

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Twins?


 I do not know for sure but I honestly think these two are twins.  Mama seemed to accept them both.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

My neck!


 My neck hurts just looking at Copper.  Poor boy.  He is worn out from a hard evening's playtime.  Photo from my daughter.

Monday, April 18, 2022

Not frightened


 Turkey Vultures never seem to be too easily frightened.  They are slow to fly, and when they do, they do so in a leisurely manner.

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Walking away


 I saw these as I passed through the strip mining area on Friday.  I did not get much of a chance to photograph them because a truck was coming a bit too fast and stirring up so much I wanted inside with the windows rolled up.  Where they had not been paying much attention to me, they went on into the woods with the noise of the truck.

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Friday, April 15, 2022

Profile


 I don't care how many times I see Great Blue Herons in trees, they will never feel like they belong there.  And I even know where a rookery is...I know they do.  They just seem so ungangly.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

We have lift-off


 It could be a little sharper, but I still like it.  It is an old shot...from 2013.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

In the neighborhood


 I see this little lady every now and then.  She will come to me, but I don't see her often.  I have no idea where she actually lives.   I usually have pecans for her.  I always scan the area for her when I go outside and just had a few minutes before.  I was bringing in groceries and happened to glance down at my feet and she was in and out and around me...I don't know how much she had been following me.  I 



Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Sunset on the prairie


 I am not sure that the eastern side of Illinois is prairie, but it sure is flatter than east Tennessee.

Monday, April 11, 2022

How about this?


 I would love to go back to this cemetery if I could find it.  

Sunday, April 10, 2022

A work of art

 


This was at a cemetery here in Indiana...one we came across several years ago.  It had some of the most ornate headstones.  I think this one is just gorgeous.

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Interesting photo

 


This is from the archives.   I am not even sure what these are.  They are growing up from the roots of a maple tree we had taken down several years ago. It is a cropped portion of the one and only photo I took.

Friday, April 8, 2022

Crown Vetch


 This is another of those subjects that I always take photos of at every given opportunity.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Red-bellied Woodpecker


 I miss feeding the birds....I miss the photo opportunities.  And what's more, they are just simply fun to watch.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

The Mound


 I haven't a clue as to what The Mound means...I wish I did.

Monday, April 4, 2022

Sunset


 This makes me think of a song with the lines:

Well, the stage was set, the sun was sinkin' low down.


I know what song it is from...do you?

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Blondie


 We saw it once several years ago, but in all the times we were by there we never saw it again.  I  think it is the one and only 'blonde' skunk we ever saw.

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Me and my reflection


 This photo is heavily cropped.  I am not sure of the identity of this bird.

Friday, April 1, 2022

Soon....

 


I was actually meaning that soon we will be seeing killdeer nests in places they should not be.  This one was in the road.  But my second thought that soon after the photo there would be little killdeer.
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