I was finally able to get a decent photo of a Bee…Yippee for me! I see all you other nature bloggers capture bees and bugs so well…I have been trying to emulate you..and finally I was successful.
Meet Mr. Bumble. I watched this fellow for a while..
CENTAUREA Macrocephala : YELLOW HARD HEAD He had to work pretty hard to get down to the pollen.
I took this video of him working his way around the flower.
Mom and Dad have allot of interesting plants in their garden
hen and chicks
My Dad grows Bonsais ..must have at least 100 of them. Good thing we got rid of one garden…one less thing to take care of.
Dad likes plants that are exotic looking..this one smells heavenly.
brugmansia The veggie garden, is doing well..but would be much happier with a little more sun.
The weather has been overcast and rainy for over a month. Yesterday was an exception..warm and sunny. Here’s wishing for more sunshine!
Until next time…check out some more notes
on nature by clicking on the flower below.
Had a very busy day yesterday. See where that plastic is on the right hand side of the drive. Here is the plastic. A few days ago we took out a garden that was here, to make it easier for my parents…one less garden to weed. We also wanted to enlarge the drive to make room for our cars in the drive.
Jeff and I call ourselves the Migrant workers..when we stop at friends or relatives..we like to give a helping hand.
Oh..look who’s watching
Star likes to sit in the car and observe
I grew up in this house..I was three when we moved here..50 years ago.
Yikes..here comes the gravel truck..I’m thinking..where is all that gravel going to go and who is going to spread it ??
Don’t hit my House!
Dad watching the gravel being dumped
It was a scorcher today…Wow look at the clouds!The
finished product..after some raking, shoveling and plowing with Dads plow..
I think I lost ten pounds in water weight..and I didn’t stop there…mowed the lawn too!
Tomorrow I rest. ..oh maybe a little weed whacking..
The Orioles have been eating the Grape jelly like crazy. Mom filled up the 2 Starbucks cups three times today! The adults feed the fledglings and now some of the fledglings are eating on their own. Mom says that last year, when the fledglings were old enough to take care of themselves..they all stopped eating the jelly and left.
Five at the at the feeder.
its is a Grape jelly Palooza!
Jelly filled bills
Oh Catbirds love grape Jelly too.Looks yummy…But its getting kinda low….have to put my face way into the cup.They all want the
Jelly gobs of it!
Thought some of you might need to cool off from the heat wave in parts of the USA.
My sister in NC has had some very hot weather…This ones for you Sicksta! I know you don’t like the cold…but here is an ice cube for your hot!
October 2, 2002
October 3 2002
Crater Lake, Oregon
I Hope this coolness soothed your soul …
Goodbye Micheal and Farrah…Rest in Peace
For more Skies around the world
Click the picture below
We are here in Ct. parked in Mom and Dads driveway for a bit over a month.
My parents love to watch birds in their backyard, and have many feeders out.
I will take more photos later this week of Birdie activity.
This particular feeder is very active…Grape Jelly!
A few people were interested in the feeder…My mother sent the link
The feeder is on sale now! 20 dollars off.
See ya later..more backyard birdies to come..
in the meantime check other bird posts by clicking the picture below.
Yeah that’s us. The Crazy family..and we like it that way!
Weed covered rocks wet with salty oceanSparkle their hues of green , smells of salt And decay
little diamonds sparkle on water..
Weed and shell meet. Creatures of the oceans sand.
Move…in slow motion.. Attach themselves to rocks and weed, feasting, living, breathing,
Hearts of Green Blues that glow Treasure pieces and pirates bounty
For more notes on nature click on the photo below..
One very nice day last week we took a day trip to Good harbor Beach in Gloucester.
We packed our chairs, brought the binos,scope and here we go.
A small inlet on the south side of the beach, shallow water where Parents bring small children to play.A beach locked in by rugged rocks on the north and south side of the beach.
This is the the rocky area facing south..with amazing home built on it. This is the beach…facing north..see the rugged rock beyond the beach with the houses built above it?
This is the part of the beach facing east and the ocean…notice its not the dry sand if photo above. This is the area where high tide fills in..so most beach goers put their chairs above this area. Walking further north..note the rocky edges…more amazing homes. There is a small island off the beachYou can walk the little strip at low tide. Watch the tide..unless you don’t mind a swim. This photo taken from the island looking north west. A nice place to relax…look at a few birds ( gulls for us that day)
And explore the beach for treasures
Stay tuned for Beach Treasures!
A Ct. outing in the works for Saturday July 11th.
Looks like starting point is Milford, Ct.
Luke from Under Clear Skies has volunteered to be our guide for the day.
This is what he suggests for the day.
I would suggest (depending on how long people want to go for) to start at the Connecticut Audubon Center in Milford and work our way from there. I’ll do some work on the tide times for the day which will help work out when is best to hit that spot and others. Milford is great for migrant peeps (what a joy I hear you thinking). Also good for other shorebirds, terns etc though and local spots should produce a nice array of birds such as YC Night-heron, Boat-tailed Grackles etc etc.
The list of attending Bloggers so far
Bev from Behind the Bins and Murmuring Trees
Christopher from Picus blog
Dan from Nature Observances by Forestal
Larry from The Brownstone Birding Blog
Steve from lightshedder.com and
Ingraham’s Pic of the Day
Jeff and myself
may be attending
Nick from Shorebirder the birding journal
Birding Dude from Birding Dude
Please spread the word.
Spouses and significant others welcome.
Children..up to you.
Dont know if people will want to bird on Sunday as well…Jeff and I wont be able to…but feel free to make plans for Sunday…I will post them when I know if there is interest.
In the works..is a Birders who Blog, Tweet and Chirp meets Birds and Beers.
Birds and Beers is Birdchicks get together In MN. So if you will be in the Minneapolis,St. Paul area the weekend of August 14th we will do some birding and some beering!
Lynne from Hasty Brook
Ruthie J from Nature Knitter
attending and the list will grow..
If you would like to attend either event..add a comment and I will add you to the list.
stay tuned to my blog for further details.