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Butterfly MorningHome Town Court House, Ben Stands WatchMissMissy Communes With HistoryMonumental Cherry Blossoms Remember This? Sunrise or Sunset?Bluebird of Happiness, Mr. & Mrs.Zinnia?June '06The Sentry On WatchLook At All The Buds!Lace In The DarkCuppa OneA Little Glow And A Lot Of Heat From The...... FIRE!!!Diminishing Perspective In Two DirectionsCourthouse Reflected In Heritage Center WindowsReflection Of A Shadow or Shadow Of A Reflection?The Power Of Faith.Peaceful Reflections, Downtown Sunday.Lasting Peace?Pine BabiesMountain LaurelFoxglove?RhododendronCheck out the shadow under the one on the right.Poison Berries?Playground AnglesRosey O'GradySSSSSS........BuZZZZZZZZ....Mural across from old Yankee StadiumFrom Battery ParkA-Rod, Jeter, and CanoAndy PettitteAnother Clock on Times SquareBright Fall FoliageBeautiful half hour hike in the woods followed by a picnic with my sweetheart. Great day!
"Every song has to end, but there's no reason you can't enjoy the music right up to the final note."This is Romanesco. DW brought it home from the farmers market. From what I gather, it's a cross between cauliflower and broccoli. Very strange looking, but very tasty. ðŸ™‚@KOSHIE1 'Scuse the noisy pic, but it's enlarged beyond where it should be in order to just get a look at the bird. It's the best shot I've been able to come up with as they are uncommon around here. Aside from the tuft and mask, the waxwing is pretty easy to tell from the cardinal, and yes, cardinal males are distinctly more colorful than females.Salamander eggs anyone? Went on a vernal pool hike today. Not very strenuous, but good activity and very interesting.These little Narcissus are only about an inch across. Everything is blooming here in Southern Pa which makes it a pleasure to take the camera for a long walk.There's a branch in the way, but still a good enough shot to identify the Eastern (Rufous) Towhee.Azaleas abloom!Dogwoods in bloom on the Mason Dixon Line...
Here come the maples:Now there are lilacs!The Honey Locust is a thorny proposition!The neighborhood is still blooming! Forty five minute walk.Photo walk cut short today due to raindrops fallin' on my head. Love the color of this tulip:Rediscovered a walking spot. They have several walks from a half to a mile and a half, but also outdoor workout stations like this:Spotted on a walk, tulips along a church wall:
Today's walk... pink snow? ... or where cherry blossoms go when it's over.Spotted a different kind of tulip on today's walk:A tiny mushroom forest spotted on the walk today:Azalea spotted on the walk today:During a hike around the Mont Alto campus of Penn State last week, we spotted this lion lurking about. He roars after the campus clock sounds the hour and it scared the crap out of both of us the first time we heard it.Seen on yesterday's walk. Anybody have an idea what they are? They're about an inch and a half to two inches across.Outdoor walk got rained out today, but here's an Iris from yesterday:
Slow walking today, but quite a few pix. Why they call it a 'Bleeding Heart'.From yesterday's walk because we had rain today. Don't know what this one is?
Kind of stark looking from one of the graveyards we pass through on some of our walksI thought my walk would get rained out today, but I made it almost two miles and it was very comfortable walking at about 50Â°. Here's an Iris all huddled up after the rain:Got my walk in between the rain drops yesterday. The locusts are starting to blossom:
Too windy for flower pix on my walk today, but fortunately caught some wildlife. I interrupted his dinner:
Revisited an old walking trail and it was a great day for it. The 'Dames Rocket' is in full bloom and we spotted a Kingbird which is kind of unusual for this area:We seem to have fewer ducks this year and this was the first clutch of babies I've seen this year. I spotted these on Monday's walk. I count eleven:
Went to the mountains for today's walk. Found these tiny mushrooms in a stump. They're only about 3/4 of an inch in diameter:
Another flower discovered on yesterday's hike. Anenome?
Fifty minute walk today. Saw this on the way:
Didn't get to walk today, but the Gazelle got a workout. Here's a walk pic from a couple of days ago. The variety of Iris we've seen this year is stunning!We've been visiting all the local parks we can think of for walking and many have large open area surrounded by trees which is ideal Robin habitat. This was the first juvenile I spotted this year. Although I took it with a long telephoto, I think I could have walked right up to him as he showed no signs of flying away. I think that flying thing is a little new to him?
Zigzagged through the raindrops on my walk today. Lots of tiny roses in this one:
I was Micky Mouse today on my walk, do you see him? Somebody put a bug in his ear.
Our walk ended at a small car show today:
Toured the yard when we finished our walk and the ants have abandoned the peonies for the milkweed. Now we're waiting for Monarchs.Long walk tonight. Got over an hour in.
White Campion Flower?
Did some greenhouse shopping and walking today. One had it's own pest control system:
The walk was cut short by rain and I had to do most of it on the Gazelle. I did stay out long enough to play with my new macro lens a little bit and I learned that insects are not anxious to pose for you. I think you can tell what this one is. I does keep me watching the milkweed for butterfly eggs, but so far, only ants:
Last evening was beautiful walking weather. Saw this new flower along the way. Anybody know what it is?
A pleasant spot for hiking and a picnic:
Spent extra time on the step glider today to make up for the walk getting rained out. Here's a flower from yesterday that I really liked the color of:
Got a walk in without getting wet last evening. I found this one growing in a new storm water runoff system installed by our municipality. Very pretty but I can't identify it:
Well, photography has forced me to learn a lot and this year is no different. I have noticed the ants running on the peony buds since I was a child and earlier this month I discovered them on buds of the milkweed flower as well. I've also noticed them on the trumpet vine but for whatever reason this is the first I've ever noticed them on the buds? Camera walks are fun and educational in addition to being good exercise:
Found the Bluebird of Happiness on our walk this evening. It's not the sharpest due to long zoom and low light, but thanks to DW's sharp eye I got a shot:
Exercised indoors last night, but did get out in the yard for some pics. From one of the hanging baskets:
Found on a recent walk, they might not be the biggest Hydrangea I ever saw, but they're in the top ten:
The walk got a little sweaty this evening as it was still in the mid-eighties, but we got nearly two miles in. Spotted this odd lily along the way:
It rained pretty heavily from about noon till two today and we thought we would end up exercising indoors. Well, the rain stopped and DW wanted to visit a greenhouse we had heard about but never visited. It was huge. We got our outdoor mile in by just walking around the perimeter twice. They even had an orchid room:
Did our exercise indoors today, but took a walk in the yard. I have a whole new source of pics after our trip to the greenhouse on Saturday.I only did a mike outdoors today and took no pics, but still shooting the backyard. We don't know if this one is a weed or what. We'll see when it blooms:
Another orchid from Saturday's greenhouse trip:
We kept the exercise indoors today due to t-storms and temps, but I still played in the yard a bit. The Pollinator Box is being overrun by Sunflowers and Squash:
The unidentified hairy lily has developed some kind of berries or seeds?
Went to a State Park for our walk this afternoon and found this guy among the wildflowers outside the Ranger Station. We actually saw two about the same size. They must be fairly new to the world as they were only about an inch and a half long. This shot isn't perfect as I had to use manual focus, but I was tickled with it:
From yesterday's hike, I see the Teasel will soon be blooming and the butterflies love them. We only got a one mile walk done, but then spent another two hours wandering around at a car show. Very warm both yesterday and today.Here's a common one from a previous walk that I've know for most of my life... Chicory. My great uncle was a coffee salesman back in the day when there was such a thing and his main brand was Luzianne, which bragged that it contained Chicory.The threat of rain kept us from our photo walk today, but I still played in the yard. The person who answered "Tiger Lily" to that unknown plant last week was correct as it bloomed today:
Didn't spend much time outdoors due to temps in mid-nineties, but I did get a few pics while I was out. We've lived here for over twenty years and have never seen ants in the house, yet every year they're all over the peonies then move to the trumpet vine and now the milkweed. They have a nectar route:I've only been visiting the outdoors for periods and most of my exercise has been confined to the indoors, but I still get my vitamin D and and a few pictures. DW found what I beleive to be a cicada 4th instar nymph exoskeleton. Prehistoric looking: "Tiger Tiger burning bright,
In the forests of the night:" Tried the onboard flash on a new small camera that arrived Saturday. We just had some storms and I think the temp is finally headed down a little, but it's still quite humid:
Completed my first outdoor walk in a couple weeks and then got rained on. Temps were actually below eighty. Caught this bee having lunch and what I thought was interesting was the shadows on the petal:
Walking was sweaty work today, but got a couple good pics. I liked the sun coming through this Canna leaf:Stayed indoors yesterday as the temp neared ninety and stuck to the Gazelle, stretching, and resistance. This one is from Friday, by any other name:Too hot to hike so I stuck to the backyard again for pictures and to get my vitamin D. This petunia is called Paint Splatter. With the pollen dust and the white dots it kinda looks like a night sky to me:Better weather today, so we got a walk completed outdoors and took a new route where we ran into this bush/tree. I never saw one before (that I can remember) and thought is was stunning. I believe it's a Scarlet Crepe Myrtle, but I could be wrong:
Went to a different park today and got a walk in spite of the heat. Glad I dis as I found this guy waiting to pose for me:
Made it to the yard for a pic or two and some vitamin D, but too hot and too buggy for an outdoor walk. Here's a bug with a full load of pollen:
...and a really colorful flowerStill hot in the valley (90Â°) so I headed for the mountains and found a swarm of butterflies on my hike:
Lake scene from yesterday's hike... the reflected clouds look like ice floating in the lake. No danger of that as it was in the mid-eighties even in the mountains:Spent the day at home and exercised indoors Tuesday, but here's a pic from my trip to the reservoir on Monday. As nearly as I can determine it's a Calico Pennant (Celithemis Elisa) DragonflySeen on this afternoon's walk. (Silver Spotted Skipper?)We found a great new place to walk today and our butts are draggin', but well worth the effort. Many new plants, bugs, and birds. I swear this guy said, "what you lookin' at?":
No pictures on my walk today since it was around the perimeter of a local shopping center, but I did find Jeff Goldblum in my garden when I got home:Petunias in the yard since it's too hot to walk:Had company today so all my walking was on a machine, but I did forget to post a pic of rainbow from Saturday. It was a double one, but the second one was almost gone by the time I got the camera. You can just barely see it coming into the top of the smokestack:
Are your children eating my kale?
Got a walk around the Master Gardener Exhibition area this afternoon and encountered this guy:
Worm delivery?Another from today's walk. Passion Flower:Another one from the Master Gardeners plot:
Went back to the Master Gardener's plot today and checked on the nest box. Turns out there are at least two of them (Sparrows, I think?) I wonder if they'll make it this late in the Summer?
Visited City Park in a nearby town where they have a nice county Fine Arts Museum. We got our walk done in very pleasant surroundings today. I imagine it was no picnic setting these sculptures in the lake. What a beautiful day here on the Mason-Dixon Line!We didn't see as many Monarchs this summer but starting to see both adults and caterpillars on our milkweed now. Saw this lady on my walk today. Very pleasant at 75Â°:Looks like he's been rolling in the pollen:
Stayed indoors on the step glider today since it was pushing ninety again. Here's one from a previous walk. He may not be the prettiest bird, but it must be important one because it's got a band on each leg and struts when it walks. Top of the pecking order?
Here's one from last month that I forgot to put up that I wanted to share:
It was the first day of nice walking weather in a while. About fifteen degrees lower temps and overcast skies and I got close to an hour. As the days grow shorter new flowers grow scarce:
Got nearly an hour of walking in today. Beautiful weather for it. Saw this guy along the way (Muddy Turtle):Got nearly an hour of walking in today. Beautiful weather for it. Saw this guy along the way (Muddy Turtle):Sunflower seeds in the original packaging:@CECELW - You'd love it here then, sunflowers everywhere:My walk took me to a college campus today where I found this fat little fellow getting ready for hibernation:Another shot from my campus walk yesterday. I was tickled with this one because I thought he was moving too fast and that I had missed the shot:Up the crick without a paddle.Got forty minutes of walking in between rain showers. The leaves are coming down:Our walk today was productive for pics, both flora and fauna. Identified this guy pretty fast as a 'Locust Borer' using the Bing visual search (doesn't always work, but it's great when it does).One from yesterday's walk, I think it's called "Fried Egg Plant" or "Gordonia"? Whatever it's name, it's another one the ants like:Stayed near home for my walk today as it was back into the high eighties. Saw this little lady flitting about and and accused her children of eating my cabbage. She ignored me.Visited a historic site for my walk today and found more teasel with added color around it:I took the new camera for a walk today and tricked myself into some 'extra' exercise. Part of it was in escaping this highly trained attack duck. Okay, not really. He was just mooching food:
Hike around the Penn State and Master Gardener's display area again. Still some butterflies and many flowers. Aster?Here's a Bee and Butterfly from Friday's visit to the greenhouse. We got out today, but not much over a mile as it was pretty hot again. Made up for it on the step glider:All my exercise was indoors, but I did get my vitamin D doing some errands. It's mum time:All my exercise was indoors today because the plumbers were here all day. I had do dig up some busy work and decided to do some housekeeping on my picture files. Found this one of some white stuff laying on a dead Queen Anne's Lace from about fifteen years ago in the dark ('cause it was getting dark around 5pm). Coming soon for a neighborhood near you!Stretched the walk to over an hour today while playing with a different lens on my camera. Here's some fall bird food that I imagine will fast disappear so it will soon be time to start feeding them again.No hike today but the Gazelle got an extra workout. The garden is still popping out flowers:
Kept the exercise indoors today as it was 90Â° and sunny. Call this a 'warm' Autumn day:Took our daily hike in a small memorial park with lots of trees. Less about flowers and much more about leaves and seeds today:I get kind of stuck on a theme, but I really liked this one from today. My walk to the Post Office stretched into forty five minutes, so I did a little sweating too.Spotted on today's walk. Seeds of the Evodia or 'Bee Tree', I think.What a beautiful day for walking... 64Â° and sunny. Kept me going almost an hour. I'm still finding flowers to shoot. I didn't have to go far for these, in the backyard:Spotted on yesterday's walk. Changing:
Beautiful walking weather today. Still some balloon flowers blooming:Each day I begin my walk thinking the flowers are about over and yet, they keep popping up:Visited an old church, an Autumn Color Festival, and a car show. I might hit 18k steps! Here's something different. I forgot to look at the window tag, but my guess is a 1947 Diamond T:
Ending a day at the lake, plenty of steps:Back to a different lake today and we got lots of steps. My first eagle pic in the wild that you can tell it's an eagle. Many nice scenic shots. Here's one that shows the colors are changing, but not at peak yet in south central PA:
From Tuesday's walk as Wednesday was rainy. An overlook I've been visiting for decades affords a beautiful view of our side of the Tuscarora Mountain and has as long as I can remember. Some time since I was last there they've done some logging and now I can see the other direction for the first time in all those years:Met on my walk today. It turned into a run!We're having beautiful weather and I couldn't pass up the opportunity for a short walk this afternoon. On the way back into the house I noticed one of our Gerbera Daisies has decided to bloom again:My walk often takes me to a nearby church and every time I walk through this churchyard I expect that all the flower beds will be cleaned out and finally most of them are except for a couple of tiny tea roses. This about an inch in diameter:Stationary bike?
I don't know what kind, but I noticed the leaves on this tree while walking this afternoon. I thought the changing colors mixed with the sun and shadow made an interesting shot:Had a nice walk yesterday. Still finding flowers here and there:Beautiful walk today in near perfect weather, but that will end late Thursday when the cold reaches Pennsylvania. Just short of two miles today and another forty five minutes on the Gazelle. Roses spotted on the walk, they just keep blooming:Ever have one of those days when you just can't get all your ducks in a row? I did manage a forty-five minute walk and forty-five on the Gazelle.From Friday's walk, I think an Eastern Phoebe?Perfect weather for a walk today and I got in over an hour, but no real photo ops so I'll give you a shot of something that can empty a bird feeder in mere hours... the flying pigs:
Finished about a forty-five minute walk and when I passed the feeders on the way into the house I thought I spotted something different, so I went in and waited and sure enough, a Carolina Wren showed up.Since I did all my exercise indoors yesterday (no walk due to pretty heavy rain) I'm posting one I forgot from Monday. This guy was hiding from me. He eventually figured it out:
Daily reflection from our walk:Lazy day for me today. I just barely hit 10k steps. With the leaves gone, you can now see the nasty thorns on the locust trees again:
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