Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sunday Stroll And Lunch

A bench set in memory of a life long conservationist and teacher. It is always a nice place to rest during hiking or skiing in this park
A marker for research
I had to laugh how many times I had used this cottonwood as a location marker to return back toward my vehicle, only to find that it actually is two trees Having dropped many leaves it is easier to see.Many Native American cultures shared the belief that ones spirit returned to these huge trees.
A bluebird house waits for another season next year.

I always am amazed how much pollen some bees carry on their hind legs.

As a good way to finish a nice hike I made Eggs Benedict for a late Sunday lunch.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Smiling Piggies

A content mother nursing month old piglets with a smile. Walter the dog watches closely since he has a special interest with these pigs ever since they came to the farm.These are Berkshire hogs.

Prairie Gentian
Fall is officially here
Blue Lobelia
I knew I should have kept that old motorcycle
I always like unusual stickers for families
I need this badly
Pretty day meeting a new friend with a new camera. After talking she exchanged it for bigger and better.
New England Aster

A tiny Blue butterfly

Deep woods 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Daily Travels

A nice part of starting my day was walking in a Labyrinth to clear my thoughts.
Silver-spotted Skipper

A rather grim reminder of the advancement of civilization

In twenty four years of the plow the prairie is cut in half and two large animal populations eliminated.

It was fun seeing large flocks of these Kingbirds migrating.

This was on a small side trail. When I checked back someone had walked through the web. EEEEk!

After a hard day out on the prairie I made some Shrimp Scampi with lots of fresh garlic from the garden. I ate this whole pan.