Monday, July 24, 2017

Fun With Family

A Bronze Copper
Trout Stream
Indigo Bunting


These squirt guns need more water


"Why are we lighting candles again? We had them last night." ever so frankly. As you may see, he turned four, and has grown up quite a bit. The  hand full of books I brought didn't need a warning of being careful not to tear pages anymore. Cake wasn't even a priority with thoughts of going out to the lake. No rock was left unturned, searching for lost treasures.




Swamp Milkweed
Monarch Butterfly

Alumroot
Water Lily

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sunday Stroll: Around Walnut Woods State Park

Nightshade pointing fingers
Please it wasn't me
I have brought you many fruits
That are good to eat you see.
Found hiding under a few leaves.
Date night for Barn Swallows. 
The crown
Who says Iowa is so flat? This is near to where I live, just over that hill there a bit.

Osprey chicks first flight. Not the best shots, my camera kept fogging over from the heat and being in my cool car. These towers at easily over 100 ft. tall so I told them to be careful, in a fatherly sort of way. I have watched them since they were hatched.


I have to stop at the feeders, just to see who is around.

Visit Marcie the originator of Sunday Strolls. Her Quiet Country House in Michigan is always a treat to visit.
http://quietcountryhouse.blogspot.com 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Some Of The Old And The New

New emergent
Old barns




Tractors Across America
A Texan
A Pirate
All proud to be part of this parade from yesteryear.

Compass Plant moves its leaves east to west each day.


Rattle Snake Master
Showy Milkweed
Butterfly Milkweed


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Sunday Stroll: Finding Cinquefoil And Friends


So small and graceful
Reaching for the sky
Dancing in a prairie breeze.






Milkweed
Black-eyed Susan

Tall Cinquefoil

I'm hiding
Baby Dicksissel
Sitting on a tree
What does this world
Have to offer me?

Garden delights, eating my first tomatoes this week!

Grey-headed Coneflower

Showy Tick Trefoil