Thursday, July 2, 2015

Lots Of Purple


 A trill of the Common Yellowthroat greets the prairie as new friends arrive. It is the peak of the season it seems with many new faces showing up and painting the land with bright colors. It is like seeing lost friends again and always charms me. A few favorites always catch my attention.

Lets cruise
Purple Coneflowers

Blazing Star
This Butterfly Milkweed is serving a buffet. The smaller butterflies are Pearl Crescents, and the larger a Gulf Fritillary.
Prairie Clover

Wild Bergamot
Buckeyes

A Northern Flicker looking for bugs

Blue Vervain
I chose this bouquet for you

Monday, June 29, 2015

Come On Out And Play



Eastern Kingbird
 


I love catching bass
From the movie, "The Codfather", the kiss scene.
Meanwhile, back at the farm
Everyone in the picture is called Billy, including the human.

Baby Doll sheep
A new addition to the rabbit and fowl barn
My babies

Baby rabbit, a runt. The mother makes a nest with her fur. Fifty new babies so far.
 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

In Between Rains

Each flower or group of coneflowers seems to have their own charm.

A wedding at the hay barn.
Bluebird mother announcing a new family.

Lily finally got sheared


Daisy has to smell everything and be on the hunt always.
Red Admiral, on a miniature Butterfly Bush I am trying this year.
These lilies have such a great scent, I have lots of them all around.

I call this a Coral Mushroom. It is edible, but not much flavor.

Eat from this one and you will grow tall Alice. I looked for fairies underneath.
Kiss me ,I'm a prince

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tiny Is Mighty

Even the smallest of finds like this Ruby-throated Hummingbird are fun to take notice of around me. I had to laugh when I saw this from far away. I may have to be called Eagle Eye.

A tiny frog, about the size of your thumb,  watches me . You can see it still has a tail so it has recently gone through a change.
 
 
 


This is a baby Red-winged Blackbird all wet from a recent rain. It seemed to want a dry place to rest.


Butterfly Milkweed
Eastern Towhee
Turkey Vulture
 
 
 
Gulf Fritillary on a milkweed blossom.

Astilbe


Silver-spotted Skipper