Thursday, June 29, 2017

You started a family here?

 We had some unusual nesting spots around the farm this year.
these babies were born in a bucket, in the barn.
Mom had to enter & exit the barn by going under the sliding door.

Then I found the beginning of a nest in my Ranger, 
the vehicle I use to spread manor.

I guess, a kind of mobile home!
These are both wren nests, birds known for building in weird places.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Kayaking with a Teenager

My oldest grandchild turns 13 today.
She requested a kayak adventure

So we floated along the White River

Saw a few turtles

And a heron or two

I think she had a good time!

Saturday, May 27, 2017


Just some springtime birds around the ranch.
 Pileated woodpecker

 Cardinal & rose-breasted grosbeak


 Chickadee, downey woodpecker & house finch

 Bluejay & red squirrel

White-crowned sparrow

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Panhandle of Florida

A quick diversion to the beach before we head back home,
we visited Seaside Florida & Camped at Brayton Beach State Park.

 Brayton beach at sunset

Sand dunes at Brayton beach

Then on to Gulf State Park

Where the fishing was great.

Caught one!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Natchez Trace

We took a little jaunt on the Natchez Trace, 
which was a historic trail from Nashville, Tennessee to Natchez Mississippi.  

 Once used by Indians & pioneers for trade, its now 444 mile National Parkway.

A well known landmark along the Trace is the Natchez Trace bridge,
 an award winning cathedral arch bridge in Tennessee.

There are several ancient Indian mounds along the parkway.

Meriwether Lewis is buried in Tennessee along the Trace.

And you can still hike some sections of the original trace pathway,
taking a walk back in time.

You can explore a cypress swamp 

And visit a historic stand, which offered shelter to those walking the trial years gone by.

The Natchez trace is a beautiful and historic tour of the past.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Indiana Wildflowers

 Dutchman's Breeches

 Rue Anemone

 Spring Cress

Virginia Bluebells

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Sittin' On Her Nest

This Canadian goose chose a site along the creek to make a nest.
As I walked by, she tried to make herself inconspicuous.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017

Checking Out the Neighborhood

These Canadian geese are checking out the creek for a possible place to raise a family.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Sunday, February 5, 2017

A Feel for the Islands

You find out a lot about a place by the signs you see.
Some island attitude...