Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014
This pile of feathers was on the trail this morning.
From the size, I could tell it was a large bird
and from the striped feathers with reddish color on them,
I think it was a red-tailed hawk.
Hmmm, I wonder who caught this elusive predator?
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Our house has one problem.
Birds crash into our windows, often killing themselves.
I'm not sure if the angle of the sun has something to do with it,
but they seem to think they can fly right through the windows,
with tragic results.
This juvenile robin hit the window and luckily survived,
although he was stunned quite a bit.
I picked him up from the porch and held him until he got his bearings
and put him in a tree.
He perched there for over an hour and finally flew away.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Friday, August 8, 2014
Butterflies are the spikes of colors that flit into our view when outside.
Pearl Crescent butterfly
Southern White butterfly
When you start to look for them, you'll be surprised at their variety of colors & patterns,
if you can catch them holding still long enough.
Unfortunately, I only spotted one monarch butterfly and couldn't snap his photo.
They are not nearly as numerous as they were in my childhood.