Much like everyone else we've had on again and off again weather. It's inhibited my hiking, but the forest is still healthy with the rainfall, and full of life.
|Still Looking for a Sun dog.|
The Red Squirrel was pretty active which as I said earlier is a surprise since he is on every one's lunch menu. We don't have grays or blacks here. It was great finding the Chicory, as I don't remember it from last year.
And I'll bet you didn't think common milkweed was so attractive when it flowers. I read on another web site that it has many medicinal properties.
It's that time of year for the goldenrod's to flower. Fortunately Boom and I are not allergic to them.
|One of the Goldenrod's.|
We saw lots of human berry pickers out,but no bears. The berries are sold through co-ops and sold at a premium in grocery stores as wild berries although smaller are much sweeter than farm grown ones.
I'll post this to Sky Watch Friday. And maybe to camera Critters and scenic Sunday. I'm putting this information here as the great Blogger/ Google is telling me there is no java script at the bottom of the page.
Just a quick note: The new lens I referred to in my last post was new last year, not this year. I just think you sort of grow into technical things. It's a Sigma 150-500mm lens and I'm really pleased with it.
thanks for letting us know about huegy's feather and how you differenciate him from the other crows. :) all of those are great shots. (wish we could grab some of your rain!)ReplyDelete
i have a sigma 150-500 and i love it. it's my 'standard' that i keep on my camera (of course i'm not traipsing in the woods and rivers either...)
Great shots, love them all!ReplyDelete
The squirrel is beautiful!
Have a great weekend.
All the shots are great as usual, but I especially like the one of the blueberries. :)ReplyDelete
Great post Gary. It's always nice to be able to identify individual birds. We have a Buzzard with a missing tail feather here.ReplyDelete
Those red squirrels are so cute. The one I saw at my feeder never showed up again. I suppose something got him. Your pictures are so wonderful, as usual. I look forward to opening your blog, just to see all of the lovely plants and critters.ReplyDelete
What a great collection. The milkweed is especially beautiful, and the birds are fabulous.ReplyDelete
Awesome skies! And adorable squirrel :) Cute bird friends too. Thanks for the welcome back, by the way!ReplyDelete
Another set of wonderful shots!ReplyDelete
stunning shots of the sky...love it! thanks for dropping by @ explorerminded.comReplyDelete
I certainly love your post, but I've never known a mauve dragonfly.ReplyDelete
Your fauna and flora is beautiful Gary and I never get tired of your images.ReplyDelete
How much fun it is to read your posts and view all of your pictures. I can't believe your blueberries are so much further ahead than ours!!~karenReplyDelete
Beautiful shots of birds and flowers.ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos again, Gary. I really miss seeing squirrels, but have to be content with the little guys we call gophers, which are actually Richardson's Ground Squirrels.ReplyDelete
We have mourning doves, however, and they're getting quite used to everyone in the neighbourhood. I got within a few feet of one today while carrying parcels and not a camera.
We see Northern Flickers occasionally but not often enough for me. I think they're gorgeous.
Also nice to see Huegy and his mate. Poor Boom. Getting used to one bird is enough, but two? LOL
—Kay, Alberta, Canada
I have never seen a purple dragonfly before. I hope I will IRL too :)ReplyDelete
I love to shoot dragonflies :)
your photo series are always a visual treat. I love the blueberries, and Huegy. it's wonderful that he's your "pet" crow. sort of reminds me of the little guy in Shawshank Redemption, who lived in Brooks' shirt pocket! thanks for visiting my blog, I truly appreciate it. I hope you and Boom are having a fun weekend, and staying cool.ReplyDelete
Oh, you wonderful world! Great photos of the birds and flowers. Would love to visit:-)ReplyDelete
Sky/clouds, squirrel, dragongly, flowers, birds, all are beautiful shots. Great post.ReplyDelete
I thought you were bringing all those dogs up here to traipse through the woods Texwisgirl.ReplyDelete
Thry're ripe now Lois and good too!!ReplyDelete
I think Huegy is clever enough to know us Adam!!ReplyDelete
Look at the new post Louise!! I ate the berries!!ReplyDelete
The milkweed is filled with insects Sara, and some sting, but they're mostly drunk on the nectar.ReplyDelete
Great to have you back Johnny.ReplyDelete
Wait until you see the next one Bob!!ReplyDelete
And they taste good Karen.ReplyDelete
Hi Kay. Boom's wrath is pretty quiet with the heat. He'll sraighten everything out shortly.ReplyDelete
Look at the next post Bergitta!!ReplyDelete
Anytime you're ready, Spiderdama.ReplyDelete
Thanks Ms Becky!!ReplyDelete