Sunday, August 14, 2016

Around the yard

Hello,

It is hard to believe it the middle of August, time is just flying by. It has been hot and humid here in Maryland...feels like FLORIDA... I am sharing some scenes from my backyard, at the lake and the neighborhood. The weather is still summer like, hot and humid.


The Buddleia bushes in our yard are attracting a lot of butterflies. The Tiger Swallowtail is one of the most common butterflies I have been seeing.



The Great Spangled Fritillary is another common butterfly I see in our yard.






One morning, I took a walk to the lake, I saw a couple people kayaking and a few damselflies.


During my walk to the lake and I was seeing and hearing numerous Scarlet Tanagers.


A line up of the damselflies.


A few drive-by neighborhood barns. I am used to see some goats around the flag barn but lately I have not been seeing them. :(




Thanks for visiting and as always thank you for the nice comments.  Have a great day and new week ahead!

Here is my list of memes for the week, I hope you can check one or some of these fun memes and the participants post.

Thanks to Tom for hosting the The Barn Collective
Thanks to Jesh for hosting Seasons
Thanks to Maggie of Normandy Life  the new host of Mosaic Monday
Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to the hosting team of Our World Tuesday!
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

90 comments:

  1. the damselflies are marching on that log. beautiful lake and the butterflies are AMAZING..

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  2. Eileen, you have seem so many butterflies, i've seen very few this summer! A flag barn is a treat to come upon. Thanks for sharing and please stop back again.

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  3. i really like the flag barn. pretty butterflies, too.

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  4. Gorgeous photos, Eileen! I love the Scarlet Tanager! The only red birds (well, some red, anyway), that I recall seeing here in Montreal are male cardinals, robin red breasts and red-winged blackbirds. I hope you had a great weekend and that your upcoming week will be fantastic. :)

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  5. A lovely set of photos and I love that flag barn!

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  6. I love your butterfly photos Eileen. Your circle frames too are very appealing.

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  7. You have done well with the first photo, it's very pretty.
    Merle...................

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  8. More pretty butterfly shots..Love them..I don't think I have ever seen a Scarlet Tanager in person...Have a happy week...

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  9. Hari OM
    the flutteries are gorgeous - you are good at capturing gorgeous!!! Happy week to you Eileen... YAM xx

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  10. Beautiful butterfly shots, Elaine.
    Hope you had a good weekend. Finally had some cooler temps and a smidge of rain. Looking forward to fall, that's for sure!

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  11. Such pretty surroundings, Eileen, with so much variety in the landscape and its dwellers! Hmm...wonder what happened to those goats?

    Have a wonderful week ahead!

    Poppy

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  12. The lake looks so peaceful. Cute photos of the damselflies and oh, how I love the butterfly photos. Wishing you a nice week, Eileen.

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  13. Hi Eileen! We're seeing a lot of butterflies too, and I've taken a number of pictures of them, I so enjoy seeing them!

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  14. Lovely captured moments, thank you for sharing.
    Joy

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  15. Marvellous barn and I love all the butterflies Eileen

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  16. The butterflies are so gorgeous. Love the lake view and the cute scarlet Tanagers. Love the dragonflies too. Have a wonderful new week!

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  17. Gorgeous gorgeous images! Love the butterflies and the scarlet bird! Have a beautiful week!

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  18. Hello,

    Very pretty bytterflies! I love them so much. Beautiful photos!

    Have a nice new week!

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  19. Hi Eileen,
    wonderful photos and impressions of the flowers and animals in your yard. Great !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  20. Dearest Eileen; GORGEOUS pictures and collages of butterflies and damselflies etc. As always my butterfly lover husband keenly observing your different ones from ours(♡^.^♡)
    And the flag barn is really impressive♪
    Have a wonderful new week、Dear friend.

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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  21. I had to look twice to be sure that the damselflies weren't sitting on an alligator!
    Having such beautiful scenery so close to your home must make you so happy, thank you for sharing it with us for Mosaic Monday, have a great week.

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  22. gorgeous wings, so beautiful. i love the flag barn. that is such a cool neat find. ( :

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  23. Ual!
    Que fantásticas imagens!
    Já seguindo aqui,
    Aguardo vc la no Espelhando.
    Bjins
    Catiaho Alc.

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  24. Great series of photos and the flag barn must have been a lovely sight to come across.

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  25. Beautiful photos, Eileen. The shot of the Scarlet Tanager in full song is particularly special! On a day like the one you've pictured I'd like to be the person in the kayak!

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  26. Gorgeous butterflies and I love the damselflies. Beautiful lake. Seems like it is hot everywhere. Ugh! Happy Monday! Have a great week.

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  27. Beautiful butterflies.
    And all your photos are very nice.

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  28. So many wonderful sights. I love butterflies and dragonflies.

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  29. I love the mosaics you used to show off your beautiful photos. And it seems like there are lots of places hotter than Florida right now! But it's humid here and that adds a lot to the feel of it! We went to a State Park yesterday and didn't last long! lol Enjoy your week! Hugs, Diane

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  30. Very nice photos, Eileen. I especially love the butterflies and the patriotic barn.

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  31. lovely butterflies! The scarlet tanager is beautiful too

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  32. Eileen, love the butterflies, as they are so graceful and intricate in their designs.

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  33. I am WITH YOU on the FLORIDA thing--been saying it for years!! I don't usually wish time would fly, but this hot stuff is wearing on me! My husband just got rid of his boat and got a kayak for fishing, but... it's too hot to go just yet. Lovely pictures as always!

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  34. It has been hot and humid here in Maryland...feels like MALAYSIA.

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  35. Your photos of the butterflies are super Eileen! I spent this afternoon chasing them around our buddleia blooms but with little success!
    I LOVE the flag barn!
    Have a fun week!

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  36. I'm envious of all the critters you see, Eileen!

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  37. Beautiful photos. The first one of the butterflies would make lovely pictures on notecards.

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  38. Exquisite nature shots and wonderful presentation of them!

    Wishing you a lovely week ~ ^_^

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  39. The damselfly wings are so translucent and lovely and make an interesting contrast to the beautiful patterns and colors of the butterflies.

    It was great seeing Carol, by the way, she looked to be in excellent health and good spirits. :)

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  40. A lovely selection of photo's.
    My favourites are the butterflies and you've displayed them so well in the mosaics ... perfect!

    Wishing you a good week ahead

    All the best Jan

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  41. Eileen, the butterflies are fabulous.....beautiful shots!
    Love the orange bird in the greenery too....

    Have a great week!
    Ruby

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  42. I'm envious of the butterflies, lots of white cabbage ones here and that's about it.

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  43. I love that you know what all the critters are. I am ashamed to say that they are just bugs and birds to me!

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  44. Hi Eileen, I enjoyed all the photos. The butterflies are my favorites and those photos are just exceptional! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a fine week ahead!

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  45. The past few days have been really hot and humid. We got some rain this evening, but I'm afraid that's just going to make things more humid tomorrow. Beautiful photos and the lake looks refreshing.

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  46. Beautiful! I've been reading about your East Coast heat, and am happy not to be experiencing it!

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  47. Always such wonderful photos ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

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  48. Eileen...Your barns this week are great, but it was your butterflies and your damselflies are what really caught my eyes, These are fabulous captures. That first picture is stunningly beautiful. Have a nice week, Eileen. genie

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  49. Beautiful shots from your yard.

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  50. That Flag barn is quite amazing! Beautiful catches of the butterflies and damselflies. It's very hot here as well. But not humid. Everything is dry.

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  51. damselflies? I thought it was dragonflies. Maybe it's similar species . But they do look very pretty

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  52. What a lovely place to live.
    Stunning shots of the beautiful butterflies.
    Have a wonderful week :)

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  53. A beautiful series of photos!
    Gorgeous butterflies!

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  54. It's been quite a mild winter for us here in NZ so far, we've had a few days of very very cold nights and mornings but overall it's been pretty good, roll on Spring ;-)

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  55. The butterfly shots are great, the little flies too. I love red birds too.

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  56. Hi Eileen! as usual I have enjoyed a walk with you and seeing the beautiful butterfly photos. Thank you!
    Have a great week!

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  57. Awesome shots. I love seeing butterflies all still like that. but my favorite is the barn flag. Love them.

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  58. Two's company, but three's a crowd with those damselflies I think!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Jabiru, Northern Territory, Australia

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  59. Such pretty captures ; I especially enjoyed the butterflies as I have seen little aside from the common white ones around here lately.

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  60. Lovely captured around your yard. Good Day.

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  61. Como sempre, fotos maravilhosas! Um lindo dia, beijos, chica

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  62. Oh, I'd love to see a red tanager in the wild! Great photos, as usual. And I love your banner! By the way, shrimp bothers my big toe. Gout? Another doctor told dad that gout was aggravated by stress because as he was planning big trips, his gout would act up. A combination of things? Yep. Vegetarian or chicken and fish.

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  63. such lovely views... beautiful captures!!

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  64. Lovely shots, Eileen.

    I've seen a few Great Spangled Fritillaries this year, but none have held still for me.
    ~

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  65. Beautiful Dragonflies and the Scarlet Tanager, what a winner.

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  66. Hello Eileen!:) So many beautiful nature shots! I love the view of the lake, the very pretty butterflies, the Scarlet Tanager, and the shots of the dragonflies. I have never seen a barn like that before what a brilliant idea, it is so affective. Have a good week!:)

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  67. Very neat scenes. I like the Butterflies---haven't seen a whole lot this year but maybe I am not looking in the right places.
    MB

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  68. A wonderful array of beautiful butterflies.

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  69. Oh so pretty even though it's hot! I have a friend who is suffering the humidity in MD Here in the mts of CO, I have a fire in the fireplace!

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  70. Your pictures are lovely, as usual. Thank you for sharing your gifts.

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  71. I always love your nature shots Eileen. This time i miss the butterflies, as my little time at home during weekends are not even enough for the hoyas. I can only shoot them if they alight on the hoya.

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  72. It is still hot in here too. Enjoy the warm weather while it lasts. Have a great week!

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  73. Great pics Eileen . . .
    I think everyone has been feeling the HOT!

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  74. Beautiful butterflies Eileen & the Scarlet Tanager is a wonderful colour. Great capture of the Damsel Flies

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  75. Beautiful butterflies and landscapes! Enjoy your week Eileen!

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  76. Beautiful shots as always Eileen! You get some wonderful butterflies! How lucky to see the Scarlet Tanangers. I once saw one in my yard the day my son was born. I told my husband it must be a sign, and if this is a girl we're having, we'll call her Scarlet! But I couldn't peg that name to my baby boy, could I? That's a very cool flag barn ... goats would really add to it (I love goats and used to own a couple).
    Enjoy your week ... feels like the humidity MIGHT be leaving?!
    Wendy x

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  77. Very nice ! I love your butterfies !

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  78. Hello Eileen... Yes the summer is flying by.... Love the nature you have to see and to share... Michelle

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  79. Muitas borboletas bonitas!
    adoro borboletas e libélulas !
    aquele tronco de árvore parece um jacaré!
    que medo!

    Zizi

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  80. Wow! You have some fantastic wildlife, and beautifully captured.

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  81. A great series of beautiful photos!

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  82. Hi Eileen,
    Great to see these lovely colorful butterflies!
    The other pictures of the damselfish and orange bird are again very beautiful. Nature has endowed us rich :-)

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