Monday, October 15, 2018

Fire Road Walk

Happy Monday, enjoy your day!

We have been having fun looking for and finding mushrooms and fungi during our walk on the local fire roads near our house.  Some are beautiful colors, neat shapes and sizes. 


The fungi below reminds me of the coral you find in the oceans.


These mushrooms were tiny and very hard to focus on, especially with a tree branch in the way. 




I think this may be Cortinarius, I am guessing there are many different species of purple mushrooms.





This is a view of one of our daily fire road scenes.  This trail is closest to home and we go as far as we want to walk and then turn around and walk back home. We are still seeing a lot of greens but there are plenty of brown leaves covering the trail. 


Below, the mushrooms were growing at the bottom of a dead tree, they are a pretty color and have some weird bumps on the tops. 




We take a little trail to the lake, you can see a tiny bit of fall colors near the lake. Not much! I did see a Double-breasted Cormorant fly by, took quick for a photo.






Thanks for your visit today!  I hope you enjoyed my post and photos.



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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Saturday's Critters #252

Welcome to Saturday's Critters !

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I was happy to see the warblers eating berries in my yard thru the beginning of October. One day 9/27 there must have been 12 or more warblers on the berries at one time. I saw the Cape May Warbler and I think the Tennessee Warbler also a Red-eyed Vireo.


I am pretty sure these are three Tennessee Warblers below.



From far left a Red-eyed Vireo, Tennessee Warbler and somewhat hidden on the right is a Cape May Warbler


A male Cape May Warbler


I see 4 Cape May Warblers below. Can your find the 4 warblers?


Again here are 3 Cape May Warblers.


If you look thru the berries that are at least 5 Cape May Warblers below.


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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Happy Thankful Thursday

Happy Thankful Thursday!

I was very happy with the flowers we picked this spring, they are still blooming, the Lantana, Upright Fuchsia and Salvia. Some of the trees are shedding just brown leaves, not many colors being seen here. 

The female Red-bellied Woodpecker has found the suet ball feeder.




"Where flowers bloom, so does hope." Lady Bird Johnson



The Lantana is one of my favorite plants we bought back in the spring time.


Can you find the little bullfrog? Our little pond with the frog, turtle and moose yard ornaments.



The Upright Fuchsia has been blooming since spring.

"Happiness blooms from within."


Always thankful for the blue sky..



This is a tall pine tree in our yard





I am thankful for my pretty flowers still blooming in October. 
A thankful heart is a happy heart. 

am thankful for all your visits and comments. 


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Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments on my previous post. Have a happy day!

Monday, October 8, 2018

Our World, My World

Happy Monday,


My world lately has been enjoying some walks during our nice weather days. We still very green here, not many leaves changing yet. One day we walked on the fire road to the lake and another day we walked on the NCR Bike trail in Sparks, Md. These are images from those two days and the first week of October.




We spooked a Great Blue Heron that was standing close to the lake.


Along the fire road and in the forest we found lots of berries and mushrooms.


Lots of fungi and mushrooms were being seen, the Great Blue Heron, Double-crested Cormorant flying by, some ferns and flowers and the dam.


We saw a Black Rat Snake on the fire road.


The fire road to the lake, this fire road ends at the lake. There are a lot of Devil's Walking stick plants with berries. The berries really pop with a pretty color.



I have posted often on different section of our walks on the NCR bike trail. This part of the NCR trail is in Sparks Md. We took a walk first and then went to do some food shopping at the Wegman's Hunt Valley Md store.



 The NCR trail follows the Gunpowder River in places, the river is close to the bike trail.



Scenes from our walk on the bike trail.



Back at home on 10/3 18 the Cape May Warblers are still being seen eating the berries on the Devils Walking stick.



Thanks for your visit today!  I hope you enjoyed my post and photos.



Thanks to the hosting team of Our World Tuesday!
I hope to see you there. Thanks to the host today. Enjoy your day and new week.

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Saturday, October 6, 2018

Saturday's Critters #251

Welcome to Saturday's Critters !


If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!

I have not been many places lately due to the weather so here are more photos from my backyard.

Not sure if this is the Eastern Wood PeWee or a Eastern Phoebe? 



Sorry for the photo quality, they were taken through the window.  I started seeing the warblers on 9/11 and now on 9/23 I am still seeing the Cape May Warblers. 



I've been seeing a few Cape May Warblers at these berries for a week or more. The male Cape May Warbler is a brighter color yellow.



Looks like  a Hermit Thrush like to eat these berries too.



I appreciate and thank everyone who links up their post and for all your wonderful comments ! 





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Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Fire Road Walk

Happy Monday, enjoy your day! We have been having fun looking for and finding mushrooms and fungi during our walk on the local fire roads...