Monday, July 4, 2022

Happy 4th of July, Happy Monday!

Happy 4th of July!

Wishing everyone a great day and happy new week!

USA Independence Day, God Bless America!




" I walk slowly, but I never walk backward" Abraham Lincoln


"Be the light that helps other see."




Marblehead Lighthouse, Marblehead Ohio views of Lake Erie and Sandusky Bay and Cedar Point. 



"Peace is not the absence of power. Peace is the presence of love."






 "We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone."

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Saturday, July 2, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 446

 Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

Hello and happy Saturday!

 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!

Wishing everyone a happy and safe 4th of July weekend!

I have more photos from our walks with the dogs, some birds and a few critters. Since having the dogs here our outings are more just around the neighborhood, on our local fire roads and to the lake. Our weather has warmed up, we have had a few days of high temperatures and humidity. 

Click on images from better viewing. 

1. May 30th, scenes from our walk on the fire road. We saw a bunny, unknown Flycatcher, grand-dogs and the Mountain Laurels are blooming next to the trail. 




2. June 1st, another walk with the grand-dogs , I heard more birds than I saw on our walk. I am hearing lots of Ovenbirds, Worm-eating Warblers, Scarlet Tanagers, Red-eyed Vireo, various Woodpeckers, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown-headed Cowbirds, Eastern Wood Pewee and American Robins. Below are Nibbles and Winnie, not sure if we a saw Leopard Frog or is it a toad, a Black Snake was on the fire road, large leaf Magnolia tree, possible Hawthorn shrub and Mountain Laurel.





3. June 2nd, I was watching the Eastern Bluebirds coming and going to one of my birdhouses. 





4. June 3rd, hubby and I took a walk on the NCR bike trail, I heard a lot of birds singing, guessing at the flycatcher, PeWee or a Phoebe , damselfly, the trail, a large dragonfly and some wildflowers and honeysuckle. 





5. June 4th, again I was watching the Bluebirds in my yard and I saw a Chipping Sparrow gathering dog hair for it's nest.





6. June 5th, our walk with the grand-dogs on the local fire road. We had a staring contest with a deer on the trail. It was watching us and we watched it for awhile. The dogs did not notice the deer until it started running away. 





7. Can you find the deer? The deer is standing behind Nibbles, near some ferns.





8. June 6th, our routine dog walking on the local fire road, this time we watched a Wood Thrush on the trail in front of us. I think it was eating or collecting something mixed in with the pine needles on the ground. 





9. June 7th one of our cloudy day walks to the lake. The grand-dogs look forward to their walks. I have been hearing more birds on our walks, this day I heard the Eastern Wood Pewee calling. Most the the birds are staying hidden behind leaves and in the tree tops. 




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Thanks to all my visitors and for your past and present comments. Stop back to see any replies to your comments. I appreciate everyone who loves and respects wildlife. Thank you for linking up a critter post.



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I am also linking up to Anni's blog party found here I'd Rather B Birding   Anni always has some beautiful birds to be seen on her blog, check it out!

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Goodbye June 2022!

 Goodbye June, Hello July! 

Wishing everyone a happy month of July!


"Happiness is enjoying life's simple pleasures." Birdwatching is one of my simple pleasures.




My June birds, Eastern Bluebird, Chipping Sparrow, female Bluebird, Wood Thrush, Common Yellowthroat Warbler, Gray Catbird, Louisiana Waterthrush, Canada Geese, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, American Goldfinch, Great Egret, juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron, Belted Kingfisher, Great Blue Heron, House Wren.


"A blooming flower means nature is beaming."




My June flowers, two different colors of Bee Balm, Stella D'Oro daylilies, Spirea, Clematis, Roadside Daylily, Fuchsias, Hibiscus, Zinnia, Salvia and Lantana.



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Monday, June 27, 2022

Happy Monday!

 Happy Monday!

Wishing everyone a great day and happy new week!


"Focus on the good and joy will follow."




Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland's scenic coast line.

"People forget years and remember moments."





 "We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone."

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Saturday, June 25, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 445

 Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

Hello and happy Saturday!

 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 am sharing more of my daily photos from our local walks with the grand -dogs. We are lucky to have this park like setting just outside our door. Our walks can be from one mile to three miles long. 


1. May 23rd, our morning walk to the lake with the dogs, A Double-crested Cormorant, Canada Geese, back at home a Pileated Woodpecker and a House Wren. 





2. May 25th,  hubby and I went to a local park called Hashawha Nature Center. Below top row are Cedar Waxwings, American Goldfinch, wild Iris, Northern Cardinal, Red-winged Blackbird, Eastern Bluebird  and some wildflowers. 





3. May 25th at the Hashawha Nature Park we saw a small group of White-tailed Deer. 





4. May 26th, another walk with Nibbles and Winnie, a loop hike on the fire road. 




5. May 28th, our morning walk has become a routine with views of the forest and lake. We saw a Great Blue Heron, Slider turtle, Swallowtail Butterfly, wild Iris and Prettyboy Reservoir.





6. May 28th.. A Swallowtail Butterfly





7. Our backyard blooms during the month of May, one of our Rhododendron bushes, Clematis on the fence, Catmint, pots of Salvia, Lantana, Zinnias, Bee Balm and Columbine and Siberian Iris near the pond. I try picking out flowers that attract the Hummingbirds and butterflies.




I hope your enjoyed these photos, birds, turtles, butterfly and our grand-dogs. We are still waiting for our son's new home to be done, the family has come for visits with us and to see the dogs.


Thank you for sharing your critters and post!

Thanks to all my visitors and for your past and present comments. Stop back to see any replies to your comments. I appreciate everyone who loves and respects wildlife. Thank you for linking up a critter post.



Here is my linky:


I am also linking up to Anni's blog party found here I'd Rather B Birding   Anni always has some beautiful birds to be seen on her blog, check it out!

Happy 4th of July, Happy Monday!

Happy 4th of July! Wishing everyone a great day and happy new week! USA Independence Day, God Bless America! " I walk slowly, but I nev...