Monday, August 15, 2022

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday!

Wishing everyone a great day and a happy new week! 

"Hope is the last thing ever lost."

Iceland Glacier




"Live life to the fullest and focus on the positive."

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Saturday, August 13, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 452

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!

On July 30th, hubby and I took a walk at North Point State Park. I posted numerous times about our visits to this park. Usually we see some great birds there, the Little Blue Herons are missing this time. We saw adult and juvenile Bald Eagles, many Osprey, Great Blue Heron,  Green Heron, Tree Swallows, Turkey Vultures, Belted Kingfisher, lots of turtles, a black rat snake, DC Cormorants, Tern and Gulls, various butterflies and dragonflies. 

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1. Below top row: Green Heron, Gulls with domestic white Geese and one Tern, Great Blue Heron. Second row adult Bald Eagle, juvenile Bald Eagle and the two Osprey. Last row : Dragonfly, Belted Kingfisher, Monarch butterfly and Slider Turtles. 





2. This Green Heron below has something in it's mouth, small fish or maybe a frog. 





3. A distant view of the Green Heron with two Slider Turtles. 





4.  A Slider Turtle with a dragonfly. Can you find the dragonfly?




5. I tried zooming in on this adult Bald Eagle.




6. The juvenile Bald Eagle was hanging out on a tree. 





7.  A view of the Chesapeake Bay is at the end of the Black Marsh Trail, we could see lots of Gulls, a tern and  the domestic White Geese seem to be out of place.





8. Below a beach at the park, out in the bay are an Osprey and Double-crested Cormorants, Great Blue Heron and some gulls.




9.  An Osprey was seen perched on a tree branch.





10. I am guessing at these id's of various dragonflies top row:  Autumn Meadowhawk, a Green Darner, bottom row two different Blue Dashers.




11. There are lots of the Slider Turtles in the wetland areas of North Point State Park.




12. I found just one Great Blue Heron in the marshy area of the park.





I hope you enjoyed my photos and visit to the park. 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.



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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!

Monday, August 8, 2022

Happy Monday

Happy Monday!


Wishing everyone a great day and a happy new week! 


"Like a waterfall, life doesn't flow backwards."



Cumberland Falls Resort State Park, Kentucky

Advice from a waterfall
Let your cares fall away
Roar with excitement
Go with the flow
Make a splash

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

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Saturday, August 6, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 451

 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!

A variety of photos and critters from our daily walks. 

1. July 18th, the fire roads are like an obstacle course having to climb over fallen trees from a recent storm, at the lake we saw the usual Belted Kingfisher, a Great Blue Heron flying away and the Canada Geese. Of course the grand-dogs are with us on our walk. 





2. July 19th, hubby and I hiked close to 3 miles on the NCR bike trail. Near the parking area we saw lots of Bee Balm and along the trail were blooming Hostas.





3. July 19th NCR trail, I always hear more birds than I can actually see, but we did have a good sighting of a Great Blue Heron. 





4. July 19th, back at home I watched a few birds come for the peanuts I put out on my deck railing. Below are the Blue Jay, Red-bellied Woodpecker and a Tufted Titmouse. 





5. July 19th A Tufted Titmouse sunning or anting? I see 5-6 Tufted Titmouse coming and going grabbing a peanut.





6. July 20th, a few of my backyard birds stopping by for some peanuts. The Blue Jay, Tufted Titmouse, the Gray Catbird practically lives in our blueberry bushes.




7. July 21, on our backyard Buddleia, butterfly bush is the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and the Hummingbird Moth. 





8. July 24th, hubby and I are still taking our morning walks, bird sightings have slowed quite a bit. I do hear birds but they are hidden in the trees. I have some images of a Goldfinch taking some dog hair for it's nest and the butterflies on the Buddleia. 






9. July 24th, An Eastern Tiger Swallowtail at the butterfly bush.




10.   July 24th , the American Goldfinch was taking Nibble's dog hair.  I assume they are working on a nest. It seems kind late in the summer for the nesting, maybe a second brood.




Bonus, July 31 my son and his family have moved into their new home. Below are hubby (Pop-Pop) with Mason and Wyatt below. The grand-dogs will be with us until my son is able to get a fence put around his yard, not sure how long the process will be. 



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!

Monday, August 1, 2022

Happy Monday!

 Happy Monday! Happy August! 

Wishing everyone a great day and happy new week!

"Hope is being able to see that there is a light despite all the darkness."  Desmond Tutu




"Joy is a light that fills you with hope, faith and love."



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

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