Monday, July 16, 2018

Happy Monday




Hello and Happy Monday. 

Can you believe how fast the days and month are flying by? I am sharing some images from our walk at the local nature center called  Hashawha. I have done various post on our walks at this park you can check out other post listed on the tags and side bar.


There are two Eastern Bluebirds in the photo below, can you find them?



The American Crow below was talking or fussing about something. 


There were some pretty water lilies in one of the three ponds at Hashawha Nature Center.




One spot along the trail was filled with pretty Bee Balm.


Next to the Bee Balm were these pretty purple flowers. Not sure of their id.




One of the three ponds.


Just a guess, this is a Blue Dasher?


Slider turtles were plentiful.  This one was just a baby.


Torn but still pretty Great Spangled Fritillary butterfly on the milkweed?


Just guessing this is a Window Skimmer?



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.

As always I thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

43 comments:

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Fotografias fantásticas e de grande beleza.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

rupam sarma said...

Hello, Beautiful photos.
Greetings from India

Tom said...

...fabulous, the time sure flies by!

David Gascoigne said...

Great series of images. I guess that abundance is at its greatest right now. It won’t be long before some species prepare for migration.

Yamini MacLean said...

hari OM
what a delightful mix of images today Eileen. Yes, I can see the 2nd bird's head up top!!! YAM xx

Denise inVA said...

Delightful photos Eileen. The lighting in them is lovely and all the critters too. Enjoy your week :)

Sandra said...

really beautiful photos today, I love the pond with the dock.. so peaceful and the butterfly and the dragonfly are gorgeous... yes, time is on fast foward

Dee said...

Aren't dragonfly wings AMAZING!!!!

Mary Hone said...

I love these. That turtle is funny all covered in moss.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Nice shots, and a Happy Monday backachoo

Lady Fi said...

Lovely shots. I had to look twice to see the two bluebirds!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such beautiful nature photos, Eileen! I love all the flowers. The bluebirds were well hidden. Happy Monday!

happyone said...

Yes, found both bluebirds. That one was really hiding!!

RedPat said...

These are fabulous pics, Eileen! The bluebirds look puffed up as if they were cold but I'm sure they aren't with the heat everyone is having!

Cloudia said...

Oh thank you Eileen! I enjoy and learn from you

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The water lilies are so pretty and we love seeing turtles. Enjoy your week! Hugs!

Photo Cache said...

I see myself on the jetty by the pond with a book in hand. What a beautiful setting.

Worth a Thousand Words

Nancy J said...

And I had thought once a butterfly lost part of a wing, it was not able to continue to fly and eat. So glad I am wrong.Found the birds, what a view they must have up there.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful photos! The purple flowers on the left side looks like a sort of Anemone hupensis. Here we call it Autumn Anemone.

Happy Monday, and enjoy your new week!

Linda W. said...

Beautiful flowers and insect pics!

Bob Bushell said...

The Birds to Dragonflies, they are wonderful. Eileen, have a beautiful week.

William Kendall said...

The crow is my favourite!

Fun60 said...

I enjoyed your photos very much.

Sondra said...

Another great nature hike through your lens! I don't have a dragonfly field guide must get one! Milkweed is one of my very favorite wild plants so beneficial to wildlife of all kinds.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Hello Ms Nature Whisperer yes I found the two in the first photo and enjoyed the rest :)

Smareis said...

Eu adorei a fotos. Um olhar magnífico de sua lente.
Boa semana!
Abraço!

Angie said...

That turtle has quite a bit of moss on its back - great camouflage!!! And I love the bee balm ... great attractant for butterflies. Happy to see the milkweed ... bring on the Monarchs! Have a wonderful week!

diane b said...

Loved your photos. It looks a pretty area loaded with nature.

Jeevan said...

Beautiful and natural trail to walk around and I liked all the photos you captured along the walk. I loved the simple natural environment and critters out there. Interesting name of flies!

Sandi said...

These are so beautiful, Eileen! I want to stand on that dock and just look at everything.

I appreciate your comment on my post about the Trump and Putin meeting. I hope those things are not true. It has been a long time since I've believed what we are told.

Missy George said...

Beautiful pictures, Eileen..I'm way behind this week already..:)

carol l mckenna said...

All wonderful photos, Eileen ~ favorite is the bluebirds and little turtle!

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Helma said...

Hello Eileen,
  the days and months indeed fly like a spear!
I'm actually all a bit too fast!
Beautiful pictures of the birds and flowers.
You will find your last photo of the dragonfly very beautiful! I have never seen such a dragonfly.
Unfortunately, we do not have these beautiful dragonflies in the Netherlands.
Greetings, Helma

Our photos said...

Wow, that is really nice !

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It took me a minute to find that second bluebird -- up on top of the first picture! amazing to me that you can get such good pictures of the Dragonflies, let alone ID them. As you know, I have enough trouble with birds! (And thank you again for all your help in that department!)

Merlesworld said...

A very pretty part of the country,
Merle.......

Florence said...

What lovely photos! Love the dragonfly, the butterfly, and the turtle. Hope you have a great week.

Kalantikan said...

As always, your posts in nature make me want to go out, so envious of your walks and treks. That turtle is still a baby you said, yet it already has lots of algae at its back. Or maybe he just got it from coming up from the water.

Giga said...

Hello. I love this varied walk. There are water, birds, dragonflies, butterfly, turtle, and flowers. Thank you very much for that. Greetings and I wish you a nice day.

Small City Scenes said...

What a fun walk. This time of year everything and one is out and about
MB

Lynne said...

Great photos Eileen . . .
Bluebirds . . . I would love seeing them here . . .
My Bee Balm has popped up:all over . . .
Love those little “red spots!”

Sharon said...

The photo of the pond -- such a peaceful place to be, I can tell! Your photos are so crisp and clear and appealing!

Sussi said...

beautiful!

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