Saturday, July 30, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 450

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 continue with images from our daily walks, with the grand-dogs on the fire roads and to the lake. 


1. July 5th,  on the fire road to the lake, we saw the usual Belted Kingfisher hanging out, Indian Pipe fungi, Nibbles and Winnie the Corgi.




July 5th, across the lake is the Belted Kingfisher's favorite spot to rest. 




2. July 10th, we took a walk on the pine tree loop fire road, a 10K bike ride was happening around our lake neighborhood. The dogs did not seem to mind the bikes whizzing by as we walked up the street to get to the fire road. 





3. July 11th,  another walk to the lake with the grand-dogs.  A small group of Canada Geese were hanging out on the lake, the dogs enjoy the lake scenery just as much as we do. 





4. July 12th, our walk on the local fire road with the grand-dogs. Winnie likes smelling the ferns, looks like something was eating the mushroom, I am guessing the bird lower right is an Acadian Flycatcher. I did hear one while we were walking. 





5. July 13th, our walk with the dogs to the lake. A bad storm the evening before took some trees down along with taking out our power for 24 hours. Nibbles had no trouble jumping over the big tree and Winnie the Corgi was able to go under the tree. We saw 4-5 Wood Ducks at the lake. The top right shows a female or young Wood Duck. The female has a white eye patch and a little white on it's flanks.





6. July 14th, some of our summer annuals, the Lantana is attracting both the butterflies and the hummingbird moth. 




7. July 15th, our walk with the grand-dogs on the local fire road. We heard our son will be settling on his new home at the end of the month. The grand-dogs will be leaving us and moving to their new home soon.  I think they have enjoyed their time with us, all the walks in the forest and to the lake. 





8. July 16th, images from our walk to the lake with grand-dogs, a view of the lake, a snake was seen swimming in the lake, some wildflowers and shelf mushrooms. 






9. July 16th at home in the yard are some of my yard birds.  A cute female Northern Cardinal, a male Ruby-throated Hummingbird and a Carolina Chickadee and a gray squirrel perched on top of our dead tree. 




10.  A larger image of the female Cardinal, she is pretty. 



11. The Carolina Chickadee is one of my many favorite yard birds, they will stop by for a peanut.





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, July 25, 2022

Happy Monday!

 Happy Monday!

Wishing everyone a great day and happy new week!

"Every day is a new beginning."

Southernmost tip of the peninsula located where the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay meet at the Point Lookout State Park, Maryland.





"May your troubles be less and your blessings be more."


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

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Saturday, July 23, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 449

  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!

Images are from various local walks, views of the Prettyboy Reservoir, NCR bike trail, the grand-dogs, various birds and wildlife and Hashawha Nature Park. 

Click on images for larger viewing.

1. June 25th images of the Ruby-throated hummingbirds are quickly emptying my feeders. I am seeing 4-5 hummingbirds flying around my feeders, plants and yard.




2.  June 25th  The male and female Hummingbirds are seen regularly, I think their young are being seen now too. 





3. June 27th, the deer was standing at the end of our driveway, walks on the fire road with the grand-dogs and an Ovenbird seen during our walk. 





4. June 27, the Ovenbird is a common bird seen and heard in our local forest. 





5. June 28th, our walk was on the NCR bike trail at Bentley Springs, we saw the deer, Eastern Phoebe, various wildflowers, Louisiana Waterthrush and the Belted Kingfisher. 





6. June 29th, our walk with the grand-dogs to the lake, only birds photographed were the Canada Geese. On this day I heard more birds than I actually saw.  The Yellow-billed Cuckoo was heard and not seen.  





7. July 1st, another walk to the lake with the grand-dogs, slider turtle, dragonfly, Osprey and Mimosa tree blooms.  It cool to watch the Osprey dive into the lake for a fish. 





8. July 4th, early in the morning Hubby and I drove to the nearby Hashawha Nature Park, we enjoyed seeing the wildflowers, Tree Swallows flying over the lake, a Barred Owl with a mouse, Mourning Dove on the wire, caterpillar with a dragonfly. 




9. July 4th, a larger view of the Barred Owl with it's breakfast. we watched this owl for a short time just perched on the branch holding the mouse before it flew to another tree. 





I hope you enjoyed my critters and birds.  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, July 18, 2022

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday!

Wishing everyone a great day and happy new week!

"Each happiness of yesterday, is a memory for tomorrow."




"The spirituality of today has a name and that name has action."

Xunantunich Maya Ruins, Belize





"Like scattered seeds, memories bloom forever."

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

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Saturday, July 16, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 448

 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 continuing with photos from our local walks and park visits. Birdwatching is my simple pleasure along with all things nature related. 


1. June 19th, our local walk to the lake included sightings of a large flock of Canada Geese, a Louisiana Waterthrush, slider turtles, a Bald Eagle and an Osprey. 




2. We watched this Osprey flying in circles over the lake when a Bald Eagle showed up at the same time. 





3. June 20th, another walk to the lake with the grand-dogs, at home I watched the Hummingbirds coming to the feeder, a male Cardinal stopped by for a peanut and our hibiscus is finally blooming. 





4. June 20th, the Cardinals are regular visitors to our yard, they do enjoy the peanuts I put out on our deck railing. 





5. June 21st, our morning walk with the dogs, at home the Fritillary butterflies are enjoying our Bee Balm and the Lantana blooms.





6. June 21st, the Fritillary Butterflies are a common sight seen on the Bee Balm and Lantana. 






7. June 22nd, a House Wren with a moth, male Cardinal, female Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Downy Woodpecker and a male Ruby-throated Hummingbird. 





8. June 22nd, the male Ruby-throated Hummingbird was guarding "his" feeder chasing away any bird that comes near. 




9. June 24th, our daily walk to the lake with the grand-dogs, some wildflowers, Belted Kingfisher, Great Blue Herons and views of the lake. 




10. June 24th, I always enjoy seeing the Great Blue Herons at our lake.




11. Bonus image, we had a little Maryland steamed crab feast and visit with our son's family. It is always fun to spend time with our grandchildren. The Grand-dogs enjoyed seeing their family visiting too. Below Pop-pop with Mason and Wyatt in his chair at the table.




I hope you enjoyed my critter post. 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!

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

13th Blog Anniversary

Hello,


July 13th 2009 was my first blog post, it is hard to believe this is my 13th blog anniversary.  I am sharing random photos  from my blog and dated between July 2009 and July 2022. Most of the images are of my favorite birds, they were seen in my backyard or seen during our travels. 


1.  From a blog post in 2009 I picked the Carolina Chickadees. They are one of my many favorite birds, I just think they are so cute. They even have a cute sound/song. 




2. From a blog post in 2010  I was always thrilled to see the Red-breasted Nuthatch at my feeders. They are not residents but occasionally visit my area.





3.  From a blog post in 2011 the American Goldfinch is a year round bird, often seen at feeders and they love the sunflower seeds. 




4. From a blog post in 2012 for many years, I would see the Pine Warblers in my yard and at the feeders. Seeing their pretty bright yellow color always brightened my mood.





5. From a blog post in  2013 the Snowy Owl was seen in Havre De Grace, Maryland on a snow covered field. 





6. From a blog post in 2014 the Scarlet Tanager another one of my favorite birds, it is a breeder in my area. I often could hear and see them while walking on the local fire roads and in my yard. 




7.  From a blog post in 2015 while in Florida at the Merritt Island NWR, we saw a huge flock of White Pelicans hanging out with the Roseate Spoonbills, Ibis and Egrets. 





8. From a blog post in 2016 also seen in Florida, another closer look at the Roseate Spoonbill. 





9. From a blog post in 2017 I look forward each year to see my Ruby-throated Hummingbirds return to their nest.  





10.  From a blog post in 2018 the Summer Tanager seen from the fire road, it is a beautiful bird. 





11.  From a blog post in 2019 the Painting Buntings seen in most Florida parks, the male is a rainbow of colors looking beautiful. 





12.  From a blog post in 2020 the Carolina Wren, is loud and fussy but so darn cute. 





13. From a blog post in 2021, my first grandson Wyatt born Feb 2021,  he is a joy and we love him dearly. 




14. From a blog post in 2022, a special event dated January 2022. Our grandson # 2 Mason was born. 




I am looking forward to another year of blogging and visiting your blogs.  Thank you so much for your visits and for all the nice comments.

Monday, July 11, 2022

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday!

Wishing everyone a great day and happy new week!

" Keep shining the world needs your light."




"May you always be the one who sees the light in the little things."

Sanibel Island Lighthouse, Sanibel Florida


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

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