A check in my flower bed this morning revealed this beautiful Pansy blossom in bloom! Yesterday morning it had been rimmed with frost! I had bought cold resistant Pansy seeds in the spring and started them indoors as bedding plants sometime in March or April and then transplanted them as seedlings into my flower bed sometime in May; hoping that I might have some late fall blooms and I am rewarded for this project with this beautiful late Pansy blossom on this cold day of November 26th, 2015.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Friday, November 06, 2015
Its that time of year again, late fall and Bird Alley is welcoming its usual fall visitors. Yesterday I got out my bird list journal and started recording the different species visiting. I only recorded 8 species yesterday and my numbers are down. I usually have about 9 species on a daily average at this time of year. Juncos are missing and I didn't see our treasured Cardinal. And although I saw a Red-breasted Nuthatch it has been a long time since a White-breasted Nuthatch has appeared. Surprisingly yesterday we had a male Red-winged Blackbird visiting, and our first very welcome bird visitor was a Red-breasted Nuthatch. Other bird species visiting were Bluejays, Chickadees, a Downy Woodpecker, one female Goldfinch, one Mourning Dove and several Crows.
I'm waiting for daylight and the arrival of the early birds in Bird Alley. I wonder what or who today will bring?
Happy Birding everyone. Have a great day!!
Posted by me ann my camera at 7:08 AM
Saturday, October 03, 2015
I haven't seen many caterpillars this past spring or summer so I was delighted yesterday to see this yellow fuzzy caterpillar near by my doorstep, however I am glad that I didn't pick it up! Apparently this American Dagger Moth Caterpillar has toxins in those black spikes rising out of its back, so beware and wary!! Don't touch!!! Look at the picture below and you can see its black spikes!
Posted by me ann my camera at 9:02 AM
Monday, September 28, 2015
Saturday, August 22, 2015
I had not seen any deer for a long time so I was pleasantly surprised to see one on the road in front of my car on Wednesday, but then it moved and crossed the road and disappeared onto the underbrush there. However looking for a second deer I spied one along the roadside to my right. It was so calm and so beautiful I was able to take a few pictures of it.
Posted by me ann my camera at 8:27 AM
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Posted by me ann my camera at 6:00 AM