Saturday, April 23, 2011

DO You know this Duck ?

We had a new visitor today, It did not seem afraid of me at all. maybe it came from a nearby pond that folks spent time there too.

It posed a few shots for me then hurried off to tell the geese I was around .

I was at regular zoom here , then up to 80 zoom on most of the close up shots

Now that it checked on the others, it's back to business

DD dropped by here and said it maybe a Pochard  duck?

                    It even visited the mallards in our pond.

the female mallard is camera shy

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Look what I found today Goslings

Theses two Canadian Geese wintered on our neighbor's pond . I have watched them nesting.

I have not seen them since last week and was worried the tornado may have scared them away.The cows were missing for a day or so.

It was a a thrill seeing these Goslings . Momma spotted me and started to round them this picture and you will see 6 .

the tulip poplar are blooming too.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Distractions from gardening today

Hello everyone , I have seen enough things online about the tornado to blow my mind. Went out to pull some weeds to release some stress.
I decided to blog about something that makes me happy , Spring.
This is some of the distractions I have had today.  . 

You can click these to make them bigger. The squirrels were cutting up I could not help but to stop and go get the camera.

this is Mom she is wanting them to get up the tree ,she sees the cat.

Here's Pop

new baby

2nd baby

3 squirrels in this shot and below

click to see all 3

there are 3 here. I know it is fuzzy but I had to show it.

Spring Star Flower - White Star

Rosa multiflora

mini wild rose bush and below ,it grows in our trees too.

These so need pressing
 Now the dog needs a walk , to the pipeline
Sisyrinchium angustifolium, commonly known as Stout blue-eyed grass

American Mandrake,Mayapple
American Mandrake,Mayapple close up
for more info on mandrake go to

Pinster flower bush
for great info on this bush look here

I think this is a eastern tailedblue butterfly

He is always checking on me.

There is Fern out here and Pitcher Plants

this grape vine is great to press

Pitcher Plant

More ferns I have found 6 kinds around here.

we have Purple coming soon

Now back to the garden..Peace