Sunday, March 4, 2018

Chirping Birds on a Snowy Morning

The snow is beautiful this morning.

Even my little friends think so.  Honestly, it sounds like spring outside with all the chirping birds, like they don't even notice.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Sad Day, Happy Day

A recent death in my extended family prompted a friend to bring flowers.  This is a thoughtful practice, for sure.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Beautiful Ice in Big Springs

I took six grandchildren to Big Springs this morning.

We were all fascinated with the ice.

I used the sport setting to capture the moving water around this ball of ice.

The morning was beautiful.

The ice was beautiful.

We all had a wonderful time.

Including my camera.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Ice on the River

I took some grandchildren to Big Springs this morning.  They thought it was cold.  I thought it was wonderful.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Thorn Tree

I have a grandson who loves nature, bugs, dinosaurs, everything interesting.  Anything interesting.  He's ten.  He and I went on a walk on Thursday and he pointed out a thorn on a tree for me to see.

I thought at first that he was messing with me, but on this morning's walk, he showed me several trees with these thorns.

The entire bark of the tree is covered with these thorns.

I searched for matching images on Google but didn't get a hit.  No matter.  I'll keep going on walks with this grandson, and he'll keep showing me interesting things.  [Update:  This is a Toothache Tree.  The knobs have an analgesic property.]

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Day Walk

Yellow Jackets interfered with my outdoor activities last summer.

I set out traps, which were helpful, but I also looked for the nest.

How did I miss a basket-ball-sized nest 100 feet from my house?

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Birds on a Fall Morning

The morning was so beautiful that I was distracted from my hurried Sunday morning.

I hadn't realized there were berries on this tree, or that the birds ate them.

They were flitting around, making it hard to find them through my camera lens, but this bird actually posed for me.

Honest, there has never been a more beautiful fall morning.