Thursday, July 2, 2015

Moments of Beauty are all around!

Driving home from the grocery store yesterday as the sun was going down I saw this Red-tailed hawk keenly searching for food over a just cut field.
This morning colorful clouds to the south as the full moon set in the west. Later a visit to the garden yielded both squash and a photo!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Home and away

Our neighbor's horses have been using the land just across the street from us and last night the light was very nice on one of them. Then today Murph and I visited Horseshoe Springs - black-necked stilts are still there but all the other shorebirds have left it appears. The horse flies bit wickedly so we did not stay long but did get a couple of nice shots of dragonflies.
The canal is dry - haven't seen it this way before but not sure if this is normal or a result of the drought.
Then we went prospecting for rocks - found some nice ones and also found three antelope catching shade under a dead tree. The raven posed on the way home - you can't stop and take their photo so this was taken while rolling about 15 mph!  Fortunately no traffic at the time!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


At our friends place in North Carolina the pond has a (very tippy) inflatable canoe to ride around in. So I did - managing to not tip it over as I got into it!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Country living!

We watched the peacock walk up the road again only this time there were two lambs watching it also!  Country living at its finest.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Bird Time

When we arrived home all of the nectar feeders were empty and had been for some time. The hummingbirds I was not worried about as I knew from past experience that they would return quickly and they did. I've had no experience with the Bullock's Oriole so was not sure whether they would return or not - well they did!  Thank you!
Here's an unknown bird that tried to use the oriole feeder, then jumped onto the railing and look askance at me as I took it's photo through the window!  Then a female oriole!
Moments of beauty!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Flowers everywhere!

When we arrived home from North Carolina and went out the next morning to see how our plants were doing we were greeted by an amazing plethora of lilies, wild flowers, roses, and many smaller plants just flowering their hearts out! What a welcome home!

Wild flowers to the north of us - we never thought anything would grow there!  Surprise!

Diana brought about 150 day lilies from our Kensington gardens and they are doing well here!

Shimmer - underneath the Bristlecone Pine

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Looking Back

Going through travel photos I found a few more to share - sculpture at a gallery by Grove Park Inn, the art deco county building in Asheville, windows on McIntyre Books, and a field of Adirondacks at Fearrington Village.