Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
ABC Wednesday dawns with the second letter of the alphabet which always brings to mind one of my favorite English children’s book author and illustrator Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) whose birthday is today. Happy Birthday BEA!
and I found my own special Bambi this week peeking out of the cat tails. You can peek back here.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
See more beautiful flowers, wild or otherwise, at Today's Flowers.
But make no mistake: the weeds will win; nature bats last. Robert M. Pyle
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
See more A's here.
Monday, July 19, 2010
They always say time changes things,
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, we had a huge storm pass through last evening with tornadoes dangerously close to the Twin Cities, one landing just a couple of miles from me. I'm dodging flying lawn chairs and lightening to remove the hanging pots from their hooks because a pair of house finches have a nest in my geraniums. Little did I know the female was sitting on the eggs when I brought the pot indoors, at which point she abandoned the nest and spent the next hour flying around my house! Long story short, I locked up my cat, and finally successfully shooed her out. This morning when I hung the pot outside again, two more eggs were in her nest and there she sat. I couldn't resist a snapshot before she got back on.
For this week's Camera Critters, I submit the nest with these gorgeous turquoise eggs along with a shot I captured of a rather miffed blue heron forced to leave his fishing hole when I came into view. I could hear him grumbling as he flew away.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Be awed and inspired by more sky views from across our planet at Skywatch Friday.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Here are some fetching geraniums I snapped in Hyde Park when I worked at the U of Chicago in another lifetime. Incidentally they bloomed in the same graceful neighborhood as the home of the then professor/state legislator Barack Obama.
See more reds from the past and present at Mary's meme, Ruby Tuesday.
A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.--Bill Vaughan
Spot more beauty at Today's Flowers, a virtual flower shop for all your beauty needs.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
See more wonders of nature in red at Mary's meme, Ruby Tuesday.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
At the halfway point this is the sight that greeted us at the gate.
See more sky views at Skywatch Friday and enjoy the Fourth of July weekend too!