Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Wild Bird Wed.

Linking up with Stewart here:
http://paying-ready-attention-gallery.blogspot.com/

The last of the hummingbirds are gearing up to leave,filled feeders for probably the last time today. I feel as though I missed the summer watching them as it was so hot this year here in Pa.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Sat.`s critters

Sally the duck,do ducks bite? she acts as though she is going to bite me
This picture is today,Aug.19.One allowed me to hold & pet her today.It is hard to reach them in this coop.
she is laughing because she is secretly afraid of getting poked in the eye
July 18th they were moved outside
Linking up with Eileen for Sat.`s critters,you can link up here:
http://viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.com/

This was the last of my bucket list,to have chickens.I ordered the chicks some time ago from Meyers Hatchery & on July 11 they were delivered to the post office.Everyone at the post office were oooing & ahhhing over the small chrips from inside the box. We got them home & with some special help from my son,we got them situated in a galvanized tub in my bird room.They had sent me 10 when I only ordered 8 hens & 1 rooster,but I was glad as the 1 little yellow hen did not make it.I ordered some that will lay the blue & maybe pink eggs.

The chicks grew really fast quickly! & soon we were taking them to the outside hutch my late husband had made me for the bunnies who now live indoors in the birds room,too hot for them outdoors.

My granddaughter was given a duck during the Path Valley barnyard games,so now we have a duck to add at some point,lol,I hope I can put Sally the duck in with the chickens at some point.Sally smells.
2 days later,see how much they grew!

dipping their beaks
Next year I hope to have them somewhat open range,but for the rest of the year I am keeping them close to the house.My granddaughter is a little afraid of getting pecked...
July 12



Chasing Butterflies

Happiness is like a butterfly.The more you chase it,the more it will elude you.But if you turn your attention to other things,it will come & sit softly on your shoulder. Thoreau

The only picture I got of monarches was over at the Wadel`s farm last night. These 2 were mating.
black swallowtail

fritillary
yellow swallowtail
black swallowtail
monarchs

Monday, June 13, 2016

Gray Titmouse

A titmouse gathers dog hair from the outdoor carpet on the deck. He makes me smile as he appears to say,let`s just gather all this nesting material at once so I don`t have to make any more trips!
Editing post to link up with Stewart for wild bird Wed.
http://paying-ready-attention-gallery.blogspot.com/

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Widow skimmer dragonfly

What a look he seems to be giving me!
These photos were taken last year,however I have seen alot of them recently flying around me here in the yard. 
They appear to be mating
widow skimmer dragonfly

Rehoming Susie,the death of my parrot,a new puppy/Sat.`s critters

It has been such a long time since I have written. I am going to try & play catch up with Eileen for Sat`s critters,link up here 
http://viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.com/

Susie,the golden I rescued, started becoming more & more dominate with the yard space,proclaiming  that the snow was hers,all hers,biting all of the dogs who were enjoying running & playing in the snow,so that was the end of the rope for me ,so she had to go.I had worked with her a good 6 months or more.It was difficult finding someone to take an 8 year old who didn`t already have a dog.I couldn`t risk sending her to a home with other dogs. Finally, my brother`s pastor was looking for a dog for his little boys,one that was already trained & out of the nipping stage.Susie was perfect for the family.

The last day of March I was shocked to find Elvis dead at the bottom of his cage,still clutching a peanut.He had been with us 35 years & had prior owners,so he was quite old,but I was devestated. No more will we hear,do you wanna drink? wanna apple? I guess he just lived a long life & it was his time to go. I imagine he is on my husband`s shoulder in heaven.

Finally, I am not a german shepard person,but when this puppy became available,I took her,her name is Sonya.She will be 12 weeks at the end of the month. It has been 8 years since I have had a puppy,so it has been challenging. She is a shiloh shepard,long haired.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Wild Bird Wed.

Linking up with Stewart here for wild bird Wed.,share your backyard birds with people all over the world.

http://paying-ready-attention-gallery.blogspot.com/ 

These pictures were from Feb.2014 in the midst of a snowstorm. I am not sure which wood warbler this little one is at the feeder.
I have lost all my pictures in my back-up drive, well, let`s just say my brother is trying to get them back,he says there is like 400,000 on there,but I can`t believe that. I wonder if I can get my blog published in a book so I can have alot of them here in my hands,has anyone ever done this?