All Seasons–August 6, 2017

All Seasons

This is my favorite season–hiking season! I practically had all this beauty to myself. It was a peaceful journey–until something stirred up the Crows and Blue Jays. Traveled light, photos taken with iPhone 6 Plus. 

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You never know who you’ll meet along the way.

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Woodland Box turtle

Red-spotted Purple butterfly

Sorry–poor quality photo of Red-spotted Purple butterfly. I don’t see these often, but I love the color variations.

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Friday’s Hunt v3.20

Friday’s Hunt

This week’s prompts are Starts with T, Week’s Favorite, and Food.

T is for Trail

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Mirror Lake, Norfolk Botanical Garden

Week’s Favorite and All Seasons: Light and Airy describe the layers of the dress.

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Out of my comfort zone: Street photography is a type of photography that features subjects in candid situations within public places.

Food

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The Osprey grasps its fish dinner with the talons of its right foot. 

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and All Seasons

Wild Bird Wednesday #246

Wild Bird Wednesday
All Seasons

I haven’t had much to share lately, but today I snapped a much-anticipated shot and couldn’t wait to share it with you. 

It’s almost time for the Yellow-rumped Warbler to tweet his final goodbye and head north. He’s changing into his spiffy new attire, ready to impress the ladies when he returns home. He’s a handsome catch! This represents the color of spring for me.

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Not all that long ago, he hunkered down in the cold in his nondescript browns and blended into the wintry background. Except for that little yellow rump. I’m going to miss the constant guarding of “his” territory, the high-speed chases that ensued. Godspeed, little buddy. 

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and All Seasons

Just Ducky

Just Ducky

Cee’s a bit under the weather this week, so there’s no Share Your World post. I’ll still be sharing my world with you, though, random as it might be. 

A pair of Mallard ducks stop by for dinner, a little wading, a bit of a snooze, and then they’re off again until the next evening. DSCN4964

We hoped to visit “the kids” this past weekend, but our grandson tested positive for the flu earlier in the week. By Saturday, Z and Suzanne weren’t feeling well, and the number of patients in “quarantine” increases almost daily. 

I finally got Suzanne’s birthday present made, and I’d love to share it with you–but I don’t want her to see it here first. 

Hubby took his first-ever personal day off from work today. Too bad he had to work on a plumbing issue! Suzanne says he really knows how to enjoy a personal day.

Today was near 70F (21C). I filled feeders and put fresh water in the birdbaths (much needed after the ducks visited). Then I saw the pile of leaves I’d raked off one of the beds last week, so I bagged those. Container plants needed water. A lovely specimen of Spiny Sow Thistle sprung up next to the HVAC unit–nearly a foot tall, so I took that out before it multiplied. The Loropetalum and Spirea needed light pruning where the frost bit them. It’s amazing how many things one can find to do outside on a pretty day. 

What have you been up to?

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Friday’s Hunt v3.5

All Seasons

Friday rolls around once again–and nearly rolled over me this week! I need to step up my game. 

This week, the hunt is on for Starts with E, Week’s Favorite, and Personal.

E is for evening on Edenton Bay–beautiful in ALL SEASONS.
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My favorite this week was catching the Northern Mockingbird preening his feathers.
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Making it personal

 

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Who, me?

 

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Bring your photo choices and join the fun! The link to Friday’s Hunt is live until Sunday at 7:00 P.M. Central Time. 

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