Coming in for the home stretch and it has been a very long journey and it will end at Tingsgrove this coming Tuesday evening, the Good Lord providing safe travel mercies:)
The past 3 posts were done in draft form before we left and were kindly posted by a dear family member.
I look forward to getting back with your blogs, and have been able to visit a few, but the Internet access and time has been spent up so I apologize again.
My next post will begin my shares of our journey through 9 states and thousands of miles driven.
Drying, seeding and dying wildflowers along Beargrass Creek in Jefferson County above and beneath are juvie Cooper's Hawks.
The top image was taken at my father-in-laws home and the next one was taken in my back yard~
I warmed this top mosaic one click, as the images were taken in doors through glass and double glass at that~
Remember to double click on the image, to view a larger slide show of the images shared ~
*** I am going to at least try and link up to Mosaic Monday and Wild Bird Wednesday...will be on the road for a while and so, it all depends on Internet access.
The weather across the country looks bleak, as well as the SHUTDOWN of our government...what stress this brings our way!
I am linking up with Mary for:
I am linking up with Stewart at:
Wild Bird Wednesday
Wild and Cultivated flowers shown below at entrance to Fox Hollow Farms.
All Summer, I tend to seek out the lovely Sphinx Moths.
Some are called Hummingbird Moths and others Hawk Moths~
Catching the beat of the wings~
A late Italian Honey Bee across the lane from me and the last day of a spent Rose~
Though I took this only a few days ago, most assuredly by the time this is posted,
the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, will have all flown South for the Winter~
Red-winged Blackbirds live around ponds and Cattails most of the season.
They breed, lay eggs and raise their young among the reeds.
In the Autumn months they partake of the seeds produced on the plumes of the Cattails~
A handsome American Kestrel was hunting fence side in Arabian Horse farm country near my home recently~
I have seen 2 of these funny insects in the past few days...
I have no clue what they are, but share one in case you know the ID and then I shall know as well ;)
If you ask my grand-son Thomas about these little ones, he will answer you with "Chickadeedeedee, Chickadeedeedee", as that is the sound they make and that was how he learned some bird names when he was younger~
In all of my years...I have heard of the very venomous Black Widow Spider and yet, I had never seen one before.
My next door neighbor rang me up a week ago to say she had caught one at her front door.
I took my camera with me, just in case.
Once I had taken images, and then compared to the ones shown on
"Google" and "Bing".
That is what it was.
This is only one kind of Stink Bug.
There are a few kinds that live in our area and this is the first season ever, that they are making their way inside homes all over the county, to the point they even made front page news.
We have no idea how they are getting in our home, but they are finding it a deadly venture to trespass, upon our walls, furniture and curtains...