Breezy Green

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Monochromatic.” The first cool breeze of fall brought in a Great Egret. The tip from Jen Hooks’ photo prompt that helped me the most was… Continue reading

Distinguishing Swallowtail Butterflies

—and one mimic. I am not a person who can readily identify birds, dragonflies, or butterflies “on the wing”, at least at first.  I need to take pictures, and then sit down with… Continue reading

Breakfast with the Birds

  Both of these species show up here occasionally.  It was a treat to see them together.  

One Log, A Lot of Visitors

The Anhinga from Sunday came back on Monday, and thoughtfully presented me with a different angle to capture.  That same day, the juvenile Little Blue Heron and a Great Blue Heron landed on… Continue reading

Twenty Minutes of Wildlife

On Labor Day, I stepped outside about 5 PM, to feed the sheep before heading to a concert at a local winery.  In a late-flowering boneset plant, I noticed a large dark shape… Continue reading

A Walk Around the Farm

Since this blog is going to be mostly about the animals and plants I see on walks around our farm, I thought I would orient you to where we are. The farm is… Continue reading

1 Day 1 World Project: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Woodpecker Ninjas

When I was out walking in the woods today, I heard a lot of birds scolding and squawking.  In the past, following the fuss has led me to sightings of snakes, hawks, and… Continue reading

Spring on the Farm

Over the last month we have been busy fixing up the house, but it hasn’t been just a “This Old House” marathon.  The animals keep us hopping too. One afternoon, I saw our… Continue reading

1 Day 1 World Project: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

I’m joining up with the 1 Day 1 World Project, which is hosted by Lisa Kennedy at Northwest Frame of Mind.  All you have to do is show a snippet of your life… Continue reading