It's been awhile since my last post. Life keeps me busy. I hope all of you are fine and that life is treating you well.
Thank you so much for all of your kind comments and good wishes. Not much has changed here.
We try to fit in bits of time to visit local nature areas that are close to our home. An hour or two here and there can yield some wonderful surprises and I can't think of a better way to unwind and relax.
Spring seemed to last for much of the summer months here with a lot of rain and cool temperatures. It seems like we've only had a couple of weeks of warm weather, and already the weather is cooling off and we're seeing the beginning signs of leaves changing colors.
A few pictures to share with you. (You can click on the pictures to see them larger.) Above, I believe is a young Tree Swallow.
Eastern Cottontail. I saw a lot more of these this year than I normally do.
Canada Goose - never a shortage of them!
Queen Anne's Lace gone by
Watching them was like watching a ballet. Graceful birds
A flower gone by. Blow on the puff and make a wish.
This was a path I walked one day. I liked the shadows and light
Frittilary Butterfly on a butterfly bush.
This was a special treat. We happened upon her one day as we were driving by. She let us get very close. You can read a little about Veronica here: http://www.indianacountyparks.org/happen
A view down at Silver Sands Beach. A duck in the water swimming down a canal
Seagull with a shell
Ornamental Crab Apples
Bumble Bee on Goldenrod. The orange spots on the bee are sacs filled with pollen grains.
More wild Sunflowers
And a Snowy Egret taking off. Love the "painted" feet.
Well, that's all for now.
'Til next time.