Monday, May 30, 2016

Day Of Remembrance


Today is a day that we remember, and give thanks to, those who died in defense of this flag and for the freedoms that it represents... lest we forget and fall into ruin...

Friday, May 27, 2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016

Pastry & Coffee

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On Monday, a week ago, I posted this photo ... Waiting For Warmer Days ...  Well, it really has not gotten any warmer but the Sun was out so, with pastries and coffee in hand, I went out and sat at my little table to enjoy the wonderful outdoors.

The pastries went fast and the coffee had to be enjoyed quickly to keep from getting cool but I did take great delight in this moment of nature...

Friday, May 13, 2016

The Rhododendrons Are Blooming

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These are in the front corner of our house next to the front porch. Every year, about this time, they come out and bloom like crazy for awhile and then they are gone. So we really enjoy them while we can. They really are beautiful...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Pileated Woodpecker

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According to the Audubon Guide to North American Birds:

The Pileated Woodpecker is a big, dashing bird with a flaming crest, the largest woodpecker in North America (except the Ivory-bill, which is almost certainly extinct). Excavating deep into rotten wood to get at the nests of carpenter ants, the Pileated leaves characteristic rectangular holes in dead trees. This species became rare in eastern North America with clearing of forests in centuries past, but has gradually increased in numbers again since about the beginning of the 20th century. Where unmolested, it even lives in parks and woodlots around the edges of large cities.

This wonderful Woodpecker was in my backyard just about ten feet from the house pecking on this tree stump. I took several photos of it from two different windows and this was one of the better ones that I go with its head turned so that we could get a good likeness of it. And, yeah, it was big, about the size of a large Crow.

We have seen it around the neighborhood a few times and I am hoping that it will come back again so that I can get some more photos of it. Actually feel quite blessed that I was able to get this photograph as it still is rare in neighborhoods like mine...

Monday, May 9, 2016

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Monday, May 2, 2016