Thursday, May 23, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
Yesterday I took my first butterfly photo of the spring! It was a Clouded Sulphur and just a few seconds from taking the picture we saw a Cabbage White Butterfly. Buttetrflies are such beautiful gracious creatures! It was very close to home so I shall check out that area again very carefully today
Posted by me ann my camera at 6:56 AM
Sunday, May 19, 2013
I had learned something new a few springs ago! I learned the proper name ( Rhodora) of these beautiful, rosy, purplish flowers. I remember watching for these flowers every year as a child to come into bloom. My birthday is in June and I always felt that these beautiful flowers made the occasion a bit more special for me. I had always known them as June flowers.I think that's what everyone around here called them. A couple of years ago I searched for their name, finding nothing named June flowers. So now, its almost June and look what I found this morning, my old misnamed June flowers. What a lovely delight when I came across them! How wonderful to find my old floral seasonal friends again, It is that sort of experience that makes me think of the 'loyalty of nature.. During March, 2010 I had bought a new book titled: Wildflowers of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island by Mary Primrose and Marian Munro, published by:Formac Publishing Company Limited, Halifax. At that time my husband was browsing through the book when he came upon my previously misnamed June Flowers., and thus we discovered.
Posted by me ann my camera at 2:02 PM
Saturday, May 18, 2013
I found pictures of and a description of Bluets on page 48,
I have discovered that bluets a.k.a are also known as Innonce or Quaker Ladies1 who knew?
Posted by me ann my camera at 2:29 PM
Friday, May 17, 2013
below;taken this afternoon after the petals have dried out a bit.
Posted by me ann my camera at 9:12 AM
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
for the surprise outside our window was a handsome, male Chestnut-sided warbler.
also yesterday in bird alley we had a lot of Pine Siskin activity, and a white-crowned sparrow also dropped by along with many Goldfinch. and the female Northern Cardinal dropped in also. It could have been all of the bird activity that might have attracted the warbler, We also had Mourning Doves, a Blue Jay, Chickadees and Grackles. I saw the hummingbird in the morning but there was no sight of it in the afternoon. You never know what each day will bring. Its nature's treat outside our windows each day! Maybe a different species warbler will drop by today?
Posted by me ann my camera at 6:52 AM