Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

We’ve seen very few butterflies this season, and when I have seen them I haven’t had a camera with me. Today, however, I was able to capture the one butterfly that was on the buddleia. It was a brown Eastern Tiger Swallowtail… “Butterflies are nature’s angels.They remind us what a gift it is to be…

Luna on the lamppost

Luna moths can sometimes be seen here during the late summer, and this Luna spent two days on our lamppost before disappearing altogether. Also known as the giant silk moth, it is found only in North America. This one is a male and can be identified as such by its feather-like antennae.

Country Clematis

It’s one of my favorites. I wait for its blooms every year… Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

Changing leaves

Leaves are beginning to change colors. Maybe Autumn is on the way…

Shades of blue

I’ve enjoyed the varying shades of color on our large hydrangea bush this year. All but one of the blooms have faded, and now there is one solitary bright blue bloom left. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

“I’ll be a hummingbird…”

“We’re constantly being bombarded by problems that we face and sometimes we can get completely overwhelmed. [But] we should always feel like a hummingbird. I may feel insignificant, but I don’t want to be like the other animals watching the planet go down the drain. I’ll be a hummingbird, I’ll do the best I can.”…

Morning Glory

Blooming on the edge of the woods by our driveway… Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

Pileated Woodpeckers

Pileated woodpeckers sound like jungle birds… And they were used by cartoonist Walter Lantz as models for the cartoon character Woody Woodpecker … We see them frequently here, although I’ve only ever seen one a time. The other day, however, there were four on our old back fence. As I was inside the house and…