Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Orchard Time

Went to two different orchards last weekend. We decided to check out one we saw on TV in Indiana called Ditzler's Orchard. 
The commercial made it look like they had an amazing gift shop. In actuality it was very small. They did have the pick-your-own option, but it was chilly and misting rain, so we decided to get back in the car and drive to one we have been to before near Champaign, IL.
 All you do is follow the yellow brick road to...
Curtis Orchard.
We got in a little pick-your-own time. Enjoyable visit and very tasty apples. I think my favorite is Gala. Nice and sweet for snack time.

Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

End of the Sunflowers

The sunflowers are almost gone for another year.

I'm still surprised the hummingbirds liked them.
The variety didn't seem to matter.
Another shot of Mr. Goldfinch.

Happy Sunday!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sunflowers and Critters

Fall is in the air. 
The sunflowers are breathing their last breath and yesterday I saw a flock of geese flying south. 
This Skipper was enjoying a rest on a leaf.
 I couldn't ID this one. Closed...

Happy Sunday!

Thursday, August 13, 2015


The pups, Fergus and Findley, enjoy walking around Lincoln Log Cabin Historical Site. They like seeing the sheep, Ms Cow, and the chickens. They don't care much for the old boar hog. He grunts at them and they run.  
The sheep run loose these days. The dogs take the long way around them. They obviously do not have the herding instincts Border Collies should have. Too much easy living. 
Findley. Giving me his exasperated look. He doesn't like it when I stop to take pictures. He wants to get on with the walking and sniffing part.
This is a chicken coop. Glad to see they have received some funding for repairs. This looks like it will be a good fence when it is finished.
Photo credit - Granddaughter
The old fence was in dire need of repairs. The chickens didn't seem to mind. They had more freedom.

 Linking to Good Fences

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Ducks on a Barrel

In the south edge of The Rez, someone has tossed one of the trash barrels into the water. It has been there for over a year and is more rusty now than the green it used to be.

The ducks don't seem to mind.
The lighting isn't the best, but I'll take what I can get when I can get it. I doubt they will still be there in the morning light. 
Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Molting Mallards

This isn't a very good time of the year for bird photography. The birds are starting to molt. Still I was happy and surprised to see these Mallards enjoying a meal at The Rez. 
As in the case of these Mallards. The lighting was less than desirable, so it was tough to get a decent shot. 

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Hot Finch

This goldfinch had to stop and rest. He was a bit warm as you can see by the way he is holding his wings out to allow air flow. I guess even birds get hot in the summer.
Happy Monday!