Thursday, July 11, 2013

Random pix

Some random pix from the last few weeks.

Early June: super green fields.

Bumper sticker.

Extremely apt cartoon.

Quail on a fence post.

Morning sunshine on eggs and seedlings...

...and a cup of coffee.

Swallow. I think it's a barn swallow.

Rainbow through the trees.

Morning sunshine through the Virginia creeper leaves.

Younger Daughter returning from a walk.

Petunia, one week old.

Lydia being lazy.

More quail.

Eastern kingbird.

Dusty at two weeks of age.

A chickaree under our eaves.

Early morning in the barnyard.

Polly and Petunia. Petunia is about two weeks old here.

I think this might be a female Evening Grosbeak, but I'm not sure.

Evening traffic jam, country style: cows in the driveway.

Matilda with four calves (none of them hers).

Caught in a sunbeam. Can't... move...

Calves and tires. Symbols of our farm.


Thirsty chickens.

This weird insect landed on my glasses. Okay all you entomologists, what kind is it?

This weird insect landed on my shirt. Okay all you entomologists, what kind is it?

(It's about 1.25 inches in length.)

"You talkin' to ME?"

Cedar waxwing. A very handsome species.

A novel method of evangelizing.

Casual Friday.

Major in the yard.

This takes us through the first day of summer. I'll post more random pix later.


  1. tree swallow - not barn swallow - tree swallows nest in boxes or hollow of trees

  2. The first bug (the one on your glass) looks like a mayfly. Don't see them here in Florida. I love your photos. Good luck with your beans. I am happy you found the issue with the wire against the water tank.


  3. Good to see a picture of Major. I thought of him just a couple of days ago. I remembered his problems last year (I think it was last year).

  4. The first insect is a Small Mayfly.

    The second insect is the Western Pine Borer (Chalcophora angulicollis), the adults feed on foliage and the larvae feeds on bark.


  5. the first bug id certainly a mayfly. I suggest tying some imitations and tempting a trout. Lovely pictures. Thank you for all you do

  6. The Pictures were great, loved them!!!

  7. Ahhh...but no pictures of the pond??

    You live in a very beautiful valley, Patrice.

  8. The rooster pictured w them all drinking....what kind is he? He looks like the one passed on to us. Handsome fella!