Beaver Dam


June 29, 2012     The male Northern Oriole  is showing a fledgling  his favorite spots;   the apple tree, the hydrangea and the spruce.   LL  

Bluebird Babies

June 23, 2012     Five baby bluebirds are  nestled  in the box with the oval entrance.  Male and female bobolinks scold me as I walk past the unmowed hayfield.  Sally has Rose-breasted Grosbeaks at her feeders and the Barn Swallows are making many trips to feed their young in the nest on the porch.   LL  

Milk Snake

June 15, 2012     I was having breakfast in the picnic area and enjoying the warm June sunshine when I noticed that I was not alone.  There was a Milk Snake  (Lampropeltis trianbulum) also enjoying the warmth of the sun on the rocks.  LL  

Who Lives in your Garden?

Summer Sketches

Dino, dining on The Ridge, our favorite picnic spot looking East.  Good wine, fruit, cheese and home bread.
A Feast!

 Sitting at the old picnic table with Linda planning the day.
Beautiful wet birch tree collecting the sprinkles.

 Sally painting the birch by the pond

Snapping Turtle

Jun. 12, 2012     A Snapping Turtle was spotted crossing the road and digging holes--presumably for a place for depositing her eggs.  Our next nearest neighbor sent this facebook message to me this morning:  "Saw the biggest turtle crossing the road heading to your ponds by your house this morning.   LL 

Migrating Songbirds

Red-Winged Black Bird in Beaver Bog

 Make Way for Mallards
Eastern Bluebird with Nest Eggs

Watercolors by Sally Wickham
see FIne Art America

Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers

Jun. 5, 2012     Two Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers are drumming on the barn’s metal roof-- one on one side, and one on the other. I watched one drum and then he appeared to listen for the response. They tapped back and forth several times and then flew off into the woods.   LL