Love Of Nature, Photography, Gardening And Country Valley Living

Monday, August 31, 2015

A Bit Of This & That


Well the temps have heated up and it is very humid hot , sticky and YUK ! out there  .  That’s normal for us here in Ontario Canada to be fooled by fall like temps then WHAM ! humid and hot returns . Oh well . I still enjoy getting out in the mornings when it  is cooler .

It was as foggy as heck this morning due to the humidity and I saw this wonderful view of the sun trying it’s best to burn through the cloud and fog over the valley  so of course I had to photograph it lol !

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              It was amazing to see the actual sun with out hurting my eyes  as it was mostly covered by the fog .

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                    Then I spotted these sticking out from the hedges . Kind of looks like Christmas decor berries lol !

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                               Oh wild Asters and Golden rod I love both as they sway in the warm breeze !

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                                                                                           Pre Warning 

                 For those who  don't like spiders brace your self for this photo  can pass by it if you would prefer

                                                                                I understand .

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They may look scary to some and may be feared but as a photographer and nature nut I find them fascinating  . yes I will admit not to fascinating if in doors but outside  a definite yes ! See all the meals he has in his web ? !

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Praying Mantis are also a fascinating  creature  of nature ! They can be green like this one or brown and they blend in well with either branches , leaves or grasses  good way of camouflaging   for picking off their prey !.

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Papa’s grasses by his work shop are doing well this year . I love their feathery look as they blow in the breeze !

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I am pleased to see the many Monarchs stopping by for a feast on our butterfly bush in our  new this year butterfly garden . As I see  them  come to the yard I tell them to make a pit stop over that garden and thanks fully it seems to work as they end up there in the end lol !

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                                             The bees seem to be very happy with our gardens as well !

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         Miggs is taking a break in the shade on our side patio as she watches the squirrels over at the big tree !

I didn’t get any photos of the moon last night as I was on the phone with one of our boys who are all doing good . But did you know that  last nights moon was the supermoon, also known as the Sturgeon Moon. It is the first of three consecutive “supermoons” occurring this year. The full moon for August is called by the Natives a Sturgeon Moon because of the large number of fish that can be easily found in the lakes in North America. Other names for this full moon include Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon.

                     Next full moon for us here in Canada  is September 27th –28th called the Harvest Moon .

             Well that’s it for me , staying cool inside for the afternoon  and have lots of photos to go through and get done arranging them lol !

                             “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”  ~Albert Einstein      

                                                                                   Until next time .

                                                                        Country Gal


Primitive Stars said...

Always enjoy your beautiful nature pictures, your really great at taking them. Been hot and humid here to yuk!!!!!!! Love that full moon, can't wait for the Harvest moon.Blessings Francine.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

That awful humidity is back. The moon was awesome last night. I love all the Native names for the moons during the year. Those red berries are nice, wonder if they would last till the winter greenery pots are done :) They would be a nice pop of colour.

Deb said...

Your photos are beautiful. The one with Miggs is gorgeous with the fall colours and textures.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, lovely collection of images. I have not seen a Monarch in my yard, yet! I would love to see a praying mantis too. Cute shot of your sweet Miggs. Have a happy new week ahead!

William Kendall said...

It hasn't been quite that hot here, though the humidity is moving back in.

Linda Kay said...

The moon is really interesting in the fog, actually. Those berries are beautiful, as well as the flowers. And Miggs looks pretty content just watching the squirrels from a distance.

Gail said...

Your photos are fantastic. I like spiders and preying mantis because they are both bug eaters.

Have a blessed evening.

Pamela Gordon said...

Wonderful captures Elaine! Enjoy the nice weather.

Michelle said...

That is a great, spider shot!

Margaret Adamson said...

Don't meention Christmas yet!! Now you photographs are alll gorgeous aswe see the lovely things in your garden. Love the spider in its web shot adn of course Miggs.

Anvilcloud said...

I was a teacher, and in my mind, the first week of September is always hot. That's probably not totally true, but it seemed to work that way much of the time.

Amy at love made my home said...

I am not a spider fan, but I think the praying mantis would scare me more! xx

Anonymous said...

What a pretty series of shots.