Love Of Nature, Photography, Gardening And Country Valley Living

Saturday, July 22, 2017

A Little Of This & That

It has been pretty quiet around here , not a lot going on at the moment  puttering mostly . The weather has been very humid and sunny but today it is overcast still humid though  , we have been waiting for rain whilst everyone else is getting rain we are as dry as bone here funny how it seems to miss us a lot and either go above or below our valley over the lake . I am glad I soaked my gardens last night and early this morning or I may not have any flowers left at this rate . The weather network is ticking me off as they have been so wrong more often then they should be  and well .. lets just say it must be the only job one can keep being wrong 99% of the time ..  GEESH !!  Us gardeners and photo nuts  need to know if and when it is going to rain lol !

Any who . I have just been enjoying our birds and creatures with camera in hand and trying to capture as much as I can .

I planted some  Gladiolas 90 days ago they are an August flower  and their pods developed last week and now are slowly bursting with flowers and they are very tall to  .  I planted  yellow  ,red, white ,  pink, purple and orange ones to  so far these yellow ones are the first to soon be in bloom  cant wait for all of them to bloom .

 A wee bit of foolery going on at the feeder here as this years first batch of baby Baltimore Oriels play about and show off for me , my how they grow fast .

 I have been seeing lots of different Cabbage moths like this one above and butterfly's and yes trying to capture them all , a bit tricky to do mind you as one has to creep ever so light footed about them as they feel vibration in so many ways very easily and take off .

                                   Above is a very weathered looking Painted Lady 

                                                    Above is a Wood Satyr

                                                         This  above is a  Swallow Tail

        Not just birds , bees and ants like home made sugar water from the feeders , some butterfly's enjoy it to .

Every evening the Swallows , this is a Tree Swallow sit on the hydro wires across the road and preen them selves ,  chit chat like mad and fly about playing ,  all so cute to watch and listen to  .

                              Lots of visits to the fountain on these humid days .

 And to the other bird baths as well  . These two have been about since spring ,  I named them Ghost and Spirit and they are quite friendly ,we seem to get more of theses doves about every year now .

Daddy Cardinal feeding baby . We have lots   about with babies now . The Cardinals  like to come to the feeders just as the sun sets when all the other birds have gone to bed !

 We are blessed with lots of beauty and nature here and all though I say nothing much is  going on I mean with us  lol  but there is always something going on in the yard   !
                                                           Until next time .

                                        Country Gal



William Kendall said...

There are a whole lot of critters around your parts!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hello Friend! You are one busy lady with your watering, painting, and taking photos - Don't you love this time of year?

I'm glad I've been able to catch up a bit on your news - I love the cool photo of the bat in your previous post. I am finally seeing them at dawn, and am glad we have a them around! Anything that eats bugs is a friend of mine! :-)

The Furry Gnome said...

That Weather Network! They don't often seem to get it right!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Lovely moth and butterfly photos, you sure have to be oatient and quick to get photos of them. Same weather here, no rain overnight even though it was predicted. We have the young orioles too, so cute just developing their colours. Have a great Sunday.

Amy at love made my home said...

Wonderful photos of the butterflies! Hope your weather improves soon!