Thursday, November 26, 2015

Invisible Bikes and Mountain Laurels

My contribution to TexWiscGirl's Good Fences #88. I was going to count the suet cage as a 'fence...'

But I can go with a mountain laurel roundup instead. The front two look great.

Next over is a recent transplant from the side of the house, where it languished a couple years. All things considered, it's doing well.

And here's mountain laurel #4. In May, this one was doing the best of all of them. But then it developed this brown spot leaf disease over the summer, and it still has it. Does anyone know what it is, and what to do about it?

P.S. I'm also linking to N.F.'s Trees n Bushes 35.
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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Fire on the Mountain and Geese on Lake Siri

Carmi's Thematic Photographic 356 is Electricity.
I saw this when walking up one of the mountain roads on Sunday.

I also heard lots of sirens. Tuesday, I took a look at the source of that smoke. I heard an electrical problem is a suspect.

I'm also linking to Michelle's Nature Notes (#339).
These Blacknose Dace live in Warm Spring Run along with the guppies. (I tried to get a better picture of them, but they are quite wary.)

I was wondering how close the geese by Lake Siri would let me get...

Update: I'm also linking to Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday 174. Here's Mrs. Downy Woodpecker at the suet feeder, and a Carolina Wren through the basement sliding doors.

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

My Old Shadow

Carmi's Thematic Photographic 355 is Old. Meet my shadow, we know that feeling.

This is also my contribution to TexWiscGirl's Good Fences #87.

Oh my, Saturday Sunday already? I'm also contributing to Eileeninmd's Saturday's Critters #101. And I missed Michelle's Nature Notes (#338), too. At least I'm not too late for Anni's I'd-Rather-B-Birdin!

Here is Amelia last Sunday. She's always loved to zoom up on that couch and stop at the top, just when it looks like she's going to fall right over:

Blast from the past: Amelia from February:

How about some orbs?

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