Saturday, November 29, 2014

Staghorn Sumac

My contribution to Eileeninmd's Saturday's Critters #50:

Remember the Gray Catbird? It was eating Staghorn Sumac drupes.

You'll find Stagorn Sumac all along the Washington & Old Dominion Trail that passes the Luck Stone quarry in Leesburg.

Here's a Carolina Wren from the trail last week:

Other business: Theda in the leaves.

And a doggie waiting for its human outside Safeway:

Mouse over pics for captions, and click them for larger versions.
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22 comments:

✿ chica said...

Fotos e participação lindas! abraços,chica

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

My sister and her family lived in Leesburg a few years ago, it's a beautiful area.

The sumac drupes are great, dried and powdered and used as a sour "spice". You can also make a tasty lemonade substitute by soaking them for a couple of hours in water and adding a little sugar.

TexWisGirl said...

love the wrens. :) sweet theda, too. :)

mikey said...

Living the good life, you are. Very nice.

Thanks for the linky to MK's piece on the MiG-25. Good stuff....

eileeninmd said...

Love the cute wren and your Theda! I just love all the doggies! Thank you for linking up, happy weekend!

Hannah said...

The wren is so cute, I just love the way their tails stick up straight. The dogs are cute too.

Alexia said...

Theda looks to be having a fine old time. Thanks for the bird and quarry shots - and thanks to 4B, I learnt something new! :)

DeniseinVA said...

Cute critters and beautiful scenery!

Margaret Adamson said...

Cute doggy's. Have a great weekend.

Stewart M said...

I do love those perky tails on wrens!

cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Gunilla Bäck said...

The wren is so cute and I love your dog. Enjoy your Sunday!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of the bird.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Nice captures. I like the second photo very much. Thanks for sharing.

Helma said...

It is unfortunate that you are not a translator on your blog. Now I need to copy each line below photo and put on a translator. I see beautiful pictures The red flowers in the eerwste pictures are quite separate but your bird I find very beautiful.
Greeting, Helma

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Sorry, Helma, I will look into that.

I do find that google translator convenient...it might not be perfect, but one gets the general idea.
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Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

It's not easy being an international superstar, old chum!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Well, I've never seen staghorn sumac before.

Irma said...

Beautiful scenery in the second picture.
The bird and the dogs are great.
I wish you a good new week.
Best regards, Irma

NatureFootstep said...

can´t remember seeing that tree. Looks great and is good if it is food for birds. :)

EG CameraGirl said...

I have yet to see and photograph a Carolina Wren...and I WANT to!! ;))

Jim H. said...

Giant hole in the ground left from mining. Sad, like the shaggy dog outside the Safeway.

Karen S. said...

Oh sweet Theda and great pictures... that nearly remind me of this week's new theme- Animal Planet at Carmi's- you'll just love it!