I found some large bird feed in my shed that I had forgotten about. So I put a little out on the walls to watch what would happen. Well, the Blue Jays were the first to attack. And they took the peanuts first. All of them. Then the chipmunks, squirrels and ever present Grackles finished things up.
Friday, May 27, 2016
And finally the sunset, again and again, again. These are all from the Matapeake Clubhouse beach including the clubhouse. The Chesapeake Bay makes for an awesome canvas for an awesome sunset. All for your holiday weekend enjoyment.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
I know that this time of year brings some new visitors (odd ducks) to Dykemans Spring so last weekend I went looking and found these guys. The first (pictures 1-3) I think, are mergansers. But I am not real confident of that diagnosis. The second is a Spotted Sandpiper. I've had that one confirmed. The biggest difference with these and the mallards and Canada geese it that the are a lot more skittish. Mergansers. What do you think?
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
These are some pictures I got from Matapeake Clubhouse Beach, about 2 miles south of the bridge. I probably should have gone north of the to get the sunset through the bridge. The pano shows most of the 4.3 mile span.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
Friday, May 20, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Monday, May 16, 2016
Friday, May 13, 2016
I thought I was out of lighthouses to post. This is another lighthouse we passed by while whale watching in Auke Bay on the outskirts of Juneau, Alaska. It is located on the northern end of Admiralty Island between Stephens Passage and Chatham Strait. Originally built in 1904 it was replaced by this building in 1924.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
I had a dream about you, a dream about me,
And we had free money and a black limousine.
Everything was new, it was clean,
And you reached out for the ring, a diamond ring,
But it wasn't real, it was a dream,
I woke up and I screamed,
I want you
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Monday, May 09, 2016
Your word of the day is CIRCUMHORIZONTAL ARC. Remember there will be a quiz later. A "CHA", sometimes erroneously called a Fire Rainbow, is different than a rainbow or Sun Dog. It is caused when the sun is high and above cirrus clouds. The halo is formed by sunlight entering horizontally-oriented, flat hexagon ice crystals through a vertical side face and leaving through the near horizontal bottom plate, yadda, yadda, yadda. I sure I lost you all somewhere there. Anyways, as seen from the backyard.