Archive for category Nature

Inner Water Lily – Pollen and Petals

F/5.6 – ISO 100 – 1/2500 – 28mm – Sony a6500 – tight crop

 

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Monet Moment

There are some things that after having photographed them time and time again I just don’t want to anymore; waterlilies are not one of them.  I look forward to them appearing every year at this one industrial park and even though I have been told by security to move my car once or twice, it doesn’t deter me.  Waterlilies make me want to sit and just be still with them – even though that never has happened as I am going back and forth with a camera – and remind me that one day I would love to see them in Giverny in Monet’s garden.

Maybe one day…

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One barn, a lot of sheep, a llama and a crow

Be careful if you count the sheep, you might fall asleep.  You’ll have to look a bit hard to find the other two animals… I missed them entirely until I uploaded the photo as I was focused on getting the line of sheep.  Going peach picking put us right in the heart of farming land and I captured quite a few interesting moments.

 

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Freeze!

I think we’ve been spotted 😉

We had just left the peach orchard and were taking the long way around (which meant nothing but farms as far as we could see) to get to the highway that would take us home when DH suddenly stops and pulls over and says “LOOK!”  Mind you, I was looking straight ahead at an interesting barn when this happened.  He points to my right and I say “So it’s a couple of deer statues?”  After a minute or two the statues began to move cautiously.  I rolled the window down and leaned over a bit to get this shot.

Wonder where mom was?

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Just Peachy

A friend told us he had taken his family peach picking the week before and just how delicious the peaches were.  I love peaches and fresh you can pick them? We had to go which we did this past weekend.  It was about an hours drive through parts of Ohio we’ve never explored (more about that later such as my slight run in with someone who wanted to know what I was doing on this middle of farmland gravel road) to get to Utica, Ohio and the Legend Hills Orchard.

You could pick your own or opt to stay at the farm stand and buy them already picked along with fruit ciders, cherry juice, Amish butter and other veggies.  We chose to pick our own and DH’s height came in handy for picking fruit I couldn’t reach.  The ready for picking peaches were these sweet and juicy Red Havens; one bite and juice dribbled down your chin.  Their apples weren’t ready yet so this means we have to go back.  Rough isn’t it?

So now we have two pecks (and yes I started to sing that song) of peaches and I need to do something with them besides just grabbing one and eating.  I made peach salsa last night and hope to make this peach oatmeal loaf today from a recipe I found online.  If you have any good peach recipes please share your link in the comments 🙂

 

 

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Lions on guard

In the front garden of a beautiful old home in Delaware, Ohio.  The owners have the perfect spot to enjoy summer from their patio; wonder if the back yard is just as lovely?

 

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Two visitors to the coneflower patch

Bee and butterfly; at least I think it’s a butterfly.  No clue as to what kind but if you know please leave the name in the comments and thanks.  After yesterday’s “stinky” post I felt something lighter and brighter would be in order especially since this weekend I will be celebrating my birthday.

I’m going to try and fit some champagne into the weekend somewhere… that’s light, bright and bubbly 🙂

 

 

 

 

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