Are We Walking to Alaska

Are We Walking to Alaska
Are We Walking to Alaska - A True Story

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Hummingbird HIgh

We have a pair of hummingbirds that are nesting high up in a tree.  Every day the male comes out and sits on a leafless branch.  I spotted him from our deck across the street and half a block away.

 A close up - as close up as I could get from that distance - of our sweet hummingbird on his branch.
These two trees are 40 or 50 feet tall, the nest seems to be in the tree on the right - near the top.  That is where we see the hummingbird flying in and out for most of the day.  I'm so happy I spotted him on the branch and now can watch him every day.  I tried close ups of the tree, but the nests are so tiny I couldn't make out anything that seemed to be a nest.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Birds Visiting the Feeder

Birds visiting the feeders
 Black Headed Grosbeak



And our little friend the hummingbird

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The wild Dogwood in the woods across the street from our house 


Monday, May 25, 2020

Friday, May 22, 2020

Old Water Tower

We often pass this old windmill water tower - it seems to lean just a bit more each time we pass.  Soon it will settle back into the earth, and we will miss it.


Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Trumpeter Swans

The overwintering Tundra and Trumpeter swans swarm in the farm fields just south of here.
 Now and then a few Canada Geese join in
 When the fields are flooded from heavy rains the swans take a swim


 Elegantly posing
On the look-out.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Hawk and Heron

 Red Tail Hawk
 Another Red Tail Hawk atop a tree

 Great Blue Heron
 On a windy day