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Summer Critters

4 Jul

There have been lots of summer critters around the farm lately.

Dragonfly in front of the windmill

admiral on the corn

monarch

I’ve enjoyed seeing all of them fluttering around.

And I know the white gooseneck flowers are not technically critters, but I do like them.  They are one of the few flowers that the goats, dogs, and neglect haven’t killed in my yard.

Miscellany

15 Jul

I actually took the time to just go for a walk the other day because I was hoping to photograph some of the many butterflies I’ve been seeing.  Unfortunately, they didn’t cooperate.  I caught one monarch in flight, but that was it for the butterflies.

The dragonflies were not much better.  But they are huge this year!  I could even catch them mid-flight.

I did finally get one to sit still while I photographed it–from below.

The goats were out in pasture.

Love me some goat eye.

Cutie

This is usually my view in pasture.  Myson constantly walks directly in front of me.  Silly boy.

Myson

I’m still seeing lots of meadowlarks.

I was really excited to see that I accidentally walked by a juvenile bobolink, and it didn’t fly.

Mr. Bobolink, however, was really concerned, so he flew closer.

He’s losing his breeding color now, so I probably won’t recognize him anymore.  Until next year…

Back in the barnyard, Ringo waits for his mom to come back so he can eat.

Ringo

Snow White is also still shut in the north paddock since I’m milking her maa.  She’s still not happy, but she has finally settled down.

Snow White (those ears!)

I adore my Pluto!  I wish he were in the barnyard with everyone else, but I’m sure he’s happier staying with his brother.

Pluto

Finally, Aurora.  She shouldn’t eat and spit.

Aurora

It’s not a good look.

Critters

14 Sep

Just some critters I’ve photographed around the farm in the last week or so.

Honeybee on chives

moth on goldenrod

butterflies

northern flicker

red headed woodpecker

dragonfly

buckeye

northern flicker

tree frog on my garage

This is a pretty time of year.