Tag Archives: Red-headed woodpecker

Summer Scenes

29 Jul

Lately, it’s started to feel like late summer.  I hear the cicadas in the evening; the grasshoppers and crickets have made their appearance.

wild day lily

jimson weed

red-headed woodpecker

eastern kingbird

chicory and queen Anne’s lace

red-headed woodpecker

wild day lily

chicory

sunset over the cornfield

I don’t know how time flies so quickly.

Just Some Pictures

20 Jul

Here are a few leftovers of random things that were just for fun.

You can hear buzzing everywhere in the clover patch.

I was waiting for the monarch to open its wings.

When it did, it was to fly away.

one of the peacocks

a toad showed up after one of our rains

Sky

red-headed woodpecker outside my window

A couple of sulfur butterflies

Nugget

 

More Wild Things

20 Jun

There seems to be a whole family of killdeer living along my road.

I usually don’t get close enough to them to get even a crappy photo.

I was happy to get these images.

I had a red-headed woodpecker hanging out in the yard.

red-headed woodpecker

I don’t see many rabbits on the farm (Bob likes rabbit for breakfast), so I was happy to see this one.

Rabbit

A pair of barn swallows built a nest in the buck room.  They certainly didn’t leave much room between the nest and the ceiling.  That is going to get crowded with babies in there.

I hope you’re not tired of the bobolinks because I just can’t get enough of them.  Their song is wonderful, and the male is quite striking with his breeding colors.

bobolink

Although, I do think his yellow cap is starting to fade.

Wild rose is Iowa’s state flower.

I have quite a few growing in the ditch this year.

They are pretty.  My favorite butterfly is the tiger swallowtail.

I’ve seen quite a few this year.

This one was the first who was cooperative about getting his/her photo taken.