Saturday, July 17, 2010

Relief from the Heat

You hear about all kinds of things happening when you
have a long stretch of heat and humidity...
Tempers flare and acts are committed
and birds ... well they act up too.

I was sitting in the yard watching this young Robin
in the bird bath when things started to go south.

I don't think I ever saw a Robin this drenched...If you click
on these pictures you can see the facial expressions...

Then Mom comes into the picture and starts screaming at
Jr. and as you can see Jr. yells back...and I envision the
conversation goes like this:

"What are you doing Jr."
"I'm hot! I'm coolin off in Jalynns bird bath..."
Mom says "Shut up and listen for a minute"

As mom gets a drink Jr clams right up and sits quietly

Ok.. I'm done it's your turn mom.

"I'll just wait over here"

Go ahead mom wade right in... refresssssshing!!
NOT!! I'm too hot to wait mom..
Look at the angel with the bunny laughing at these two

Hey ! Jr.!

"What did I tell you? no splashing!"

Kids! They don't listen for nothing... anymore

You didn't have to leave mom... I'm sorry but it is
really hot today..

(Did you ever see such a drenched rat I mean Robin?)

All is well that ends well and later I saw a parent scooping
grape jelly out of the cup and Jr. waiting

Then they fly to the birdbath and Jr. gets a drink
of water and a little kiss..

Make sure you check your temper in this heat...
or at least kiss and make up ..

To God be The Glory ~~ Great Things He Hath Done

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Summer Butterflies

Fritillary. . .that was what came to mind when I saw
these two butterflies on a milkweed. I went home
and looked it up cause I'm not always right on with the ID.

I think this is the Great Spangled Fritillary to be exact.

It was fun to see them on the pink milk weed ball

The only times I want to take the butterflies is when they
are on a colorful flower

It's pleasing to the eye

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on my purple Butterfly Bush

Yellow on Purple...can't ask for anything prettier

ahhhhh.. maybe you can. Along came a little fella I hadn't
seen yet this summer

The Clearwing Sphinx Moth is sometimes mistaken for a
hummingbird. In fact it is called the 'Hummingbird Moth'
It hovers above a flower sipping nectar
with it's long feeding tube.(proboscis)

When finished it curls the tube under the chin and moves
on to the next flower

Hence, Clearwing, as you can see thru it's wings

It's back looks almost like fur and has a greenish tint..
again... mistaking it for a hummingbird

A Summer PA sky... just as nice as the ones we saw in
Shenandoah VA... I would say.

To God be the Glory ~~ Great Things He Hath Done

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