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Nature in early fall

September is here and the signs are upon us that the season is changing.  Much cooler and finally a few showers.  Though it is going to take a lot more rain to get us back to a good sustainability.  We are fortunate that with the tree and shade cover we have had some green.  Where the sun shines it is still crunchy and brown.

Here are some photos I have taken here in the past week or so.

Until next time…..

 

 

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Catching up in June

Here in central Indiana we went from really wet and cool (well cold for me) to really hot.  That’s Indiana.

Working on getting a couple of really neglected flower beds cleaned out.  Everything salvagable transferred to other beds and the weeds mowed down for now and once I get them all cleaned out, will be re-grading the area and planting it back in grass.  I know that sounds counter productive for the wildlife habitat, but this body just isn’t able to keep up with it all anymore.  We will be salvaging most of it, just have to get it under control.  It’s not looking very pretty right now.

I do have a lot of common milkweed growing where it shouldn’t be growing, but, will leave it alone and deal with that in the fall.

We have lots of bunny rabbits, and squirells running around to watch.  In fact a squirell has built a nest in a tree limb close to the window in upstairs window so I have been able to observe the building process.

Terry & I (well mostly Terry) cut a lot of limbs and some trees down that were getting in the way of some White Oak trees.

Terry pushing the leftovers onto the brush pile

 

a panorama view of the back of the property

The trees we planted in 2002 are finally getting tall enough to see them above the grasses we let grow.  this is also one of two large brush piles we have in the back.

What brought the camera out on this day of work is this swarm of bees on one of the walnut trees.

bees on the trunk of the walnut tree

 

As close as I'm getting even with the 300mm lens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below are just a few of other photos I have taken since the middle of May.

Blue false indigo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baltimore Oriole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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