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A Rich Harvest September 1, 2017

IMG_4222  a few days ago – I’ve sampled the ripe ones – they are/were DELICIOUS

IMG_4232  this morning – 1st day of September

 

Beauty In Weathered Gravestones July 29, 2017

Zachariah Walker  Gravestone for Zechariah Walker, South Cemetery, Woodbury, Lichfield County, Connecticut

Zechariah Walker was my 8th Great Grandfather.  He was born in Boston in 1637, died in 1699, in Woodbury Connecticut at age 63.

His parents were born in England and married in Boston in 1635.  His mother came to America in 1630.  She lived first in Salem.  I haven’t been able to determine when his father immigrated to America.

I like the way this gravestone has weathered – beautiful.

 

Gorgeous Colors Everywhere May 10, 2017

Filed under: Colours,Gardening,Laburnum,Natural Beauty,Nature,Spring — Janet @ 8:30 pm

IMG_3131  lovely laburnum for yellow

 

Fox in the Snow January 16, 2017

Filed under: Animals,Foxes,Natural Beauty,Nature — Janet @ 5:08 pm

fox-in-bc-snow-l-rettberg  My Socklady friend Lynne lives in the Far North (Northern British Columbia) – this beautiful fox is a regular visitor to her back yard.  I would love this view from my kitchen window!

And for comparison, from The Naturalist’s Notebook on Facebook, here’s a fox in the sand on Cape Cod

fox-on-cape-cod

 

Return Of The Northern Flicker July 12, 2016

Filed under: Bird Identification,Birds,Natural Beauty,Nature — Janet @ 2:44 pm

image008    Northern Flicker chicks?  Illustration in my photo collection

220px-Northern_Flicker from wikipedia  Northern Flicker  Such a beautiful bird – this bird fascinates me

 

I was delighted to see one on my deck this morning.  And yesterday I saw several flying about.  They had been missing for a while.

IMG_0576  can you find the Northern Flicker in my picture?

IMG_0574  find the Flicker – a challenge

 

 

 

 

Gravestone Moss May 21, 2016

gravestone moss  john priest  I’m not sure how you could identify this gravestone in Lancaster Massachusetts as marking the burial place for John Priest, my 7X Great Grandfather.  The grave marker dates from the early 1700’s.  Think of the weathering due to 300 years of New England seasons.  There is a certain visual and symbolic beauty to the stone.

 

Lofoten Norway January 22, 2016

An artist’s view

Painting Fishing Boats Lofoten Islands

Fishing Boats Lofoten

Artist Gunnar Berg, Solvaer 1890

An artist who only lived 30 years   1863-1893

Gunnar_Berg_Portrait

Other work     Gunnar_Berg_Fra_Svolvær_i_Lofoten             Gunnar_Berg_Fiskebåter_ved_Reine