Janet’s thread

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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

 

Norwegian Artists December 14, 2015

norwegian landscape frits thaulow 1890 Norwegian Winter, Frits Thaulow, 1899

This is winter – in Norway – in New England.  I love it.

 

The River Shannon March 26, 2015

We saw the most amazing Nature program on KCTS9 last night.  The photography was absolutely amazing.  A gentle hushed approach to the River Shannon in all 4 seasons.  Made us think of David Cabot and Bill Oddie and the most famous of all Richard Attenborough.