Tufted Titmouse in November

The clouds cleared out for part of the day today and I managed a little time watching the birds at the feeder. The goldfinches and black capped chickadees were around but this tufted titmouse gave me the best opportunity for a picture.

Halloween is Approaching

Halloween is approaching and the days are getting short. In the fall the trees aren’t the only things that get colorful. The sunsets always seem to show off this time of year. The cloudy days that end with the sun making a late appearance seem … Continue readingHalloween is Approaching

Beanfield Sunrise

The sun rising over a field of soybeans that are ready for harvest.

October Moon

The moon on October 4th. Cool clear nights are here now and the moon is bright.

Fall Cardinal

The cardinals are going through their fall molt now and look a little rough. This one looks like it must have molted early and is mostly back to normal.

Praying Mantis

This praying mantis was on the outside of our french doors yesterday. I’m not sure if he was trying to stay out of the rain or just hanging out. When the rain stopped and the sun came out for a bit, I manged to get … Continue readingPraying Mantis

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

I’m not sure if this is a female or an immature bird, but either way it will be gone soon. The long flight to Florida or Mexico will start in a couple weeks and we won’t see them again until next spring. This is one … Continue readingRuby-Throated Hummingbird

Red Spotted Purple

Red spotted purple is what this butterfly is listed as in the Audubon book. I see them around quite a bit but they hardly ever stop long enough to get a picture. This one was more considerate than most and posed for me.

Dragonfly

I’ve been having fun photographing dragonflies. They almost seem like they want their picture taken sometimes. They pose for a bit then take off, only to return to the same spot and pose again.

Another Green One

There are lots of these around this year. Green ones and blue ones. They aren’t very big but they are everywhere.