Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘Photos’ Category


I love the different patterns one can find when looking at tree bark. On a recent outing I was struck by the amazing colors and patterns on birch bark. So, today I thought I would share with you the beauty of birch!

Let’s start by checking out this lovely quartet! What is striking is the differences in each tree!

Quartet

Quartet

I love how colorful this bark can be! I was mistaken in believing that the bark on this tree was white!

Colorful

Colorful

I love the way the bark peels back on this tree!

Peeling

Peeling

Can you see the bird’s face in the bark in this next shot?

A birds face

A birds face

This next shot shows the interior of the tree. Makes me wonder what happened to cause the split in the tree!

Banded

Banded

Can you see the person staring out from the opening in this last shot?

The face within

The face within

So, what do you think of this tree bark?

Thank you for dropping by today, and be well! ^..^

Read Full Post »


Kevin Conboy has chosen the subject of this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge; and it is “Refraction.” What is refraction? Miriam Webster defines refraction as: 1) deflection from a straight path undergone by a light ray or energy wave in passing obliquely from one medium (as air) into another (as glass) in which its velocity is different; 2) the change in the apparent position of a celestial body due to bending of the light rays emanating from it as they pass through the atmosphere; also: the correction to be applied to the apparent position of a body because of this bending; and 3) the action of distorting an image by viewing through a medium. I share with you refraction!

Split image

Split image

Angles

Angles

Bending light

Bending light

Reflected lines

Reflected lines

Running through

Running through

From the center

From the center

Did I meet the challenge?

Have a fantastic Friday and thank you for visiting with me today! Be well! ^..^

Read Full Post »


As the world around us changes with the seasons, I find fall all around me. I love watching the world blanket itself in all the lovely shades of golds to reds. On a recent drive that my husband and I took, I captured some of these amazing fall colors! How about we check it out together? Ready?

The beauty of fall!

The beauty of fall!

Pretty, isn’t it? Here is a close up shot from that same spot!

Bands of color

Bands of color

Check out the blanket at the base of this mountain!

A blanket of color at the base of a mountain

A blanket of color at the base of a mountain

A lake, nestled in between the mountains, has lots of color around it!

Fall colors surround a lake

Fall colors surround a lake

Then there are the contrasting colors of the evergreens and the deciduous trees!

Contrasting colors

Contrasting colors

Isn’t fall just lovely?

Have a wonderful Wednesday! Thanks for dropping by! Have an amazing day and be well! ^..^

Read Full Post »


Get a little bit of rain, mix it with a bit of leaf litter, and the mushrooms begin to pop! You can find them everywhere, even in the grass and mossy areas of the yard! Today I wanted to share some of these lovelies with you that I took after our recent rain!

Coming up from leaf litter

Coming up from leaf litter

I discovered this mushroom which reminds me of…well tell me if you agree from the photo description!

The booby mushroom

The booby mushroom

Here is a newie! You can gauge the size of it by the blades of grass that surround it!

Teeny tiny

Teeny tiny

Here is one that has already shed its spores and is fading…

Curling

Curling

Wandering about, I discovered these flat tops!

Flat tops

Flat tops

And, one final shot of a lovely mix of mushrooms…

A lovely mix

A lovely mix

I hope that you enjoyed these mushrooms! Thank you for taking the time to drop on by! Have a spectacular Saturday! Be well! ^..^

Read Full Post »


Michelle over at WordPress has chosen the topic “Dreamy” for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge! Great topic Michelle! She asks that we share “an image that looks dreamy to you. A photo of a place you often visit in dreams. A snapshot of your dreamy boy- or girlfriend. A scene that looks a bit out-of-this world. Take us on a flight of fancy!” Ready?

Using Michelle’s words: This photo is “silent, peaceful, perfect.”

Silent, peaceful, perfect!

Silent, peaceful, perfect!

Sometimes I wake up in a fog…

I wake up in a fog

I wake up in a fog

Other times, I find myself floating…

Floating

Floating

Or looking at something that seems not of this world!

Not of this world

Not of this world

I often find my head in the clouds…

Head in the clouds

Head in the clouds

Or, just drifting amongst the mountain tops!

The fogs drifts along the mountains

The fogs drifts along the mountains

Where does “dreamy” take you? Add your photos to the WordPress Photo Challenge!

Enjoy your Friday! ^..^

Read Full Post »


Let me start with saying that today has been a trying day. We have had issues with a router that has kept me from using the internet today until it was fixed. Then, I have been having issues commenting on other peoples blogs that I am trying to work out with WP. To top it all off this annoying little popup box keeps coming up asking for me to enter my network password! This will be fixed shortly.

Now, for today, sorry for the late post! I was recently in an area with birch trees and was amazed to find a huge “mushroom” growing out the side of a dead birch. I had never seen anything like this! It is very different than what we have here locally. Looking it up I discovered that this mushroom, or fungus, is called a Birch Polypore. Check it out!

Birch Polypore

Birch Polypore

They have a smooth brown cap on top and the underside is white. The underside is loaded with spores! And, to give you an idea of how big they are, if you splay your fingers, they are as big as that with your palm included!

Typical brown curved cap

Typical brown curved cap

Interestingly, these are annuals in the world of plants and fungus! Looking up the dead tree, you will see how they cover the tree! The black ones are from a previous season and are dead.

Looking up a tree fully loaded

Looking up a tree fully loaded

They remind me of steps going up the tree.

Steps on a tree

Steps on a tree

I thought they were very pretty!

Pretty!

Pretty!

I hope that you enjoyed these amazing fungi! Have a great day! Be well! ^..^

Read Full Post »


No, this post has nothing to do with punctuation! This post is about one of the butterflies that ranges from our area all the way up to Alaska! It is the Green Comma. Reading information about this butterfly I discovered that this is the only butterfly that hibernates and mates in the spring!

What caused me to notice this butterfly was the movement that I saw from the corner of my eye on a grouping of flowering plants!

Movement caught my eye

Movement caught my eye

Here is the Green Comma up close!

The Green Comma

The Green Comma

Isn’t this a pretty butterfly? What was really different with this butterfly compared to others in our area is that the underside of the wings is not a mirror image of the topside! Great camouflage for when they take a break and sit on tree bark!

Brown underside of the wings

Brown underside of the wings

And the edges of the wings are ragged rather than smooth.

Ragged wings

Ragged wings

This butterfly loves nectar!

Feeding on nectar

Feeding on nectar

They are amazing in color too!

Lovely colors

Lovely colors

Such a pretty butterfly, don’t you think? Thank you for dropping in today! See you tomorrow?

Be well! ^..^

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »