Backyard

July 9, 2021:

A Few More Springtime Blossoms:

As we head into the weekend, I wanted to share several additional images of Springtime blossoms from our yard:

Atamasco Lilly; Gardenia; Phlox; Columbine; Daffodils & Ferns; Sundrops; Azaela; Verbena; and Oakleaf Hydrangea.

Enjoy!

Stay safe and have a great day.

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July 8, 2021:

Rainwater For More Blossoms!

We are receiving some much-needed rain courtesy of tropical storm Elsa!

Today, for your amusement, I would like to share images of some additional Springtime blossoms from our yard:

Virginia Iris; Tickseed; Cranesbill Geranium; Spiderwort; Aster; Phlox; Celadine Poppy; Milkweed; and Indian Pink.

Enjoy!

Stay safe and have a great day.

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July 7, 2021:

Backyard Wonderland!

My wife is a Master Gardener.

For her, our yard has been a canvas, and a work-in-progress for three decades.

Utilizing her encyclopedic gardening knowledge and skills, she has created amazing gardens in our yard, with a strong emphasis on native plants.

Over the years, these plantings have attracted a nice variety of fauna to our yard.

For my next three posts, I would like to share images from this Spring, of a sampling of blooms in these gardens.

Common names for today’s photos include:

Stokes’ Aster; Sweet Shrub; Coral Honeysuckle; Itea; Gardenia; Siberian Iris; Astilbe; Petunia; Beebalm; and Wild Geranium.

Enjoy!

Stay safe and have a great day.

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July 4, 2021:

Independence Day 2021!

For your amusement this July 4th, here are several additional images from the evening of May 31st, of our two Barred Owlets exploring their newly-achieved semi-independence, supervised by Mama Barred Owl.

Enjoy!

Stay safe and have a great Independence Day!

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July 3, 2021:

More Barred Owl Family Photos:

Unfortunately, I have not encountered any of our Barred Owls for almost two weeks now.

Hopefully, they will return for a visit before too long. 🤞

We’ll see!

In the meantime, I am reviewing Barred Owl images from May 30th and May 31st.

Today, I would like to share some of these photos in the chronological order that they were obtained:

Mama Barred Owl; Mama Barred Owl with an Owlet; two Barred Owlet shots; two more images of Mama Barred Owl; Papa Barred Owl; Barred Owlet; and two additional photos of Mama Barred Owl with an Owlet.

Enjoy!

Stay safe and have a great day!

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June 30, 2021:

More Mama Barred Owl:

Today, I’d like to share several more images of Mama Barred Owl hunting on the morning of May 29, 2021.

Enjoy!

Stay safe and have a great day!

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June 29, 2021:

Mama Barred Owl:

On the morning of May 29, 2021, Mama Barred Owl let me hang out close by, as she hunted in our woods.

She did not catch anything significant while I was observing and photographing her.

Nonetheless, it was thrilling to watch her engaged in this activity!

I was very appreciative of the comfort level that Mama Barred Owl demonstrated with my presence.

Almost certainly, it was due to her familiarity with me, resulting from the large amount of time that I have spent around her.

Today, I would like to share an initial sequence of images from this encounter with Mama Barred Owl.

Enjoy!

Stay safe and have a great day!

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June 28, 2021:

Have Our Barred Owls Moved On?

I have not seen or heard our Barred Owl family for about a week now.

I am beginning to think that they have moved on to wherever they go next.

It seems a little premature for them to have departed, however.

Based on our experiences of the last few years, I had expected the Owls to stay around our yard for a least a few more weeks, to allow the two Owlets to more fully mature.

Oh well!

We’ll see if they reappear.

In the meantime, I have many Barred Owls photos from the past month or so to review.

Today, I would like to share several images of Mama Barred Owl and her two Owlets from May 25, 2021, just two days before the Owlets fledged.

Enjoy!

Stay safe and have a great day!

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