We recently sojourned at a cabin not too far from home. It is a simple place, off the grid and in the middle of a former pasture transformed into a tallgrass prairie which is fringed by Carolinian bush.

It was a delightful weekend at a place we look forward to visiting again.



While it looks demonic . . .

. . . it isn’t. I recently saw this Cicada Killer wasp not far from my feet. Being about 3 or 4 centimeters long it looked rather intimidating. Yet it was minding its own business never mind being aggressive, even not minding much when I very gently put a stick against its legs. A little research revealed that it can be a beneficial insect and is not aggressive.

It left me alone so I left it alone.

EDITED TO ADD: Apparently I neglected to include the photo of said demonic looking creature.


Feeding birds.

A male House Finch visits our sunflower feeder. I keep at least one feeder up year round. With other food sources so plentiful at this time of year I don’t keep it constantly filled. I like to have them visit because I do enjoy hearing their song.

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