At least two deer visited my work site overnight. The soft ground resulting from recent rains meant that their hoof prints were easy to see.
This hummingbird (almost certainly a Ruby-Throated, do not know if it is a female or an immature one) visits this feeder outside our kitchen window many times daily. I was about 3 meters away and shooting through the window screen with my 75-300mm lens at maximum zoom.
It turned out to be a small scrape on the pad, rendering it sensitive. Since she was largely back to normal by Monday, Labour Day, we decided to continue watching through the week. She’s fine, back to her normal self. Here she is tonight, watching the world go by.
We’re pleased that she is her old self.
A thunderstorm moved over my workplace today and 41mm of rain fell in about 40 minutes. For y’all of the Imperial Units persuasion, that’s about 1 2/3 inches. This is what it looked like. The near edge of the road on the far side of the parking lot is about 33 meters or 110 feet from where I stood, inside (hence the . The vegetation on the roads’ far side was a vague blur.
We came across this dragonfly during a recent walk. I had never seen such a brilliantly red dragonfly.
While walking an untravelled road one morning I looked down and saw that two deer walked this road a few hours earlier. Quite near this spot and not long ago I saw a doe and two fawns, so I suspect that all three were present.
We came across this old house during a recent exploration of our municipality. It is obviously beyond saving.
What stories it must harbour!
An intriguing thing is that it still stands, while many old structures in our part of the world are knocked down in order to clear a bit more square meterage for crop planting. And while abandoned the lawn is obviously maintained, plus there is a ‘No Trespassing’ sign posted. The property owner cares enough to mow the lawn yet keep the structure it as is.
It’s a treasure.
This photo does not begin to capture this sunrises’ delicate hues. It was so lovely, and I would have preferred to continue watching it reveal its beauty.
Although I had to press on to work, I was so blessed to witness this.
Faye and I took a nature walk and were very surprised that this immature Turkey Vulture allowed us to get this close, within about 5 meters, before it flew away.