Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Taughannock Falls Trumansburg NY

See the people, where they should not be . . . .On the ledge . . . .at the very top 215 feet vertical fall

Taughancock  Falls




 Martha and Erik

Native Bee Balm

Goosefoot Maple seed chains
  So once a summer my husbands family converges on a State Park in the Southern Tier - often at the base of Cayuga Lake or Seneca Lake.  We like Cayuga Lake even if it is farther because they have Purity Ice Cream in Ithaca and we like to go there for an Ice Cream afterward,  For me this year it was Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ice Cream and I have yummy pictures but they are on my phone and not available right now to my blog . . .  We have been attending this reunion for 28 years and it is interesting to see those that were young back in the day now have young of their own and so the circle continues.  Where will your summer travels take you?


Monday, July 11, 2016

Summer Fun

Breakfast in teh garden

swinging on a hot summer afternoon or clear starry night

Summer afternoon - two of the best words in the English language

 Family of Yellow shafted Northren Flickers in the tree hole

Broad bean Harvester- 6 of them rolling by

new Adirondack chairs for by the pond and painted  green!

Edna taking it all in before she takes a nap.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Wild FBloodroot in the Sun!lower walk spring 2016- Auburn TrailSkunk

Bloodroot

Trout Lily

Blood root in the sun !


Black Cohash

Skunk Cabbage

May Apple / Umbrella Plant

White Violets
Nothing beats a walk in the woods in teh springtime and this year we have had a cool spring so the wild flowers are lasting longer.  Granted I am walking with hat and gloves on as this AM it was 36 F when we headed out.  I went on a different walk this AM with different flowers and will have to post that soon.  We were the only ones in the park this AM and there was lots of bird activity. A little su and it would be just perfect.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Mothers Day 2016

"Mother is not a title. Mother is a verb. It is not who you are. It's what you do."
~ Shonda Rhimes








Saturday, March 26, 2016

Mary's Birthday Carrot Cake





I made this for my co-worker Mary for her Birthday. I had planned to put carrots on the top in a starburst but when I took them out of the package . . . they were to big to do that so I put them on the sides and then just decorated the top for fun.   Cream cheese frosting and I dyed the coconut in a baggie with food safe food dye.  Happy Spring to one and all.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

In the Garden February 2016







It appears that it is yet another Gray day here in Western New York.  THe days the sun actually shines and shows itself are few and far between.  Never the less nature and we people carry onward. This week we had some very mild days of 50/60 degrees F and now we are back to freezing temps and ice on the pond and in the bird bathes. They say next week that winter will return with sub zero wind chills and lake affect snow . . . . all this spring like weather has just been a tease.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Kauai Albatross Nesting with live Cam . . .





So I think on A wintry Sunday morning in Northeast USA it is a lovely time to see and hear the goodness of Tropical Hawaii,  These Albatross are nesting on Kauai and are wonderful to watch and just to see the greenry and hear all the lovely birdsong.  It is such a treat!!    Below are 2 links for the Live feed Cam that shows you the nesting area and a link to a blog that talks about the integration of the birds with the humans.   These are huge seabirds that spend all their days at sea, they fly thousands of miles for food.  They only come on land to nest.  There are different types of Albatrosses.  Most nest in HUGE beach colonies.  ( goggle Albatross nesting colonies for a looksy)  It is uncommon for this to be such a small colony but it is fun  all the same.

Enjoy the day!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMZseZWIIos



http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/41/Laysan_Albatross/


 Blog about the Albatross:
http://www.albatrosskauai.com/