Every year, at a beautiful old farm just north of the town of Yellow Springs, a field of sunflowers is planted, timed to reach peak in conjunction with the formal arrival of Autumn. Here's this year's field...enjoy!
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
It is the season when the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds begin to head south. That means very intense activities at feeders and around blooming things. The little male that has guarded Mr. Ken's feeders all summer may have already headed south. Now we seem to have a lot of females and/or juveniles tanking up. One female has claimed my cypress vines and our hanging basket, which still boasts many petunia blossoms. She's a feisty one! Here are some pics:
Nectaring on the cypress vines
"I like this place!"
"I shall claim it for my very own"
"I thought I saw another hummingbird."
It's on! (those are two hummingbirds...trust me)
Fiercer than eagles!
The last of the summer's Super Moons, this one was brilliant over Ohio!
Sunday, September 7, 2014
We took a long weekend getaway up to Lake Erie!
Calm morning on Lake Erie, near Port Clinton
The Jet Express, stark contrast to the sailboats
Love these sails!
We went for a nature hike along the Magee Marsh Boardwalk, near Oak Harbor
Loved the gnarliness!
Little bird, giving me what for
A nearby island, visible from Crane Creek State Park, attached to Magee Marsh
More flowers blooming...I wondered if they were an invasive weed
At the vistor's center...yes, this is real and wild!
They have a nesting pair nearby
Here's a juvenile!
Ah, back to East Harbor State Park, near Marblehead Peninsula, for lunch and relaxation
This gull's just chillin'
The Perry Monument at Put-In-Bay, a symbol of enduring peace between US and Canada
As usual, there were too many speedboats and jet skis, but this looked fun!
I would rather watch gulls
Taking off from the water
Flying slow overhead
And Great Blue Herons!
Of course we stopped by our old favorite, Marblehead Lighthouse!
The new keeper's house (the older one is a stone house located about 1/2 mile away)
The grounds are well maintained
Back to our room...the neighbors seem to have a gull problem
Catching a nap on the buoy
Sailing into the sunset
Sunset...sigh...we head for home on Monday
The fleet is coming in for the evening
And the moon is rising, waxing toward September