Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Back Yard Visitors 3

My final visitor to the back yard. I heard the screech call of a hawk . I looked into the pine trees and this is what I found. In the very to was a hawk.
I zoned in closer to see.
A little closer and it was a Red Shouldered Hawk. Can you see the red on the shoulder of the wing?
It did like to pose.
It was very comfortable at the top of the tree and put on a show.
I hope you enjoyed my visitors as much as I did.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Back Yard Visitors 2

I have had some interesting visitors to the back yard. My yard backs up to a wooded area that does have wildlife so even though I'm in the city of Kent I get a variety of critters into the yard.

I had the triplets show up last week. They are beautiful with their spots and fun to watch. They showed up alone for at least 15 minutes alone.
 They are such a majestic animal. 
Mom did finally come to graze.
This on gave me a pose to be remembered.
They went to the back to play a bit and were gone in a flash.
 See tomorrow what else showed up.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Back Yard at Home 1

I have had some interesting visitors to the back yard. Something large landed on my garden shed. Let's see what it is.

It sure is big.
Why, it is a Turkey Vulture or Turkey Buzzard when they return to Hinckley, Ohio each year. 

It did some posing, good for photos.

Then it flew away.
Come back tomorrow to see what else showed up..

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

"A Good Day On the Lake"

The lake was good to me on Monday. I had lost the fish for a bit but them yesterday. The Yellow Perch were working the bottom and I was able to pick up 27 keepers. I sent a minnow down to them and usually got a quick response. The action was pretty fast so it was a fun morning. I had forgot my knee braces so it made it a grueling morning. A storm moved through but didn't last long. Three of the Yellow Perch were 12" long a good catch anywhere.

The cooler is 13" across to show you the length. The cooler had the rest of the fish and a quart of fillets for the freezer. 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

"Night Scenes"

The deck at night can be a dark place. We have solar lighting to illuminate the area.

The lights are small but give a neat glow.
I have them going around the deck.
The blue lights are bug zappers.
I hope you enjoyed the show. 

Monday, June 19, 2017

"Back to Basics"

The theme this week is "Back to Basics" by Christine.  Mac, Kathy, Lew, Christine and I have a little contest to show a new theme header each week. We now post anytime before 4 PM EDT on Mondays and voting begins after that.  Lew is still missing in action.

My daughter Tracy took me to the Akron RubberDucks minor league baseball game for Father's Day. She also bought dinner and got us tickets to see Rascal Flatts when they come to the stadium in August. The game is getting back to basics with the younger players still learning. Akron won 3-2  with a walk-off triple to bring in the winning run. Dinner at Luigi's to  follow. What a great day.
We got there early enough to see them finish the field.
Since it is minor league there are some special critters on the field.
Ready to start the game against the Portland (Maine) Sea Dogs. Akron General Hospital in the background.
See what the others show on my side bar.