Category Archives: blue skies

outer banks again for 2016

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ocracoke, look at all those birds around that ship, I used a 600 mm sigma long lens for these shots of ships

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great shots you can even see the crew, while I was watching these guys a dolphin went buy close to shore

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here is some more,

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cormorant back of fatty resturant in buxton, at a salt water marsh that leads to the sound,

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this guy I got alot of shots of, behind fattys resturant again, (if you want real honest to goodness ice cream their herseys ice cream is the bomb.)

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ah what is over there, hark, it is my imagination running wild again invisioning me living by this lighthouse where I plant a giant red wood 100 feet from it and watch it grow to full maturity and die in God’s new world where death and sin and wickedness and property taxes and man made oppression will be gone. actually your laughing at me arnt you?

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sunrise over the atlantic ocean, very pretty,

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sunrise behind the lighthouse view motel, really nice motel you get a nice clean room at a reasonable price off season.

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remember this plant from past posts? this was behind the falcon motel which is now in disrepair and being sold (the fence is damage by thepool and the pool was full of debris and stuff) now look at it after hurricane matthew

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poor plant was so pretty now it is destroyed from the salt water flooding.

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we fished on this soundside peir we were actually on our way to the aquarium when we came across this (and we also came across the visitor center for alligator river refuge and pea island refuge and allthe cool stuff they had inthere plus a gift shop which I naturally bought some pretty things there ) I did not catch anything but it allowed my husband to show me how to cast and now when something has the bait stuff like that.

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bodie lighthouse,

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my hubby fishing ocracoke island.  this is all for now.

 

plants at peak aug 2014

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crape myrtle starting to bloom, late this year usually blooms july. but everything got a late start.

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scarlet bean runner with pods growing up the crape myrtle whose most of the tops died except the bottom where it is regrowing, yea it did not die, yippee.

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red crape starting to bloom, grew a bit bigger finally, hum does it need to be shocked into growing more during summer by being hit with a severe cold winter? makes one wonder.

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my giant caladium (elephant ears) started off small then got big, very nice.

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sweet joe pye weed did not get big, the ones in the fields growing wild didn’t either. must of been the severe cold or something from last winter. pretty nonetheless

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goldflame honeysuckle, I had to do some serious pruning for all the dead branches it had but it was a hidden blessing because now they are cleaned up of their cluttered branches look and are more uniform and their flowering has been enhanced quite a bit. very pretty.

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early summer a chickadee mom and dad raised a brood out of here, I would watch them bring them food, but the little guys were to far down in to stick their heads out, then when they were done a house wren took it and raised babies too. see the nest inside?

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a passion for flowers much? the passionflowers are starting to bloom, also late usually in july they bloom but we all know why don’t we.

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painted mountain corn, very pretty had to fence it the ground hogs thought I grew this for them,

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variegated climbing hydrangea, the canes are said to get fifty feet but it will be a couple of years before I see flowers but if I see some climbing the leaves will satisfy me enough until the flowers are ready.

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touch me nots, never in my life have I seen them so tall, they are taller then me and so thick like this, wow, my whole fence on this side is like that and the plant bed near the dish is like this too, wow,must of been all that rain. (jewelweed)

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rosa rugosa rose hips

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black eyed susans seeds must of clustered at the bottom of my side yard because look what happened? they all clusted and bloom together, while the area around them has nothing, very pretty, did not have the heart to mow them.

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rosa rugosa topaz jewel, is yellow but look what happens when you photograph it with the sun shining brightly at your back into the flower, like a beacon or something, (mirror rose)

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and now the golden rods blooming, on the hill next to all my black eyes susans painted daisy? and other flowrs that finally spread, I guess mowing it during the summer was a bad idea so this year I did not mow it,

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my side hills (dry conditions here) full of blk eyed, painted daisy? golden rods yarrow, ironweed,

so what do you think these are not all my plants but awwww the wonderful springs (usually wonderful) summers and wonderful fall time of year where you have plants galore sunshine warmth energy until winter spoils the party.

 

blue herons

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Great blue herons rookery bath road ohio some shots I thought I share got these pictures in june. 2014

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new trail being made here? love how the grasses cascade gently over the trail there, pretty.

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partridge pea, native to ohio,

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have you met life today, lol. look it is the blimp, the blimp, boss. (remember tatoo of fantasy island anyone?)

 

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know what kind of tree this is? I think it is some kind of oak, not sure any ideas?

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what kind of oak?

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tall corn pine tree is tall complement each other the blue sky is nothing to sneeze at either.

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black walnut canopy.

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that apple tree that was in full bloom in another of my posts, bearing beautiful fruit,

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my fig tree got really big those red flowers is robin hood rose, I transplanted it there this year and it took a long time to get going so it is small it got quite a bit of die back where it was before which was a northern exposure with little shelter. here I hope it will do better.

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my feet hurt and my legs ache after this walk, (plus did yard work too for a while picked up logs and did some weed wacking, love to see those weeds get wacked,) because I wore my brand new filas for the first time the traffic was horrendous, the mosquitos were really bad in spotsincluding when I was cleaning and mowing the hill, yikes! so I itch as well.even with a head net they attacked by arms and back, very hard to do work when your being attacked  my mimi monsters.lol by the way do you like my filas? these don’t look like gorilla feet, lol.

 

 

more walk about/peach tree talk

my poor peach tree has the bad case of leaf curl, I might have to chop it down as I read about the treatments and it si too extensive and iffy to waste time or money, I read that red haven is one that is resistant so I will be getting a couple in the late summer early fall.  this really sucks after seeing such pretty flowers. I think it’s roots may hve hit a water pocket underground and is just to wet, makes sense it is a bit wetter on that side then the south side of my house. did get a couple of apple trees tho planted them last week. a yellow delicious and a gala. yummy. maybe i will post some pictures of them.

anyway here are some more pictures I took yesterday, anyone know what kind of bush this is? the flowers are softly sweet and it gets red berries on it and I love it, let me guess it is not native isnt it?

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know what kind of shrub this is? I didnt plant it a bird did, I like it so I kept it, it is very thorny and gets red berries on it, the flowers pretty too,  here is another picture of it,

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I just did this to part of my front yard this week,like? those potted strawberries are only there temporarily until I build a raised bed for them.

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plants are the one with no leaves on the bottom stem is a rosa rugosa, the variagated next to the house is varigated grass with snow on the mountain, the plants in the corner are hortatunia, and hardy fig, the plants on the outer edges of the bed are horatunia, two types actualy, the plant by the garage leafing out is a crape myrtle, the plants in the hanging pots one is oak leaf ivy and I don’t know the names of the rest. plant on the steps there is a scafflera, house plant, the trellis will be for red morning glories that are growing in pots as we speak. I have just finished another bed today will post pictures later after I get it completly looking decent, here is picture of my carolina all spices in bloom,

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flower,

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now for the dogwoods

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there you have it for now, by all hope you like.

glorious crabbies

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the crabbies at the naturelum of akron were absolutly stunning, I couldn’t of picked a better day to go see them. if you live near there go right away while they are at their peak.

more springingness

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starting at the tip, pear flower, my little dog littleb enjoying the sunshine and warmth with me, part of the pear tree, cherry tree that doesn’t produce fruit so I am guessing it needs a pollinator and since I don’t know what kind it is, it doesn’t get one, dual color tulip, the pear tree full shot and you know the rest. by the way interesting thing about the pear tree is the parent tree is behind it and it partially died, and a storm knocked it over and this tree when a baby had enormous thorns on it, (which I read is normal) but lost them as it grew and it seems to be growing from the root of the parent plant instead of from seed because it grew pretty fast and bloomed pretty early in it’s development I am under the impression they don’t bloom when started from seed until at least 10 years old, but I could be wrong. anyone have any ideas? well I hope you enjoy, I really enjoyed this day sitting under that wonderful sun, warm and really liking it alot.!

my peach tree is in bloom

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awwww spring welcome home missed you badly!

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