Tuesday, June 29, 2021

"Hello From Valley Forge" Wins First Place!!!

It was a cold and rainy morning when I found this damselfly in the woods near Pawling Farm of Valley Forge.  It was too cold for him to fly away, but warm enough for him to climb to the top of the leaf and wave hello.  He won first place this month in the Betterphoto.com contest.  Woot Woot!!

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Six Finalists this Month in the Betterphoto.com Contest!!!!!!

 I think I must be the only one actually entering the contest as this is a bit over the top.  I'm taking it anyway.  Here they are.  (Click on each for better viewing.)

Hello From Valley Forge
The Eyes of the Dragonfly

The Eastern Phoebe

The Common Yellow Throat

Oh the Indigo

Little American Toad in the Buttercup

Friday, June 18, 2021

Red Assassins!!!!!

 An army of Red Assassin Bugs on a branch of Orange Blossoms

And here's what the momma looked like just before they were born

Sunday, June 13, 2021

The Toad and the Ant

             I was walking in the woods today in Charlestown Meadows and came across this little toad.  An ant walked by (look closely at the first photo.) The toad turned his head to see the ant and in a flash too quick for the camera grabbed the ant and closed his eyes.  Then he stuck out his tongue and burped.  


Sunday, June 6, 2021

Bluebird and the Blossoms Wins 2nd Place in Betterphoto.com April Contest!!

Bluebird and the Blossoms

Two other finalists this month too!!   

Waiting for Breakfast
Tree in Black and White  -  Hokkaido


Thursday, June 3, 2021

Talking to the Indigo Bunting

 There were two of these sweeties playing in the woods.  I so wanted to get them in the same frame, but alas, only one posed at a time.  Here's my favorite. Click to see the eye contact.