Aug 28 2017

A Great Man

Published by under History,People

The above photo was taken in the Idaho State Capital Building. Pictured are Governor Andrus, Al Larson and a U.S. Postal representative in the background. We were attending a meeting introducing the Mountain Bluebird Postage Stamp, the Idaho state bird. This coincided with Idaho’s one hundred years of statehood.

Governor Andrus recently passed away and we all miss him greatly. He was a great Governor and U.S. Secretary of Interior. Our government could use more leaders like him.

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Jul 31 2017

Summer Beauty

Published by under Butterfly,Flowers,Wildlife

Nature’s beauty is all around us. Here we have a Lorquin’s Admiral perched on a Gloriosa Daisey

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Jul 17 2017

Hummingbirds

Published by under Birds,Miscellaneous,Wildlife

This picture was taken through my kitchen window. The late afternoon sun highlights the birds against shadows in the background. The photo features a female Black-chinned hummingbird posing for the camera with a smaller female Calliope hummingbird next to her.

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May 14 2017

Birds and Windows

Published by under Birds,Bluebird,Miscellaneous,Wildlife

This photo shows a Western Bluebird male flying against my front room window. I presume he is attacking his reflected image in the window. He and his mate are in the process of setting up house keeping in one of the nest boxes in the yard. It is common for birds to defend their territory from intruders.

The day before this incident occurred I came home from an outing, unlocked the door and entered the house. To my dismay I found a female Western Bluebird fluttering against this very same window attempting to find her way out. I opened an outside door and persuaded this little lady to use that as an exit. I have yet to discover how this bird found entrance into my home. She is now carrying on her normal duties of building her nest in a nest box.

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Apr 22 2017

They’re Back

Published by under Bluebird

This pair of Western Bluebirds showed up a few days ago. They have not yet started building a nest. It seems like they are having a hard time choosing  between this box and another one nearby. Maybe when the inclement weather subsides they will become more amorous and start building their nest. Many Mountain Bluebirds in other areas have already completed their nests.

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Apr 17 2017

Birdbath

After a feast of seeds at the feeders a sip of water is welcome.

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Apr 02 2017

Fore and Aft

Published by under Birds,Miscellaneous,Wildlife

Yesterday a flock of nine wild turkeys came to my yard. This was the first turkey sighting this year. I wonder where they spent the Winter?

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Mar 19 2017

A Groundhog Myth?

Published by under Animals,Miscellaneous,Wildlife

I spied this little fellow a couple of days ago. It was my first sighting of a Yellow-bellied Marmot this Spring. It must have seen its shadow and scurried back into its barrow. The next day the weather turned wet and the weatherman predicted stormy conditions the next few (six?) days.

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Mar 10 2017

From the Days of Yore

Published by under Animals,Wildlife

This picture was taken seventy-one years ago.

My attitude has changed over the years. I now feel sorry for the bear.

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Jan 27 2017

Night Scenes

Published by under Miscellaneous,Scenery,Snow

This is a view of my yard at night after the little birdies have gone to bed.

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