And once again I haven’t posted in a while… bad me. I seem to post my photos and videos on Facebook, but neglect my blog. Pure laziness. We haven’t had much snow yet this year, which is quite unusual, so everything is a drab brown and not very pretty. So I haven’t been out taking photos and such much at all. I plan on getting out and about next week as I have three days off from work plus the weekend giving me 5 days.
Also, work has been putting me in quite a down mood. One, they are having some company develop a new website and not evolving me, not at all, nothing. Then two, my boss just put in his notice and I’m really worried what is going to happen now.
Anyway, here are some photos and videos I have taken over the past couple weeks in order of oldest to newest.
I can’t believe it’s been so long since my last post…Yikes.
Well, Autumn colors are over with here, now just leafless trees. We’ve had some snow, but here at the house not much. I do have about an inch on the ground this morning, but that’s sure to melt through the day.
Anyway, I guess I just post some photos and videos I’ve taken since my last post.
Holiday weekend, Labor Day. I normally don’t do much on holidays due to it being so busy out and a round, so here I am at home enjoying the beautiful day we’re having. Current temp is 68°F, mostly sunny skies and a light breeze… Perfect. I’ve been out sitting on the deck watching the birds for the most part. I haven’t sat outside much this past summer because it’s been too damn hot, so this was a good day to do so.
I might head out Monday it the weather is okay, most people are heading back home by then.
I was able to get a couple Hummingbird photos today. There’s only three hummers still sticking around, though they most likely will be heading off south in the next day or two. It’s always sad when they’re gone.
If you look close in the first photo, you can see the Hummingbird’s eyelashes. Yes, hummers have eyelashes, tiny clusters of short bristle-like feathers along the edge of both eyelids.
Not really much going on lately, though I did get out on the trails this past Sunday.
I got quite lost Sunday, lost in the Herman Hills area, between Herman and Mt. Arvon. I did the ol’ right turn, left turn, repeat over and over. It’s a great way to get lost in the woods. I did run into a few dead-ends. I really enjoy being out in the woods among the trees and rivers, just wish I enjoyed it as much as I use to when I had someone to enjoy it with and when I could walk/hike more.
The wildflowers are just starting to come out, though most are still a couple days away from being in full bloom.
This is the only Spring Beauty I saw that was opened in bloom.
Once again the time has flown by without me posting.
Quite a few of the spring/summer birds have arrive as of yesterday. The first Baltimore Oriole is here. The first Ruby Throated Hummingbird is here. And, the first Rose-breasted Grosbeak is here. I enjoy the birds, it one of the few joys I really have.
The other evening I was out watching the birds, then swoosh, all the birds flew off as a hawk came down. This Hairy Woodpecker didn’t fly off, he hid on the underside of the feeder peeking over with an ever watching eye. It was quite funny to watch.
Tuesday I had my Subie worked on. New tires (Falken Wildpeak A/T Trail) that should help on the trails. They fixed my exhaust at the back that was leaking. And the biggie was my front brakes. They replaced the pads, calipers and rotors on both sides. This whole repair job was NOT cheap, in fact more than I thought it would be. It all came to just under $1,000.00, (OUCH!) but at least I know all the stuff is fixed and working properly.
I’ve been trying to get a shot like this all summer, finally got one.
I only have 5 females here now, the others left last week and all the males left about 2 1/2 weeks ago. So I’m guessing these 5 will only be here for a couple more days before heading south.
The female comes up to the feeder, sticks her tongue out at the male on the feeder, and then the face off. They face off for a bit, then off she goes.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. - Helen Keller
About Me - Ed Nephler
I live on Menge Creek, L'Anse, Michigan USA
Waiting for my last love to give me a sign.
I will wait the rest of my life. Truth.
It's sad when two hearts that ought to be together, aren't together.