Thursday, October 21, 2010

Smoke Sunset

Smoke from fires at Fort Knox gave us this sunset  over the pond today. We are approximately forty to fifty miles away and it is evidently a good size fire. A slight breeze is moving the smoke toward us and the smoke can be seen all around.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Red Admiral Butterfly

The insects, bugs and butterflies are disappearing from the fields but this Red Admiral butterfly was catching a few late afternoon rays several days ago.
One interesting thing about this butterfly is that the males are territorial and will chase other males from the area that they claim. The caterpillars will use silk to help fold and hold a leaf together and then feed alone inside this nest. Red Admiral butterflies can be seen throughout most of North America.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Green Pony

The 'green pony' getting a break during the mowing last Saturday.  I call this time, green meditation, as it is time spent pondering, thinking and sometimes just checking out. Getting away from it all, free so to speak.