Thursday, 19 July 2018

A Northern Flicker in the Rain...

A male northern flicker, a beautiful bird in the woodpecker family, clings to a tree during a sudden shower of rain. :)

The northern flicker on the trunk of a maple tree.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Juvenile Snapping Turtle...

We came across this juvenile common snapping turtle back in June. They are fairly common in the ditches and ponds in this part of Indiana, but this was the first one that I had come across up close this summer.

Heading to the warm concrete slab.
 Warming itself in the sun.
Common snapping turtles have an extremely long tail.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Serene Water Bird...

A small water bird, possibly a type of grebe, paddles serenely across the pond on an early summer morning. :)

 A close-up of the grebe.
Paddling across the calm waters.

Sunday, 15 July 2018

House Wren...

I came across this little bird several weeks ago. It is a house wren and it was the first time I'd come across this small song bird. It was quite tame, fluttering amongst the branches above us while singing its pretty song. :)

View from the back.
The pretty song of the house wren.

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Pretty Petunia...

The first petunia flower to open up outside our house on the first day of June, 2018. It certainly is very pretty in pink!

Pretty in pink.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Severe Thunderstorm Shelf Cloud...

The shelf cloud of a line of severe thunderstorms is seen as it approaches Odon from the west on the last day of May, 2018. The storms had lessened in intensity when they reached Odon, but they caused widespread wind damage to the south and west of us.

 The approaching line of storms as seen from the Odon Pharmacy.
The shelf cloud was quite breathtaking.

Deer family...

I saw a rare sight several weeks ago. I've seen one or two deer in the past, but I'd never seen a small family group all together. Four deer emerged from out of the relative shelter and safety of the woods during a thunderstorm. They walked out into the corn field where they spotted me and stood still, sizing me up, before running off to an adjacent field. My photos don't do the beauty of the moment justice, unfortunately. It was a rather special meeting.

 Walking in the nearby corn field.
The deer watching me from across the field.