A Wet Day In May?
No, not a wet day in May ... I shot this today. There is not a single leaf or apple on our flowering crab in the back yard. This BLOSSOM is the only thing on it.
Old and Worthless
Just like how I feel once in a while ... but not this bad! Or like some relief pitchers I know of BUT yes, that bad!
Turkey Vulture Committee
I frequently see them flying overhead in flocks but rarely have seen them roosting together in this large a group. If they are flying a flock of them is called a "kettle" and on the ground a committee. I didn't name them ..don't look at me.
Turkey Vulture Committee - Cute Aren't They
I frequently see them flying overhead in flocks but rarely have seen them roosting together in a large group. If they are flying a flock of them is called a "kettle" and on the ground a committee plus other things Thats what google says ...
Great White Egret at Sunset
This fellow had just landed and was trying to make up his mind if this would be a good place to overnight ... He decided it was not
2017 Fox River Flood at Algonquin
Old news by now of course but this is the Fox River at the Algonquin dam on July 23, less than a day after the river reached its record level.
This is Buckwheat after he realized there was a human in the car that was driving through his field of wheat. See my earlier Buckwheat photo
Upper Half of Last Nights Sunset
Lucky are those of you who could see last nights sunset in its entirety. My view was blocked by the line of trees. I could tell though that the sun had come out below the cloud and that it looked like a huge red fire-ball.
I met this young fellow as he was feeding on developing wheat grains on Barrington Hills Farm in Barrington Hills.
Sunflower Seed Processing
This is speedy .. or maybe skippy ... I can't tell them apart picking a sun-flower head clear of seeds.
I'm one of those old ... 70 something ... retired guys you see so frequently out enjoying the beauty of Chicagoland's numerous forest preserves ... I usually will have a 400mm lens on my canon.