Sunday, August 28, 2016

Week Thirty-Four - 18 To Go

Ace Atkins has morphed into Robert. P. Parker. Ace has captured the Spenser nuances - his sardonic quips, his epicurean tastes, and his prowess for investigating.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Week Thirty-Five - 17 To Go

Although elusive, hummingbirds and butterflies can be the most beautiful visitors to your backyard. Thompson and Coops offer tips to help bring this pair to your yard and ways to identify them once they arrive.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Cayuga College Nature Trail

Decided to visit the Cayuga College Trail to see if there were any dragonflies around. The overgrown condition of the ponds led to a disappointing venture.
1st Pond - Mallards swimming through algae scum
2nd Pond - Cattail infested
3rd Pond - Arrowhead infested

There were some interesting highlights:
Dirty sock above a wasp nest.
Deer grazing on the east side of the 1st pond.
Cedar Waxwing in a tree near the first pond.
Song Sparrow in a tree near the second pond.
Tulip Tree is flourishing.
Only successfully photographed dragonfly - Widow Skimmer.

Regardless of the outcome, always a great day for visiting this trail.

Previous walks on the Cayuga College Trail:

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Week Thirty-Three - 19 To Go

Due to the efforts of some enlightened politicians and activist citizen groups, Roger Lederer is optimistic about the survival of birds. However, according to Roger, humans need to partner up with these always on task creatures to make survival certain.


Saturday, August 13, 2016

Sunflower Fields

View from the Parking Lot

After doing some errands in Syracuse this morning pulled into the parking lot of the Inn Between Restaurant in Camillus NY.

Took these photos of the Sunflower fields:
Article in the Syracuse Newspapers.

Amazing that these sunflowers are thriving after the summer heat in the area.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Week Thirty-Two - 20 To Go

A good summer beach read.  Engaging characters, incredible action and Jack Morgan survives ready for the next Private adventure. Plus a good travelogue for Rio.