Thursday, August 13, 2020

A Surprise On the Deck

 I stepped out on my deck this morning to take a look at my flowers but look what caught my eye!



I believe this is an White Ermine Moth and it has black speckling. You can see a little of it's orange and black coloring on the top side of it's abdomen. 



He was crawling between the boards then on top of the boards. 


I read that the bodies of this species create relatively strong toxins, so it has few natural predators (from here).

Thanks for stopping by, make it a fun day - Judy.

Linking to:

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life

Little Things Thursday @ Random-osity

Thursday Favorite Things @ Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Funtastic Link Party @ Two Chicks and A Mom on Thursday

Grace at Home @ Imparting Grace on Thursday

Friday Favorites Link Party @ Penny's Passion on Thursday

Friday Photo Journal @ Serendipity is Sweet

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturday 

Mosaic Monday @ Letting Go of the Bay Leaf on Saturday

Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods on Monday pm

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The American Goldfinch in My Garden

Recently, I stepped out on my back deck and caught a glimpse of a goldfinch on the coneflowers in my gardens. 





Who wouldn't notice the brilliant yellow color of the goldfinch and his conical bill. 





I couldn't step back in the house quick enough to reach for my camera and start snapping pics. My first few pics were hardly in focus. 




I hadn't taken pics of a goldfinch in a while, so I was really excited. When the finch was ready to move on, he hopped over to some Black-eyed Susan flowers.





Do you have the same excitement I do when you get a chance to photograph a bird you haven't seen for a while and or completely new bird? 


Thanks for stopping by - Judy

Linking to:

My Corner of the World @ Photographing New Zealand on Wednesday

Image-in-ing @Wordless Wednesday on Tuesday 


Charming Homes & Gardens @ Dabbling & Decorating on Wednesdays

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life

Little Things Thursday @ Random-osity

Thursday Favorite Things @ Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Funtastic Link Party @ Two Chicks and A Mom on Thursday

Grace at Home @ Imparting Grace on Thursday

Friday Favorites Link Party @ Penny's Passion on Thursday

Friday Photo Journal @ Serendipity is Sweet

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturdays 

Mosaic Monday @ Letting Go of the Bay Leaf

Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods on Monday pm