For the Birds and Nature: Summer fun!

Cheryl

by Cheryl Baxter

Hello everyone!  What can I say?  I have been slow to get on the Millstone to add some of my finds. It has been quite a busy summer so far and I wanted to make sure I had enough variety to offer.

Interestingly enough, the highlight of my summer so far, happened yesterday when I was fortunate enough to witness and photograph my first hummingbird’s nest!  You will find the photos below.  Anyhow, for the rest, you will see photos that I took around my yard, a lot of garden shots. I have a lot of beautiful flowers I have been tending to with extra care and water!!  It has really been a dry season! I also photographed a rainbow, frogs, other feathered friends and some landscape photos.  My hubby and I went canoeing on Clayton Lake and the Mississippi river in Appleton and I managed to capture some photographs each time.

I hope everyone finds themselves well and stay tuned for photos when we get back from our vacation time in the next month or so.  We will be heading to Gaspé, to le Rocher Percé!  I am hoping to catch photos of whales, Puffins, and Northern Gannets, just to name a few subjects!

Take care, & enjoy the beauty that surrounds us!

~Cheryl

Flax flowers in my garden.
Poppies blooming in June.
A Mourning Dove on my window feeder.
A young buck in the back field, behind my house.
Peony in the rain. Whitehouse Perennials.
Phoebe chicks in our shed.
A loon on Clayton Lake.
Pair of loons on Clayton Lake.
A huge double rainbow behind our house.
Juvenile Spotted Sandpiper on the Mississippi near Appleton.
Mr. Bullfrog on the Mississippi in Appleton.

A warm Blue Heron on the Mississippi near Appleton.
Mamma Wood duck and her brood, Mississippi, Appleton.
Appleton
Appleton
Kingfisher on Clayton Lake.
Clematis flowers in my garden.
Lavender blooming in my garden.
Sweet little tree frog on my deck.
My first blooming sunflower in my garden.
Early morning daisies, covered in dew.
Beesy Bees!
Blood Moon rising.
Green Dragonfly in the field behind my house.
My first capture of a Monarch this season.
Wood Duck in Ottawa.
Cedar Waxwing in Ottawa.
Great Blue Heron, Ottawa.
Magical moment! Momma Hummingbird feeding her 2 babies. Ottawa.
Protective Mom. Sitting so pretty on her amazingly created nest. Ottawa.

Thanks for perusing my photographs!