Saturday, September 30, 2017

What Am I Looking At?

What am I looking at? This is the second time that I have seem this guy driving around. The first time was a few months back. That time he was behind me and I had to keep giggling. It is an unusual sight to see a frog driving a motorcycle behind you. One thing I can say for sure, it kept a smile on my face every time I thought about him.

I could not take a picture than, but, this time he was in front of me. As he past by, I grabbed my camera and took several shot.

What an I looking at? I am not sure. But, it does make my day a little brighter. And we all need that in today's world.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Groundhog Snack

It had been quite a while since I made my way to the boardwalk in Havre de Grace. Time, the cost of gas and the distant has been the reasons that I have stayed away. This Sunday, I decided to visit and look for color rocks, which I found a few and of course any creatures that I could see.

One of my favorite critter is the groundhog. I always keep an eye out for him. I spent a good hour walking around. I found some rocks, got pictures of ducks, geese and a cormorant plus many sparrows flying from bush to bush. Yet, the groundhog was not to be found.

As I headed back to the parking lot, there sat my friend, munching away on a snack of berries. I almost missed seeing him there. If it were not for the many sparrow flying all around, I would have not looked on the ground. He was a little fatty. There must be plenty of food for him.

The groundhog got his snack and I got my treat of catching it on my camera. It was a good day.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Rock Bird

I never thought that I would see it. But there it was sitting in the tree waiting. These past few days, I have been doing my usual walks looking for birds in the trees. Yet, now I find myself looking for color rocks as well.

So, you can imagine my surprise and delight, when I came across the bird rock in the tree.

While trying to take a picture of a beetle, I came a cross another colorful rock immerse in the dirt. I picked this up and replaced it with another rock that I had found a week before. I saw someone post that same rock on the PRMD Facebook page.

Today after I got off of work, I went to a craft store and bought paint and settled down to paint my own rocks. I got the rock bug. They are all primed and ready to come to life. Tomorrow morning my grandson and I will paint our creations and hide them over the weekend.

The rock bird brought out a desire in me to create, to do my part of giving a little bit of joy to another. I am glad that I discover this rock bird.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

These Rocks

For some time now, I have been noticing rocks around Harford County. At first, I would take a picture and go on my way with a smile on my face.

It was not until they started showing up in all kind of places that I had to find out what was the deal about these rocks. The rocks you see in this picture has come from many places. Most have been found at the Mariner Point Park. The "Be Kind" rock was given to a cashier at my work.

I have found them on the APG proving ground, Toys R Us and now a co-worker found one from North Carolina. It has become nation wide.

So, Today, these rocks are making a special trip. They are boarding a plane that will take them to Germany. It will be interesting to see if they show up being posted on the PRMD's Facebook site.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Yellowthroat Treat

Today I was treated to a common yellowthroat enjoying her treat.

The day started with fighting my grandson to get ready for church. Once we got there he enjoyed working with the younger kids. This goes on every Sunday faithfully.

After that we set off to walk around the Mariner. Nothing to report. We just saw a few birds, squirrels and three caterpillars. So, we headed home.

I got my pictures ready to go to my photo group meeting and headed off to Harford Glen. I had an hour to spare and I wanted to check on a Monarch chrysalis that was discovered last week. That will be another blog, if I get to see the butterfly come out of it.

As I headed back to my car, a movement in a tree caught my eye. There within a few feet from me a female common yellowthroat flew from the ground with her juicy treat. This made my day.

Seeing the yellowthroat enjoying her treat was a treat for me.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

I Did Not Believed Them

For many weeks, I have been approached by the several people who I often run into while walking around the Mariner. The reason for them stopping me? It was to tell me about the coyote that they have seen. I did not believed them.

There are a few fox's dens spread around the park and I just assumed that it was just a case of mistaken identity. Boy, was I wrong.

I had some time to spare before going to work. It was around 1pm. As I headed to my car, I noticed a weird looking animal walking up one of the path. I could not believe what I was seeing. It was the coyote.

Before I could get a shot off, he ran into the trees. So off I went to the other side of the trees. He was no where to be seen. There was a little girl near the place where he had gone into. I told the mother that there was a coyote nearby and to be careful.

After a few more minutes, I realized that I had missed my chance. I started back to my car. There out of the trees, the coyote made his way up the same path. This time I got my shot.

I did notice that this pour creature was in a bad way. I went to the office and showed the guy there my pictures. He called animal control. I hope that they were able to find him.

The next time that I am told that there are some kind of creature running around the park. I will believe it.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

A Cycle Of Life

Last Sunday, while taking a walk around the Conowingo Dam, I watched as a sparrow do his best to eat a praying mantis. If you look carefully at this picture, you can see the mantis putting up his front legs as though he is doing his best to fend off his attacker.

Many times I have gotten shots of a praying mantis eating wasps, bees and other insects. This afternoon as I made my way along the fence watching the cormorants. I notice a couple looking on the inside of the fence. I had to ask and they pointed out that a praying mantis had just caught a caterpillar and was enjoying his meal.

This first thought that went through my mind was, this was a good example of a cycle of life. The caterpillar eats the plants, the mantis eats the caterpillar and the sparrow eats the praying mantis. It goes on and on.

One thing I do keeps in my mind, God is in control of my cycle of life. Everyday I give thanks for His provisions. One of these is, being able to see the cycle of life in all his creations.