Friday, May 22, 2009

Backyard Nature Study: Grandma and Grandpa Addition

After heading to 9am Mass yesterday, we headed to Grandma and Grandpa's house to do some
backyard nature study.
Of course, for us, the nature study starts on the van ride-driving slowly--it is wonderful to notice what nature has to share with us if we just slow down to notice.

Mr. Rooster keeping an eye on us.
yellow pond lily

Canadian Geese sitting on a nest.
Grandma's last years amarlysis gave us an exciting surprise. It started to grow a few weeks ago, and this is what developed.
The perfect blossom. It is as big as a dinner plate.
Grandpa's got his EYE on us!!
irises----they smell like grape Kool-aid
What a gorgeous sky.
Rose-breasted grosbeak
Baltimore Oriole
If you look very carefully, in the very center on the photo, you can see our most exciting picture of the day, a Eastern Bluebird.
Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley
tent caterpillar
dames rocket
an unknown flower (let me know if you can tell us what it is)


Looking to the sky:
red tail hawk
great blue heron

downy woodpecker

Kim and Luke heading to the swingset.

blueberry blossoms
drinking from the garden hose
"What do you see, Grandpa?"
"Thanks for sharing your backyard with us!"


Rhonda said...

Wow! What beautiful photos. I just love looking at nature. You captured everything so perfectly. That Amaryllis is amazing! Thanks for sharing and I know your kiddos must have had a wonderful time with their grandparents.

Lisa said...

Joann, you take THE most beautiful photos!! Oh, my goodness. Mo doubt about it, the talent is all you, but I just wonder, but, I'm just womdering what kind of camera do you use? (I'm lookin to upgrade. &:o)

Lisa said...

How's that for a quick comment posting, without editing myself? (How embarassing...)