Surprise! It's only been two days since my last post and I'm already posting again! LOL
I went to Portland to Walmart again Tuesday. I made so many detours for pictures, it took me two hours to get home. If I go straight up SR 26, it's about 20 miles, but I went the long way out SR 27 to SR 18 through Bryant (no relation), then through Fiat, then Montpelier, then finally home. I saw some more Amish farms along the way. The picture above is in Montpelier. It is the Salamonie River.
This is actually the bottom of a tree stump. I put it on Photoshop and did the "invert" filter, which is basically the same as a negative.
This little guy was across the road from the river. He was soaked from the earlier rain.
This farming implement was just sitting out in the middle of a field near our family farmland in Montpelier.
It was the first day that I had seen the Red-winged Blackbirds. I always have a hard time getting good shots of these guys!
While I was still in Jay County, I went up a gravel road looking for barns and saw this guy in the road. I stopped and got out to take some pictures, then I picked him up from the road and put him in the grass on the side of the road, hoping he wouldn't get run over.
Finally, back to our back yard. A sparrow in the cherry tree.
I found this cocoon in one of the maple trees in the back yard when I was out cleaning up the yard this past weekend. Not sure what is in it. It is actually on old leaf that it used.
One day last week, my Aunt Pat called me out to her house and told me that the neighbor's dog had treed a young raccoon. We didn't think that it was a raccoon because of his paws. They almost looked like dog paws.
I had called Lyle and he went out there after I had left. He called the conservation officer and he's the one who confirmed that it was a variation of a raccoon. He was adorable!
Gonna get off here and get my tired carcass in bed.
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