I am now taking orders for my 2014 Maine Nature Calendar. It features photos of various Maine wildlife and landscapes. The cost this year will be 12 dollars, same as last year. If you’re interested send me an e-mail to reserve a copy. If it needs to be shipped, add $3.50 shipping fee.
The white is a sheet I hung up in the background.
This ruby crowned kinglet visited the sunflower on the same day as the chickadee. I don’t see too many of these around the yard so it was a nice surprize.
I grew some sunflowers this past summer and let them go to seed and as you can see the local birds found them. I took this photo on Saturday, I just stood about twelve feet away from the dried plant and waited for the chickadees to show up.
I finally got a chance to go out and do some photography the other day. I took a walk in the back forty and found this late blooming black eyed susan. Even though they usually bloom in July and August I’ve found if an area is shaded they bloom a lot later. That’s the case where I took this photo, the area is in the shade most of the day. The area also has a ton of milkweeds and all the seed pods are bursting open and releasing their seeds, this seed happened to be caught on the flower blossom.
Photo taken in Grafton Notch State Park when I was there back in July.
Chickadee pausing on a fir branch before visiting the feeder.
Last week I went back to Andover and hiked the Cascade Trail which is off the Appalachian Trail. There are numerous waterfalls along the path, I guess that’s how it got it’s name. Here is one of the waterfalls. I think it would be interesting to go back in the winter and photograph the falls covered in ice.
Took a hike to Upper Dunn Falls last month, it’s off the Appalachian Trail near Andover. It’s a fairly high waterfall and access isn’t easy but this is one of the photos I took.
I took this photo earlier this summer in my flower garden. The crab spider blends in perfectly with the yellow blossom so the bee never knew what hit it.