Thursday, July 28, 2011

Bumble Bee

I treasure my Bees.. There is such a shortage here in the Northern Neck, my fruit trees are not getting pollinated.   No Bees = No Fruit

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Hot Summer Days

Summer Sunset...Temperatures reaching 100 + this week in the Northern Neck

Great Blue Heron

This Heron landed on the top of my boat lift one morning.  Got as close as I could, then zoomed in a bit..  I love these birds

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sunrise reflections

The colors of the Sunrise are such a surprise every morning...

Sunday, July 17, 2011


I am always surprised when I actually get the picture of a bird in flight...  I usually get a lot of pictures of "blue sky"


As long as I have garden is safe

My fig tree

Figs ready to pick

Northern Neck Street Signs

Typical street sign in the Northern Neck..

Friday, July 15, 2011


One of my Fine Feathered Friends

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Future Harvest

Creating an Oyster Bed in front of my house.  Can't wait to throw out my fishing line..

Zipper Spider

My favorite spider weaving it's zipper-like web ...  The Argiope


I have a feeling that this Mallard was actually posing for me..

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Top of the Trees

Don't forget to "look up".. you may see a Blue Heron

In for repair

I enjoy watching the boats come in  and out of the boat yard... Love those holes in the water we pour money into..


The Mallards come to my bird feeder every day to clean up seeds the birds drop..

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Hooded Merganser

I love watching the "Diving Ducks" go under water to feed.  I try to figure out where they will pop-up...sometimes 50 feet from where they dove.


When the Crows take over the bird feeder, there is only one thing to do....take pictures

Monday, July 11, 2011

My favorite spot

I do most of my thinking (snoring) here..

Got Geese

Lots of Geese, and lots of noise... in my cove one morning.  A good friend cropped this one for me.    I love what he did with this photo.

Storm on the way

Nothing better than sitting on the porch watching the storms approach


I watched this Osprey dive and catch it's breakfast.. Unbelievable sight !  Not for the squeamish..

Waiting 'till Spring

I took this picture in the winter.  Now that summer is here, this boat is out crabbing and fishing every day..

Blue Jay

I grabbed my camera when I looked out the windows and saw this Blue Jay on the shoreline.  I was surprised to see the seed in it's mouth when I downloaded the photo.

Wheat Field

I took this picture of a wheat field in April, while taking my (sometimes) morning walk..
The wheat was harvested in late June.

Crab Feast

Sunday afternoon Crab Feast on the Front Porch...yummm

Sunset on the Yeocomico River

Red Sunsets on the River can be an  incredible sight and a Sailor's Delight..

Sailing away

I took this photo from my front yard, looking across the water to the boat yard.  At least one sailboat is underway...

Sunday, July 10, 2011


Do you think this Blue Heron sees himself ?

Bald Eagles

This pair of Bald Eagles kept an eye on me all winter..


This sunrise was taken in early March.. I barely got to my camera fast enough..


This Osprey lands in the same tree every evening to settle in for the night.

Crabbers at Work

Northern Neck Crabbers pulling in those delicious Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs

Squadron of Geese at Take Off

While taking this picture of Geese in my yard, they Took Off ! A good friend of mine cropped and edited this photo for me.  I am still learning...


Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs for dinner tonight..

Julia M

I Always wondered who Julia M was...  I took this photo from the Rapphannock River Bridge in Tappahannock, VA

Black Snake

I do like Spiders and Snakes...This black snake was relaxing near my shed, when I joined him on the ground and took his picture.

Morning Reflections

I woke up one morning in February and was mesmerized by the reflection of the sunrise and trees in the water.

Taking Off

I have been trying for a few months to capture the Blue Heron in flight.  This Heron was standing  in the grass, and I must have accidentally startled him.

Sunrise on the Cove

I took this photo early one morning in December.  I was working on my computer and looked out the window.  My breath was taken away...  I knew I only had a few minutes to get the shot.  A friend of my cropped this photo for me. I don't yet have the "eye"..