Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Around the Village in Photos: November 25 - December 1, 2016

American Bittersweet ( non-invasive) Enticing to Birds

Male House Finches

Dark-eyed Junco Eating Aster Seeds

Juncos are Usually Ground Feeders and Look for Seeds in Leaf Litter

White-breasted Nuthatch Eating Peanut Suet

Doll's Eyes (Actaea pachypoda) A Native Plant. The berries are eaten by robins and white-footed mice

Crab Apples:  Another Food Choice for Some Birds

Monday, November 28, 2016

Week of November 18 - 24, 2016

I Hope Everyone Enjoyed a Very Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Around the Village in Photos: November 11 - 17, 2016

Super Moon on Sunday Night

Super Moon Rises Over Lake on Sunday

Monday Night's Rising Blocked by Clouds

Heavy Rains Flooded Stream Through Peck Ave. Woods and Surrounding Area

Bluebirds are Down on Cleveland Avenue

Robin Taking Cover at Florence's. I have seen them in flocks of two dozen on Cleveland Ave. and Zim- Smith Trail

Female Pileated Woodpecker on South Lawn Tree

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Around the Village in Photos: November 4 - 10, 2016

My Snapdragons are Still Blooming

Robust

Sycamore Leaf and Seed Ball

Deer Track at Hillman Estates

Mushroom on Fallen Tree Along Zim-Smith Trail

Close-up of Squirrel Drey (Nest)

Freedom

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Around the Village in Photos: October 28 - November 3, 2016

No snow or rain for Halloween this week! A great night for ghosts and goblins. Still some flowers blooming. Most leaves are down. On sunny days, dragonflies continue to make their rounds.
Pretty in Pink

Honeysuckle

Shadow Tree steals Fallen Leaves on Library Lawn

Happy Halloween!!!

Strewn: Catalpa Leaves on Levings Avenue

Tied up in Knots!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Around the Village October 21 - 27, 2016

It went from summer to winter in a matter of hours this week. We still had annual flowers blooming, tomatoes on the vine in some gardens, perennials like hydrangeas, roses, and sedums continuing their Autumn display, and not all the leaves down from trees yet. Then we got our first snow on Thursday, October 27th, of a couple of inches. What a wake-up call that we are, indeed, at the end of October. Take a look.
Sharon's Hydrangea on Lake Avenue

Zinnias in a Lake Avenue Garden

Phyllis' Glads

Female Cardinal in My Garden

Balancing Blue Jay

Dark-eyed Juncos returned this week from the North

White-breasted Nuthatch Contemplates Snow

Pat's and Rich's Tomatoes

Snow Rose at Cullinan's Garden

Snow Snakes

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Around the Village in Photos: October 14 - 20, 2016

Catch a Leaf - Make a Wish!

There There

Hurry Up!

Blooming at Last

Sycamore Leaf on South Lawn

Framed - Schoolhouse Park

What's the Buzz?

One Strawberry Left for Me
On Saturday morning, October 15, my outdoor thermometer read 31.5 degrees. I had covered my peppers, strawberries, and Montauk Daisies, which were still flowering, with sheets expecting a frost. The frost was scattered around the village and didn't happen at my house. However, friends on Washington Avenue and South Lawn had their gardens zapped. Then Mother Nature did a turn around and temperatures rose to 81 degrees on Tuesday, 70 on Wednesday, followed by much needed rain on Thursday. My Montauk Daisies finally bloomed, the chipmunk left me one strawberry, but the peppers didn't like Saturday's cold and were done. The warmth and wind brought down a lot of leaves this week. Catch a falling leaf and make a wish. Long time village resident, Bob Foster, would tell village children to do so.