Friday, May 29, 2015

Around the Village in Photos: May 21 - 27, 2015

Garden flowers, wildflowers, and flowering shrubs and trees. The village is in bloom! Take a stroll out and about this weekend to smell and see the flowers. Don't forget to stop by the Lantern Sale at the Community Room on Saturday for some lovely lanterns!!!


Gorgeous Girls

Common Fleabane with Buttercups

Beautiful Blossoms

Tulip Tree in Bloom at Baker's Park

Lantern Sale

Sneak Peek

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Around the Village in Photos: May 14 - 20, 2015

Rosa Rugosa by Alumni Hall

New Needles

Jack-in-the-Pulpit in Peck Avenue Woods

Gardening Gnome

Ghost Fern

Pink Sky at Night...

Liz and Joey at Dyer's Greenhouse for Garden Program Field Trip

Liz, Samantha, and Egan with lots of Veggies and Flowers

Around the Village in Photos: May 7 - 13, 2015

It was a Very busy week at my house with my daughter graduating from college, the Children's Garden Program starting at the library, and lots to plan and plant in my garden. The maple trees are dropping their seeds, hundreds upon thousands of them. Formally called samaras, but informally called helicopters, whirligigs, and polynoses, they are twirling and flying everywhere. Try catching one before it hits the ground or separate the two seeds and split the end of one open. The inside will be sticky and you can press it on your nose. Why? Because it's fun! Beware Poison Ivy is out and about. Leaves of three, let it be!
Apple Blossoms

Bleeding Heart

Molly Graduates from College of Saint Rose

Poison Ivy

Maple Trees Litter



Thursday, May 7, 2015

Around the Village in Photos: April 30 - May 6, 2015 Warblers, Woodpeckers, and Wildflowers

This week brought warblers, songbirds, and hummingbirds our way. With much warmer days, trees and shrubs leafed-out, wildflowers dutifully bloomed and woodpeckers woke us up early. I've seen people looking up in trees to see who is doing all that drumming. It is not the very large Pileated Woodpecker but the small Downy. Both the male and female drum, sounding like a drummer on a drum pad playing Loudly. They are trying to attract a mate. When they are excavating a hole they sound much softer. I do hope they find each other ASAP so I can sleep a little later.
Rose-breasted Grosbeak: Don't Land on my Head!!!

Early Saxifrage on Ames Avenue

Open Sesame

Red Trillium AKA Stinking Benjamin - Take a Whiff

Trout Lily

Yellow-rumped Warbler

See the Patch of Yellow on Rump?

Insects We Saw on our Green Hour Walk

Friday, May 1, 2015

Around the Village in Photos: April 23 - April 29, 2015

Tired Young Red Fox in Pat's Field


Now That's A Tail!

Marsh Marigold and Skunk Cabbage near Stream

Eastern Phoebe on Zim-Smith Trail

Splish Splash

Sunny 'Dils

Red Lily Leaf Beetle DEVOURS Lilies

Kate and Harper's Gnomes Rock