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Shutterbug Sunday: Solstice Shots

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I dropped the ball and missed posting about our Summer Solstice. I did catch some pictures, though and a Shutterbug Sunday is a perfect reason to post them. I posted about the Solstice in 2018, shortly after I had started blogging, again, after a four year absence. I did an Almanac write-up on the Solstice in 2019. This year’s Solstice occurred at 5:44pm EDT, yesterday. ~Vic

Daisy Group Image One
Daisy Family
Sea Turtle Cloud Image Two
It looks like a Sea Turtle, swimming towards me…sort of…
Cone Flower Image Three
Cone flowers in the Pollinator Garden
Feather Cloud Image Four
Big Feather
New Growth Image Five
New Growth
Bird Flight Image Six
In Flight
Stonehenge Image Seven
Photo Credit: Farmers’ Almanac 1818

Some Folklore:
♦ In ancient Egypt, the summer solstice coincided with the rising of the Nile River. As it was crucial to predict this annual flooding, the Egyptian New Year began at this important solstice.
♦ In centuries past, the Irish would cut hazel branches on solstice eve to be used in searching for gold, water and precious jewels.
♦ Many European cultures hold what are known as Midsummer celebrations at the solstice, which include gatherings at Stonehenge and the lighting of bonfires on hilltops.

Foto Friday: Critter Collections 5.0

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All Things Critter
All photos are my personal collection. ~Vic
Part I/Part II/Part III/Part IV

McKinley Spider Image One
A McKinley by the lamp post at the First Baptist Church.
The web was enormous.
09-02-2017
Orb Weaver Image Two
An Orb Weaver off the corner of the front porch.
09-22-2017
Preying Mantis Image Three
I guess she was enjoying the flowers.
10-02-2017
Preying Mantis Image Four
She posed for me.
What a ham.
Slug Image Five
Slug on the front porch.
10-18-2017
Lady Beetle Image Six
It took me a while to find this one.
Google “black bug, yellow dots” and you will get tons of pix.
This is an Asian lady beetle larva.
10-28-2017
Slug Image Seven
Larger slug on the side of the house.
06-16-2018
Moth Image Eight
Moth on the kitchen window.
04-03-2019

FFTD: Pale Lovelies

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I was intending to do a Movie Monday but, I’m struggling with stuff older than 100 years. I will tend to that later. ~Vic

Update:
With help from a fellow blogger, the below photo is a Hellebore. Thank you!

Pale Lovelies Image
I haven’t a clue what these are but, they are so sweet (I know what these are, now!).
03-31-2019

Flower for the Day

Shutterbug Saturday: Loving Fall

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The leaves, the leaves are falling…

A pathway in our local Riverwalk.

Image One
Personal Collection 09-23-2018

Local pink Mums.

Personal Collection 10-06-2018

One of many resting benches along the Riverwalk.

Personal Collection 09-23-2018

Lovely lavender Mums.

Personal Collection 10-06-2018

One of several Riverwalk bridges.

Personal Collection 09-23-2018

I spent my day running errands, enjoying walking the Riverwalk and getting my beloved Mum collection. When I walked out of the house at Noon, the temperature was 72°. I love this time of year. I just wish the mosquitoes would go away, already. ~Victoria

Shutterbug Saturday: September Beauty

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Flowers, critters and ‘shrooms for today.

My favorite place to sit.

Coleus & Adirondack Image
Personal Collection From 08-25-2018

 

Just hanging out.

Flowers & Bug Image
Personal Collection From 09-08-2018

 

Got the bee’s hiney. LOL!

Flowers & Bee Image
Personal Collection From 09-08-2018

 

Another shot of the Bumble I chased all over the yard.

Bumble In The Liriope Image
Personal Collection From 08-17-2018

 

Happy ‘shrooms on the hill.

Shroom Farm Image
Personal Collection From 08-07-2018

~Victoria ❤