Saturday, October 21, 2017


Anemone - Anemone hupehensis
(commonly known as the Chinese anemone or Japanese Anemone, thimbleweed or windflower).  They are a species of flowering herbaceous perennials in the Ranunculaceae family.

"I must have flowers, always and always."
~Claude Monet~

Friday, October 20, 2017


I shared the picture below back in July, and I thought he deserved his own post today.

We found him on our last visit to Huntley Meadows Park mid May.  You can learn more about him here.  If you scroll down that page, just beneath where it shows you a silhouette of the bird (left-hand side of the page you will see 'key to identification'), you can click on a button to hear its call.

We always find them at the park, as we walk along the wooden boardwalk that goes over the marshy water.  We have seen them in other similar habitats over the years.  I love their colorful epaulettes on their shoulders.

Thursday, October 19, 2017


Gregg recently acquired this wonderful old photograph of family members, six sisters taken a very long time ago.  These old photos are the real treasures.  

"Remember me in the family tree, my name, my days, my strife.  Then I will ride on the wings of time, and live an endless life."

~Linda Goetsch~