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“Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning, red sky at night, sailors delight”.

Going to get some strong storms in  the next 36 hours.

 

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Taken last few days along the upper Buffalo River and Boxley Pond:

 

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Crazy photo – double exposure

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We have black skies here in central Newton County. Here is my poorly taken photo of the Milky Way taken just after midnight 8/25/14:

 

 

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I am still laid up and cannot get around due to my accident, so I have to find things to photograph around the house. The honeybees found one of my hummingbird feeders yesterday. They are coming in fairly large numbers all day long. The hummingbirds have control of 4 feeders (the newer better ones) but the honeybees have taken control of the older, cheaper, leaky feeder. The are so hungry for sugar, about 12-15 landed on my arms while I was filling the feeder this morning. They a very very gentle. There will be lots more as the day goes on. I feel sorry for honeybees given their status and the hummingbirds don’t seem to mind them either. There a quite a few juvenile hummingbirds now. A fawn just bedded down in the grass behind the house:

 

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Happy Fourth of July everyone !!!

PEACE ON EARTH

Photo at 9:15 PM before the fireworks (these photos taken by my good friend Janice with her Canon T3 and a Lens opened all the way):

 

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The Church in the Valley across the road from me held a nice firework display at 9:30 PM. Temperature 59F and fell to 52F by morning here in the mountains.

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No Post for a week to come

I was injured, with two broken ribs, and getting around is difficult. I will be back as soon as possible. Thanks.

 

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Alum Cove is a Natural Bridge about 2/3 of the way between Parthenon and Deer in Newton County off Highway 327, AR; about 6 miles south of my home. I made a few daytime trips there last October but never really caught the colors changing the way I have seen them there before. The Natural Bridge is on upper Shop Creek about 7 river miles above Parthenon.

It is well worth the time to view this natural wonder. Bears can be an issue, so you need to check the Arkansas Fish and Game and US Forest Service bulletins. It is an easy hike around a picturesque valley with the Natural Bridge and blued with caves across the Shop Creek valley but there are plenty of places to slip, loose your footing and fall – so use caution hiking; all in all it is about 1.5 miles round trip by a well marked loop.

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I purchased this old PC on eBay about a year ago. I shows the old hotel in Jasper, Arkansas. This hotel has situated on the same street (on the corner of Court St. and Spring St.)  that the Movie Theater “Buffalo Theater” and the Chamber of Commerce, and a few other shops sit today. It was supposedly torn down in  1930s.

 

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Temperature 60F Winds NW at 35.

We started out with rain showers this morning, and then it became sunny and warm this afternoon: kind of reminds me of spring. The daffodils and crocus are coming up now.

I started this trail with two house exactly 3 years ago and have now grown it to 6 houses. Each pair is territorial and needs and acre to themselves. Any closer, it seems not to work out ! I have used several types of houses. All have pole guards and entrance guards to protect them when incubating and to protect the hatchlings later on. Here are some examples; and the Eastern Bluebirds are house hunting today. They used 3 houses out of 5 last year and fledged 7 broods (avg: 4 birds per brood):

I started pre season cleanup today but because of the long cold winter, I am waiting to clean out the last year’s nesting material until after March 1. Also, Eastern Blue Birds  needs lots of low cut grass to forage in, so this grass needs to be cut very short:

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I noticed several Carolina Wrens calling this morning very early and a few Chickadees “feeee-beee” calls, along with the “peter peter peter” of the Tufted Titmouse. I have not noticed and paring up yet, but that IS A VERY EARLY spring sign. This photo was taken by me last February 17th using a Canon 7D with a Canon EF300L – f/2.8 IS.

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