I am behind on my weekend post,; partly I was letting the post through PALNET run its course. I have only so much voting power and like to keep it above 85%. On top of that I needed to get some work done yesterday (Saturday). I will work on this early Sunday morning and hopefully I can get it posted before my day is over.
I hope everyone is having a great weekend, and are looking forward to a pleasurable week. I was able to get out for a hike to check my game cameras and leave a little food for the wildlife on Saturday. Some of the deer are recovering nicely from winter, although I see a few younger ones that need a little extra to build themselves up. The does also need a little extra because they are feeding their young, and some young are yet old enough to forage. I left some corn in the small ravine behind my place yesterday afternoon and before dark a doe who frequents my feeding and watering station came in and got her fill of corn. She must have her young one close by, because she seems always to be the first to come in to eat. She needs it because all her reserves are going to produce milk for her young. I have 3 other feeding stations with game cams, but this one is the only one with water. This same doe did the same thing last year as she is doing this year.
The above photograph of the sunflower is one of my daughters flowers. My sunflowers will be late this year, but if they bloom I have quite a few varieties that I will share. My daughter started some in pots and then planted them in their final spot.
Let us get on with some more photographs. I am going to include photos of two different, but related Petunias. The firsts one I grew last year and the next one I found for the first time this year. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
I usually save wildlife photos for the end of my post, although I have a different idea for the end of this post. Her are a couple of Wild Turkeys that came to one of my feeding stations for a free meal. The bigger flocks are just now starting to move around, due to their chicks getting large enough. These guys walk for miles foraging for food. These two Toms will not rejoin with the flock until Fall/early Winter.
At first I was not going to use the following photograph of a Peony, but then I noticed the spider in the upper right hand corner. It is not one of my better photos, but I was surprised when I noticed the spider and thought I would share it:
I had a different photograph seleted for this spot, but yesterday I spotted the following in my flower garden, and thought you would enjoy it:
My final photograph for this post is very interesting. I love watching clouds and looking for shapes. I actually grabbed my camera and changed the lens and rushed out the door because I had seen a cloud in the shape of a Teddy Bear. Unfortunately, by the time I got outside the cloud had changed and no longer looked like a Teddy Bear. I still started taking photographs of various clouds, because there were many different ones to view. I then spotting this one and took 4 or 5 photographs of it. I thought this one was the best of what I snapped. I will let your imagination determine what you see in the formation.
This brings us to the end of my weekend post. I hope each of you find something you enjoy in this post. Have a great rest of your week.
I am using a Canon EOS Rebel T5 for all of these photographs, except where noted.
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