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An image of a male Scarlet Tanager from May 18 of 2014. I spent about two weeks in the back woods at the farm on my down time trying to get images of him and his female. He finely came close enough to get images of but I never got images of her that would work. I came across three pairs of them last year, The pair at the farm, one at the Little Chocnut #2 site and the other's were in the woods near my home. One of my favorite birds, it and the Indigo Bunting always get my undivided attention when I know they are close at hand. On a down note, I'm running out of decent bird images from last year and I have not been out this year birding yet. I there will be most likely a lot more flower posts until I can come up with some more bird images.

A night shoot of the Washington Street Bridge in Binghamton NY. Yes, I do take a lot of images of this bridge if your familiar with my work. This is the only bridge in my area that gives me a magical feeling when I look at it compared to the other ones in the area. It's got a majestic quality to it as it stands over the Chenango River.

This is a collection of butterfly images from this year that I have not use of yet and are a thank you gift to T how is one of my many avid followers. On a resent post I had promisted her that I would make a collection of butterflies post. It's not my best of work but it'll have to do, It's all I got left. I have already posted almost all on the really good images and I hope these will do the trick and be a pleasure to vow. A little short story first! Trini is usually one of the first person to leave a like on one of my newly published posts. I was queues one time and I kept track of hominy time that she was the first one to like my posts. Well, several time and at one stretch she placed the first like on 17 consecutive posts. I bet she don't even know that!  Trini runs two blogs of her own, "Paths of the Spirit" and "Granny's Garden" that I recently just found. Trini write articles about spirituality, multiculturalism, and psychology. She also publish poems, and stories for children in various magazines and newspapers. Her heart beats for poetry as she wrote on her gravatar page . She is very talented and I do enjoy her works. I give much thanks to her and all of you for your continued support and nice worm comments. Much thanks to you all. The first two Butterfly are a Painted Lady and the fallowing two images are of the American Copper Butterfly and one of my personal favorites. Butterfly 062 Butterfly 044 Butterfly 046 A White Admiral Butterfly Butterfly 030 Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterfly 013 Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly Butterfly 012 Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly 004 Pearly Crescentspot Butterfly 040 Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly 038 Comma Butterfly 033 Dark Wood Nymph Butterfly 052 Common Sulphur Butterfly 056 Monarch Butterfly 067 An Eastern Black Swallowtail flying in the back field at the farm. Butterfly 020 All of these images of butterfly's are from my area of NYS. It is not all of the one we have hear but it is most of the larger ones. This collection is also missing the Skippers Type Butterflies that we have in this area in great numbers and different varieties. I just don't have  any good images of them unfortunately. Thank you Trini, hope you liked the post. Thank you everyone for the kindness you've shown, MT :)

I'm running late with my post today, sorry! I'm giving you this images today not really sure that this is considered a flower or not but I did put it into that category. Feel free to leave a comment if you know what this is. Thank you and enjoy, MT

A Brown Creeper that I found in the woods this past summer. This particular bird is a hard one to find. It blends in with the tree pretty good when it is motionless and walks up the side of it like a woodpecker. I've never seen them walk down it though, I don't believe they can. This one bird I would have probably not found that day if it was not for his singing witch helped me locate him. One's he realized that I was there he did stop singing and stayed motionless for a few minutes. The second image shows him trying to blend in and remain motionless. Almost perfect he is! Brown Creeper 11 After a few minutes he did start moving around but he remained quit. Brown Creeper 13 Here he has found a large moth on the dark side of another tree and is preparing to eat it.

Bee & hornets #30. A Honey Bee that was working on gathering his necessities in the back field at the farm. "The cut worm forgives the plow"                                                                                              -       William Blake

I wanted to do this post back in late December but I was having computer troubles. These are some of the better shot that I have taken last year. You probably remember most of them, well at lest my avid followers. Hope you can enjoy all 30 images, again :) Above we have the Ruby-crowned Kinglet and bellow is a Tree Swallow. Tree Swallow 004 A White-breasted Nuthatch White-breasted Nuthatch 017 Monarch Butterfly Butterfly 069 Female Cardinal   Cardinal 046 Black-throated Green Warbler Black-throated Green Warbler 066 Sunset at the Keewaydin State Park Marina I Alexandria Bay NY Keewaydin SP 25   Mallard Ducklings Mallard Ducks 031 Easter Bluebird eastern bluebird040 Red-winged Blackbird Red-winged blackbird 050 Baby Barn Swallows Barn Swallow 003 American Robin American Robin 013 Flowers 299 Taughannock Falls, Ithaca NY Taughannock Falls 16 Osprey Osprey 022 B-25 Bomber at the Rochester Air Show R.A.S. 107 B-25 Canada Goose canada Geese 065 Dark-eyed Junco Dark-eyed Junco 009 light 003 Blue Jay bluejay031 Gray Catbird Gray Catbird 007 Sunset on the Washington Street Bridge in Binghamton NY sun set 016 Cedar Waxwing Cedar Waxwing 023 Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Butterfly 060 Flowers 446 Dragonflys 011 Flowers 345 Mallard Ducks 016 Orange Sulphur Butterfly Butterfly 071 Scarlet Tanager Scarlet Tanager 022