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Purple trillium

Purple trillium

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Wild Leek

Wild Leek

 

Young gobbler called a Jake!

  Young gobbler called a Jake!

Some recent photos from a game lands walk and from my backyard!          DSC_0026

 

 

Three hens!

Three hens!

 

Dutchman's Breeches

Dutchman’s Breeches

White Trillium

White Trillium

 

 

Trout Lily

Trout Lily

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I have failed to keep up with my entries as of late. However, I have

Coltsfoot

Coltsfoot

still been busy. I have been on  hikes on roads; game land trails and such enjoying the days. I have been active with music too. I have filled in with a gospel band in Butler on a couple of events and am beginning to organize with some fellows in Dayton for a music event on May 3rd. THAT IS THE FIRST DAY OF GOBBLER SEASON AND I WILL MISS IT!!!!

Doe and last year's fawn

Doe and last year’s fawn

Cooper's hawk

Cooper’s hawk

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Red squirrel

Red squirrel

Hepatica

Hepatica

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Sunrise!

DSC_0014  I walked the field’s edge to watch the golden hues of the morning’s sun. I, also, wanted to listen for gobbling and see what adventures I could be part of this morning.     DSC_0018

The colors of the A.M. sunrise didn’t disappoint me as I snapped photos the next thirty minutes or so.  Later, while circling back towards my homestead I would see a total of 18 different deer. All of the deer were feeding except one doe my step-father, Bob and I would see on my second walk of the day. I spotted the ears and eyes through the brush as the deer hoped we would walk by.

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I watched a flock of turkeys. The number od birds in the flock would total around 25 turkeys with, at least, eight strutting gobblers.                                                                         DSC_0024

Later, my mom, sister, Bob and I filled up with a bacon and egg breakfast.

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IMG_1654 If you enjoy the beauty of flowers and plant-life then the Phipps’ Conservatory is a place you may wish to visit. One can visit this site when in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.                                        IMG_1668

This building in the original state was a gift to Pittsburgh from henry W. Phipps and opened in 1893. I was just a young fellow then.

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A few of the exhibits to be viewed are: Palm Court and the Tropical Forest Conservatory  depicting a tropical forest environment; Desert Room featuring plants     and cacti from the desert regions; the Orchid Room show casing the beautiful colored orchids and bromeliads and the Fern Room. Many other exhibits are present and some, of course, changing throughout the seasons. Outdoor gardens can be walked through as well.

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The web site is: http://www.phipps.conserve.org

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