Monday, August 26, 2013

A Little of This, A Little of That

I've been up at the family cabin outside of Nisswa, Minn., for the last few days trying to escape the sweltering temps and humidity.

While here I've been doing quite a bit of this:


which inevitably leads to this...

orange bluet (male)
and then more of this:

white-faced meadowhawk (male)

and even some of this:

preening black and white warbler (female)



Hope you're enjoying the last few weeks of summer as well!

Be sure to check out all the other fun posts for Our World Tuesday.




32 comments:

  1. Your "this and that" is a wonderful day to spend the day!
    Beautiful pics..... your Warbler takes my breath away!!

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    1. Thanks, Kerri! Hope you're having a good end to summer :-)

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  2. What a peaceful time. Enjoying your boat ride and seeing nature. Love the warbler and the dragonflies. Have a happy week!

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    1. Thanks, Eileen! And congrats on joining Birding is Fun blog!

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  3. My husband has been working in Outing the past week, my in-laws live there also. Not far away from us at all. :)
    What a perfect way to ride out the heat wave!!

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    1. Small world! Hope they didn't get too hard by those wicked storms last night. I think we caught them just as they were forming...

      I love following a fellow Minnesotan's blog, Amanda. It's fun to read :-)

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  4. Beautiful place to visit. Great image of warbler.

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    1. It really is a beautiful area. Thanks, as always, for following my blog, Maria.

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  5. Back in the dim and distant past I lived on the edge of an English lake - and the best way to end the day was drifting about in a canoe watching the sun set behind the hills - although I called them mountains!

    I think I need to buy a boat!

    Cheers - Stewart M.

    PS: great pictures!

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    1. Egads - you don't have a kayak? I'd spend all my time in it if I lived in the gorgeous area you live in, Stewart :-) Go out and get one!!!

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  6. Ah, I envy the way you are closing out the summer. Wish I were there too. :)

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    1. Looks like you've been having a really nice summer, too!

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  7. Fabulous shots - love that first one.

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    1. Thanks! And thank you for hosting Our World Tuesday :-)

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  8. What a beautiful world you've shown us this morning...sweet

    I'm inviting you to join us for Travel Photo Mondays, the link runs all week so I hope you can join us for the next installment?

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    1. Thanks, Noel. I'll be sure to check it out. Unfortunately, due to my job I don't travel much at all from March-Sept, but would love to join you whenever I do!

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  9. Beautiful shots! I've never seen that species of warbler other than in books. Very handsome!

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    1. Thanks, Brian! I've been meaning to get over to your blog to comment on that amazing photo of the fences and spiderwebs. Think it was last week some day? Just beautiful...

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  10. Your first scene is what you would want when escaping heat:) Here it's still pretty decent even though it's low 90ties, because it's a dry heat in CA.

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    1. Humidity just kills me - please send some dry heat this way! Or fall. I'd take fall, too...

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  11. We go out on the water at our float cabin a lot, but it's been a while since we used our ocean kayak. That's always fun. I live off the grid about 75% of the year in BC and then back to the city part of the time to get some personal business done. For me, I'd rather be up the lake than in town. - Margy

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  12. Especially the first picture is more than beautiful. I got acute wanderlust. Great!!!

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    1. I know EXACTLY what you mean by getting wanderlust while looking at other people's blogs, Katrin! Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.

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  13. What a wonderful escape..thanks for a charming and humorous account of your getaway..beautiful pictures! And yes, we are all feeling the coming of fall, with some nostalgia..but the burst of colored leaves will bring a smile!

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    1. Hi Cindy! I still find myself going back to your wonderful butterfly post... :-)

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  14. Awesome place for a retreat, especially on the water. Great captures!

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