Friday, August 19, 2011

A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That and A Lot of Pictures!

A Little Bit of This is.....It's Friday Night Sew-In.....Yay!!!  I've got dinner in the slow cooker and fabrics picked out for tonight's Sew-In.  Hope to see you there...

A Little Bit of That is......Last months Bunny Hill BOM.  Took me a while but I finally finished it.  Now I need to start on this months BOM. 

Yesterday Terry and I decided to go out to Kennsington Metro Park for a picnic and a walk.  It was much hotter than we thought it would be but we still hiked a bit.  Get ready for a lot of pictures....

The swans were out in record numbers.  We counted at least 50!

Love taking pictures of the wild flowers.

We came across a secret stairway.  I wonder where it went?

We took birdseed with us this time.  Terry had fun with the chickadees.  He was sitting there maybe a minute when the first bird came.

While walking we ran into this couple take the kids for a walk.  I think they smelled the birdseed.  They walked right past me and headed for Terry....and mean they ran to him.

They loved the seed.  And they remembered us.  We left the Nature Center and then came back later.  When we pulled into the parking lot these 4 Sandhill Cranes were lying in the shade.  As soon as Terry got out they came running.  He dumped a handful of seed and then we took off running.

There were so many of these Swallow Tail Butterflies all over the place.  They really liked purple flowers.

I spotted this red tail hawk.  He looks so majestic.  But he also explained why there weren't a lot of birds around.

I just love Sunflowers.  Any size, any shape, any kind.

This park is so big and has so much to offer.  Including a petting farm.  This goose reminds of the goose in Charlotte's Web.

It was so HOT...  But this fella knew how to keep cool.

Caught this little fella just before he dashed down his hole. 

While walking on the boardwalk that crosses a small lake saw this creature.  It was the biggest snapping turtle I had ever seen.  His shell was about 20" long and 15" across.  If you look closely you can see the moss that is growing on his shell. 

Now if you think this is a lot of pictures I have to confess I took about 100 pictures yesterday.  We had so much fun walking and taking pictures.

Wishing you could have gone with us and hoping you have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs, Cathy


Impera_Magna said...

What a lovely park... love all the wildlife and that the wildlife all knows who's bringing them nibbles!

Getting settled down here to do me some Friday night sewing....

Janet O. said...

I love all of this, but what got me the most was the sandhill cranes. We have them in our area, too, but they sure steer clear of people. You can hear their distinctive call and see them out in the fields, but I have never seen them get near the roads or people. Wow!

Talin's Corner said...

Wow, what great pics. I can't believe that a chickadee actually perched on Terry's hand. That is amazing. I do not think any bird would do that where I live, even if I had a ton of birdseed in my hand.

Betty Lou said...

Wonderful pictures, so nice to see green growth and flowers. Very nice park to spend the day.

Terry said...

Looks like a great day out! Those sandhill cranes are too funny! :0)

jen said...

Lovely BOM a lot of work in it.The park photos are great especially the birds and flowers. And the pig laying in the water was funny.

Lori said...

It looks like a wildlife adventure park!!! How fun!!

Allie said...

Wow Cathy - that looks like a great visit! Love those Sandhill Cranes. I must get out there one of these days, before summer is gone! Your bunny hill bom looks wonderful too!

Mama Pea said...

I'm so far behind on poor henrietta now. Sigh. I really want to get back to her. Nice going on keeping up!

I did not know you could get chickadees to come sit in your hand like that!