Archive for July, 2011

erie canal

We rode from Cedar Bay to Chittenango to Canastota and back, total of about 33 miles – fun and easy ride except for the short torrential rainstorm on the way back. We saw lots of turtles, butterflies, dragonflies.


between rains

Clark Reservation, between rains – cliff trail. (phone camera = not the best)


syracuse


the country estate

The mystery plant (#7) has been identified as the very nutritious purslane. I want to taste it.

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cicada shell after molting

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Ethiopian Teff grass

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quaking aspen

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taken from behind the raspberry bushes in the backyard

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mystery plant

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back path

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blackberries

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caterpillar

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huckleberries?

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Ethiopian Teff grass in the wind

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beetle party

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driveway


morning wildlife

The baby bird probably fell out of its nest. I found this on my morning run. :-(
The raccoon was relocated away from the urban areas, to a more rural home.


flat rocks

What to do in the hot weather. Catch crayfish and bring them to the home pond.


farmhouse


skunk relocation

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after the capture, getting the skunk into the van.

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transporting a skunk

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skunk release into the wild

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kayak

On Cornell’s Beebe Lake


more rowing


rowing class – day 1


summer reading


A sparrow sat on top of an art sculpture of a bird, in the Commons, Ithaca.

This has got to be one of the biggest jumping spiders I’ve seen!


oneida lake

Beautiful sunset at Borio’s – weekend of the Cicero High School Class of 76 reunion.


plantations

110705_4648An evening walk/ride at Plantations.

We found an Andy Goldsworthy Holocaust memorial – the large boulders with oaks growing out of them.


clark reservation

Black Rat Snake


july third

Hot weather walk at Beaver Lake. Afterwards we picked strawberries, at nearly the end of season..

Birthday party for Dan, in absentia. By chance, we made a red, white, and blue cake; fitting for tomorrow’s holiday too.


jazz concert & party

110701_4357110701_4353110701_4375Here are photos from a small momo party, celebrating Dhiki’s return from the mountains and of Aaron’s jazz class concert. Fun Fun. Photos at left showing the new plants in the front of the house, including two rhododendron bushes.