Thoughts and pictures of my wanderings through the Allegheny Mountains hunting grouse and woodcock with my Ryman-type English Setters during the fall and winter months, fishing for smallmouth bass in local streams and rivers during the summer months and wandering over my 66 acres of heaven year round.
Friday, July 10, 2015
Pics from this Week
Dance, my Mountain Cur, found a box turtle and brought it to the yard. She has done this several times over the years.
She seems rather pleased with herself.
Milkweed is the only plant that the Monarch caterpillars will eat so it is vital to their survival. I let patches of it grow wherever I can here on my 66 acres. Sadly it's been several years since I've seen Monarch's on my Milkweed. It doesn't go to waste however for it is used by many different bees and insects.
Bee Balm is another favorite plant of mine. The Bumble Bees are feeding heavily on it now.
This morning I come upon this turtle. It's only the second one I've seen this summer in the Back40.
I got out fishing this week for only the second time this summer because of the continuous rains that have kept the streams high and muddy.
In a couple of hours I only caught a half dozen smallmouth with this chunky foot long smallie the nicest one.
This hot wet summer will make those cool fall days afield with Emma and Thicket all the more special.