Friday, November 25, 2022

Sculpture / Rose - Sit Spot #1346 - November 25, 2022






New Sculpture in RBG Rose Garden






One of the last Roses
of the RBG  Rose Garden



Friday, November 25, 2022 7:30 p.m.

Sit 1346 : East Porch : Cloudy

+4° (+1°) w 11-17 kph 75% humidity


(Traffic noises),

(Jet - Porter Airlines flight 395),


3:20 a.m. -

Cloudy,

Very quiet,


7:26 a.m. Sunrise -

Chickadees,


Blooming Plants Along the RBG Trails

Common Dandelion

New England Aster, 

Panicled Aster,

Tall Goldenrod,

Sticky Groundsel,


CULTIVATED

Rose

‘Winter Dawn’ Witch Hazel 


2 Bird observations

Huge flock of  Sandhill Cranes over Princess Point,

Mockingbird beside Princess Point parking lot.


Seen or heard

from Kitchen or

Kitchen Porch

Chickadees,

Goldfinches,

White-breasted Nuthatches,

Downy Woodpecker,

Grey Squirrel.





Photo Site #7 - 
Sunrise Time from 2nd Floor Window






Thursday, November 24, 2022

Foggy Trail - Sit Spot #1345 - November 24, 2022







Walnut Corridor Trail



Thursday, November 24, 2022 10:10 a.m.

Sit 1345  :  Brush Pile W  :  Foggy 

0° (-1°) SW 4-6 kph  93% humidity 


(Jet - Geodis Air Network...),

(Traffic noises),

Crows cawing in distance,


Extras:

3:00 a.m. -

Big Dipper handle curving down,

Leo constellation in east,

(Noise of 1 car on nearby road),


7:25 a.m. Sunrise -

Chickadees,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Crows calling,

Fog,


Along the Trails -

Chickadees,

Black Squirrels,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Crows calling,

Carolina Wren calling,

Small brown/beige moths,

Donkey braying,


Seen or heard

from Kitchen or

Kitchen Porch

Blue Jays,

Chickadees,

4 Crows by feeder this a.m.,

Goldfinches,

White-breasted Nuthatches,

Downy Woodpecker,

Carolina Wren,

Black Squirrels,

Grey Squirrels,

Red Squirrel.





Photo Site #6 - Close-up of East Willow




Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Maple samaras - Sit Spot 1344 - November 23, 2022






Manitoba Maple Samaras



Wednesday, November 23, 2022 7:50 p.m.

Sit 1344 : East Porch : Clear

+1° (+1°) SW 2-3 kph 75% humidity


(Traffic Noises),

Star constellation Taurus in east,


Extras:

2:30 a.m. -

Few Stars showing,

Quiet,


7:23 a.m. Sunrise

Goldfinches,

Crows calling,


Along the late afternoon Trails -

Very quiet,

Small brown/beige moths,

Carolina Wren calling by barn,

Goats bleating,

Donkey braying,


Seen or heard

from Kitchen or

Kitchen Porch

Blue Jays,

Cardinal,

Chickadees,

Crows cawing,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

White-breasted Nuthatches,

Downy Woodpecker,

Black Squirrels,

Grey Squirrels,

Red Squirrel.





Photo Site #5 - Front "Forest" Trail






Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Goldenrod - Sit Spot #1343 - November 22, 2022


Having Memory flashes of November 22, 1963
JFK
.......







The pappi on this Goldenrod
were catching the sunlight this morning



Tuesday, November 22, 2022 10:25 a.m.

Sit 1343  :  Brush Pile W  :  Cloudy 

+1° (0°) E 4-6 kph 75% humidity 


Crows,

(Traffic noises),

(Siren in distance),


Extras:

2:50 a.m. -

All quiet,

Cloudy,


7:22 a.m. Sunrise -

Crows calling,

Chickadees calling,

Black Squirrel,

Grey Squirrel,


Along the Trails -

Downy Woodpecker,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Blue Jay,

Crows,

Small brown/beige moths,

Bluebirds calling,

Hairy Bittercress blooming again,


(Flock of 50+ blackbirds in a tree

  next to Bethel Church Road in p.m.)


Seen or heard

from Kitchen or

Kitchen Porch

Blue Jays,

Cardinal,

Chickadees,

Crows cawing,

Goldfinches,

Red-breasted Nuthatch,

White-breasted Nuthatches,

House Sparrow,

Downy Woodpecker,

Black Squirrels,

Grey Squirrels.





Photo Site #4 - North Ridge Trail







Monday, November 21, 2022

West Meadow View - Sit Spot #1342 - November 21, 2022






Photo Site #3 - West Meadow  Viewpoint



Monday, November 21, 2022 10:40 a.m.

Sit 1342  :  Brush Pile W  :  Sunny 

+3° (-3°)  SW 33-52 kph  60% humidity 


Noisy high wind in trees,

Tree branches clicking,


Extras:

2:25 a.m. -

Quiet,

Big Dipper handle in northeast,

Other stars shining,


6:40 a.m. -

2 Great Horned Owls calling

  from 2 directions,


7:21 a.m. Sunrise -

Crows calling,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Chickadees,

Grey Squirrel,


Along the trails -

At least a dozen Mourning Doves

  East of house,

Grey Squirrels,

Chickadees,

Another 2 dozen Mourning Doves 

  in South ravine west of property,

Bluebirds - 1 went into Bluebird house

  I presume to get out of wind,

Black Squirrel,

Goldfinches,


Seen or heard

from Kitchen or

Kitchen Porch

Blue Jays,

Cardinal,

Chickadees,

Crows cawing,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

Juncos,

Red-breasted Nuthatch,

White-breasted Nuthatches,

Downy Woodpecker,

Black Squirrels,

Grey Squirrels.








Sunday, November 20, 2022

Woodpecker - Sit Spot #1341 - November 20, 2022





Downy Woodpecker
Photo taken from kitchen table



Sunday, November 20, 2022 10:45 a.m.

Sit 1341  :  Brush Pile W  :  Mostly Sunny 

-5° (-14°)  W 43-57 kph 58% humidity 


Wind in trees,

Tree branches squeaking,

(Traffic noises),

(Jet - Delta Connection flight 4801 . . .),


Extras:

3:45 a.m. -

Light snow,

Wind,

(Wind chimes),


7:20 a.m. Sunrise -

Black Squirrel,

Grey Squirrel,

Chickadees,


Along the Trails -

Black Squirrel,

Chickadees,

Goldfinches,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Deer Tracks in snow,

Crows,

Rabbit Tracks in snow,

Squirrel Tracks in snow,

Vole run in snow?


Seen or heard

from Kitchen or

Kitchen Porch

Blue Jays,

Cardinal,

Chickadees,

Goldfinches,

Juncos,

Red-breasted Nuthatch,

White-breasted Nuthatches,

Downy Woodpecker,

Black Squirrels,

Grey Squirrels.





Photo Site #2 - East Willow








Saturday, November 19, 2022

Hibiscus - Sit Spot #1340 - November 19, 2022





Hibiscus
I had to be inside to find a flower today



Saturday, November 19, 2022 3:55 p.m.

Sit 1340  :  Brush Pile W  :  Cloudy 

-2° (-9°) SW 30-39 kph  59% humidity 


Wind in the trees,

(Traffic noises),

(Jet - Cargojet Airways flight 514,

A few flakes of snow starting to come down,


Extras:

2:40 a.m. -

Stars shining,

Light cold breeze,


7:18 a.m. Sunrise -

Quiet,


Along the  trails -

Chickadees,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Downy woodpecker,

Donkey braying,

Goats bleating,

Light snow becoming heavier,


No plants found in bloom today,


Seen or heard

from Kitchen or

Kitchen Porch

Blue Jays,

Cardinal,

Chickadees,

Goldfinches,

Juncos,

Red-breasted Nuthatch,

White-breasted Nuthatches,

Downy Woodpecker,

Black Squirrels.





Photo Site #1 - East Pond Site






Friday, November 18, 2022

Witch Hazel - Sit Spot #1339 - November 18, 2022

Wild Flower Website is at 
http://www.deanswildflowers.com/wildflower.html




'Winter Dawn' Witch Hazel
has many, many flower right now
in the RBG Arboretum Shrub Collection



Friday, November 18, 2022 4:35 p.m.

Sit 1339 : Brush Pile West : Partly Cloudy

+1° (-4°)  W 28-42 kph  69% humidity 


Wind in Trees,

(Traffic noises),

(Jet - Delta Airlines flight 139…),


Extras:

2:40 a.m. -

Bright moonlight,

Light breeze,

Quiet,


7:17 a.m. Sunrise -

Crows calling,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Chickadees,


Blooming Plants Along the RBG Trails

Alyssum, Hoary 

Aster, Arrow-Leaved

Aster, New England

Aster, Panicled

Chicory, Wild 

Clover, White Sweet 

Dandelion, Common 

Evening Primrose, Common

Galinsoga, Small-Flowered 

Goldenrod, Tall

Groundsel, Sticky 

Knotweed, Japanese 

Ox-Tongue, Hawkweed

Queen Anne's Lace 

Sow Thistle, Spiny-Leaved 

Wall-Rocket, Narrow-Leaved  

Witch-hazel, American


CULTIVATED

Witch Hazel, 'Winter Dawn'*



Seen or heard

from Kitchen or

Kitchen Porch

Blue Jays,

Cardinal,

Chickadees,

Crows cawing,

Mourning Doves,

Juncos,

Red-breasted Nuthatch,

White-breasted Nuthatches,

House Sparrow,

Downy Woodpecker,

Black Squirrels,

Grey Squirrels.




Photo Site #9 - 
Looking out from West Brush Pile






Thursday, November 17, 2022

Deer - Sit Spot #1338 - November 17, 2022





Morning Visitors



Thursday, November 17, 2022 10:15 a.m.

Sit 1338  :   Brush Pile W  : Cloudy with snow 

-1° (-6°) W 18-27 kph 75% humidity 


(Traffic noises),

Crows

(Jet 


Extras:

12:20 a.m. -

All quiet,

Some new snow,


6:56 a.m. 20 minutes before sunrise -

2 white tailed deer in our east meadow,


7:16 a.m. Sunrise -

All quiet again,

A few snowflakes coming down,


Along the Trails -

Chickadees,

Grey Squirrel,

Crows,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

3 White-tailed Deer in west meadow,

Goldfinches,

Carolina Wren,


Plants still found in bloom -

Zigzag Goldenrod,

White Rose,

Witch Hazel,


Seen or heard

from Kitchen or

Kitchen Porch

Blue Jays,

Cardinal,

Chickadees,

Crows cawing,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

Juncos,

Red-breasted Nuthatch,

White-breasted Nuthatches,

Downy Woodpecker,

Carolina Wren,

Black Squirrels,

Grey Squirrels.




Photo Site #8 - West Pond Site