This is my first entry into Sky Watch Fridays (http://skyley.blogspot.com/), but I do love sky pictures and am enjoying your site very much
Saturday, 30 July 2011
Monday, 25 July 2011
Wow, another great week. First, I found a very cooperative dragonfly. He sat patiently on the trunk of the car while I switched to macro and tried different angles. The next morning I woke to see a beautiful doe browsing through my backyard. One evening through the week, Wendy and I went beachcombing at Indian Point and witnessed four deer playing like children in a field. Finally, on the drive home, it made my day to see a healthy four point buck with his antlers all in velvet
Sunday, 24 July 2011
The Keyhole Lake is a great place to go pickerel fishing. Even on a windy day you can find a calm cove and New Brunswick pickerel are all about calm water and lots of weeds. Pickerel are aggressive predators and usually swallow their prey whole, so you always know when you are getting a bite. A steel leader is a must for this fish as they have several rows of razor sharp teeth that will shred even the toughest line. It is also a good idea to use pliers to remove the hooks. Personally, I am a catch and release guy, but these fish are good eating. As the day ended, the osprey was glad that I was done sharing his fishing spot and even the sun seemed to be celebrating a great day with one last hurrah.
Monday, 18 July 2011
Friday, 15 July 2011
One thing about spring and summer in the Maritimes, there is an abundance of bugs. Here are several of the more interesting and least annoying ones. I know I have previously posted the pictures of the clearwing hummingbird moth, but I couldn't do a series on bugs and not include this guy.