Thursday, September 03, 2009

September= In my own backyard

Ok, not literally in my backyard...but very near by we have a trumpeter swan refuge. Chloe and I hiked in one morning with my parents and found several swans with their cygnets. What a sight to see them in the wild! What beautiful and large creatures that they are.We also saw a swallowtail butterfly and a bald eagle soaring above to round out the morning. Then back home to my actual backyard, we have our final sunflower bloom for the year.
We have watched the others being pollinated.Then go to seed. What a fun process to witness!I'd love to know what's going on in your backyard on this beautiful September day.

6 comments:

Mossy said...

You have such a lovely blog. Thanks for sharing. I have a
thing for swans!

snowbear said...

Awesome place to connect with nature Kari! Thanks for sharing.. Isn't it fun to see the sunflowers from start to finish.. I bet the kids love that... it's amazing how big those heads can get...and fun to pluck out the seeds if the birds haven't eaten them all... it is interesting to see the birds eating them right off of the heads..

Jill said...

Kari,

I look forward to meeting you at the blog party! It is nice to meet other Minnesota bloggers!

Jill@forevercottage.blogspot.com

Mandy said...

Thank you for these pictures. I miss Minnesota so much sometimes...

I think the next time I post it'll be about my yard as well. Thanks for the inspiration. :-)

jacquerose said...

Beautiful photos. I love swans...how lucky to have them close by. The sunflower is gorgeous!

Kelly in Canada said...

Kari,
Aren't swans just the most amazing animal? There is a pair that summers about half an hour away from us and my son and I drive to where they are two or three times a season just to picnic near the swans.
Kelly