Thursday, November 30, 2006

Stairway to the Top

of the grain bin
Owens family farm - Jeffersonville, Ohio

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Old Workhorse

The Farmall model 706 tractor was manufactured from 1963 to 1967 and cost $6,100 in 1967.

Owens family farm - Jeffersonville, Ohio

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Windmill at Dusk

Windmills used to pump water were prevalent on many farms prior to the Rural Electrification Act.
At the dawn of the 21st century we now have wind farms with a collection of wind turbines generating electricity.

Owens family farm - Jeffersonville, Ohio

Monday, November 27, 2006

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Saturday, November 11, 2006


Atalaya, Spanish for "watch tower", is a 30 room Moorish style castle built by philanthropist Archer Huntington. Construction began in 1931 and was completed in 1933 using local labor which provided work for a community hard hit by the depression. The Huntingtons used Atalaya for their winter home until 1947. Atalaya is now part of the Huntington Beach State Park.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Mexican Bush Sage

Velvety spires of the Mexican Bush Sage, a member of the Salvia family.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Monday, November 06, 2006

Saltwater Marsh

Birdwatchers at Huntington Beach State Park armed with the binoculars and Peterson's Field Guide to Birds.
The diversity of habitat at the park provides for a wide variety of birds. A full day of bird watching can yield 100 or more species.

During low tide in the marsh several Clapper Rails were observed.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Color in the Sand Dunes

A bright yellow flower among the sea oats.
Huntington Beach State Park

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Nature Trail

Huntington Beach State Park

If trees could talk, I wonder what stories this one would tell.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Three's Company

A third Cormorant lands to join two others.

Huntington Beach State Park
Cormorants do not possess the waterproofing oil of other seabirds and so must spend much time with their wings out stretched to dry.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Huntington Beach State Park

Yesterday morning I spent three hours at Huntington Beach State Park. The weather was great, the summer crowds were gone and it was a great day to explore salt marshes, nature trails, wildlife and the historic Spanish-style Atalaya Castle. There were photo opportunities galore which will provide blog material for quite a few days.

Butterflies in November

The hummingbirds have left but a few hardy butterflies remain.
Pearl Crescent

Long-tailed Skipper