A visit to Dad’s

Columbus Day Weekend, early October 2018
Almost all photos by Elspeth

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Pittsburgh-Cumberland bike ride

As I was sick, I missed this week’s 4-day bike adventure on the Great Allegheny Passage, but my friends are having a wet and wild time:

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Butterfly at Willowmere Park, Sept 20th


Been seeing a few of these at home lately. The camera produced something a bit too yellow — I think the true color was a bit more brownish.

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Trespassers still

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Who me?

Sandy asked, “Who’s eating all the leaves off my cucumber vine?”

She also asked, “Who keeps digging holes in my fairy garden?”
That’s the Carolina Wren, owner of both the porch and the space under the porch. His call seems to be “Lucille! Lucille!”

Seen last month by the wildview camera in the badminton garden, a young fox maybe?

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Corolla trip

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Grey heron at Inverness


This grey heron (Ardea cinerea) is similar to the great blue heron (Ardea herodias) we see often near home in Virginia.

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Groundhog on a stump

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A little bike ride in high heat and humidity


Ride 29, Mon July 2nd, 9:40am, Heritage Trail and Canal Path loop x 2, 6.4 miles, 45 mins, with Charlie and Leslie, 7:02 pace, 8.53 mph, 90F 32C 45% 77DP, failed to start our apps. This spot was under two or three feet of rushing water a week earlier.

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Looking behind the rock garden

A fox maybe? At 1:37 in the morning on June 28th:


Three weeks earlier, same spot, also about 1:30 in the morning:

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