Thursday, May 4, 2017

Crops & Clips: Flashback to May, 2014

Just as was the case back in 2014, spring migration finds us starting the month in Illinois. As has been my habit, I will try to find examples of favored memes in photos taken three years ago. Looking for examples of critters (plentiful), skies and reflections (much less so) and fences (often hard to find). Happily, all are present in my May 2014 archives, and all rekindle memories of the spring season and the joy of discovery. 

May 28-- Sunrise from our back patio in Florida:

Sunrise 20140528

May 28-- Fair skies over Chapel Trail boardwalk:

Chapel Trail boardwalk 20140528

May 26-- White Peacock: 

White Peacock 20140526

May 28-- Male Julia underside:

Julia male underside 20140528

May 22-- Working backward through the month into Illinois photos, to find a Grasshopper Sparrow at Nelson Lake preserve in Batavia:

Grasshopper Sparrow 2-20140522

May 22-- Bald Eagle near our second home, over Mooseheart, Illinois:

Bald Eagle Mooseheart 6-20140521

May 20-- Scarlet Tanager...

Scarlet Tanager 20140520

...and May 12-- Baltimore Oriole at Nelson Lake:

Baltimore Oriole 20140512

May 5-- Robin on fence our daughter's yard in Batavia:

American Robin male 20140504

May 5-- Rose-breasted Grosbeak in Geneva, Illinois:

Rose-breasted Grosbeak 20140504

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Linking to Misty's  CAMERA CRITTERS,

Linking to Eileen's SATURDAY'S CRITTERS,

Linking to GOOD FENCES by Gosia

Linking to SKYWATCH FRIDAY by Yogi, Sylvia and Sandy


Linking to BirdD'Pot by Anni

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday by Stewart

Linking to Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday) by NC Sue

Linking to ALL SEASONS by Jesh


Please visit the links to all these memes to see some excellent photos on display



  1. An absolutely gorgeous series, Kenneth! Your photography is fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. Pretty scenery, and wonderful bird photos!
    The two butterflies are beautiful!
    Pretty fence for the Robin to perch on.
    Hope you are having a great week!

  3. So many beautiful photos, i'm glad i don't have to choose a favorite!

  4. You have captured such pretty birds and I love the bald eagle in flight, such majesty.

  5. Beautiful sunrise from your back patio. Love all the pretty critters series. Have a wonderful day!

  6. Beautiful images of nature Kenneth.

  7. Beautiful shots! The colors in the reflection photo are fantastic.

  8. Great post and wonderfull set of photos, love the Bald Eagle.
    All the best, Gordon.

  9. Such beautiful scenes and birds in your world! Love the Baltimore Oriole!

  10. Nice variety of beautiful images. We have the rose-breasted grosbeak here in Kentucky for the summer.

  11. Lovely photos. So many great birds, the robin on the fence was neat. I enjoyed all your wonderful photos.

  12. A beautiful set of photos once again!!
    I really like the bald eagle today...since we don't get to see too many here in my neck of the woods.

    Before I leave, I'd like to send along my thanks for sharing this with us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend!! Have a glorious week ahead.

  13. I love them all today...especially the ones you've shown taken in Florida! I've been bird watching was a bit hot! lol

  14. I great collection - I am trying to get some shots of Australia birds of prey at present - but its not working!!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  15. Awesome header! An the water reflection is stunning - the colors are just beautiful! All these birds, most of them very colorful - thank you so much for sharing bountiful nature with All Seasons! Have a great week!

  16. Incredible collection of photos! The butterfly is so pretty!

  17. These are some charming creatures! I love the bright colors.

  18. Wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing.

  19. I miss robins! We don't see them here in SW Florida -- but there will still be some when we get to Colorado and Oregon next month. The rose-breasted grosbeak is just beautiful -- I've never seen one in real life.

  20. Une série très exotique, bravo ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

  21. Marvelous shots! A delightful collection.

  22. Hello, I love the oriole and all the birds. Pretty sky shots. I was away for two weeks and I am so sorry to be late commenting and visiting your post. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

  23. A grand collection - I love the first sky photo. Your butterflies and birds are also beautiful.


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