Morrell Sanctuary – Gone Squirrelly!

Beautiful Sun dappled greenery surrounds us as we walk through Morrell - a welcome relief from the sweltering heat!

Beautiful Sun dappled greenery surrounds us as we walk through Morrell – a welcome relief from the sweltering heat!

Sunlight amongst the greenery.

Sunlight amongst the greenery.

Only his red head gives him away!

Only his red head gives him away!

On Saturday we walked through the shady paths at Morrell Sanctuary.  Through Tranquillity, up to Morrell Lake, back down and around the pond and then up and over Rocky Knoll.

It was a beautiful morning for a shady walk.  The sunlight fell through the trees and dappled the greens around us.

Grasses and Mosses starting to dry out in the hot sun.

Grasses and Mosses starting to dry out in the hot sun.

The undergrowth was still lush green, though we could see that this long spell of dry weather was starting to brown up some of the mosses and grasses in the most open area’s.

It was a good day for squirrels.  They chattered and scolded us as we walked under their trees and beside the feeding stations that had been created for them!

 

 

A beautiful Bird - I can see the very distinctive markings of the head!

A beautiful Bird – I can see the very distinctive markings of the head!

As we walked through Tranquility a red-headed woodpecker – a Pileated Woodpecker – was lazily working on a dead tree trunk.  I was alerted to his presence by the wood chips dropping at my feet and the hollow thumping going on over my head.  I had to circle the trunk a couple of times before I actually found him.  But once found he stayed put while I tried to get a good picture!

Happy Walking – try to keep cool!

Lynette

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March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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