Saturday, April 11, 2015

Autumn Saturday Critters around Marquard

I always worry that I may not have critters to post on Eileen's Critter Party which she kindly hosts every Saturday. But when I look at my photos, I often find something flying or crawling around on the screen! 
While photographing the cosmos along the road last week, I noticed several butterflies. They didn't stop long enough for me to capture them on camera. However, when I downloaded this photo, I saw I had caught one above the blooms! 
At the time I also photographed the blackjacks in between the cosmos 

Over the Easter Weekend, my friend's husband, who'd recently renewed his flying licence flew over town for several hours. 

We knew from his wife how thrilled he was at having a license again and cheered every time he flew over our house! 
Someone had a lot of fun last weekend! 
And no post on critters is complete without the ubequitous bird! Thrush in our white-stinkwood tree (note the berries which are attracting all manner of birds at this time of the year!)

I'm linking to Saturday Critters here

Happy Saturday to you all! 


  1. I have no other "critters" pictures besides my cats and Charlie, or sometimes another dog, lol !

  2. Amazing how you managed to accidentally capture the butterfly in flight in that split second. It looks huge too, but then I guess you do have some large butterflies?

  3. Pretty butterfly capture, the flowers are lovely too. Neat shots of your friend flying by in the plane.. And it is nice to have natural foods like the berries for the birds to eat.. Great shots, Jo! Thank you for linking up, have a happy weekend!

  4. Beautiful pictures, the last one is my favorite ..
    Have a good weekend.
    Best regards, Irma

  5. My brother had a small single engine plane...I was always thrilled to be up in the sky with fun. And your bird in the tree...a gorgeous photo Jo.

  6. a flying license is a handy thing to have where you live.. fast way to get where you are going...

  7. Critters or not, I love the cosmos along the highways.

  8. I sometimes have no critters, and hate that, but when I do, it's always fun to join is. Still, birds count! :-)


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