...how's about a few other verses of this lively song in celebration of nature as we close out the year 2013? Feel free to sing along! And join in with your own nature observations.
All in the spirit of inclusiveness and tolerance, peace and life, family and friends...
(All photos taken by me, on said dates.
Photos in Lightbox; click to enlarge)
More verses below ~
Five Golden Rings!
The sunflower has many golden rings of flowers, in different stages of blooming.
The bumblebees have golden rings on their abdomens.
Take your pick :)
These are Austrolorp hens belonging to my neighbor. Good eggs!
(the terms Dove and Pigeon are somewhat arbitrarily used to refer to birds of the family Columbidae)
All the photos in this diary are from my neighborhood except this elegant creature, which I saw on a trip to the Caribbean, on Roatan island, Honduras.
and a Pheasant in a Blackberry Bush!
Partridges and Pheasants are both in the family Phasianidae,
Pears and Blackberries are both in the family Rosaceae. Weee are famileeee ;-))
(I'm off to a family gathering tomorrow, and then a week at the ocean coast until the new year, no diaries from me til then. Big trees, giant driftwood, thundering waves, salt spray, and mostly out of range of the intertubes. Will check in when I'm in range.)
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note of any observations you have made of the world around you. Rain, sun, wind...insects, birds, flowers...meteorites, rocks...seasonal changes...all are worthy additions to the bucket. Please let us know what is going on around you in a comment. Include, as close as is comfortable for you, where you are located. Each note is a record that we can refer to in the future as we try to understand the patterns that are quietly unwinding around us.What's up in your neck of the woods?
And don't forget -
"Green Diary Rescue" is Back!
"Green Diary Rescue" will be posted every Saturday at 1:00 pm Pacific Time on the Daily Kos front page. Be sure to recommend and comment in the diary.