For a while, I was not able to find time to get out to Shaker Village, but lately I have managed to get out there a few times. I love Spring, when the flowers start showing up again, and the smells are so heavenly. I wish I could capture the smells, and be able to post the sounds of the vibrant life that abounds out there! (I have the free blog site, so I am not able to post videos.) Today, while I was eating a quick snack, at a picnic table located at the back area of Shaker Village, on the Tanyard trail, a turkey flew in and looked at me, but when I tried to pick up my camera, it disappeared in the brush. Farther on down the trail, another one ran across the trail , and took off flying. I enjoy listening to all the birds, singing so cheerfully. I wish I could tell what kind of birds they are! I know quite a few, but there are always some out there that I do not recognize.
I came upon a giant swallowtail, (I had to look it up in a book, when I got home), it did not seem too giant to me, but the pattern was that of a giant swallowtail. It posed for me, so I did get a picture. I was able to get pretty close, without it fluttering off. I saw so many other butterflies, even a monarch, flittering around, seemingly so carefree! Also dragon flies made an appearance, and so many other things, and animals.
Well enough talk, here are some pictures, which do not do any of this justice! There is nothing like strolling along the trails, taking time to enjoy all the wonderful sights, sounds, and smells! If you go too fast, you will miss a lot. God has created such a lovely world, take time to stop and take in life!
The blackberries are blooming everywhere!
Lonely, or peaceful? The grass has since been cut.
Get out and enjoy the world around you!