American Snout Butterfly And Osprey Hovering

I am still not having a lot of desire to take pics. It may by my usual June swoon. Seems like every year at this time I get in a rut. May be the onset of summer heat. We had a severe thunderstorm with high winds hit before dark last night. It brought a large tree down in the yard that is covered with wisteria vine. It will take me sometime to cut this tree up and remove all the mess. It broke off about six fee up from the ground so the main trunk is a ways above my head. Have to be careful cutting this bugger up. Thankfully it did not land on anything but a couple old clothesline t-poles, which are also holding the trunk of the tree off the ground. That will add another facet of caution when using the chainsaw. Hope the summer storms don’t cause ya’ll any problems…

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4 Responses to American Snout Butterfly And Osprey Hovering

  1. Ellen Bunnell says:

    Oh dear, the tree down is definitely a troubling thing. Do be careful. The storm hit here after dark but I haven’t heard of damage it has done around town though it was very windy with hard rains, banging thunder and lightening for what seemed hours. It sounds like it’s time to NOT go for photographing. Your June slump is superseded by chain saw work, so take that break from it. It could be a good adventure right at home. Love the Osprey closeups of which I got a ‘head down, thinking’ thinking bird after your commentary about the tree. And of course the ‘snout’ moth pic is amazing.

    • Jim says:

      Ellen Bunnell,
      The tree will cut in to free time. Had a lot of trees down in our area. A dock broke loose at many boats damaged at Kentucky Dam Marina at Kentucky Dam Village State Park. A lot of tree damage their as well. The Osprey will hover like that when they have spotted a fish and when they think they can catch it straight down they go all the way underwater most of the time when they hover like that. I like the spouts, they visit on our back porch every June. We usually hove some flowers blooming on or around the porch…

  2. I think I’d take a pair of loppers and clear all the wisteria away before tackling the tree. Less chance of tripping with a running chainsaw in your hands that way. I did that once and I hope it never happens again. Be careful!
    We had a few rumbles of thunder but nothing like you’ve had.
    That’s a strange moth!

    • Jim says:

      New Hampshire Gardener,
      That is a good idea. More storms today so I did not start on it. We have one other tree in the yard just as big that the wisteria has killed, I thought it would be the one to go down first. It seems to be whittling down, not hardly any branches. The one that fell still has all the branches. I will be careful as it is up off the ground so will start at the top, work my way in. May have to try and pull it down with the tractor, but not much room to use the tractor to close to a large ditch on one side and steep on the other. Will take my time, no hurry is the good thing about it. Only taking up a little used part of lower yard. Those snouts do have strange heads…

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