Welcome to the mon@rch nature blog and I hope you join us in some of our nature adventures through the Allegany State Park area!
I am a naturalist, field biologist and nature photographer from the Western New York area. I have started exploring nature writing through this blog and it truly has been fun sharing my numerous adventures with everyone. Thanks to the many other authors that help me with my post and they will be sharing some of their nature explorations.
I have always had a latent interest in birds and photography and have been lucky enough to find time to explore these interests over the last few years. I am very thankful to the Cattaraugus County Bird Club for getting me started, sharing their wealth of knowledge and for their wonderful programs. And many thanks to Tom for letting me share some of my adventures and photos on the Monarch Nature Blog.
Thank you for taking the time visiting and commenting on this blog.
Nice, we have not yet decorated our tree. In fact, my house is such a disaster area that the idea of adding a tree is pretty funny, really! 🙂 Love those snow pictures — I love snow — as long as I don’t have to shovel it (or drive in it much! 🙂 )
4 December 2007 at 7:26 pm
That is beautiful! I love the bottom photo! I know who gave you the antlers!!!
4 December 2007 at 8:01 pm
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
4 December 2007 at 8:05 pm
That first photo is pretty funny, Mon@rch! I was thinking those “antlers” might belong to YNJ also???
4 December 2007 at 8:55 pm
What a neat ornament! Very cute… And you live in the most beautiful setting – rather envy-inducing, I must say!
4 December 2007 at 9:08 pm
@ Liz – I also have not done mine yet, this was my office tree! LOL, you can have my snow!
@ YN-J – LOL thanks and was very spontaneous picture!
@ Marg – Every where we goooooo!
@ Ruthie – LOL, not YN-J giving me those antlers but it’s YN-C and YN-E’s mother giving me those antlers! 🙂
@ Beth – Thanks but this was taken outside my office window and office Christmas tree. Thanks
4 December 2007 at 9:40 pm
My tree is not up yet and I wish I had your view from work.
At least my view from my studio is of my back yard and birds.
Love both photos
4 December 2007 at 10:59 pm
How do those people survive, living in that tiny ball? 😉
4 December 2007 at 11:41 pm
HEHEHE! I love Wordless Wednesday! I finally got the Christmas picture done, and the cards ordered today! Check it out!
4 December 2007 at 11:58 pm
Great picture. ~Nita~
5 December 2007 at 12:05 am
Lovely, lovely, but isn’t it Tuesday? I have a hard enough time with the days of the week!
5 December 2007 at 12:26 am
That’s a great shot in the Christmas bulb. Red House Lake looks so pretty with the snow. I hate to see the beautiful fall colors disappear but it is OK because it is replaced by the beautiful snow. I’ll come to hate it in a few more weeks, though, no matter how beautiful it is. I’ve got most of my Christmas decorations up but I haven’t decided whether to get a tree or not. I can’t believe I’m saying that. I’ve turned into my parents.
5 December 2007 at 2:09 am
Very clever. I like it. Happy WW.
5 December 2007 at 4:37 am
Very cool WW pictures Tom!
5 December 2007 at 6:17 am
Love the antlers Tom! Yea! It “is” beginning to look a lot like Christmas! I finally got my tree up too.
5 December 2007 at 6:59 am
@ toni – my house tree isn’t up also! Thanks
@ Lana – I think they keep on asking out but we don’t want to break it!
@ palofmine – thanks and will do!
@ nita – thanks
@ Trixie – You commented at 12:26am EST which is officially Wednesday!! Also, it covers everyone that would see it today! Little early doesn’t hurt!
@ Erie – thanks and nice when it isn’t frozen over yet! I wish the snow would stop so I could take some pictures! I will put some lights up but probably at home not put one up!
@ Bobbie – thanks and Happy WW
@ Pam – thanks!
@ jayne – thanks and it sure is that’s what I was thinking!
5 December 2007 at 7:39 am
I wish I could have a bit of snow!
5 December 2007 at 9:26 am
Happy Wordless Wednesday! Great photo!
5 December 2007 at 10:24 am
Nice photos! We are very much in the Christmas spirit over here as well!
Good birding to you!
5 December 2007 at 11:04 am
What a neat photo. I haven’t got my tree up and since it’s only 3 feet tall, I don’t have any big ornaments. My mom’s tree might, though. I will steal your idea shamelessly from you, if that’s okay.
5 December 2007 at 11:27 am
5 December 2007 at 5:10 pm
@ Misti – would be happy to share, thanks!
@ T.R. – thanks
@ Veery – thanks and good birding to you also!
@ MomOnTheGo – thanks and only 3 feet tall? I would love to have you use the idea! I probably barrowed the same idea with last years picture that I did! BTW: if you use a Tri-pod you will not need to have the camera blocking your face!
@ Zen – thanks!
5 December 2007 at 7:02 pm
Thanks. I needed that! Seeing your image and snow.
5 December 2007 at 9:38 pm
The top photo made me smile . . . the snowy scene made me sigh. I want me some snow!!!! 😀
6 December 2007 at 3:49 pm
@ Mary – Glad it helped! Thanks
@ Lisa – you can have most of our snow if you want! LOL
6 December 2007 at 7:04 pm
I love the ornament photo. It would make a great christmas card. Your antlers are a hoot. Count me as another Lisa that would like some of your snow. I have never lived in snow country. It’s always greener, errr whiter on the other side of the fence.
7 December 2007 at 9:53 am