Posts Tagged ‘Ingram Hill’

A Pair of Killdeer

My husband and I went for an evening drive. We usually stop at Ingram Hill for the long view to the mountains. It was close to sunset.

Two killdeer were busy in the gravel.

Killdeer are a vocal bird with a loud voice.

They don’t build nests in trees or shrubs.

They do place small rocks in the gravel for their nesting area.

These two didn’t try to draw our attention.

They probably used the color around them for protection. It was close to sunset and the light fading.

We went back the next night and there wasn’t a killdeer to see or hear.

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Looked Impossible

For some reason I have problems learning and  retaining information about clouds.

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My truck insisted we stop at Ingram Hill on the way home from town. Obviously, I’m glad it did.

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These clouds gradually drifted in from the west.

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How could there be long wispy ones, with ladder-like ones above?

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Their appearance completely changed by the time we got home (1 1/4 miles away).

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I don’t even know enough to even make a guess about what I saw, and I didn’t find anything resembling them in a weather field guide.

Any information about them would be appreciated.

Who Tunneled Here?

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 Buffy and I went to Ingram Hill. We go often for a short walk  and for the long view.

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Most of the snow and ice from a recent winter storm had finally melted. This tunnel looked to have been dug under the snow.

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I have little to no experience when it comes to identifying tunnels. I recognize ones from crawdads in our yard and the change in them if one of our impressive-size king snakes takes it over.

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My first thought was mouse, and I’m calling it that, until and if, I learn differently.

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Another reason to visit Ingram hill is that one of my favorite trees grows there.

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The oak’s been struck by lightning twice that I know of. That was before I took this picture. A tornado went by close enough to do damage 3 years ago, and required trimming some limbs. I took this picture before the storm damage. The trunk has a 13-foot circumference, and the crown spread measures 37 yards (111 feet).