Summer 2022 Photos

Warning. This post is not genealogy related.

It certainly looks and feels like fall. Where did the summer go? It was a good summer. We kept busy working in the yard, nurtured our pollinator garden, and spent few days in Amish country.  

I enjoy taking photos and here are some of my photos from Summer 2022.

We raised and released 74 Monarch Butterflies but still have one chrysalis and wonder if it will produce a butterfly. The days are shorter and cooler and the time for Monarchs to head to Mexico will soon end.

Monarch (male)

We have other butterflies, too.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Painted Lady

Spicebush Swallowtails

Monarch & Spicebush Swallowtail

Tiger Swallowtail

Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

We had a family of Mallard ducklings that hatched in May, stayed in and around the pond and grew over the summer, then left abruptly the end of July. It was fun watching them every day and seeing them grow.  

Mallard ducklings about half grown

A deer showed up one day and the ducks swam by to check him out.

Deer & Mallard family

We also see a variety of birds.



Pileated Woodpecker

Red-headed Woodpecker

Tufted Titmouse getting a drink

We saw a Praying Mantis this past week.

Praying Mantis

As if we don’t see enough Amish around here, we like to visit the Amish areas in Holmes County, Ohio, and Shipshewana, Indiana. This year we attended Bluegrass concerts in both areas.

I enjoyed watching this farmer work his field, the view from our room.

Holmes County in April

Holmes County, April, plowing on the hill

Rhonda Vincent, Berlin, OH, April 2022

We took a carriage ride in Middlebury, Indiana.

Middlebury, Indiana


We saw three Bluegrass shows at the Blue Gate Theater in Shipshewana. By the way, Vincent of Dailey & Vincent is Rhonda Vincent’s brother.

Dailey & Vincent, Blue Gate, Shipshewana, September 2022

What a fun summer! One nice thing about living in Ohio is the changing of the seasons and we look forward to the beauty of the next season. 



    • Jeanette Drake on October 9, 2022 at 1:25 pm
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    Your photos are beautiful and inspiring. I have planted milkweeds and hope to raise some Monarch butterflies. Monarch butterflies used to be a lot more common in Utah when I was a child and I miss them.

    1. Thank you. Good to hear that you are trying to help the Monarchs. I hope your milkweed takes root and that you will have some Monarchs next year. Keep trying! Thanks for writing.

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