Monday, September 21, 2009

That's my World... this is my neighborhood

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My house is one of six in the neighborhood that is close to a watershed and just a walk away from the lake. It is like having a park right outside our door. I was born in a city of townhouses (row houses) and I can definitely say I am not a city girl any more. I love my neighborhood. My hubby and I and our dog are always taking walks on the fireroads around the reservoir.







My goldie loves swimming in the lake.











On the lower side of the lake is a dam and the state park.








Another great thing about my house and neighborhood is the birds. I get to see some great birds.
The woodpeckers are one of my favorites, I see the Redbellied woodpeckers, Pileated, Downy, Hairy Woodpecekers, Northern Flickers, and the Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers. A few times I have seen Bald Eagles fly over my house and sometimes I see them in the trees near the lake. The deer are always nearby, once in my yard eating birdseed. Hunting season started recently so the hunters are parked up and down the street. We have to be careful walking in the woods now.

Male Downy Woodpecker






Female Redbellied Woodpecker





Hawk on playset..not sure of id







This has been my world for twenty years now and it is the place I call home. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I appreciate all the lovely comments. Also a BIG thanks to our host who put together THAT'S MY WORLD.

45 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What an exquisite world you have! So much beauty! The birds are delightful and your photos of everything truly reveal the love you have for your world! Thanks for sharing it here!

Have a great week!

Sylvia

kjpweb said...

Very nice Eileen!
Looks like a great place to be! :)
Your hawk might be a Red-tailed or Sharp-shinned Hawk.
Cheers, Klaus

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Eileen: what a neat look at this part of your world. I was thinking the hawk is a Cooper's Hawk. Take a look at them.

ewok1993 said...

You are lucky to live in your world. What beautiful feathered neighbors you have.

Carver said...

Your world is beautiful. Great shots of the lake, trails and the birds.

Pam said...

It must be nice to live so close to the water and be surrounded by the park and all its wildlife.
Your photos are wonderful, thanks for the journey.

Jenn Jilks said...

So lovely. We have a lot of the same critters!

SandyCarlson said...

Your views are really gorgeous, Eileen. Thanks for these.

James said...

That looks like a wonderful place. I liked the photos very much. I live about a mile from a state park and It's great to walk around and see all of the trees and wildlife.

Wren said...

I can see why you love living here - it's beautiful, and looks very peaceful. I'm enjoying your photos!

Janie said...

Your neighborhood sounds like a wildlife paradise. The photos are beautiful.

Gaelyn said...

What a wonderful world you live in to be surrounded by such beautiful nature. Love your Goldie.

Allison said...

You have such an assortment of pictures here and I love them all! Thanks for sharing!

Glennis said...

Nice part of the world you live in, lots of birds and nature walks, and a good place for the dog to swim and fetch sticks.

Regina said...

Beautiful and serene place. Lovely shots.

magiceye said...

what a wonderful world!!!!

Baruch said...

Great photos, beautiful birds

Reader Wil said...

You live in a great world! And your neighbourhood is wonderful! I should like to live in a house surrounded by woods and by wildlife! Thanks for the tour! Have a great week.

Wolynski said...

You certainly know your birds - that's a sure sign you're not a city girl anymore. Beautiful place to live in - wonderful photos.

Rob Inukshuk said...

And what a beautiful world it is. Thanks for giving a glimpse.

We love Luna said...

Hello dear friend,
Very interesting place and fabulous pictures!
Amazing your sweet dog is swimming so well at the lake, adorable shot!
purrs and love
Luna

Grace and Bradley said...

What a marvelous place that you live, and it has been this unspoiled 20 years. Thanks for sharing.

koala said...

That's what I'm aiming for - a city girl moving out closer to nature and maybe then I'll learn to take such great bird photos like You.

alicesg said...

Your part of the world is so interesting and full of nature. Must be so great to be able to explore and see nature so close to you.

Chin said...

I love photos of your blog.

Della said...

I can see why you love your neighborhood!

Snap said...

Your world is beautiful! I'd love living there, too! Thanks for sharing it with us.

chrome3d said...

There was something so striking in that hawk photo. Even though it was a bit blurred it was so...alive.

JOE TODD said...

Looks like a great place to spend some quality time

Jack and Joann said...

Wow, you live in a wonderful part of the country. I can see how the landscape would make you a nature girl. Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Stine said...

Love all the birds that live in your neighbourhood!

George said...

What a great neighborhood. You live in a beautiful part of the world.

Paul said...

what a great series of pics!

arabesque said...

never seen woodpeckers before as we don't have it here and have to say they're so cute! ^-^
you have a wonderful post for myworld...

Irene Toh said...

You are one lucky gal to be living amidst nature...for 20 years.

LadyFi said...

Looks like a great neighbourhood. We too live next to a lake and our golden is always in there!

I love your bird pictures and am very impressed with the close-up of the hawk!

maryt/theteach said...

Wonderful shots! You're lucky to have such a lovely place to live! :)

Postcards from Wildwood said...

That's a great world to live in! Beautiful scenery and great captures. Thanks for sharing.
Janice.

J said...

I'm jealous!

Powell River Books said...

Thanks for your visit to my post about Powell River BC. Your area looks beautiful and uncrowded. Isn't it wonderful living away from the crowds. - Margy

Happily Retired Gal said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely world with us through your beautiful photographs. How lucky you are to see such a wide variety of birds and how fun it is to visit your blog to see what you've shared. Thanks for visiting Happily Retired Gal ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Amazing bird shots! Goldie looks very happy swimming, almost as if she is posing!

Gattina said...

You have a beautiful world around you !

BPOTW said...

Such great scenery! I love the birds.

dAwN said...

Beautiful place to live Eileen! thanks for showing us around1