Thursday, March 29, 2012

SWF>>>Backyard sunset

I am linking my skies  up with Skywatch Friday


Above is my neighborhood heron, it flew to the trees across from my house. I watched from my living room window as it broke off branches to take back to the nest. Along with the heron near my house, hubby and I noticed at least two other Great Blue Herons moving in the treetops off of the fireroad during one of our walks. There could be more herons that we have not seen. So, I guess I can consider my neighborhood is now a heron rookery.

I thought these clouds would make a beautiful sunset. Tell me what you think of my clouds below.


It is amazing how the sky changes and can light up the whole sky with beautiful colors.





My youtube video of a skywatch sunset, birds sounds and some very loud frog sounds. One of the loudest bird sounds in my video is the Cardinal. They do dine late at the feeders.



I hope you enjoyed my skies and video. Skywatching has become one of my favorite things to do, besides birding. It is wonderful when I can do both skywatching and birding at the same time.

To see more beautiful skies from around the world check out Skywatch Friday.  Thanks to the host of Skywatch: Sylvia, Sandy and Wren.  Thanks, also for stopping by to see my  post and I hope everyone has a Happy weekend. 

37 comments:

Sue said...

You're lucky to have neighbors like the herons-beautiful! And how peaceful, listening to the frogs and birds. I'd sit out there with a cup of coffee for hours listening to that!

Linda said...

What fun to have the heron so close! I guess I never thought about the fact that they might break off branches to use!

Your sky and clouds are simply gorgeous! I also do a lot of sky watching, and have been known to plan vacations around places for sunrise and sunset photos! Love the way the colors change! Beautiful photos today! I am saving the video until the grandson gets here...he loves to watch the videos with me!

Nature Rambles said...

It's amazing how the skies can change into such glorious views within seconds! Stunning sunset! Great capture of the heron and those wispy clouds. Loved the video too. You live in such a beautiful area!

Joe Todd said...

Love the contrast with the sky photos..Also enjoyed the video

ladyfi said...

Such pretty skies - especially the evening shots.

TexWisGirl said...

really gorgeous colors and clouds. glad you've got some 'roosters' in your neighborhood!

Carol said...

Beautiful skies, Eileen, it's breathtaking!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Its amazing to have your own neighborhood great blue herons. Wow! Thanks for the 'time lapse' photos of your beautiful sky...and you are very good with that video camera too -- wow.

Sylvia K said...

You have had some awesome skies, Eileen, and your captures are fantastic! I always love the bare trees silhouetted against those colorful skies - one thing about winter that I can't complain about!! And the rich blue of the skies in your other captures are incredible! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Tiago Braga said...

WOW the last photos are amazing! fantastic colors, i love this colors

Pieces of Sunshine said...

The clouds and trees certainly do make for a great sunset scene.

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful skies, and that heron perched in the tree is wonderful too.

rainfield61 said...

And your sky is linked to my sky.

We all share the same beauty.

sceneoftranquility said...

Nice shots form your place.

betchai said...

what very lovely sky images.

Carletta said...

Beautiful!
I like the white and blue sky but those evening colors are beautiful!
I bet we'll see more shots from the heron rookery. For them to be that close is a wonderful opportunity to observe them.
I didn't know they would break off branches to use. I guess I just assumed they would pick up sticks off the ground. I learned something today. :)
Happy Skywatching!

Rohrerbot said...

It's perfection isn't it? A little piece of perfection around your home:) Rookery, frog noises, beautiful sunsets.....I don't think I'd ever leave:)

Aligaga said...

I enjoyed watching the photos of the sky and listening at the sound of the birds on the video. Relaxing !

Bob Bushell said...

Fantastic Eileen.

Gary said...

Beauriful captures!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Denise said...

Another lovely post Eileen. Those Blue Heron's are gorgeous. Great skies and great video too.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I have seen lots of herons in Oklahoma but not a one in our neighborhood.

I love your colorful skies.

NatureFootstep said...

all your slouds are diagonal in the same dirction today. Cool. :)

Inger-M said...

Beautiful, beautiful series!

Island Rambles Blog said...

wow a heron rookery at your house ...that is cool...yes I have so enjoyed the sky watching and bird watching...blogging the pictures though has added so much more to my life than I ever dreamed it would.

diane b said...

You are lucky to have the herons close to home and what fabulous skies. It is great to hear how contented you are. A feel good post.

Karine said...

What a stunning display Mother Nature put on for you :o)

mary said...

Wow that is a nice shot for Mr Heron. And love your sky shots too.

SWF

Indrani said...

Fantastic cloud captures. The colors are too good.

Elaine said...

The cloud photos were beautiful, but when the sun set--wow! Gorgeous!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Wow, your sunset photos are beautiful. And how great to see the heron so close up.
Thanks for visiting and your nice comment.

chubskulit said...

Beautiful captures!

SquirrelQueen said...

Your skies are gorgeous. We have had so much rain lately it is a treat to see blue skies.

Being in the middle of a heron rookery would be exciting. Just think of all the great photos you will be able to get.

Juanna Annasdotter said...

Great shots - beautiful skies and color!

Betty Manousos@ CUT and DRY said...

your shots of the sky and sunset are really, relly gorgeous, dear eileen.
you've captured so much beauty through your lens.

wishing a great weekend!

xx

laurak@forestwalkart said...

wow. beautiful clouds...sunset...and the sounds of nature!!

what a nice addition to your yard...a roosting heron!! very cool!

Irene said...

Gorgeous colors and clouds. You've got a nice neighborhood :)

Great week .... Greetings from Irene