Thursday, October 25, 2012

Around the Yard..Part V

Another week has disappeared and now it is time for some of my favorites memes Skywatch Friday and  NF Winged. Are your weeks flying by? I hope you are all having a great week.

 These are some shots from the last couple of days, the sky, moon and some of my yardbirds. Some were taken in the morning, afternoon and in the evening after work. I am not looking forward to changing the clocks back an hour on November 4. 












There are always Mourning Doves in my yard. Some times there are just a few Doves and other times they seem to take over like the squirrels. The Doves are timid birds like my Cardinals, they will fly off if they catch me looking at them. Some times I am quick with snapping off a shot before they realize I see them.



The Carolina Chickadee is another year round yard bird for me. I've been checking out my Chickadees looking for the Black-capped Chickadee.  I have seen both in my yard, so maybe this is the year for Black-capped Chickadees. The Carolina Chickadee is actually a little smaller than the Black-capped Chickadee and has a shorter tail. I just wished they would stay still long enough for me see get a good look at them.














 

To see more beautiful photos and pretty skies please visit Skywatch Friday
and to see more of the winged critters check out NF Winged

Thanks to Sylvia and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday! Thanks to Monica the host of NF Winged. Also, thank you for stopping by to see my post. I wish everyone a safe and happy weekend.

64 comments:

Cloudy said...

Kind regards and a day full of sunshine...

Cloudy

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful shots, your lancsdcape are super.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love the sparrows and finches in your post below this...and for this post, I think my favorite is the moon scene during the daylight hours...so well detailed I think.

✿ chica said...

MARAVILHOSO !!! beijos,lindo dia!chica

Red Nomad OZ said...

Your moon shots are sensational!! So clear and detailed!! (Note to self - invest in a tripod)

Gary said...

Gtrat series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Lynne said...

I can usually find something new with exceptional photos with a visit at your place. Today I learned about Black Capped Chickadees. We have many visiting our feeders . . I am going to be on the lookout!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Your moon shot is beautiful and delicate, as is your dove!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

those clouds are just amazing. the moon too. i keep trying to get the moon & that silly thing does not like getting it's picture taken. always turns out blurry or not cool. nuts. i will keep trying. (:

beyondwandering.com said...

Gorgeous sky, critters, and love the moon shots, Eileen! Have a wonderful weekend..

Judy said...

I love the mourning dove!! You got so close to it!! And the sunrise is beautiful!!

grammie g said...

Hi Eileen..The skies and clouds have been just magnificent this week!!
You have captured some lovely shots's of the clouds, moon, and the cutie's on the wing!!
I dread the time change to..and the election lol!!
Have a good weekend!
Grace

rainfield61 said...

Such a day full of "moonshine".

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful birds and skies. love that moon shot! nice cratering!

joanne said...

fabulous sky shots....and you sure have captured the beautiful blues of the dove...well-done

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!Love your pictures!Wonderful shots!You have a perfect yard!With birds comimg and so nice sceans!I love your yard!!Have a lovely day!
Dimi..

confusedmind said...

All photos are beautiful but the second with the moon is fantastic!!
I agree with you about chancing the clocks.
Have a great day!!

Martha Z said...

That is a beautiful moon shot, Eileen. You remind me I need to think about putting out feeders for the winter. Since the Raccoon took mine last spring I've been reluctant to give him another.

laura.forestdreams:) said...

beautiful shots from around your yard eileen!!
we've had so many doves out back lately! more than usual. every time i open the back door...they fly away...up into the trees!!

i LOVE that last moon shot!

Chris said...

Wow I love the moon pictures and the mourning dove... Yeh time flies so fast, I'd say even worse when you've young kiddos ;-)

HansHB said...

A great serie of photos!

Montanagirl said...

Lovely assortment of photos today! Love your sky shots.

vincibene said...

Gorgeous series! I love your moonpicture!

Sylvia K said...

Lovely captures, Eileen, as always! I love the moon and the dove and such wonderful clouds! Isn't it wonderful to be surrounded by so much beauty!! Have a great weekend!

From The Heart said...

All the photos are beautiful...I could not pick a favorite if I tried!

orchid said...

Dearest Eileen,
I always wish to take pictures of the moon and the sky; haha, it is too hard for me. Wish you could teach me how p;)
Love the first picture very much(*^_^*)

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

DeniseinVA said...

A wonderful selection Eileen. A dove turned up for the first time today in weeks. Thanks for the lovely post and have a great weekend.

Genie said...

What beautiful skies this week. Love the ones of the moon. I cannot shoot the moon successfully...am a total failure at it. Fortunately, my husband has begun to figure it out. Our birds are returning and it is so nice to see them. Like your feeder under the chickadee. Have never seen one like it. genie

Carver said...

Beautiful shots of the sky and birds.

Rohrerbot said...

Fanastic moon and chickadee shots. To be honest, I think those birds are the trickiest to capture on film. I've only seen two varieties...Black Capped and Mountain and I have tried to get them on camera better but they have eluded me so far:) Looks like you had more success!

Karen said...

A great series, love that moon in blue!

Tara R. said...

That first moon shot is stunning. A beautiful capture.

Indrani said...

Weeks are flying fast indeed!
I love the capture of moon. Great shot.

Barb said...

You don't even have to leave your yard to find grand skies and feathered friends. Great captures.

Lew said...

Delightful skies and birds you have this week!

Ebie said...

I love the moon shots! The first one is so clear!

Chubskulit Rose said...

I love the reddish color of the sun on the first shot.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Eileen... Love seeing your yard with the colors, the birds, the sky, etc... GORGEOUS.

Hope you don't get any damage from that wicked storm...

Hugs,
Betsy
Hope I didn't miss any of the Smokies posts... Think I only saw two... Did I miss some???

ladyfi said...

What a lovely series of shots!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wow, love that sun flare shot!!

diane b said...

Lovely skies and moon shot. I love the dove, so clean and peaceful looking.

Carletta said...

Terrific sky shots Eileen!
That moon shot is awesome in the detail.
Love the little dove.
I had completely forgotten about changing the time. Ugh...I'm ready for that either.

Stewart M said...

Nice shots of the Moon.

I think I may have not made myself claer in my cloud post - I was trying to say (and went back and did some edits) that the quest for perfection gets in the way of see really good things that are miss perfection in some way, but are wonderful none the less!

But you may have worked that out!

Stewart M - Australia

Tiago Braga said...

Fantastic photo, love all of them, so different and with good vibes, well done =)

Maria said...

Very nice moody images!

http://www.p-ter.be said...

What can nature be so beautiful!
Amazing shot!

Cecilia Artista said...

Beautiful skies and lovely birds!

Anni said...

I'm back; coming from my birding blog, and wanted to also comment on the first photo...those clouds truly look like cotton balls don't they?

Debbie said...

WoW Eileen, you have shared some exceptional pictures here! The skies are so pretty, I so enjoyed all the different views!

And that dove, gorgeous!

Stay safe, I am not sure if you are in Sandy's path!

Barbara Selkirk said...

Beautiful shots as usual - fun to share - and Pine Siskins? they're everywhere! Love those little critters.

Joyful said...

Your full moon shot took my breath away.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful series of photos from you amazing backyard Eileen. It would be nice if both those kinds of chickadees would land at the same time. (I doubt I'd ever learn to tell the difference...I love chickadees!)

Emille said...

Beautiful captures, Eileen -all of them! It's great to have these little visitors in your back yard! And the moon - awesome!

Tricia Hays said...

Oh Eileen, these are great shots, esp the moon shot! WoW! =)

Gowri Mohanakrishnan said...

Beautiful, beautiful! Your moon shots are incredible. I hope to keep visiting your site. Have a great weekend.

Gardenia said...

So beautiful! I am glad I found your blog. The moon pictures are stunning.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Beautiful clouds and light in that first photo and the mourning dove is so sweet!

Charlotta said...

Great photos. Having birds visiting your garden is a gift. :)

Kerri said...

Beautiful skies Eileen!!

Laloofah said...

These are splendid photos! The first three are my favorites - that moon photo is particularly sublime, and how I love the sweet and gentle dove!

May you and yours and all your critter friends stay safe from the storm!!

George said...

We usually have a couple of doves stop by our feeders, but we have never seen more than three at a time. We do have many chickadees, however. I really like your moon and sky shots.

Linda Gross said...

That first moon picture is AWESOME!

eden said...

Beautiful photos as always. My favourite is the second one.

NatureFootstep said...

that little mourning dowe is soo sweet. I was a bit sad I did not see it when I was in the area.