Sunday, October 21, 2012

Morning Walk

Hello, I am linking up with Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday. 

The last few days we have been enjoying the Autumn colors locally around our lake and of course I am always watching my yardbirds.


On Sunday morning , Goldie Girl and I took a walk down to the lake. I think the colorful reflections on the lake were pretty.


 I tried hard to get a clear shot of the lake but between the slippery mud near the edge and the tree limbs I could not manage a perfect shot.



On the way to the lake I took shots of the beautiful and colorful trees along the fireroad.



Taking walks is one of Goldie Girls favorite things to do next to playing with her tennis balls.




This mosaic includes some of my Pine Siskins and a pair of Purple Finches.


Last weekend, I starting noticing one Pine Siskin hanging around and I thought to myself he was a scout and would be bringing back lots of his friends. I was right yesterday I counted around 20 Pine Siskins  on my deck railing and feeders.





Above is a male Purple finch that is visiting my yard with his lady friend below. The male is a pretty raspberry color.


The Purple Finches have that white line on their face near their eye.



To see more wonderful photos and mosaics please visit Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday
 Thanks to Mary of Mosaic Monday and to the hosting group of Our World Tuesday: Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia and Sandy .  Thanks also for stopping by to see my post.  I wish everyone a happy week!

75 comments:

  1. really great color - in birds, woods and goldie girl, too. :)

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  2. Muito lindo!! beijos,ótima semana! chica

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  3. Hi Eileen!
    What a lovely morning and the Autumn colour is sooo beautiful! We have also such colours right now.
    Purple finch, that one I would like to se IRL! Lovely photos of course!
    Greetings Pia in Sweden

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  4. What a lovely walk, I also had one under the golden sun, simply energy filling!

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  5. Hi Eileen.. Beautiful post with all the bright colors of the scenery, and birds!!
    Love the deck rail crew, I hope to see some here soon !!
    Aren't the House Finches a lovely colors this time of year,..your photo's are great!
    Goldie Girl is so cute blending in very well with the bed of
    leaves : }
    Have a good week !
    Grace

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  6. I don't know what it is about observing and quietly watching birds go about their business, but it is so relaxing and makes you forget anything that may be anxiety in one's life.

    Sparrows as a community always look so happy.

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  7. Lieben Gruß am Sonntag und ganz viel Sonnenschein für die nächsten Tage...

    Cloudy

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  8. What gorgeous color you have in the surrounding woods. Makes it hard to believe that there is any other time of year that could be more beautiful. Cute little purple finch--nice capture. Have a great week. Mickie :)

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  9. Awesome post, great photos. Love the fall colors and finches. Your doggie is adorable!

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  10. Hallo Eileen!Beautiful walk!Great shots!!Lovely colors and Goldie girl looks cute!I love the birds pictures!
    Wish you a nice week!
    Mimika's...Dimi..

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  11. Beautiful. What a great close shot of the purple finch.
    I think the fall colors this year are especially beautiful!!

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  12. you have gret closeups on the purple finch today. Love them.

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  13. Absolutely breathtaking!!!!! Thank you for sharing this wonderful world of yours! Cathy

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  14. Your photos are magnificent! I love that you compiled a few mosaics which only serves to emphasize the golden beauty of the season and your beautiful dog. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Hmmmm. Pine siskins? I think I have to take another look at my "sparrows". Well, I'm not much of a birder, am I-LOL!

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  16. Lots are wonderful autumn colors in your mosaics, Goldie fits right in with the fall colors!

    Still working on this whole purple finch/house finch deal. I think the purple finches are plumper also. I think I just have house finches!

    A beautiful entry!

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  17. Beautiful post and what a gorgeous place to walk. Nice mosaics. Have a great week.
    ~Clara

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  18. Your autumn color is beautiful there, Eileen! Golden Girl looked happy to be along on your walk. I also enjoyed seeing the birds stuffing there beaks with seeds

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  19. It's a glorious time of year! And aren't those purple finches cute up close! Happy Fall to you and Goldie girl!

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  20. Great Fall colors and shots !!
    Always look forward to your photos of your travels and nature - thanks for sharing. Starting to get some color here - hickory nut tree over my courtyard is a pretty yellow now.
    Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.

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  21. Beautiful fall colour, love the tree trunks in the photos. I also love watching the birds at my feeders. Enjoy the week:)

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  22. Hi Eileen---beautiful color you have captured on your camera. I love this time of year--what a great walk you have.

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  23. Beautiful photos of your fall colours and local birdies. Now I'm wondering if I have pine siskins or female purple finches at my feeder as I thought they were sparrows! I don't know my bird very well do I. :)

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  24. Wonderful photos of these pretty birds. I didn't know that about the white stripe near the eye. I suppose that they are needing a lot of nutrition for the journey south. Do you know where they go?

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  25. Really great photos. I like the Purple (Rasberry) Finch and the Pine Siskins. Your "Goldie looks beautiful and bet she is loyal too.

    You photos are always wonderful!

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  26. I don't know the pine siskins. We must have them here, so I must not be paying attention.

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  27. Eileen, what gorgeous color! Love the trees along the edge of the lake. The bird photos are awesome. Love the raspberry colored male. I can see why Goldie loves viewing nature with you!
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  28. Eileen,

    These are lovely pictures of fall color and the birds. Love the purple finches.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

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  29. Beautiful pics and lovely trees. Don't you just love the way our doggies always have their priorities straight!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  30. You images are rich in colour and like fine wine meant to be savoured.

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  31. You are such a font of knowledge when it comes to birds. The scenes of the lake and autumn colours are just stunning. Goldie Girl tones in well with the colours.The raspberry birdie is cute.

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  32. Dearest Eileen,
    Wonderful pictures of Autumn color(^_^)彡☆ And I love the way you making them collage♡♡♡ Your sweet Goldie Girl and male Purple finch in raspberry color, especially with his mate; they are all lovely(*^_^*) 
    Thank you very much for sharing these gorgeous pictures☆☆☆
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  33. Great colours and nice birds.

    I was thinking about how many different shades of green I was seeing as I walked home tonight. Fall with you - spring with me!

    Stewart M - Australia

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  34. I love your mosaics - I've only done them with flowers so far, and hadn't thought about landscapes. But yours turned out so well I just might give it a go myself!

    I love seeing the different birds in your area - but I'm clearly a girl who is easily impressed by the flashy and showy, because Mr Purple Finch is my favourite!!!

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  35. Beautiful fall views in your area. Goldie Girl looks like a lovely companion for a walk. I have not seen a Pine Siskin here in a few years. Wonderful mosaics. Valerie

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  36. What a beautiful place for a walk! Beautiful photos especially the birds.

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  37. Fantastic mosaics as always. I just love your colourful photos photos! Have a nice week.

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  38. Eileen, I love Goldie Girl in the golden environment and obviously in her [golden] element! Love the Purple Finches and the strikingly marked females. Thanks for a restful walk through your part of the world. Have a great day. Jo

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  39. always lovely to see your images Eileen and to take a stroll with you through your world. Have a wonderful week.

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  40. Wonderful autumn impressions and colors. Beautiful Mosaic !!!
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  41. Beautiful and scenic which lovely birds.

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  42. Wow!! A wonderful morning walk.
    Autumn colors around the lake are magic! Goldie Girl is so cute..
    As always your shots are magnificent!
    Thanks for sharing!!

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  43. Hi Eileen,
    Beautiful bird, we love color ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

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  44. Beautiful series!! Love Goldie. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  45. I love all the beautiful colors in your autumn world, Eileen!! Terrific captures for the day and it does look as though you and Goldie Girl had a wonderful day! Thanks for sharing the beauty!! Have a great week!

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  46. Wonderful photoserie! Wonderful collage!

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  47. Those Purple Finches match the changing leaves perfectly. Thank you so much for all the support you have shown Findlay, it really means so much to him.

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  48. So much beautiful colour! Great shots.

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  49. I do love going on your walks Eileen, such a pretty area, lovely birds and Goldie Girl must love it too. So many fall smells in the air for her to explore. Have a great week!

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  50. Wonderful walks and wonderful post Eileen! Your Fall colors are just gorgeous and the birds are adorable...the male finch is stuffing his mouth! So cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. What a glorious part of the world you live in, Eileen... to have all that within walking distance!
    Great post a photos.

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  52. Difficult for any other day to become that beautiful.


    daily athens photo

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  53. You are such a great guide in the world of animal and plants. How beautiful are the golden leaves and the reflection of the coloured trees. Thanks for your tour. Have a wonderful week!

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  54. Wonderful shots. This is a great time of the year.

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  55. It sure is beautiful at the lake! Goldie Girl is such a cutie!

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  56. It looks like Goldie Girl is enjoying the fall leaves. The colors are beautiful.

    Your little feeder visitors are so cute. I really like the Purple finch with his raspberry feathers.

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  57. Beautiful colors and photos!

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  58. Beautiful colour in your woods, Eileen. So glad you are enjoying the fall.

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  59. The Pine Siskins are such beautiful birds. I smile about the muddy trails. If there's mud, I will fall. That's the rule. I hate it so much. It's nasty business...walking stick or not. This was my favorite time of year living when I lived back in Wisconsin. Enjoy it. That weather with pumpkin pie is perfection:)

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  60. what lovely autumn colours and the male purple finch is a lovely looking bird!

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  61. Hi Eileen,
    Love your autumn pictures... what a colorful post!
    Warm greetings, Anna

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  62. Autumn looks amazing where you live too. Goldie looks strikingly gorgeous in the sunlight~

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  63. oh my, the purple finch is a darling!
    what a lovely walk, eileen. the scenery is incredibly beautiful as are your photos.

    have a great day!

    xo

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  64. What stunning nature captures, filled with wonderful tones and contrasts.

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  65. Nice set of photos! Love the fall colors and the birds.

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  66. Beautiful!! I hope Autumn sticks around for a while...I'm enjoying her this year :)

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  67. I'm glad you didin't slip into the mud!

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  68. Wow Eileen your photos get better and better. The colours are so great. You are so talented. Have a great weekend

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Hello, Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is my blog about the birds I see, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. They might not always be the best of photos because I like to keep photos as a record of where and when I see them.
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