Thursday, December 27, 2012

Around the yard IX


It's time to link up with my favorites memes Skywatch Friday and  NF Winged

These are skies over my yard this week. I thought the contrails were cool looking, kind of like X marks the spot over my yard. I enjoy seeing my Goldfinches year round.


A walk to the lake, seeing the diamonds on the water.


For NF Winged I am showing my American Goldfinches.


My vulture sky a common sight to see over my yard.


A pretty view of the moon



X marks the spot.


One of my pretty Goldfinches.



More of the contrails, they could be writing Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays in the sky. These shots of the sky were taken on Dec 23.


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 the host of NF Winged.  Also, thank you for stopping by to see my post. I wish everyone a safe and happy weekend.

49 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant skyscape and the Goldfinch and the Vultures, nice Eileen.

Claudia Moser said...

So pretty

Lynne said...

Sweet faced Goldfinches are steady visitors at our feeders as well. Seldom greedy, usual feed with one another.

Enjoyed the sky trails and moon views always intrique . . .

Birding with you is one of my favorites . . .

Pam :) said...

Eileen, One step out your door and nature provides a bounty of birds and beautiful skies.


LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Beautiful photos as always Eileen, my favourite is the first one. Have a Happy New Year and I look forward to following you in 2013.

Nancy Claeys said...

The contrails have been a familiar sight around here too -- I suppose due to all of the Christmas travel.

Lovely images Eileen!

Leave It To Davis said...

What a sweet little bird! Your diamonds shining on the water are brilliant and I love the contrails!

TexWisGirl said...

i do love the contrails. :)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Beautiful shots from around your yard! I took a picture on Christmas morning of the contrails making a big X in the sky too.
Have a wonderful day!

Judy said...

My favourite shot is the last one, with the contrails catching the setting sun!! Just gorgeous! I like seeing all the vultures, too!! And goldfinches are so sweet!!

DeniseinVA said...

Super photos, loved the x marks the spot one, and the goldfinches are so cute. I haven't had any my way lately, but plenty of Grey-slated Juncos.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, the goldfinch is so sweet!

Happyone said...

The goldfinches are such cute little birds.
Sky photos are super too.

Laura said...

so beautiful Eileen... I love the crossed lines in the sky and that moon photo, wow!!! Happy New Year!

Dianne said...

Lovely to see those pretty little gold-finches .... Wishing you a safe 2013 with lots of great photo opportunities .

Diane AZ said...

So many vultures in one picture! Nice skies and goldfinches and I love the bright moon framed by tree branches.

NatureFootstep said...

your lake looks great. Neither white or grey. :)

Maybe they will write a Happy New year in the sky. :)

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous skies and I do love the contrails!! Wonderful captures for the day, Eileen!! I do hope you and your family had a very Merry Christmas and wishing you a very Happy New Year!! Enjoy!

Debbie said...

so many beautiful sights, right from your yard!!

i love my goldfinches, i see them year round also!!

From The Heart said...

Beautiful shots...all of them!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Such cute birds! I have been seeing a lot of birds out here lately. Red headed woodpeckers, cardinals, blue jays, and some others I don't know! It has been fun to watch them. Yesterday a little one came up right outside my back door and I got a good look at it.

Carole M. said...

beautiful photographs Eileen and you taught me a new word today; I had to look up 'contrails'

Light and Voices said...

X marks the spot..neat find. Happy New Year!
Joyce M

Jill c",) said...

It was actually a little summer mood of your pictures :) Even it is Christmas time.

Have a merry Christmas still :)

Chubskulit Rose said...

I love your moon shot Eileen, happy new year!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Eileen, this is a lovely collection of photos; especially the contrails. Wishing you a very blessed 2013!

Lina Gustina said...

The lights in the first pic is awesome. Enjoying your other shots too.

Happy New Year, Eileen...hope the best in life for you :)

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Indrani Ghose said...

Great capture of the trails.
Love your bird images too.

ladyfi said...

What amazing contrails and lovely shots!

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Gemma Wiseman said...

Those little goldfinches are so pretty! And what an incredible sight of crossed contrails!

magiceye said...

Superb captures!!

Linda Gross said...

Cool how those contrails form an "X" over your back yard. Great moon picture! Best wishes for a happy new year!

sceneoftranquility said...

Wow! Love those contrails.

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!Great pictures!Your lake looks great!love your moon shot!Have a Happy New Year my friend!
Dimi..

afanja said...

Wonderful (sky) shots, Eileen. I specially love the contrails, teh cross in the sky is truly amazing.
Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

Loredana Donovan said...

The moon photo is striking, and I like the sun reflections in the lake. Happy New Year, Eileen! :)

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful shots! Happy New Year!

Island Rambles Blog said...

I was looking for some contrails, but yours are so much better...love all the birds, the goldfinches and the moon shot. Have a happy New Years!

Jesh St Germain said...

Thank you for visiting me regularly, Eileen. Your pics are amazing (me thinks watching birds makes you attend to details - also in your pics:) ) and all the best for the New Year!

Mama Zen said...

The goldfinches are so pretty!

Tricia Hays said...

LOVE the 'diamonds on the water'! Beautiful birds, of course, & that moon is awesome!
I've seen lots of contrails in the sky, but none that made such a perfect cross/x! =0

Happy New Year, dear Eileen! God bless! =)

diane b said...

Love the moon shot. Great skies and cute finches.

SandyCarlson said...

Your post is a delight! Thanks for these views.

Hanne Bente said...

Nice pictures you show. Wish you a good week-end / Happy New Year :)

Pat said...

Wow, that shot of the moon is AWESOME, Eileen!

laura.forestdreams:) said...

i always enjoy all your birds...

BUT i am in LOVE with your moon shot!! perfect!

Betty Manousos said...

superb shots. the sights form your yard are amazing.

what a treat!

have a great day and thank you for your delightful post.