Thursday, August 29, 2013

Around the yard in August

 August 29, 2013

It's that time to link up with  Skywatch Friday 
I am looking forward to seeing everyone's beautiful skies, I hope you can join in with Skywatch Friday.

These are some various shots taken from my backyard, some sky shots, some birds and butterfly in the month of August. Sometimes it can be so easy to enjoy the simple things in life.


A blue sky and a pretty Tiger Swallowtail.


This shots reminds me of a hand with the index finger pointing up.  Pointing up...that is a good sign to see right?


A cloudy day, but they are cool looking clouds.


A moon shot on the morning of August 24..is the Waning Gibbous 84% full.


My juvie Eastern Wood PeWee.. has a slight crest at the back of the crown, dusky flanks, wingbars and a two-tone bill. I have been watching this bird hanging around the yard lately. 





I was able to snap a few photos with different poses of my Eastern Wood PeWee.



  Happy Skywatching everyone!

Thanks for visiting my post and  blog and I always appreciate your comments.

To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday

Thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday!    I wish everyone a safe and happy weekend.




69 comments:

Lynne said...

Such wonderful photos . . . love the Pewee, a look of sweet, delicate and love the tawny shades of color.

Joe Todd said...

Great shots Eileen

DeniseinVA said...

Brilliant photos Eileen, I especially loved your Eastern Wood PeWee shots. Such a delightful little bird. Have a great day :)

Sue said...

Boy, that moon shot is really neat.
And the Pewee looks like a sweetie!

✿ chica said...

Maravilhosas fotos e adorei ver os céus! beijos,chica

Phil Slade said...

Some brill shots from you today Eileen. The Tiger Swallowtail on that flower stalk is superb.The pewee sure posed beautifully for you to take full advantage too. Have a great weekend coming up.

EG CameraGirl said...

Cute pewee! I would love to have this little guy hang around my yard. :)

Ercotravels said...

Fabulous series, Indeed! nice post..

Giga said...

Pięknie wygląda motyl na kwiatku na tle błękitnego nieba. Ptaszek jest słodki. Myślę, że ciekawe chmury deszczu nie przyniosły. Pozdrawiam.
It looks beautiful butterfly on a flower against a blue sky. A bird is sweet. I think the interesting clouds rain did not bring. Yours.

Montanagirl said...

I really like your sky shots! Clouds are just the needed ingredient for beautiful skies, sunsets and sunrises. I like the pointing finger cloud!

beyondwandering.com said...

Gorgeous sky shots and pretty bird!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

That hand-shaped cloud is amazing Eileen. I love finding shapes in the clouds. And that moon-shot is incredible. Happy Thursday!

Beth said...

Eileen, Your sky shots and your butterfly photo are outstanding. Have a blessed day.
Beth

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous skies. beautiful moon! and sweet little peewee!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Lovely shots. I am sucking the life out of all my photos now. Too soon they'll all be gone south.

Joop Zand said...

A lot of nice pictures Eileen....good post again.

Greetings, Joop

http://joopzandfotografie.blogspot.nl

Digi-Irma said...

Great shots, Eilleen.
The moon is my favorite.
Greetings Irma

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!!!
Wonderful pictures of the skies,the Pewee bird and the moon!!But i like most the first shot with the butterfly on that preety flower!!!
Great shots as always!!!Realy enjoyed them all!!!Have a lovely evening!!Hugs!!
Dimi...

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Fabulous fabulous photos - the sun rays are amazing - love the little bird too. Great post.

grammie g said...

Hi Eileen... Nice post, love the sky shot's everyone !!
The last one is gorgeous, and so is the first!!

Grace

Mama Zen said...

I love that shot of the butterfly!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

What unique clouds! And the butterfly is so pretty. Hope you have a good afternoon :)

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful captures for the day, Eileen! I love the "finger pointing" cloud and the beautiful butterfly! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Enjoy!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'm a firm believer in celebrating the little things in life . Your skies are amazing and I love the bird and pretty butterfly!!

Carver said...

Lovely shots of the butterfly, sky, moon and birds.

Pekka said...

Hi from Finland and thanks for comment and visiting in my site. I like most butterfly photo. :-)

Leora said...

I love your Eastern Wood PeWee. Had to look it up to make sure it is spelled as you wrote - and it is! What an adorable creature.

Terrebel said...

Some really impressive shots, Eileen!

I love the one of the moon. It makes me feel small but really tranquil...

Have a good weekend!

Terrence looks at the sky

Carletta said...

Each shot is really wonderful Eileen! I love the butterfly shot and the pointed cloud reminds me of the foam 'fingers' at sports events.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi, We had dinner tonight with Dad Adams to celebrate his 101st birthday.... He ate well--including a Brownie and Ice Cream...

Beautiful sky photos and I love that little Pewee... SO cute.
Hugs,
Betsy

Stephanie said...

The last sky shot is stunning.

George said...

I really like that finger cloud you captured, as well as the butterfly. But all of your photos are beautiful.

forgetmenot said...

Eileen, What a great group of photos. Your skies were beautiful, an excellent shot of the butterfly, awesome pic of the moon, and that pewee is so cute !!! Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

ladyfi said...

What gorgeous shots! I love the finger and the butterfly.

Kusum Sanu said...

Beautiful cloud formations and lovely bird pics!

lina@womens perspectives said...

Enjoying each of your photos, Eileen.
The finger cloud makes me smile :)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Another great series... well done!!

Lew said...

All delightful! My favorite is the last one with the sun behind the clouds!

Brian King said...

Fantastic! The butterfly photo is gorgeous! So are the clouds. Really nice poses from the PeWee!

Rebecca said...

Very cool sky shots! Love the pointing finger. :)

Jo said...

Eileen, your sky shots are breathtaking. You make me want to rush out and practice until I get such wonderful photos! I love your birds as usual. May you have a great weekend. Greetings, Jo

Irene said...

Wow, wow, wow! Gorgeous shots. The butterfly is amazing! Sharp and well composed image. Love your sky shots too, Eileen.

Wish you a wonderful weekend!

Irene

Amazing wonders in my life said...

beautifully captured...

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...that cloud with the 'index finger'...makes me think of "We're number 1" [as in the sports foam hands]

Have a wonderful, safe, holiday weekend Eileen.

Patrycja said...

Very nice and interesting post.
And a nice atmosphere to your blog.
Have a nice day! Greetings!

Patricia & Daniel
+ follow :)

magiceye said...

Superb captures all!!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen,
I LOVED and ENJOYED all wonderful shots♡♡♡ Really amazing beautiful butterfly with flower in August.
Thank you very much you the feast for the eyes.

Lots of Love and hugs from Japan., xoxo Miyako*

Crafty Green Poet said...

The swallowtail is amazing and the PeWee has such a sweet little face!

Birgitte said...

En flot serie billeder, du er en god fotograf :-)

rainfield61 said...

The Tiger Swallowtail looks big.

As big as the moon.

thomas said...

That sure is a good sign.

Heather said...

Beautiful collection of photos, Eileen!

Debbie said...

WoW Eileen, gorgeous clouds you have been looking at!!

And what a fabulous image of the moon!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Malyss said...

What wonderful pictures I'm finding here!!
The cloud is looking like the island of Corsica!
Have a nice week-end!

Indrani said...

Incredible captures! The first one is a winner!

Photo Cache said...

incredible. love every single one of them.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Nice series of pictures! I especially like those pictures of the Pewee. The Eastern Pewee's are perky little guys! Have a fine weekend!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

beautiful butterfly. enjoy ur weekend. ( ;

Happyone said...

Love that butterfly.
Yes, it does look like a hand with a finger pointing up. : )

~Cheryl said...

Thank you for stopping by; it has been a long time since I have been out in the blogging world, and it is wonderful getting reconnected! I'm thrilled that you are still doing your marvelous nature posts. I do like the hand-y cloud and am in awe of the moon shot. May you have a glorious weekend!

Aiketa said...

WOW!!! Many awesome photos! Before reading the caption of your cloud photo I was thinking too: "this looks like a hang with an index finger poiting up!" and then you said that too. I love seeing forms in clouds.
And that moon photo... A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I could spend hours just looking at that photo. Oh, the moon is so very pretty!
And loved also that little bird's photos.

BTW, thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great weekend. Regards from Barcelona.

Sandy Carlson said...

Talk about exquisite! That first shot is just spectacular.

Zizi Santos said...

Lindas fotos!
o pássaro é algo encantador
e o céu maravilhoso
Eu amo essas coisas da natureza.
Me faz feliz!
um lindo fim de semana
Zizi

Laura said...

Beautiful, beautiful series Eileen! My skywatch photos this week are from Assateague :-)

Linda said...

Marvelous pictures!

Leovi said...

These beautiful skies are lovely! Wonderful photos!

Maria said...

As always, beautiful skies and that butterfly is awesome!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous sky shots Eileen -- I like the exclamation point cloud. :)

Linda Gross said...

Nice variety of pictures ... birds and sky. Loved your moon shot. The cloud that looks like a finger pointed upward is unique. Lovely picture of the butterfly.

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