Thursday, March 6, 2014

Backyard Sky

Linking up with Skywatch Friday
 




I am sharing some various sky shots from the past week.  I love seeing the crescent moon the last few nights and in morning the moon has been beautiful. We have actually had some pretty skies lately.. The snow is still around, the cold temperatures are keeping the snow from melting..





Looking out my dining room window I see the 3 male and 3 female cardinals, a redbellied woodpecker, a couple of WT Sparrows, 3 goldfinches and a downy woodpecker. Can you find all my birds I listed?


The morning snowstorm was over and later in the day the sky had some pretty clouds.


The crescent moon above is barely visible, maybe  if you click on the photo for larger viewing. I love the pretty pink clouds.


I hope you enjoyed my collection of sky photos and my pretty birds.  I hope the rest of your week is great.

Thank you for visiting my post. Maybe you can stop back and join in with my Saturday's Critter party.

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 long weekend.

77 comments:

Carole M. said...

the skies are fantastic Eileen I agree ... and to see ALL those cardinals in one hit; wowser!!

Pam :) said...

Hi Eileen, you captured the beauty of the skies and moon perfectly.

Thanks for sharing your yard birds also :)

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Love all the shots, but the first one makes me wish I had a better feeder. One of these days I hope I can attract some pretty birds..

Sue said...

I had to go back and look for the other birds because wow-those cardinals REALLY caught my attention! Beautiful!

Minoru Saito said...

Hi,Eileen. Cardinal photos are very nice. The crescent photos are very impressing. and breathtakingly beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Helma said...

Beautiful red cardinals in which the white snowy tree. In the Netherlands and then where I live all winter unfortunately seen no snow :-( Now we are in the spring. When you still have snow and a beautiful crescent moon.
Have a very nice and fun weekend Eileen :-)

Lynne said...

Loved the Crescent Moon shot . . . You get the best Eileen. I found all the birds except the sparrows . . . perfect place you have for bird sightings . . .
Happy Weekend to you too . . .

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos, Eileen!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Those are some fantastic moon shots Eileen.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

hey there Eileen!! gorgeous cardinals. they really look gorgeous against that white snow. lovely. ( :

i see the moon & the moon sees me.

EG CameraGirl said...

Yep, you sure have had some pretty skies lately. I'm amazed you have so many cardinals in your yard and that they appear to get along.

R. Mac Wheeler said...

always enjoy your glimpses :)

Blackberry Lane said...

Hi Eileen, Thanks for sharing the pretty pics this am. Have a good day.

Indrani said...

The cardinals are such a delight!
The crescent too captured well.

Debbie said...

You have the best views, all around you!! Love, love, love that crescent moon, it reminds me of my younger, hippie days. Yes I was/am a hippie spirit!! Have a great day!!

yonca said...

I loved how the cardinals look from your dining room window! Beautiful shots as usual! xx

Icy BC said...

Beautiful sky photos, and yes, I saw all of your pretty birds. Now, I want that tree of yours though :-)

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Fantastic skies with beautiful colours!!Great shots and captures with the Cardinal birds!I hope winter will go and Spring will arrive soon!!Take care!Hugs!
Dimi...

TexWisGirl said...

i like the pink streamer. :) and those cardinals sure brighten up the place. :)

Montanagirl said...

Love your sky shots - very beautiful! And all those Cardinals - send some my way please. lol

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful pictures of the skies, lovely colors too.
The moon is beautiful.
The cardinals in your garden are so beautiful.
Greetings irma

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

The sky is amazing with this gentle colors. And the little visitors are so cute.
Best regards, Synnöve

Linda W. said...

Fabulous sky shots! Love the wispy pink clouds.

ladyfi said...

Beautiful skies and gorgeous cardinals.

Linda Gross said...

Love the red of the cardinals in the snow! That last picture of the moon is awesome!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

I can't get over all of those cardinals...they are like red flowers on your bushes / trees! :)

I was enjoying that same moon and we had a lovely pink sky sunset the other evening too..You got a lovely shot! :)

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, your sky and moon photos are beautiful. I hope you're having a great day. Jo

Gail Dixon said...

I love those clouds! Especially the pink ones.

I do wish the meme was on a weekday because I don't blog or get on the computer much on the weekend. How long is it open? Maybe I could enter on a Monday.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Eileen The sky shots are great but I just love that first shot with all the Red Cardenals in it against the snow.

Łucja-Maria said...

Wow!
Beautiful pictures. I like your pictures.
Greetings.

DeniseinVA said...

Marvelous SWF post Eileen. I love your moon shots too. Have a great weekend!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Beautiful Cardinals in the snow. I really love that pink sky! Have a wonderful Friday tomorrow! I hope your weather warms up!

George said...

You got some wonderful sky photos -- I really like your pictures of the moon. The cardinals are beautiful as well.

Ela said...

Great pictures !
Birds in the first picture look like little lights :)
Greetings

Irene said...

Wow, so many beautiful captures ... the birds, sky and moon - all looks fantastic!

Wish you a great weekend, Eileen!

Hugs from Irene

HansHB said...

Lovely SWF-post, - well done!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my gosh Eileen that window shot is just amazing....it looks like an illustration in a book. All those birds... I was marveling so at it I almost forgot to scroll down to see your wonderful skies. What a beautiful post.

Mary said...

Really beautiful sky- and moon-shots! You have a wonderful view out of your dining room!

Bob Bushell said...

Oh yes, I did love your pictures, especially the moon, fantastic.

carol l mckenna said...

Magnificent shots Eileen ~ love the crescent moon ~ gorgeous ~ xxx

artmusedog and carol
www.acreativeharbor.com

Sheila at WolfSongBlog.Com said...

What an adorable photo, looking out your window!!

bettyl-NZ said...

What a wonderful view! So many birds and such lovely skies!

Happyone said...

Love the view out your window. So pretty. Don't those Cardinals pop out!!

Pat said...

Beautiful shots. Love the crescent moon.

Al said...

That's a lot of birds in one photo, and some nice sky shots.

Sally in WA said...

Love the cardinals and the pink clouds!

Brian King said...

That is a gorgeous sky and moon! I love the cardinals dotting the background of the first photo!

Photo Cache said...

well done on the moon shots, particularly the last one.

Jen said...

The cardinals I noticed immediately. The others I had to search. Nice view.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Your photos really are lovely, Eileen! You've reminded me that I need to look up more (and out my windows) because in your photos I see what I may be missing!

Connie Smiley said...

What beautiful skies, Eileen! I especially love the crescent moon.

Carver said...

Great variety of beautiful sky shots. The moon is stunning.

Stephanie said...

I thoroughly enjoyed viewing all your lovely images. Those cardinals are so pretty to look at. This is on my bucket list to see them in real one day in the future.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I think those birds were checking you out.

SquirrelQueen said...

Even on the snowy days it looks like you still have some color when the Cardinals come to visit. I love your shots of the Crescent moon.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful skies, both daytime and nighttime!! Happy skywatching.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi there, You got some great sky photos, Eileen. Can't believe how much snow you all got this winter.. Seems like you had snow on the ground for 2-3 months!!!!

Love seeing those Cardinals.
Hugs,
Betsy

The happy wanderer. said...

You do have some lovely skies at your place, Eileen.

katerchen said...

der Blick aus dem Fenster..
und wunderschön die Besucher vor dem Fenster...:D
Eileen auch die anderen Bilder,besonders die Wolken in rosa.
Der Mond hat was

LG in den Tag vom katerchen

katerchen said...

ein Blick durch das Fenster..wunderschön was da alles vor dem Fenster ist Eileen
Der Mond so zart und die Wolken in rosa wundervoll
LG vom katerchen in den Tag

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, what a wonderful number of birds outside your window!

lina@womens perspectives said...

Wonderful series. Love the birds, moon and skies.

diane b said...

What a magic scene through your window. It must be lke living in an avery. Great shots of the moon too.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Extraordinary Eileen!!!

Hope soon the cold will vanish and Spring will come in full force for y'all.

Kim said...

What an amazing view through your window Eileen! Wonderful shots, absolutely wonderful.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen;
Wow, when will the spring bless you and your lovely birds...
Wonderful shots of the moon♡♡♡ Haha, I'll have to ask my husband zooming for it again someday.

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

The bush decorated with cardinals and that pink sky! Made my morning Eileen. xo

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Wonderful sky images again, Eileen, I specially love the pink clouds and your first shot of the crescent moon.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

Ranten said...

Love the bird! Happy Skywatch Friday!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

So pretty, Eileen! I really love that first shot with all the Cardinals. They look so beautiful!

TheChieftess said...

LOVE the moon shots!!! All are lovely shots...

Laura said...

Beautiful series Eileen… I especially enjoyed the moon photos!

Alexa T said...

Lots of birds and sparrows (ciocarlii) and woodpeckers (ciocanitori)...wow!!! So amazing to see them ... and that lovely moon (crescent one..)
I really love the mix of colors, lights and all the details!Thanks for sharing. Have a Happy 8th of march!

Jocee said...

Lovely sky shots, the wispy pink is beautiful. Enjoy your weekend.

NatureFootstep said...

you had some nice weather, with great skies, for a change. :)

Maria said...

Beautiful skies and moon.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Remarkable moon shots!!
Now where is that cow that jumps over the moon??? It's a perfect jump!