Thursday, May 1, 2014

Leister Park

Linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences


This past weekend hubby and I checked out a new walking trail in a new local park..The Leister Park is a new 100 acre park includes the walking trail, a pavalion and athletic fields. The land was sold to the county for half of its worth because the land owner wanted it to be used for green space. Great news for the community and the county. I have some great fence and sky shots from our walk on the new trial, the clouds and sky looked beautiful.

 The weather was beautiful for walking, the sky and clouds were lovely.


 I will be going back to check out these fields for some different birds.


Skywatching is a simple thing I love to do, it is right up there with my birdwatching. I think this is a perfect sky with the pretty clouds and a lovely blue color..


For Tex's Good Fence entry I have a view of a cow on a neighboring farm next to the park..


A distant view of the farm and cow, and you can just barely make out the fence..



 The Eastern Bluebirds are one of my favorite birds, I am always happy to see them. Some fuzzy branch had to get in my way but you can still see the pretty male Bluebird..




The male is in the photo up and this one is the pretty female.. They were hanging out somewhat close to each. 


After seeing my last couple of Skywatch shots you must know I loving taking photos of the moon.. Here is a shot fo the crescent moon taken on April 24th.  There were some light clouds floating in front at the time of the shot..


These two moon shots were taken early in the morning before I left for work..


To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and check out Tex's Good Fences


Thanks to Tex @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences and to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday!   I wish everyone a safe and happy long weekend.

64 comments:

Claudia Moser said...

What an amazing sky!

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen
Great observation of the Bluebird! He is indeed very pretty!
Great you caught both, male and female!
Enjoy your day

orchid Miyako said...

Stunning photographs at the Leister Park♡♡♡ How great it got the walking trail etc; I wish we had the land owner with such kind heart in my close area.
Sweet Eastern Bluebirds, oh really pretty for a female♪
I definitely ask my husband crescent moon p;)

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

Phil Slade said...

You found a new place to explore Eileen, and it looks very inviting. What a great guy to let his land go cheaply for the sake of the community and wildlife. Have a great weekend. We are off to Spain but hope to keep in touch with blogging pals.

Sue said...

The clouds in the second photo look as though you could reach out and touch them.
Looks like a great new place to walk. Enjoy the sunshine---we've had nothing but rain for the past week.

Jocee said...

Fabulous big sky shots and I love the Bluebirds, a handsome looking pair.

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

what a lovely day. gorgeous views. i wonder why there is a lonely cow? ... she needs a friend. ( :

TexWisGirl said...

pretty and nice rural area. i like the tree with the cattle in the background! thanks for the fencery! :)

Roan said...

Nice walking path and beautiful sky. I like the fence with the cow in the background, but that old tree really caught my eye.

EG CameraGirl said...

I like it that you have a new local park! We have a new one too that I'm looking forward to exploring later on this year. Bluebirds are so sweet!

Beate said...

I love these sky pics, they are amazing. And those bird pics are beautiful, too. Love your blog, I'm such a huge nature lover. Amazing shot of the moon!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi Elleen.. Nice pictures and beautiful skies.. Have a great day..

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful shots. I love it when people donate or sell land at a discount for green spaces or parks. Tulsa is lucky in that regard and it looks like where you live is fortunate as well.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow Leister Park looks like an amazing area to walk in. I love those clouds in the photos and I love the Eastern Bluebirds. I don't see them here in KY as much as I used to.

Lynne said...

Love the clouds, Bluebirds, Crescent moon and your remembering the Tex Friday Fences on Thursday . . .

R. Mac Wheeler said...

pretty shots

kudos to that land owner!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love the night scene. And the bluebird on the wire fencing.

Icy BC said...

Beautiful sky shots and fantastic fence photos with delightful birds..

Karen S. said...

Bird on a Fence, stunning capture!

Laloofah said...

Kudos to the generous citizen responsible for this lovely greenspace for all to share! It looks like a perfect place for a peaceful stroll and a beautiful day to enjoy it. And if the bluebirds aren't a sign of spring, then I don't know what is! :-) LOVE your moonshots!

Cranberry Morning said...

Pretty little bird. They're one of my favorites too. We see them along fence rows.

Susan said...

Hi Eileen, I do love your photos; especially the pretty little female on the piece of fence. Well photographed :D)

me (maria) said...

All your photos are amazing, but the sky is stunning!!
Have a happy May!

ladyfi said...

What wonderful blue skies and big fluffy clouds.

Debbie said...

oohhhh eileen, it sure does pay to get up early, your moon shots are so incredible!!

and those clouds, WoW...i just adore those big white puffy ones!!

Linda W. said...

You got some great sky photos! Such brilliant blue colors and interesting clouds.

Karen said...

Lovely blue skies and fluffy clouds! Sweet bluebirds on the fences!

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous sky shots!

Naquillity said...

we've had clouds like that the last few days because of rain. when the sun came out it showed them off quite well. so great you were able to capture both male and female eastern bluebird. i think they're a pretty bird. your new park looks like a great place to explore too. hope you get to go back soon. have a great day~

Alexa T said...

More than wonderful... superbissim to walk, to see, to admire lanscapes and various views! Have a beautiful and sunny May! Alexa

A Quiet Corner said...

Looks like is was a great day...fuzzy branch and all!...:)JP

Montanagirl said...

Lovely set of photos as always! I like the fence and the cow shot.

Irma said...

Beautiful cloudy skies and a wonderful area for walking.
Very well photographed, Eileen.
Greetings Irma

Ida said...

Looks like a great park in which to explore and enjoy nature. I liked your view with the cows in the field. Also the sweet little bird sitting on the wire fence.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Eileen The skies are all great and I love the Moon shots. That little bird is really pretty. I will be away for 10 days but hope to get some internet however if I cannot get linked into your meme this Saturday and the next Saturday, can you do that for me please. All the best.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
What a lovely park!!Beautiful landscapes and very preety birds!Great shots of the moon and the skies!Wish you a happy May!Hugs!
Dimi...

Nancy J said...

Sky photos are lovely, but my favourite, the last one of trees, moon just peeping through and deep blue morning sky. Super. Cheers, Jean.

Beth said...

Those are spectacular shots Eileen. The sky is so beautiful!

Happyone said...

Love the blue sky with the puffy white clouds.

4RRanch said...

What a beautiful walking trail. I love the blue bird.

Brian King said...

Beautiful sky! How nice to have a new park so close!

Pat said...

What a beautiful day for a walk on that new-found trail! Lovely shots, Eileen.

RobinfromCA said...

Beautiful photos! I love those sweet little birds.

Ela said...

Gorgeous pictures !!!
Greetings

Carole DeAngeli said...

I, too, love skywatching. Always changing, always interesting. Lovely new place for you to walk, bird and skywatch!

Our photos said...

This park is a nice place

George said...

You had a perfect day for your walk in the park. I really like the clouds in that blue sky. Your photos of the moon are wonderful as well.

Merlesworld said...

Wonderful skies blue with white fluffy clouds.
Merle.......

Kerri Farley said...

Awesome sky!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great to have a new trail to walk. You live in such a great area for that. Love the bluebirds and your moon... that last shot is especially stunning with the morning colors starting to come out... love it. Thanks for being wide-awake enough to take the picture!

Gail Dixon said...

Eileen, you sky shots are superb!!! The third one with the road and green grass on both sides is just wonderful. And your sweet little bluebird is precious.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Gorgeous skies, beautiful moon, sweet Bluebirds (one of my favorites) and all lovely rural scenes!

Visiting from Good Fences,
~Lindy

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Nice that you have such a lovely new park. I am totally in favor of park spaces. Your photographs of the Bluebirds are beautiful. Have a great Friday tomorrow!

Stephanie said...

Just love those clouds shots!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

wonderful cloud shots, but especially liked the tree shot!! Sure hope that it's not dead and will push out some leaves soon!

Stewart M said...

I'd love to see a blue bird - one day, perhaps I will!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wonderful photos as always - love the bluebird - and the moon in the trees - spectacular.

DeniseinVA said...

A sweet bluebird Eileen and all your photos were delightful. Have a great weekend :)

Arija said...

What a wonderful collection of sky and scenery photos and the eastern bluebirds are absolute little darlings.

Jim said...

Beautiful skies.
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Liz said...

Gorgeous skies!

Shwets said...

beautiful sky and pretty blue bird. Amazing shots!

thomas said...

Wow! Love those blue skies and cloud.

Marie said...

Really awesome photos! What a beautiful place! And I LOVE your moon shots!