Thursday, June 12, 2014

Around the Yard_ June 12

Linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences

I am sharing some of my pretty Clematis growing on our fence for this week's Good Fences, a sunrise and some moon shots for Skywatch Friday. All these photos are from this past week and all around my yard.


A sunrise seen on my way to work, this is not far from our place.


The clematis is growing on the fence, we have a smaller area fenced in by the deck so Goldie Girl is safe and does not roam around the neighborhood and woods.


I love the clematis and it is a great vine to hide grow on this chained link fence.. The chained link is not my favorite but it works for our Goldie Girl.. We also have some morning glory vines growing on the fence in the summer.


I can not miss a post with out including one of my pretties, here is a male Northern Cardinal in our weeping cherry tree.


  The moon shot is taken on 6/7/14


One of Hubby's shots down by the lake, a pretty reflection of the sunset.



The almost full moon, this shot was taken on 6/10/14.  I have had a few people ask me about my moon shots. They are straight out of my camera and hand held.. I am using the Canon SX40HS, 12 megapixel and has a super zoom of 35X optical range with image stabilization. I like this camera so much I bought a spare. ( I have a tendency to trip a lot ) My previous cameras were the Canon SX10, Canon SX20 and I love the Canon SX40.

I hope you enjoyed my post..


To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and check more fence shots at 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.

80 comments:

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hello Eileen!!!.. You´ve taking a lovely photograph . Nice sunrise, adorable Cardinal and sweet moon. Congrats. Have a great day..

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
Very wonderful shots!! Beautiful the lilac colors of the clematis.
And great to see that cardinal, an amazing bird. Well done!!

Best regards,
Marco

Sue said...

Great shots--you must go to work pretty early in the day. I'm always up to see the sunrises--but not really "functionable"--LOL! I'm only capable of drinking coffee and answering emails at that time.

Love the clematis--I just bought one but haven't gotten it planted yet. Can't decide where to put it just yet.
Have a good day, Eileen

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

A gorgeous collection of photos Eileen.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Eileen These shots are wonderful with your camera. I have always admired your Moon shots. The reflections shots is lovely and of course the Cardenal is stunning. I sent you an email with a request. Have a great weekend.

Roan said...

Sunrise, wow! Like the color of the clematis and they do look nice by the fence. Mr. Cardinal looks mighty handsome and those moon shots are awesome!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wonderment....true wonderment. Love the sun and colors on the lake.

sumowkowespotkania.com said...

beautiful photos,your Moon, clematis, cardinal taken with heart and contemplation. Greetings from Poland. Wanda

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What an amazing sunrise!! And that lake sunset is breathtaking...

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
What a beautiful sunrise!I can see the morning mist!!Amazing picture!I like your clematis!What a preety color!Great shots of the adorable Cardinal bird and the reflection in the water!Congrats to your hubby!!Thank you for sharing this beauty!Have a happy day!Hugs!
Dimi...

4RRanch said...

Stunning moon pictures, joined you from good fences.

TexWisGirl said...

your moons are always amazing! love the reflection shot and sky shot. beautiful clematis blooms! really nice! thanks for linking!

The Furry Gnome said...

You do get wonderful moon shots with that camera!

bj said...

All the photos are wonderful...especially love the red cardinal.

Jo said...

Oh wow, Eileen, you are up and about early. Like that! An early bird (human) is rewarded accordingly! Love the sunrise and the clematis. Yes, keep gorgeous dear Goldie Girl safe. That's my top priority here in EA: our kitties' safety! I also loved the vibrant splash of color (red) in the Cardinal. What a treat to have that visitor in your garden. Interesting take on cameras (pun intended, lol!) I have migrated towards the Canon Powershot:am now on my third in four years: SX50HS. Hope you're having a really great day. Greetings, Jo

EG CameraGirl said...

Lovely photos all! Your clematis is gorgeous!

orchid Miyako said...

Your post today have such full of vibrant color with lots of nature♡♡♡
From beautiful sun-rise to my favorite moon shot, my eyes were glued to every pictures. Loved your husband's reflection shot as well♬♬♬ Thank you so much for great pictures, Eileen.

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

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

loved those two sky shots!!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

What a treat to read your post first thing in the morning. All of your photos are stunning. Thank you.

June Caedmon said...

These are wonderful, Eileen! I have a Canon S50X so when I saw your moon shots I wondered what you were shooting with - great job! Love the sunset reflection, it looks almost like a painting. Your clematis are beautiful - enjoyed the walk around your yard!

*Manja* said...

Schöne Fotos!
Lieben Gruß,*Manja*

Irma said...

What a great view you have from your garden, Eileen.
Wonderful to see the sunrise.
All pictures are very beautiful.
Greetings Irma

Linda W. said...

Love that first sunrise shot. And your moon photos are great too.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

The sunrise is awesome, Eileen. All your shots are beautiful. I have a Canon SX30IS and I love the zoom on it, too. I do have a bit of a problem holding it still enough to not blur my photos. Your moon shots are excellent!

marilyn said...

beauty all around and you are doing a marvelous job at collecting it...so good of you to tell us about the camera...i am trying to decide if i am going to get a new one...have been using my iphone for years...and want more...

Felicia said...

Wow Eileen, your moon shots are gorgeous. the clematis is beautiful and hubbys shot is great.

Rose said...

All are wonderful shots and I like them all, but my favorite is that first. Just love the colors and the big old sun...Beautiful!

ladyfi said...

Such pretty shots.

A Quiet Corner said...

Great photos, Eileen. I like it when things grow on our fence too. The clematis is great!!!...:)JP

Blackberry Lane said...

Incredibly beautiful pictures, Eileen.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Your clematis are full and lovely!! Loving your moon shot!!

Lynne said...

Wonderful photos . . . beautiful Clematis . . . and the moon shots . . . I would love to get just one like those in my lifetime!

Icy BC said...

Love, love your clematis; so pretty, and so are the rest of your shots!!!

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful photos! If you drive past the scene in the first photo everyday, then you live in a beautiful place.

Sorry, it took me so long to get over here. I really like your photos and I am now following.

Max-e said...

Nice shots Eileen

Pat said...

Gorgeous shots, Eileen. I love the clematis.

Cranberry Morning said...

Such pretty clematis against that chain link fence! And I loved the beautiful sunrise!

ellen b said...

Hi Eileen, Wonderful photos. I really enjoy fences trapped in flowers! Makes for a Good Fence!

Dancin Fool said...

Wonderful images! But the sunrise is my favourite :0)

Betsy Adams said...

Terrific group of photos, Eileen. Love the sunrise--and of course, the Cardinal shot is perfect.

I'm so impressed with your Clematis. We finally bought a new one ---and it looks similar to yours... Hope it LIVES and grows like yours has...

Hope we can see the full moon tomorrow night...

Hugs,
Betsy

Our photos said...

Very nice photos. Love the sunrise !

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful way to begin a day, Eileen!! Any day!! Wonderful, colorful skies and I love the moon!! Hope you have a great weekend!! Enjoy!!

Brian King said...

Gorgeous flowers! I love your shots of the moon! And Mr. Cardinal!

Christian Weiß said...

The sunrise is stunning, great country and the moon photos too.

LV said...

Wonderful display of wonderful photos.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images Eileen, but, I love the neatly moon, it is terrific.

Lew said...

Love the clematis and great shots of the moon! I also like the sunrise and lake reflection.

Carver said...

I love the colorful sky shots and the full moon too. Great shot of the cardinal and flowers are lovely.

Valerie said...

A delightful series of captures, Eileen. Thanks for sharing.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Oh my, these are all such wonderful images! Love-love-love that sunrise and your hubby's shot of the sunset is stunning, too!

Thanks much for your visit and comment on my fences.

~Lindy

Gail Dixon said...

The clematis is gorgeous! Canon does make a great camera and you obviously know your way around this model. :)

George said...

We had to replace our clematis and our replacement looks very much like yours. I just hope it grows as nicely as yours has. I really like all of your sky photos.

Stephanie said...

These images are beautifully captured with your camera. I have to say I adore the Cardinal shot first then the clematis, the sky shot with its reflections, then moon and sunrise are my order of favorites.

Sheeps Peeps said...

What lovely photos! Your clematis is beautiful :)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Great sunset shot, and I always love your moon shots! Heck, all great photos here!!

Karen S. said...

Oh all of these are lovely, even hubby's shots.

lina@women perspective said...

The moon shots are awesome, Eileen. I can see the moon surface clearly.
Enjoying your other shots.

CJ said...

All great photos. I love the sky shots and the cardinal ---and especially the clematis growing on your fence. We had some when we first moved here (27 years ago) on a trellis, but it eventually died. The flowers were white, but I really like your violet colored ones with the touch of red.

Thanks for stopping to view my "Good Fences" post this week.

inge said...

The colour of the bird is so amazing. You would never see a bird that is so colourful here in Ireland

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
Indeed a fence can be a great support to creepers, and your clematis has gorgeous flowers!
I love your moon shots, you must have quite a steady hand! LOL!!
How I'd love to photograph cardinals!!
Keep well!

Noushka said...

MMMM.... Don't know if my comment went through...
Anyway, I said that fences indeed are a great support to showy creepers and this clematis exhibits gorgeous flowers!
I love you moon shots, you have a very steady hand, well done!
Keep well, Eileen!

NatureFootstep said...

I like what seem to be mist in your sunrise. :)

Arija said...

Eileen, I love all of it, your glorious sunrise, clematis, cardinal, moon and sunset. So much beauty in your life!

Helma said...


Ohhhh ...... your pictures are really more beautiful Eileen! The pictures of the sun and sky are beautiful and the red cardinal has stolen my heart :-) But the flowers and the moon have beautifully portrayed you.
Very nice weekend.
Greetings, Helma

Diane AZ said...

Beautiful clematis and moon! I use the Canon SX40HS also, my favorite camera so far. :)

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Great serie fotos , love much clematite, have in my garden also.
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Debbie said...

the clematis is just gorgeous, it's planted in the perfect spot, to climb up that fence and make it pretty!!

mr. cardinal is exceptionally beautiful, you got a nice crisp, clear shot of him!!

Happyone said...

A beautiful sunrise photo and those moon photos are awesome. WOW.
Cardinals sure stand out with their bright red in every season. Beautiful.

thomas said...

A beautiful sunrise captured.

magiceye said...

Spectacular captures!!

Liz said...

Excellent images Eileen! I love the moon shots and that Cardinal is so beautiful.

don said...

A fine series. I like your Clematis shots very much. Mine has buds, but no blossoms yet,

Phil Slade said...

Your moon and sky shots are always exceptionally good Eileen. Good to see a Cardinal sneaking in there. Have a wonderful weekend.

Terry and Linda said...

I love your shots! Thanks for the camera information...Now I want one! :)

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Marie said...

Such wonderful shots! Great ones of the sunsets, the moon and the flowers and cardinal. Loved this post!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

The clematis does a great job hiding the fence, they are beautiful.

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

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!! love every shot. too perfect. ( :

i love the sun ...

happy weekend.

Gypsy Lala said...

Amazing, Elieen, I love the moon.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Your photos are very beautiful as always. The almost full moon photo is especially cool. Thanks for sharing.

Betty Manousos said...

wow, eileen, your moons are always awesome.
beautiful clematis, too. just gorgeous! loved this post.
xo

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