Thursday, July 10, 2014

Birds, Rainbows & more

Linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences

I am sharing another hodge-podge of photos from the past week..Some shots for Tex's Good Fences and a few Skywatch shots.. And of course some birds are thrown in, just because I love them.


My favorite backyard bird..the Eastern Bluebird..they can also be seen all along our back country roads.


Here is a baby Tufted Titmouse in my Weeping Cherry tree. The momma or poppa was just above and you can see the fledgling is begging for food.


 Hubby and I were happy to see this rainbow on our way to our favorite ice-cream place in New Freedom, Pa..It is just a short ride on the back country roads..


I thought the photos and scenes were perfect for both Tex's Good Fences meme and for my Skywatch Friday post..





The moon on July 4th, I took this shot while we were watching the fireworks display.


I had to share some more shots of the fireworks.. July 4th fireworks viewed from Jacobus, Pa.. You can see the moon to the right of the fireworks.




I hope you enjoyed my post and photos
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.

78 comments:

from Madrid said...

The bird is beautiful, seems to say he is innocent.

Tomás.

Blackberry Lane said...

Hi Eileen, These photos are gorgeous. What great contributions to Good Fences and Skywatch! That baby bird is the cutest. Wishing you a nice day. Mildred

Sue said...

Ha-looks like the baby is having a crazy hair day--so cute.

Jo said...

That young titmouse is too sweet. Your moon shots are always a pleasure to see, Eileen. And what a treat to see the rainbow! Hope you're having a great day.

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
Wonderful shots of both birds. And great how you've photographed the moon. Amazing!! Very well done!!

Best regards,
Marco

✿ chica said...

Adoro tuas fotos e sempre nos encantas aqui! beijos,lindo dia! chica

Rajesh said...

Spectacular cracker show in the sky.

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

wow, that baby tufted titmouse is so fluffy. what a cutie. i have only seen adults. ( :

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Hello Eileen! That snap you took of that baby titmouser is priceless! Visiting from Tex's Good Fences!

TexWisGirl said...

that fluffy titmouse is too cute! love the rolling fields and fences. thanks, eileen!

Ileana said...

Beautiful as usually! :) Have a nice day!

Beth said...

Gorgeous photos! I love the tufted titmouse!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

enjoyed the collection

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I've heard of a tufted titmouse... :-)
Great photos, hodge podge is fun!

bj said...

awww, just look how cute that baby is. So fluffy.
Love your photos of the hills and fences.

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful pictures of the birds, especially the second picture.
The moon and the fireworks is totally awesome.
Well done.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your moon photo is amazing! I showed it to my hubby. We've been marveling at it every night and seeing it through our bedroom window. Enjoy your day my friend! Hugs!

Phil Slade said...

Hope you didn't get wet as you ate that ice cream Eileen. The sky looks a bit angry. The titmouse is a real cutesy, young birds are so sweet for a while. Great firework pictures too, feels like I'm right there with the display.

Mary Hone said...

They are all great, but that fledgling is super cute!

orchid Miyako said...

OMG!!! I smiled and smiled with the lovely fluffy titmouse, SO adorable♡♡♡
I enjoyed Wonderful Photographs as always, Eileen.

And thank you so much for your sweet word for my post. Our area had no damage but... how can I say for the people affected;I updated my post.

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

Debbie said...

That fluffy mouse is just adorable!! Love those firework shots, they are difficult to capture!!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

lovely scenery and sky shots and sweet little blue bird but I've never seen a baby titmouse / how stinkin' cute!!!!!!!!!!! :) Loved it.

Linda Kay Christensen said...

My first visit to your site,and enjoyed the photos...especially the little bird with the bad hair day!
Linda

Linda W. said...

Love the bird photos! Nice firework shots too.

ladyfi said...

Awww - a lovely series of shots.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:)
The photo of the Tufted Titmouse is sooo sweet,love it! All your photos are great though.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Love those fireworks but the baby Tufted Titmouse is the star of today's show. Have a fabulous day!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Such lovely images!!The little Tufted Titmouse looks so cute!!Great shots of the rainboy and the moon!!Have a lovely evening!
Dimi...

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Never seen a baby titmouse before. Wow! Great moon photo. Thank you for visiting my GOOD HORSE FENCE.

Helma said...

Wow ... what a spectacular pictures Eileen.
Beautiful fireworks and the rainbow skies and are very beautiful. You are truly amazing birds photographed.
A very big compliment

Elaine said...

Wonderful shot of the Eastern Bluebird and the Tufted Titmouse is just the cutest! Love the rainbow/fence shots too!

Gail Dixon said...

How wonderful that the Eastern bluebird is a backyard bird for you. Gorgeous photos of him and the baby titmouse. Oh! ANd the rainbow is incredible!

Karen S. said...

Oh goodness, what lovely photos.

A Quiet Corner said...

Eileen, I have to pick the Baby Titmouse....the BEST!!!...:)JP

Lynne said...

I love the shot of the fledging Tuffted Titmouse!
The fireworks and moon shots are wonderful.
I came close to purchasing the camera the other day. We paid for part of a trip we are taking in the fall so I decided to do that first. In my plan for before October though!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Great photos! I love the baby bird and the beautiful scenery! Having bluebirds nearby is wonderful. Love the fireworks display and moon shot! xo Karen

Carver said...

I love the rainbow, fireworks, moon and of course the birds. All great shots.

Pat said...

Beautiful captures of the fireworks, but I love that sweet baby titmouse!

Our photos said...

Nice ! I love the fireworks

Sylvia K said...

I do love the titmouse and what a wonderful variety of captures for the day, Eileen!! I love them all! The fireworks are terrific! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Enjoy!

EG CameraGirl said...

Yep! Great selection of photos, Eileen!

Happyone said...

Love that rainbow!!! and all the rest of your pictures too.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

I love that tufted titmouse - I've never seen a baby! The moon is fantastic and such lovely rural scenes!

Photo Cache said...

love the bird photography, excellent as always.

Beth said...

Gorgeous shots of the fireworks, moon, and rainbow...but I love the bird photos best. You do such a great job capturing beautiful bird shots! Amazing talent there, Eileen!

Stephanie said...

Cute birds! Like those kinds of fences and lovely sky shot. Nice series!

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous as always with your photography ~ thanks, ^_^

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Jim said...

Beautiful.
Sydney – City and Suburbs

Mama Zen said...

The little titmouse is just too cute!

Brian King said...

The Titmouse cracked me up! I've never seen one that fluffy. Great photo of the Bluebird! Nice job with the fireworks!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You are the Queen of fireworks shots. I love the rainbow and views of the countryside. And that shot of the tufted titmouse is pretty wild.

Lew said...

Cute little birdie singing for his supper; and great shots of the moon and fireworks! We got only a little rain Thursday - the heavy stuff was closer to DC.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful shots as always but that baby titmouse takes first prize in my heart tonight. Oh he is so cute. Hungry little sweetheart!

Bob Bushell said...

Most enjoyable Eileen, I love the Bluebird, fabulous.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Eileen the baby Titmouse is so cute. your moon shots are marvelous as are thee fireworks. Also good fence shots. I am away on the I.O.W. but I think I will be able to link SC in but if you see it and it is not linked, please do that for me.

The happy wanderer. said...

That Tufted Titmouse is SO cute!

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Wonderful shots, Eileen, I always love the sight of a rainbow. Great shots of the fireworks too!
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

s.c said...

Really great shots you showed us here. I like them.

Poppy said...

Adorable little birds and beautiful rainbows...oh yeah, and ice-cream, sound like the perfect summer day to me!

Happy weekend, Eileen!

Poppy

DeniseinVA said...

Gorgeous shots Eileen. I also saw a rainbow on my birthday. I considered it a special gift. Have a great weekend :)

Jocee said...

That Bluebird is beautiful and that is an awesome shot of the moon. :-)

September Violets said...

We never see bluebirds here, but my mom used to tell me they used to be quite common where she grew up in Hamilton, Ontario. Love that sweet little titmouse! He's so cute with his downy fluff and crazy topknot on his head. Enjoy your weekend! Wendy x

Felicia said...

great images Eileen. Love the rainbow and fence capture. So you sneak over into Pa for ice cream. LOL...enjoy

Karen said...

I enjoyed your series. Love the moon and fireworks!

don said...

A fine group of pictures with an interesting variety.
I always like bird pictures, That moon shot is excellent.

lina@women perspective said...

Impressive shots, Eileen, especially the rainbow one as I miss seeing rainbow here.

NatureFootstep said...

beautoful rainbow. It was soem time since I saw one and I miss it.

Betsy Adams said...

Love your hodge podge posts... There's just so much to see... Love your birds of course --and that baby Titmouse is as cute as can be...

Love the fireworks, the moon and the rainbow.

Great post.
Hugs,
Betsy

Donna Heber said...

I can't seem to get enough of your photos Eileen. We have tufted titmouse here too, but they aren't as "fluffy" as yours ... LOL! Simply wonderful.

Cherry said...

That moon photo is beyond amazing!
Thanks for always dropping by Sweet Memoirs, truly appreciate it. Take care...

rainfield61 said...

I love that fluffy Eastem Bluebird.

magiceye said...

Beautiful captures as always!!

Barb said...

That little Titmouse was really tufted! I guess the ice cream was your pot of gold.

SquirrelQueen said...

You have a wonderful collection of photos in this post Eileen. I love the adorable baby Tufted Titmouse.

Kusum Sanu said...

Beautiful collection!

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful bluebird and rainbow

Celeste said...

Oh my goodness, that baby Titmouse is absolutely adorable! So fluffy :)

KR Schurr said...

What a great shot of that baby bird! Love it!