Thursday, July 24, 2014

Weekend Walk

Linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences  and NF Winged

 These are some shots from our walk at the local nature center, I started off my post with the moon setting on the morning of t July 17th.



 I love taking shots of the moon from our deck..


The sun was up and I still had a good view of the moon.



We must have saw thousands of dragonflies  at the nature center. This one has a pretty blue sky behind it.


Put a fence around it! This looks like  a garden fenced off to keep the critters away?






We actually saw two Red-tailed Hawks flying around and making loud calls.



I love these white puffy clouds over the nature center field..




 The sky and some pretty yellow coneflowers..



This House Wren seemed upset I was taking photos near its birdhouse..



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
and for anything that has wings check out NF Winged

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

79 comments:

Carole M. said...

I certainly did enjoy your post and nature photos Eileen; looked like a lovely stroll and to see the hawk and the wren too were a bonus

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Eileen Wonderful blue skies, great flight shot and I love that fence that looks like poly tunnel.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Super excellent, once again!!!

✿ chica said...

Lua,ave,céus, lindos !Adoro ver!bjs praianos,chica

TexWisGirl said...

sure is a pretty area! like that rugged fence and canopy. :)

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

i enjoy those clouds shots. the cone flowers & the wren. while on a trip in early July we got to see a different kind of wren. it was very similar to the one we get to see in our yard ... similar tunes. so pretty. for such a small bird they really do have loud pipes. ( :

Roan said...

Beautiful post! I suspect the House Wren was about to give you a lecture. Smart folks to put a fence around their garden. Something has been sneaking into ours and eating our green tomatoes. At first we thought it was tomato worms, but teeth marks makes us think possible a ground hog or possum.

EG CameraGirl said...

You find the best places to walk, Eileen!

Kate said...

Great photos of the moon and the close-up of the wren is excellent.

CJ said...

Lovely wildflowers. Im not sure those fences would keep any critters away, unless mesh or screening was added to cover them. We had a fence with very small holes in it and the rabbits still got to our newly-sprouted bean plants ---ate every one of them. We finally added an electrical element to the fence (powered by one D battery all summer) replanted and that kept them out.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

one of these days Moon is going to sue for royalties, and we'll all have to pull out our checkbook

loved your shots :)

Mary Hone said...

That looks like a very nice place. All those wonderful flowers.

Linda W. said...

Ooooooh....love your moon shots. And that last photo of the wren made me laugh!

Blackberry Lane said...

Very enjoyable set of photos, Eileen. Have a lovely day.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
What a great post!!Wonderful pictures of your walk!!The area is amazing!Great shots of the moon the garden fences and the beautiful birds!!Have a lovely day!Hugs!
Dimi...

Felicia said...

lovely images Eileen.

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful pictures of the moon, the meadow with yellow flowers, and a beautiful cloudy sky.
The wren is totally awesome.

Lynne said...

Such a treat . . . thank you!

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

Great moon photos. I like that twig fence. Thank you for visiting my Not So Good Fence.

Karen S. said...

Great images, and for keeping the critters out possibly on that extremely artistic fence. But whatever their reason, it works!

Karen S. said...

Oops, I also meant to say, what a cool fence for all those climbing vines and flowers such as the morning glory!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Pretty scenery! And the fence is very unique. We need to put a fence around our garden if we decide to plant again next year. Whatever will keep the critters out works for me!

MitchyLR said...

Wonderful shots, Eileen.I particularly liked the dragonfly and the coneflowers :-))

Charlotta said...

Black sky, blue sky, then a dragonfly what a fantastic variation of photografic subjects. Have a nice evening!

Marie said...

Gorgeous photos! Those moon shots are just amazing!

Tanya Breese said...

oh these are all just great!!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful photos from your walk, Eileen. I love the dragonfly.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a neat fence around the picnic area. You don't want deer eating your sandwiches while you work in the garden! Interesting and very neat! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Diane

RedPat said...

Such a pleasant place for a walk!

Our photos said...

Very nice, i love the dragonfly !

Rose said...

Wonderful series of shots...LOVE that little wren! They are my favorite bird!

Pat said...

I love that rustic garden fence!

Rose said...

I may be repeating myself..afraid I clicked out before my comment went through...I wanted to tell you I enjoyed the photos and love that little wren...they are my favorite bird.

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the moon, flowers and dragonfly.

Brian King said...

Gorgeous shots of the moon! Great one of the dragonfly, too. The wildflowers are gorgeous!

Gerald (SK14) said...

love the shots of the dragonfly and the wren especially

carol l mckenna said...

Amazing shots of the moon and other gems of nature ~ love that house wren ~ adorable ~ for SWF ~ thanks,

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Al said...

Great shots - things big, little, and in-between.

Christian Weiß said...

Great photos of the moon.

Jim said...

Beautiful shots.
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Happyone said...

Your moon shots are really very good!!
The dragonfly is really cool.
The yellow flowers with the green, blue sky and white clouds is breathtaking.

Photo Cache said...

excellent moon shots.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Thank you for the beautiful walk!

Debbie said...

What a gorgeous group and variety of images!! The sky images were my favorite but how do you get those amazing images of the moon?!?!

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic series of photos, Eileen!! Gorgeous moon and I love the dragonfly!! And such lovely blue skies! Terrific! Hope you have a great weekend!!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

You take the best moon shots. :-) I love the closeup of the dragonfly too.

That is such an interesting looking fence. And the other looks almost like the frame for a greenhouse.

pattisjarrett said...

You are a pro at moon shots! And everything else. :)

Betsy Adams said...

Great post, Eileen... I always love seeing the moon. And what a great day you had to walk at the Nature Center. Love the blue sky --and the coneflowers... That little Wren did look like he was scolding you!!!! ha

Have a great day tomorrow.
Hugs
Betsy

Stephanie said...

Lovely assortment of shots!

Alexander said...

Some pretty and fluffy clouds you have here. The surroundings are very pretty. Also great close up shot of the moon. Very clear and sharp image of the surface of the moon.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I like how you are able to go from telephoto moon shots to macro shots (and everything in between!). Happy skywatching!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I could go there. Great shots.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful captures. I like it.

Noushka said...

Gorgeous site, Eileen!
You can take more dragonfly pics, I love them!!
Always very interesting to the species from another country!
Well done!
Enjoy your WE!

orchid Miyako said...

Hi, dearest Eileen;
So sorry for my belated comment. I was SO tide up. 
Wow,thousands of dragonflies at the nature center!!! My husband was SO surprised to hear that from me :-) And wonderful scenery there with beautiful sky♡♡♡ Important fences and cute House Wren♪
Right now in Japan. moon is now showing up much but I'll try someday, my friend p;)

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Bill Nicholls said...

Great Moon shots, I've never managed to take them like that. The other photos are brilliant too

thomas said...

nice blue sky

magiceye said...

Loved the pic with coneflowers the best!!

Phil Slade said...

It was a lovely sunny day Eileen. Your photographs are so bright and colorful. Your moon shots continue to amaze me - they are so clear.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, I am wowed by the Moon shots. I also like that picture of the Wren. Have an excellent day today!

Luckaa said...

The moon is perfect.
You must have good zoom :)

Mike said...

Great shot! Did that House Wren catch some lunch?

Iowa Voice

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Wonderful shots, Eileen, the photos of the moon and the dragonfly are my favourites today.

NatureFootstep said...

Interesting things you find on your walks. Love the dragonfly, birds and the fences

ellen b said...

Loved all the images from your walk. Thank you for visiting my fences! Have a great weekend.

rainfield61 said...

The dragonflies must have seen the same beautiful moon.

DeniseinVA said...

Your moon shots always amaze me Eileen, they are incredible. And of course I always love your other nature photos. A lovely variety of pretties :) Have a great weekend!

Susan (ABON) said...

Beautiful moon. Love the fences and coneflowers! Have a lovely weekend Eileen!

Poppy said...

Hi Eileen,

Those shots of the moon are impressive, but my heart melts at the pretty pics of the countryside and the clouds...so dreamy!

Have a lovely weekend!

Poppy

lina@women perspective said...

Admire your sharp moon shots.

Kristin_Texas said...

Those moon photos couldn't be more perfect. My camera doesn't do anything like that. Not even close. I'm guessing it's a great zoom lens?

Kristin

Debby Ray said...

Great photos...the moon shots are amazing! And what a cool looking make-shift fence! Beautiful country :)

thirtysevenandcounting said...

What great captures from your walk! The moon is amazing, and I love the rustic fencing, too.

Thanks for visiting and for your comment on my fences.

Happy weekend!

Lindy

Sandra said...

that fence is really something to see. i like the one with the table inside the hut thing...

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, specially the dragonfly

Pat Tillett said...

What a fantastic area! It's nice that you can get to it whenever you want. Really nice photos also. I have NEVER taken moon photos that came out as good as these two.

maryaustria said...

A great series of photos! All are wonderful!

Helma said...


I certainly enjoy your photos Eileen and also because you always drop those beautiful colored birds :-) Also your flowers and your variation I'm always nice to see :-)

Maria said...

Your flower shots are also awesome!