Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Conservancy_Part II

Linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences  and NF Winged

Good Morning and happy Thursday! For this week's post I am including some sky captures for Skywatch Friday and some fence shots for Tex's Good Fence memes..Some other shots were of the moon from my yard and of course I have something winged for Monica's NF Winged.    Except for the moon shot all the other were taken at the Howard County Conservancy in Woodstock, Md.




This was a shot of the moon setting early in the morning last weekend.. but the moon was just a crescent the last time I saw it.. our mornings have been cloudy lately.


This shot is looking thru the fence at the community garden during our visit to the Howard County Conservancy..I  love these pretty flowers and colors.


Looking down one of the rows at the community garden, I see corn, tomatoes and the pretty sunflowers. There is also a fence attached to the gate..


 This Tiger Swallowtail butterfly shot is for NF Winged.

Some of the birds we saw at the Conservancy..an Indigo Bunting, Eastern Bluebird and a House Wren. They were all nice to pose on or near fences..


The blue sky and the sunflowers make a pretty sky shot.. The sky was clear and blue on the day of our visit..


Back at home I saw this pretty view of the sky and clouds walking to my mailbox.  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.

82 comments:

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

That's a fantastic moon shot Eileen, you must have an exceptional zoom on your camera!

I love the fence shot with the cosmos on the other side - so very pretty. And the sunflowers reaching for the vivid blue sky is marvellous.

✿ chica said...

Maravilhosas todas!Uma mais linda que a outra! Adorei! bjs, lindo dia! chica

The happy wanderer. said...

What a beautiful butterfly. We're having foggy nights and mornings at the moment, so no moon viewing for us!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Love those beautiful birds...and that moonshot is amazing.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I DO LOVE the birds on the fencing!!!!

Excellent series of images Eileen.

Wandering Wren said...

... And a house Wren !! Yippee made my day :)
After 'me', I have to say your shot of the moon is amazing...
Weekend is in sight - hooray hope you have a good one.
Wren xx (extra x for the Wren)

Loredana Donovan said...

Beautiful! I love the sunflowers against the blue sky and the butterfly. The community garden looks pretty! :)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

all wonderful shots

kudos :O)

Debbie said...

What an awesome collage of images!! Love, love, love the wild flowers, and the pretty butterfly!!

Linda W. said...

You got lots of great photos! Love the butterfly.

Helma said...


You're late again beautiful pictures see Eileen and especially that beautiful butterfly in photo 4 I feel gorgeous! You moon of course and all those lovely colorful flowers. The birds were beautiful again present:-)
Greetings, Helma

orchid Miyako said...

Beautiful crescent moon♡♡♡ The views with your wonderful pictures from Howard County Conservancy is magnificent♪ Pretty flowers (including sunflowers), veggies and cute birdies; the Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly is gorgeous perching on the flower, Eileen.

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

Linda Kay said...

Eileen, you have really captured the flowers, fence and sky. Love the bluebirds.

Jo said...

Beautiful fence shots, Eileen, and as always I love your butterflies and birds! Hope you're having a great day. Jo

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful pictures of the moon, and a collage of birds.
The butterfly I find totally amazing.

DeniseinVA said...

Another lovely series of photos Eileen. I am always very impressed with your moon shots. Pretty shot of the sky, the wildflowers through the fence and the garden too, and of course those birds and the butterfly Thanks so much for visiting my latest post and have a great day :)

Breathtaking said...

Such a varied and pleasing post Eileen. Such pretty flowers behind the fence, and there is nothing quite like home grown produce. Love the Swallowtail capture and all the birds.
Have a good day!:)

TexWisGirl said...

the blooms are starting to look very fallish. so pretty! love your moon shots, always. thanks, eileen!

Willow said...

These are ALL terrific !
I enjoyed each one.
The flowers behind the fence , a great shot.

Stephanie said...

Adore the first, third and sunflowers shot.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
What a great post!!Wonderful pictures of the birds,the fences and the beautiful and colorful butterfly!I really enjoyed your photos!Have a lovely weekend!
Dimi...

ulla laiho said...

A beautiful picture of the "Tiger Swallowtail" butterfly.

ladyfi said...

Such pretty shots.

MitchyLR said...

Hi Eileen!! Great shots, as always. Love that butterfly shot!! Nice bird shots, too!!

ellen b said...

Very nice shots, Eileen. I really like the looking through the fence image. Have a great weekend!

Cranberry Morning said...

I especially love the waning moon shot and the sweet little indigo bunting on the wire. Aren't they beautiful!

thirtysevenandcounting said...

The moon image is stunning! The community garden looks like it's doing very well. The tomatoes look ready for picking! :-9 Such a gorgeous, perfect capture of the Tiger Swallowtail. Nice that the birds posed on the fences for you. :) Beautiful sunflowers and sky, too!

Always nice to see what you have over here.

Visiting from GF #23,

Lindy

Marie said...

What a great place to visit! You got some really beautiful photos! Love the wildflowers through the fence. And the birds and butterflies and flowers are just wonderful. I wish I could take a walk there in the early morning, before I wake up and realize I'm still in hot AZ! :-)

Ida said...

Great post. Such a wonderful community garden. The wildflowers were lovely. Neat to see the birds enjoying the area as well.

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

I like all your picture. The butterfly is lovley.

Our photos said...

Very nice ! I love the butterfly.

NatureFootstep said...

Don´t think I have seen this brown Tiger Swallowtail before, they usually are white, right.

Thanks for linking up to NF Winged.

Icy BC said...

Beautiful photos, Eileen! Love the Tiger swallowtail..

Happyone said...

You take the best moon pictures!!!
Your sky picture looks a lot like the one on my blog. : ) Could have been taken in the same place.

Sylvia K said...

Hi Eileen! Lovely skies, beautiful flowers and such wonderful colors! You always share so much beauty with us every day!! Thank you! Hope you have a great weekend!!

carol l mckenna said...

Fantastic moon shot and wonderful nature shots as well ~ love them all ~

artmusedog and carol ( A Creative Harbor)

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful! Love the moonshot, and as always, I greatly enjoyed seeing your lovely photos.

Gaelyn said...

You do excel at moon shots plus everything at the community garden is marvelous. Love the way those sunflowers contrast with the clear blue sky.

LV said...

You had a very good photo outing. All the scenes are excellent. Very enjoyable post.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

You've pictured so many things I love here today! Sunflowers, a butterfly, the birds and beautiful skies! The moon shot is awesome.

Al said...

That's a great Moon shot, and a very pretty garden.

Deanna said...

You have some of my favorite images in your post, moons, butterflies, birds, sunflowers. Love it!!

Beverley Baird said...

Gorgeous skies! Love the butterfly. What a wonderful place to visit - you got great shots.

Cloudia said...

Starting with the moon, these shots have stirred feelings of childhood and autumn, Eileen. Really first rate blogging (as usual with you - proud to have you on my blog roll)
Thanks for the sharing comments too.


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Felicia said...

excellent images. love the fence and profusion of flowers.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

beautiful summer photos, Like the sunflowers.

Amy said...

oh wow! that moon shot, awesome!

Betsy Adams said...

Hi There, Great group of photos today... Loved the butterfly the most I think..And of course, your flowers and birds are AWESOME.... Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Susan (ABON) said...

Love the birds and blooms, especially the sunflowers. And that moon is gorgeous! Have a great weekend Eileen!

forgetmenot said...

Eileen, What lovely photos in your post. Great moon shot, and that butterfly is awesome. Take care and have a great weekend. Mickie :)

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Amazing shot of the moon, Eileen! The garden photos are very pretty, and great captures of the little birds and butterfly. I really love the one of the cosmos behind the fence. xo Karen

Irene said...

Wow, really love your moon shot. So sharp and with great details.

The butterfly looks big, hard for me to tell, never seen one of them before.

Wish you a great weekend!

Irene

Bob Bushell said...

Very very very beautiful, the landscapes, the butterfly and many more.

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
Your moon looks so sharp and close it makes want to catch it!!
And the Tiger butterfly is one of my favorites you've got in the Sates, it is gorgeous!
Lovely bird and flower shots, quite an country-like ambiance.
Keep well!

AmitAag said...

Awesome capture of the moon!
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Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Wonderful shots, Eileen, I specially love that beautiful butterfly.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

Ileana said...

Excellent series!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a peaceful place. I could spend hours there.

EG CameraGirl said...

I never see Indigo Buntings on fences here. I always see them high up on trees singing their little hearts out. :)

lina@women perspective said...

Your moon shot is always awesome!

Hazel said...

Moon shots awe me. Love the fence shots. They're so appealing to the country girl in me.

Liz said...

What a lovely place Eileen! You've found so much beauty. I love your moon shot too.

Ein wenig hiervon & davon said...

You've done so stunnung shots, Eileen!

Thnak you so much for visiting me again an again!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful photos, Eileen! I love the swallowtail and the sunflowers.

Poppy said...

Eileen, despite the moon's magnificent allure, you know that I cannot resist the enchanting beauty of flowers, and these colourful cuties are TOO sweet!

Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

Poppy

Carver said...

Wonderful shots from the conservancy. Great capture of the moon, birds, sunflowers and all the shots for that matter.

Pat said...

The community garden looks really nice. I love the shots of the birds on the fencing. And your moon shot is great.

rainfield61 said...

Your world is full of birds.

Kathie Brown said...

I love the moonshot. Such pretty gardens. I hope you enjoy your weekend, Eileen!

Brian King said...

Great photo of the moon! The flowers and butterfly are beautiful!

charuhasacharya said...

Beautiful pictures. The butterfly is lovely, and the moon, brilliant.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Stunning, wonderful pictures! Love all them, Eileen!

Kristin_Texas said...

These are some fantastic photos. (I loved seeing the flowers. I miss seeing gardens). And the moon photo is top notch. I tried taking pics of the moon with our new camera last night, but it was too hazy and humid.

Terry and Linda said...

Your shots are all outstanding...but my favorite is the the moon!!!

Way cool!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Lynne said...

Very, very nice pictures . . . Love the blue sky and fluffy clouds . . . and of course the moon . . .

Spare Parts and Pics said...

A toss-up between your moon and butterfly shots. Both are excellent. Your moon shots inspire me to try to improve my own photography!

Laura said...

There is always so much beauty to be found here dear Eileen!

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

The sunflowers and veg garden look much like mine now....I'll take every blue sky day I can as we are getting more rain.

SuperLux said...

Looks like paradise!

thomas said...

Nice moon shot

ladyfi said...

What gorgeous shots!

Kathryn Shell said...

I love the tiger tail butterfly. I have a bright blue butterfly as my late contribution to 'winged.' I hope you can visit.