Thursday, October 2, 2014

Around the yard_Sept 30

Linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences  and NF Winged

I wanted to share the pretty hibiscus plant on our deck, some of our yard birds, the sky during our walk to the lake and the sunset.  These images are from the past week up to yesterday.. I was  finally happy to see some fall birds moving thru our yard and neighborhood..


For Tex's Good Fence's I am hoping my deck railing will count as a fence, at least it keeps us from falling of the deck.. My hubby's pride and joy the Hibiscus plant. He has been babying this plant for three years now.. It comes into the house as soon the the temperatures go too low..



For NF Winged....here are some of my yard birds the last week and half.. A Cape May Warbler, Titmouse, Cardinal, Red-eyed Vireo, Possible Eastern Wood PeWee and a White-breasted Nuthatch.





For Skywatch Friday...the sky during our walk to the lake this weekend.. While hubby and I were enjoying the view of the lake, we heard this loud splash into the water and off flies this Osprey.. A great bird for the neighborhood.


For Tex's Good Fence's I have the neighbors gate and fence, their driveway runs along side of the fireroad where we take our walks to the lake..Some ferns and berries along the fireroad.



The sunset one evening this past week.  I love the colorful skies..

The orange sky in the mosaic above turned this pretty pink a little later. I hope you enjoyed my post and photos.. It was a good week and weekend..

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:

Crafty Green Poet said...

Beautiful hibiscus. And I love the photo of the Cape May warbler peeking out from the leaves!

DeniseinVA said...

Always a pleasure to look at your photos Eileen. Happy Thursday

maryaustria said...

A gorgeous collection of photos! Your hibiscus is amazing. All these pretty birds! And the skies are so beautiful!

georgettesullins said...

The little bird on the right bottom looks quite elegant in his black and white suit. What an array of birds. Beautiful hibiscus. I don't usually think of them growing that far north. Kudos to your husband who seen to it that it flourishes.

Tanya Breese said...

beautiful photos, love all those birds, and what gorgeous sunsets! have a great day :)

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Gorgeous shots! Thanks for starting my day in a lovely way!

ulla laiho said...

So exciting with a bird that is all red. In Sweden we have a bird named "bändelkorsnäbb" (Loxia leucoptera) but I've never seen it.

Love your beautiful pictures!

EG CameraGirl said...

Lovely autumn shots, Eileen. I am particularly drawn to the berries on the fire road!

Jutta.K said...

I love all photos, especially the 3.
Warming greetings
Jutta. Germany

Roan said...

Beautiful scenes around the yard. I especially enjoyed seeing the titmouse!

Phil Slade said...

Your husband's hibiscus is beautiful Eileen. No wonder he looks after it so carefully. Anothe rlovely selection of colourful birds in your yard too. You really are spoiled by such lovely variety.

Love your sunset picture, even though it is autumn time.

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

gorgeous shots. my fav - the lighting is just perfect - the American flag ... what a gorgeous day! ( :

orchid Miyako said...

Wow; how gorgeous your hibiscus is on the deck railing (fence)♡♡♡ I can see how proud your husband must be, Eileen:-)
BEAUTIFUL collage of varieties of birds and your sky shots with great color of orange and pink. Sky shot is the dream of mine p:-)

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

TexWisGirl said...

love the bright red gate and the ferns! sweet hibiscus! i tried growing one one year and brought it in for winter, and it brought in bugs with it, so out it went. :(

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

beautiful collection

Lynne said...

A visit with you with a walk around your yard is pure bliss!
Love the Hibiscus . . .
The birds . . .
The skies . . .
It All!

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful collages made ​​you.
The birds and Sunset I find totally amazing.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Gorgeous pictures of your preety yard birds!My faavorite is the Cardinal!!I like the sky shots and the fences too!!Have a lovely day!
Dimi...

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Again, bird queen!

Pat said...

Beautiful set. The hibiscus is really lovely.

Margaret Adamson said...

Love the collage of your yard birds, that beautiful sunset and the fences in this post.

Marie said...

GORGEOUS hibiscus! I have two and they each put out a blossom every week or so, never at the same time. :-) They were a little stressed by the intense heat but are doing well now with our 90s temps...it will soon be in the 80s. They just got a little dry over the summer. Beautiful photos of the birds in your yard, and great fence for Theresa's meme. All beautiful shots!

Ida said...

Wonderful post.
You have a lovely deck area and what pretty flowers. The Hibiscus is gorgeous.
Such a neat array of birds. It would be fun to watch them on that deck.
Gorgeous sky shots and the Neighbors bright red gate stands out.

ladyfi said...

What pretty skies - and that hibiscus is just lovely.

W. Latane Barton said...

Such a gorgeous sunset. Ours yesterday was stunning. Must be the Fall air that makes such beautiful colors in the sky.

Cloudia said...

Sweet Shots, E

And "Hi" the the Biscus!




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Andrea Priebe said...

Your life is wonderful ... you are surrounded with beauty, nature and amazing sunsets. It doesn't get any better and who, but you, could capture all of it so beautifully, Eileen.

Andrea @ From the Sol

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful series, Eileen! I love the hibiscus and all the pretty birds.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

What a lovely series! Your hubby has quite the green thumb - the Hibiscus is gorgeous!

So many beautiful birds. I have been hearing the Blue Jays more frequently here the last few days.

Jaw-dropping sunsets!

Visiting from Good Fences #28.

Lindy

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

You have some great yard birds. Love the hibiscus. One of our friends in Dallas kept one going for over ten years. It was a tree, yet he brought it inside his parlor every winter. Then we had an ice storm and lost electricity for several days in mid-winter. The cold killed his hibiscus and we felt very sad as we knew how he cherished it.

Karen said...

A beautiful hibiscus, and gorgeous skies! I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of autumn birds, you have a lot!

Felicia said...

gorgeous images Eileen. We have been having some wonderful sunset's too.

love your osprey image.

Montanagirl said...

Loved seeing your yard and the pretty blooms. You saw quite a nice variety of birds as well!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It was a great week and weekend and thank you for sharing it with us. Amazing skies. I still can't get over the hibiscus in Florida -- I really always thought of them as a greenhouse plant (tho of course we did see them in the Caribbean .. but I hadn't at first thought of Florida as being subtropical as well). You guys are doing very well to keep this one going!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You're really seeing a nice variety of birds and some we never see here. We have a hibiscus that is blooming right now but the blooms droop down and you have to get down low and point up into them to take a photo. Isn't that odd that they are so different? Of course here in Florida...ours will stay in the ground year round. Hugs!

Ela said...

Wow ! Really gorgeous collections of the pictures ! Your hibiscus is beautiful ! Greetings :)

Christian Weiß said...

A stunning collection.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

A beautiful collection of birds. Observing the migrating birds must be a delightful way to watch the seasons change.

A Quiet Corner said...

Eileen, hubs does a great job with the hibiscus. When he brings t in, does he put anything on it to prevent bugs coming in with it? I would love to try and save ours this year...😃...:)JP

Our photos said...

Very nice ! I love the hibiscus !

Sylvia K said...

I do love your beautiful skies, Eileen!! What a terrific collection!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

Stephanie said...

As always, a great series of collages you put out. Love all of them.

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous and colorful sky shots!

Happy Weekend

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I always love your "around the yard" posts...shows so much beauty in every nook and alcove!!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I never see warblers.

But the titmice and white-breasted nuthatches are favorite customers at the West Virginia suet feeder.

P.S. Congrats to your husband on the hibiscus!
~

Happyone said...

Lovely birds, pretty flowers and great fences. Your yard is beautiful.

Rose said...

What a great series of photos. All very nice!

Brian King said...

Great variety of birds and gorgeous colors in the sky! Beautiful shots!

Maria said...

That is precious, you still have a lot of flowers for early autumn. It's gorgeous!

Carola Bartz said...

Your hibiscus is stunning! I love to see all the bird photos, the little warbler is so cute. Your birds are quite different from ours - we don't have red cardinals here which is really sad since I like them so much. Our titmouse is different, too. They are chatty little guys and made my garden their home.

David Gascoigne said...

Tufted Titmouse is rare here. I am always delighted when I se one. Such a great little bird.

Al said...

Very beautiful - I wish I knew more about birds.

Betsy Adams said...

Ahhhh--love all of your photos --but my fav's today are the sky ones... The colors in that last one are awesome!!!

Love all of your birdies too... Not sure we've ever had a Vireo here...

Love the hibiscus also.

Hugs,
Betsy

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love the hibiscus flower, the beautiful skies, and the birds, and the fence shots. Especially the one with the flag. Such a generous post. You always have something for everybody.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Too bad the osprey didn't get the fish it dove for, love the marmalade sky.

Photo Cache said...

i love the sunset collage.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful flowers and birds in your yard.

lina@women perspective said...

What a beautiful place you have there, Eileen.
Wonderful series!
I thought before hibiscus only grows outdoor in tropical countries :)

bj said...

I'm always impressed with your great photos...these are all wonderful.

Elaine said...

Lovely shots! Love that sunset collage!

Jim said...

Beautiful.
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Bob Bushell said...

They are perfect, the sunset and the birds, superb.

Kusum Sanu said...

Lovely collage for skywatch!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi Eileen!!!.. Great serie of mosaics. Nice pictures.. Have a great weekend..

Debbie said...

You have a great varity of birds in your yard Eileen, you are very lucky. I would image having the windows open to hear their songs would be quite a treat!!

Hubbies habicus looks great, a beautiful color. I love that you two enjoy so much of the same things!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

thomas said...

A colorful sunset.

Cranberry Morning said...

What a big and beautiful bird the osprey is!

Judy said...

Lovely images of the hibiscus, and the birds!! I love the sunset!!!

Kathie Brown said...

Eileen, what gorgeous skies! How nice to find a Cape may Warbler. I have not seen one yet this year, if ever. I will have to check my lists! wonderful posts as always! Enjoy your yard and your birds! An osprey is a nice bird to add to the yard list!

Helma said...

So beautiful these pictures !!! You many birds are great to see but I am enchanted by your beautiful sunset photos.

Mama Zen said...

Love that golden sunset!

wildlifewatcher said...

i eileen, Nice pictures. I love that sweet little White-breasted Nuthatch. I have not seen any of these birds in a long time. Your birds are cuties. Have a super weekend!

Jo said...

Morning Eileen, beautiful skies, great fence contribution and the hibiscus bloom is *TDF* (to die for!) I'll link my Critters post to your meme later. Have a happy day. Jo

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the birds and sky. The whole sequence is great. Also amazing wildlife shots in the post after this one.

Terry and Linda said...

What beautiful photos! I love the sky also!

Linda
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Pearl Maple said...

Eileen your nature study photos are always so pretty, thanks for sharing with SWF and your kind comments on my post

Karen Hayward-King said...

Love the bird shots...and the sunset skies are really pretty..

toby said...

That is an amazing sunset - you can totally see the brush-strokes :)

Poppy said...

Gorgeous pinks in your hibiscus flowers and in your glowing skies! How free and dreamy those birds must feel to fly through such colour!

Happy weekend, Eileen!

Poppy

Susan (ABON) said...

Wonderful photos of the Hibiscus and birds...they're all so pretty, Eileen!

Pat Tillett said...

One beautiful photo after another. That deck must be one of your favorite places. I'd like to see fall around here about now. So far, it has been hotter than summer.

NatureFootstep said...

nature at it´s best :)