Sunday, November 2, 2014

Around the yard_Nov 1

I am linking up with   Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday 


Happy November..Can you believe it is November already?

Sharing some scenes from around my yard and some images from the neighborhood..of course I always have to share some birds. Some are yardbirds and some are birds that are seen and heard in the woods next to our house.. I have a four season look at our weeping cherry tree and some scenes from the lake near the house and the Autumn colors.. I hope you enjoy!




Some yardbirds and neighborhood birds are the Carolina Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, House Finches and female Purple Finches.. They are seemed to be common birds seen now..



The Carolina Wren is a year round visitor in my yard.. It seems to love the wood piles my hubby has around the yard..


A seasonal look at our weeping cherry tree.  It is a popular spot for my yardbirds, it is just a short hop over to the feeders hanging on our deck..



A cardinal on the feeder and the weeping cherry tree. 


Just a short walk from our yard is the lake,  we take many walks on the fireroads around the lake.. The falls colors were pretty around the lake and in the forest.. I hope you enjoyed my look around the yard and neighborhood..


A view of the lake from one of our recent walks..

As always I thank you in advance for stopping by and for the nice comments. Sorry, I am not able to send thank you emails for your comments, working full time, life and blogging takes up a lot of time lately.


I use Pic Monkey to create my mosaics, you can use Pic Monkey free or pay for an upgraded version.
I hope you can join in on our fun at  Mosaic Monday and   Our World Tuesday

 Thanks to Judith our  host of Mosaic Monday and to the hosting group of Our World Tuesday: Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia, Sandy and Jennifer.  I wish everyone a happy week ahead!


74 comments:

Mersad said...

How lucky you are that that beautiful lake is so close to where you live. Amazing landscapes and wildlife.

Larry said...

It must be nice to live near such a pretty Lake which is sure to attract additional birds.Thanks for the tour-you have some lovely yardbirds!

TexWisGirl said...

love the carolinas. :) our juncos haven't arrived, yet. :)

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures and collages, Eileen.
Beautiful nature is there, with beautiful fall colors.
A very good new week.

The happy wanderer. said...

You have a lovely garden, and live an attractive area, as well as having all those birds to share.

Mari said...

I did enjoy your yard guests. They're so lovely, they must soubd exciting too as you hear them chirp while enjoying their stay at your yard. I like tge weeping cherry tree too. I've never seen them here around oyr region. The lake's a great natural beauty as well.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Carolinas love our woodpiles too. Plenty of bugs to look for!

Pretty lake!
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Helma said...

I see again birds I've never seen before. That little red top left is new to me as the last bird. You fall colors are really deluded itself and very atmospheric. Very fine evening.

Sandra said...

wow on being so close to that beautiful lake with colors.. the Wren is so cute and my favorite of the ones. i like the little bird in the far right corner, first collage, in the ever green tree. beautiful photos ,

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Great post!Wonderful pictures of the lake and the Autumn images!Lovely scenes with your yard birds!My favorite is the Cardinal bird!I like your collages!I use Pic Monkey,too!
Have a happy November!
Dimi...

Poppy said...

If I had so many adorable birds flying around my air space, I'd become completely enchanted with them! How lovely to have such a gorgeous lake so near your home!

Have a wonderful week, Eileen!

Poppy

Nancy J said...

lovely walk round your place, that weeping cherry tree, lovely season changes. Jean.

Linda W. said...

Nice fall color pics!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Another fun post of all that you're seeing! I really love the wren's and I haven't seen a Robin in a long time, now I know where they are! :-) We have lots of Blue Jays around, and I've not seen the Cardinals gathering yet.

Rajesh said...

Great shots of beautiful birds in your yard.

Black Jack's Carol said...

My goodness, you really do have the very best nature has to offer right at your doorstep, Eileen. I loved seeing your birds, the Weeping Cherry Tree, the lake, your feeders, the Autumn colours.. just a beautiful post. Have a wonderful week ahead and thank you for all you do to bring nature lovers together.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

My goodness Eileen, your yard is a bird watcher's dream. I also like the collage of your weeping cherry tree.

Snap said...

You are so lucky to have such a beautiful place to walk. I enjoyed seeing the visitors to your yard. You still have some Autumn color!

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Brian King said...

I love juncos, but we don't see them very often. Nice shots! The lake is beautiful!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You live in a beautiful place, Eileen! The trees and birds are so plentiful and pretty.You still have a lot of autumn color there--many trees in our area are almost bare.

Jackie@travelnwrite said...

What a beautiful stroll you took us today. Those lake photos are simply stunning!

Betsy Adams said...

Hi There, Love seeing all of your birds. Our Carolina Wrens love to nest (try to nest) in our garage --not allowed... Then they went to a hanging basket I had on the front porch.... SO---my son gave me a cute little birdhouse which I put on the front porch. They LIKE it... Yeah!!!! ha

Our Juncos haven't come here yet. They will when it gets really cold and snowy for good...

Love the lake photos.
Hugs,
Betsy

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Nice array of shots.

Our photos said...

Very nice photos !

Christian Weiß said...

That's a wonderful yard, like the Carolina Wren.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Your weeping cherry is beautiful. I love the noisy little wrens...one was hopping around my porch the other day when we had a nice weather break and I was out there too. LOL that weather break is over!

How wonderful to have that lake close by and I don' think there is a prettier time to enjoy it than autumn. Just gorgeous.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, You live in a gorgeous place! I am envious of your many bird sightings at your home and neighborhood now. I am only seeing just a few and they are flightily. It is cool windy and very dry here where I live in FL.

Beth said...

Beautiful birds, Eileen, and the lake is gorgeous too. You always capture the neatest wildlife photos.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You have a chance to see so much around a nice lake like that. Beautiful photos! It was cold in our part of Florida last night too! Hugs, Diane

Michelle said...

Beautiful pictures!

David Gascoigne said...

Carolina Wren is quite rare here. Last year I had a pair on a local trail but I think they succumbed to the terrible winter and I have neither seen nor heard them this year.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I'm not sure if the juncos are back here yet and I wish the Carolina wrens would come to our backyard. I've seen them at the arboretum, sweet little birds.
A beautiful view of the lake and I like the sun streaming through the trees in one of the collage photos.
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday Eileen.

Pat said...

I love that little Carolina Wren.

Stephanie said...

You live in a beautiful setting. Thanks for the tip about PicMonkey. I always wondered how you did your mosaics.

Felicia said...

pretty scenes from your yard and neighborhood. I like the junco's and wrens.

Cloudia said...

Your beauties made me weep like a cherry tree and that ain't bad!




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orchid Miyako said...

Hi Dearest Eileen; Oh I LOVE all of your sweet visitors, what a varieties of them♡♡♡
Your weeping cherry blooming in spring is SO gorgeous and wonderful collages♪
Great scenery of the lake for relaxing stroll(^_^)v

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

Splendid Little Stars said...

lovely photos!
and no, I can't believe it's already November!

Bob Bushell said...

What the collection of good looking birds. Lovely.

Margaret Adamson said...

You are so fortunate to a have a pretty lake and walks so near your home. Lovely selection of bird shots

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
Wonderful shots!!
Shots 5 and 6 are very great. Amazing view with wonderful autumn colors.

Kind regards,
Marco

bettyl-NZ said...

That lake looks so serene and your turning leaves are so very pretty! I like the birds, too.

diane b said...

You live in a beautiful spot. I like the Carolina Wren's colour.

Phil Slade said...

Good morning Eileen. Once again you have a lovely selection of birds and landscape pictures. You have some great habitat in your yard (garden) and close by and I would love to have that lake and trails nearby and like you, take full advantage of it.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Love shots. I guess, if we have to say goodbye to the leaves, there colours are a lovely consolation!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

A Quiet Corner said...

That last pic resembles the lake where I kayak, Eileen and the Wrens here use our brush piles for special spots too!...:)JP

Marie said...

Four beautiful seasons, with amazing flora and fauna to enjoy! I do envy you--this is the life we used to lead. :-) Your photos are really beautiful; and I love all the birds. We used to enjoy the Carolina Wrens and now we enjoy the Cactus Wrens...both are cheeky guys! :-)

Montanagirl said...

Your mosaics are wonderful! I always enjoy seeing your yard and birdies.

ladyfi said...

What pretty scenes. That blue water is so gorgeous1

Debbie said...

my yard views look about the same as yours, we are very lucky ladies!!

my yellow rumped warblers have arrived and it looks like they are traveling in a very big group!!!!

Elaine said...

Lovely photos ! Our fall and winter birds have all arrived now ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good week !

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your yard is really beautiful; no wonder the birds love it!

Lorrie said...

Beautiful photos, Eileen. The Carolina Wren is a bird I've never seen (not surprisingly since I live on the opposite side of the continent).
Love the color of the lake in the sunshine.

Sylvia K said...

So much beauty in your world, Eileen!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us each week!! I do look forward to your post! Hope you have a great new week!! Enjoy!

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous nature photography and one can tell you love 'birding' ~ beautiful shots!

Happy Week to you!
artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

mick said...

A great series of photos. The lake is really beautiful and the little Carolina Wren is very cute.

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

love weeping trees they r so cool. have such character / I hope work calms down for u soon. Christmas will b before we know it! big big hugs. ( :

DeniseinVA said...

Awesome photos again Eileen, such a joy to look at these photos. My trip up to Shenandoah was a couple of weeks ago and it was lovely :)

Gail Dixon said...

I always love seeing the Carolina Wren. They are such lively birds. Very hard to photograph, though. The pink tree is...wow.

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the birds and trees.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great pics. I always enjoy your birds but the concept of a weeping cherry tree really appeals to me.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Your nature shots are absolutely amazing! WOW!

And your lake is so serene and peaceful!

Stewart M said...

Great set of birds and colours - we had a classic spring weekend here - sunscreen one day, hat and scarf the next!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Eileen I love the diversity of birds you have....not so many here now especially since we cut back the garden. I especially love the wren...and the weeping cherry!!

Lea said...

Beautiful scenery! Cute birds!
Have a great day!
Lea

Pat Tillett said...

So many beautiful scenes and birds. Great photos! I really wish we had colorful birds like this were I live.

Happyone said...

That lake reminds me of my old lake where I used to walk.

I saw a few of those wrens up at HT yesterday.
Beautiful photos as always.

NatureFootstep said...

you have lovely visitors in your garden. :)

lorik said...

What a beautiful place to be... great images!

Lynne said...

All the fall touches in your photos make this post LOVELY!

Alexa T said...

Gorgeous details, the cherry tree (in various aspects) and the lake with the colourful foliage!! I love to see them, a true delight for soul!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Neat seeing the 4 seasons of your weeping cherry tree!

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