Thursday, November 6, 2014

Around the yard_Nov 4

Linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences  

For my post this week I am sharing more scenes and birds from around my yard.. The sky shots are thanks to my dear hubby..The moon, birds and fence shots are all me..I love taking photos of the moon, I think it is because of the great zoom on my Canon SX40 camera.. I am off work and home today Nov 4th for Election Day. It is nice two Tuesday's in a row my work is closed, today for Election Day and next Tuesday for Veterans Day..


The moon shots from Oct 29 and Nov 2.. for my Skywatch Friday post.




The Waxing Gibbous moon on November 2nd..


For Tex's Good Fences.. I am sharing the fence behind the Redbud tree and azalea bush in front of our shed. And from last winter some tree branches took down our old split-rail fence..and last our neighbors driveway is between us and the next door neighbor.  It has not been used as a driveway since we have lived here.. Our old fence is covered with vines and berries, the birds love whatever it is..


One of our red maples in the front yard, it was a pretty year for this tree.




I walked around our yard taking some of these shots.. Some birds photos were actually taken from my dining room window..My Cardinal looks like he swallowed a Christmas ball.. And shown in the middle side is the Tufted Titmouse.. Both of these birds are year round visitors to my yard and feeders.


More for my Skywatch Friday post, these are some of hubby's sunset shots from the fireroad... I love the pretty colors and tree silhouettes..  I hope you enjoyed my post, thanks for stopping by. And I  appreciate and thank you in advance for your nice comments..

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 thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.   I wish everyone a safe and happy long weekend.

97 comments:

Irma said...

Hello Eileen.
Beautiful series of photographs and collages.
The moon is really great, but the cardinal and de sunset I like also.

✿ chica said...

WOW!!! LINDO demais! A lua, as flores e pássaros! Adorei!!! bjs, tudo de bom,chica

Phil Slade said...

I love all the reds in your post today Eileen. The maple is superb and a prefect match for the Cardinal. He looks puffed up against the cold and I hope it's not getting too frosty yet where you are.

Yes that camera really works well for the moon shots - great.

Enjoy your extra special days off.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

What a beautiful pictures and mosaics.. very nice .. Have a good week. Saludos ..

Sue said...

That one cardinal shot is funny--he is so poofed out!

DeniseinVA said...

That fall color is so vibrant Eileen. Lovely photos, your moon shots are impressive and I loved the little red furball. Have a great day :)

The happy wanderer. said...

Those reds are just amazing, especially the Cardinal and the last sky shot. Have a nice relaxing time on those days off from work too!

Cranberry Morning said...

I like the reds of the maple, the cardinal, and the sky. Beautiful. Oh, and of course those moon shots!

magnoliasntea said...

Lovely photos! I love the Cardinal all puffed out against the cold weather. Wonderful moon and sky shots, too. Have a great day!

diane b said...

I love the coloured maple tree and the puffed up cardinal great shot of him.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I loved your fluffy Cardinal photo

...and moon shots

...and skyscapes

...and

Margaret Adamson said...

You are the master at getting those moon shots and I love the puffed up Cardinals.

Carletta said...

Wonderful shots all the way around Eileen!
That cardinal must have thought it was a cold day as much as he's puffed out. :)

Sandra said...

that sweet little cardinal looks like he swallow a tennis ball.. so cute and the moon shots are awesome, love the red trees to

carolann said...

Howdy,
Like your selections of fences and I looked also at your others you have up so pretty and the red cardinal. A fav.

Debbie said...

your moon and sky shots are ALWAYS so dreamy. it's amazing how much beauty the sky provides!!

love that puffy cardinal, perfect timing on that beautiful image!!!

TexWisGirl said...

i just love how natural you leave your yard!!! reminds me of how i leave things around the pond, here. downed trees, brush, overgrowth of weeds and wildflowers. and the birds and critters love it, too. :)

that cardinal photo is PERFECT! we need to have him model for sets of christmas ornaments! :)

Karen S. said...

Oh my goodness, that Cardinal is something! Beautiful to see what's all about. Just a lovely and fun post this was, thanks.

Ileana said...

Beautiful!

Linda Kay said...

Great close ups of the moon. I love the cardinal, all puffed up for the cold.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful moon shots.

W. Latane Barton said...

I bet there are a ton of birds in those vines. And, maybe another critter or two. Good pictures.

Beth said...

The red maples are so gorgeous, Eileen! I loved seeing the cardinals too. I've been seeing a lot of chickadees at my feeder recently, as well as cardinals. I've been seeing some red-bellied woodpeckers in our trees too - I don't normally see them too often - downy woodpeckers are common though. I see a lot of goldfinches - they have changed from their brilliant plumage now - and they are often on my coneflowers eating the seeds. I like watching the birds, too, Eileen, but I don't see anything like you do. So, thanks for sharing "your" birds!

J said...

Those moon shots are magical. I can imagine someone walking around up there and looking down at us!
The red maple is stunning. That tree seems to have coordinated every single leaf to turn red at the exact same moment!
My favorite, though is that fat, fluffy well-satisfied-with-himself cardinal!

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

love the red maple and the cardinal - so vibrant ( :

Happyone said...

Wonderful shots all of them, but those moon pictures are awesome. WOW.
Always nice to get a day off. : )

Linda W. said...

Cool moon shots! Love the poofy cardinal too.

Marie said...

Nice fence and trees! The skies are great (tell your hubby) and of course, you take BEST moon photos! Great!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos - the cardinal looks huge!

ellen b said...

Good morning Eileen.
Love that puffy cardinal. I'm visiting from Good Fences. I enjoyed your walk about your yard...

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, My fav is the puffed up male Northern Cardinal, hands down. Have a great day today!

Noushka said...

What a beautiful series of pictures Eileen, I always enjoy and admire your moon photos!
I have never managed such neat pics but I will have to try harder!!
The Cardinal and the Tit mouse are superb, how lucky to have them in your yard! Indeed he looks like a Xmas ball, LOL!!!
Congrats for the skies my favorite is is last one on the right! :)
Keep well!

A Quiet Corner said...

I do so love seeing more and more Cardinals this time of year. Great pix, Eileen and all within your grasp...:)JP

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Great post!!Your moon shots are gorgeous!!The Cardinal bird is so preety!!Love the skies pictures and the red maple tree!What a beauty!!Congrats to your hubby!!Excellent shots!!Have a lovely weekend!
Dimi...

Marie-Anne said...

Your red maple tree is superb,dear Eileen!!!! As is the red cardinal How lucky you are to have those beautiful birds in your yard!!!
All your photos and those of your hubby are top!!!
Have a nice rest and a happy weekend!
Many hugs!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Great shots, Eileen.

I have a Canon G15, which costs just a bit more than the SX40. It's a lot smaller. But I cannot get moon shots close to as nice as those. (5X zoom is what you pay for pocketability.) Also doesn't do as well on the far-away birdies.
~

Lynne said...

Nice pics! I like those red skies!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos. Love the fences, the moon shots and that Cardinal.. wow! So much beauty in your world, Eileen! Have a wonderful evening!

Ida said...

Wonderful selection of photos. You get great shots of the moon.
Nice shots of the fencing, that shot of the neighbors old driveway was neat looking, very overgrown.
Gorgeous shots of the birds and the sky.

Ailime said...

Olá Eileen, todas as fotos da natureza eu adoro, mas a Lua vista com esses detalhes eu acho extraordinário!
Já há tempos apreciei imenso as suas outras fotos da Lua!
Parabéns!
Abraços,
Ailime
Sabe, que há muitos anos vi em Lisboa Neil Armstrong (já faleceu) e os outros membros da equipa que poisou na Lua?;))! Eu era tão jovem...;))!

EG CameraGirl said...

You have a pretty yard and I love those red leaves!

Felicia said...

beautiful images Eileen, love the sky images. the cardinal is rather plump isn't he.

Cloudia said...

Lovely photos, Eileen. Thank You




ALOHA from Honolulu
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Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

we were out last night, and my husband kept saying how big the moon is,

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The red maples are spectacular! Beautiful photos this week my friend! Sweet hugs, Diane

Brian King said...

Great moon shots! The super puffy cardinal made me laugh! My word! Beautiful sky, too!

Jim said...

Great colours in that sky.

Our photos said...

Very nice shots of the moon ! Also i love the furry red bird !

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the moon, colorful sky, birds and trees.

Sylvia K said...

Lovely, colorful captures as always, Eileen!! I do love that "chubby" cardinal!! Priceless! Thanks for sharing!! Have a great weekend!!

Christian Weiß said...

Beautiful photos, like the autumn atmosphere.

Jane Hards Photography said...

Very detailed moonshots. Cardinals are one of those birds I'm never going to have in my garden, a pity spectacular colours.

Andrea Priebe said...

Wow, those are impressive moon shots ... you can almost see the moon men working in the craters :) That must be quite a camera. Of course, all of your other pictures are superb ... I love coming over here and seeing how things should really look. Great job, Eileen.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Arija said...

Love those gentle fall shots around your shed and unused driveway.

thesegreenwoods said...

Gorgeous colours on your husbands photo's. Your shots are wonderful Eileen, love the trees in the backyard, and I'm sure the birds do as well. Happy Weekend.

Stephanie said...

Stunning shots of the birds and sky shots and do like your fencing shots as well. You do put out such great variety of images in your collages.

Jocee said...

I love those Cardinals, such gorgeous birds. beautiful sky shots too. :)

Saun said...

Beautiful love the Cardinals

Leovi Leovi said...

These photos are beautiful, gorgeous moon!

lina@women perspective said...

Your full-belly cardinal makes me smile :)
Wonderful moon and sunset shots.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Wow, your fabulous moon photos again♡♡♡ And LOVE the natural atmosphere of you fence and Maple tree's color is just GORGEOUS♪♪♪
What a sweet looking Cardinal (seems swallowed a Christmas ball, haha)

I was a bit out of shape, so sorry for belated comment, my friend.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Tomoko said...

Your photos of moon are gorgeous! Love to see those fall leaves too.

Kusum Sanu said...

Beautiful pics!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful moon shots. I also have a Canon SX40 and love it. I need to work on the moon shots though. I have nothing close to what you have done.

Indrani said...

Beautiful collages! You always do them well.

Mama Zen said...

He does look like he swallowed a Christmas ball! Beautiful shots, Eileen!

Hazel said...

Magnificent captures of the moon and red maple - what a weekend visual treat!

Life Images by Jill said...

wonderful moon shots. Your garden must be amazing Eileen - especially with the colour right now. That cardinal certainly seems fluffed up about something.
Thanks for dropping by my blog this week, have a great weekend.

Bethany Carson said...

The cardinal is stunning and so are the red maples! I like your photos of the moon; your camera does a great job!

sallie (fulltime-Life.com) said...

I LOVED your post and your beautiful bird-friendly yard. And both of you are such talented sky photographers! You live in a wonderful spot.

(Did not know that Election Day was a holiday/day off anywhere. That is interesting to me!)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I always love your moon shots!! Great skies, too.

Emilie's daughter said...

Incredible shots! I am amazed of the moon pics and those of the birds. What colors those feathers have. And they are simply in your garden! Very nice! Enjoy your days off and have a good time! Christa

Bob Bushell said...

Superb, the moon in so close, all of them beautiful.

Linley S said...

They are all great shots Eileen, but the little cardinal is my favourite one, such beautiful colouring.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

The moon has been beautiful the past two nights Eileen!! Love those cardinal shots. Have a great weekend :)

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Nice captures. Your photos are very beautiful. I enjoyed the full moon too. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

You are presenting a wonderful mixture of the moon, great autumn colours and beautiful sky shots.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

rainfield61 said...

What a beautiful Christmas ball.

Pat said...

Beautiful photos. I love your vine-covered fence and the round fluffy Cardinal!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I do love the red cardinals! But all of your colours are wonderful!

fredamans said...

Love the moon, the maples, the cardinal and those skies!

Helma said...

Hello Eileen,
I like your pictures of the moon always very nice and bright. I think that really has never managed to get the moon so beautiful in the picture. Beautifully also colored skies and I can enjoy for hours. The red cardinal is truly magnificent. I Hortobagy again. Very nice weekend.

Connie Smiley said...

Lovely shots, Eileen, but I love the puffed out cardinal. Must have been pretty cold!

Ranten said...

Wonderful moon pictures! And lovely bird pictures. As always! Happy weekend!

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Eileen lots of great reds and oranges from the birds to the garden to the sky! I also love looking at the moon.

Terri said...

Gorgeous sky shots and the cardinal is just too cute..he is puffed up like a snowball. Have a super weekend!

Debby Ray said...

Wow...these are some stunning images from around our yard!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Eileen!! Add me to the fan club of your moon shots, they are amazing! I also have the Canon SX40 and I've actually bought the camera twice when the other stopped working. I've not taken moon shots in a long time, and with the full one now, you've reminded me that I need to try... But it's cold! ;-)

Your other photos, especially the cardinal are wonderful!! Enjoy your weekend, and stay warm!!

Pearl Maple said...

Great collection of photos, the moon is such a fascinating view in the night sky and the colors of the fall foliage are beautiful

David Gascoigne said...

Gotta look at the definition of gibbous. It's an expression I've heard often in relation to the moon, but I'm not sure I know what it means.

Alexa T said...

Magical views, so colorful skies and a moon like I'll never be able to have a picture with my lens... nor red maple, only silver maples(lol!) Always a delight to walk and to see so much red in these posts of the week, Eileen! Thank you! (I must say so...) :-*

4ncü Ev said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos. I like cardinals so much that every photo of this species makes me feel good :)

NatureFootstep said...

lol, seem like you liked it red today :)

Kathie Brown said...

A wonderful post filled with wonderful colors, birds, and scenery! I especially like the moon shots!

thomas said...

Always admire your moon shots.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Beautiful fall colors and awesome Moon shots!!

Maria said...

Beautiful images Eileen.

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