Thursday, January 8, 2015

Around the yard_Jan 5

Linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences  

For my Good Fence post and Skywatch Friday I am sharing some of my backyard skies, fence scenes and I always throw in some birds..


A threesome sitting in my weeping cherry tree. Included are the Mr & Mrs House Finch and a Mourning Dove.


A sunrise seen from my driveway, I like the trees, clouds and little bits of blue sky.


My deck is usually covered with Mourning Doves in the early morning.. A fence shot with the deck railing and link fence showing behind and blue tarp covering our wood pile..


The sky looking over our roof ..


The squirrels can always be found eating my bird's seed and lately a raccoon has been making a mess with the bird feeders too.  Can you find the Junco in the shot above?



This is a Junco, just in case you do not know what they look like.  Do you see one in the photo above?


For another fence scene, my deck railing loaded with bird food..I hope this counts as a fence.. A piggie squirrel and a couple of Mourning Doves looking like they would rather be on that feeder.


The almost full moon, I took this shot of the moon from my driveway one evening..One tree limb sticking out over the right side of the moon.


Thanks for stopping by and for the nice comments..I hope you enjoyed your visit.
To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and check for more fence shots at Tex's Good Fences




Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences and thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.   I wish everyone a happy day and weekend ahead..

105 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Eileen I had to laugh, well it would be not laughing matter if it was true. In the 5th shot you say the Squirrels are eating your birds. You might like to change that!! Anyway, now that I have stopped laughing, your sky shots are fabulous and I love all the birds and Squirrels.

J said...

I am fascinated by Mourning Doves! They come in pairs and sit on branches nearby our hanging feeder. They look like sentinels, not bothering anyone, just perching and hanging out. I love seeing their serene presence and hearing their haunting cooing Other birds come and go and are not threatened by these gentle souls!

diane b said...

Hee hee I think you left out the word "seed" . 'The squirrels can always be found eating my birds..."They sure must be hungry. Love Mr and Mrs Finch

Sue said...

Hi Eileen
Pretty Pictures. Hope your week is going well. No snow?? We've been getting hammered. Perhaps we'll send some your way!

DIMI said...

Ηello Eileen!!
Wow!!Great shots!You have lovely visitors in your yard!!
Beautiful birds!Like the squirrel,and the sunrise shots!
Gorgeous pictures!Have a lovely day!
Dimi...

Knipsa Passtscho said...

I love all your pictures Eileen! They are all great shots!
My favourites are your sky pictures and the ones with
squirrels in them :D
Just don't know what (a) Junko is so I don't know what
to look for :( But I found a chicken and a black bird :)
Have a great day
【ツ】Knipsa

EG CameraGirl said...

My yard looks different but the birds and the squirrel are pretty much the same today. ;))

George said...

You've gotten some beautiful pictures around your yard. I'm glad we're not the only one with "piggy" squirrels. I really like you moon shot.

Naquillity said...

those house finches and squirrel have won my heart. your photos are beautiful. have a great day~

Liz Needle said...

Great sky shots, but my favourite are the squirrels. Don't get them here. What is a junko?

Cranberry Morning said...

These photos make me smile. I love the house finch, what a beautiful sweet creation he is!

TexWisGirl said...

love the finches and doves and juncos (yes, i did see that little thing after you asked). beautiful skies. love your squirrel with so much white!

The Yum List said...

In the fourth pic, the middle clouds look like a duckling dancing. ;-)

John's Island said...

Neat photos! My favorite is the second one, the sunrise. Wow, that is a work of art. Thanks for sharing and thank you for stopping by my blog and your kind comment. John

Sandra said...

the veiw from your drive is amazing.. so beautiful and i wonder why you would want to leave that view.. i almost missed the dove in the first photo. so precious

Irma said...

These are beautiful pictures Eileen.
The sunrise, the squirrel, and the full moon are totally awesome.
Best regards, Irma

Inger said...

I can't find the bird, but the squirrel is very cute and ties the picture together nicely. I love your sunrise shot.

NatureFootstep said...

very colorful sky. Love the image with both squirrel and doves and food on the fence. :)

DeniseinVA said...

I found the Junco :). Great series of photos Eileen. Happy day to you!

Karen Schurr said...

All your shots are just beautiful. Love the moon and the sky best. How I miss seeing those little grey juncos around my feeder....just don't have them here like I did back home in Oh.

Montanagirl said...

Hi Eileen - Nice line-up of photos today! The skies are beautiful and that Moonshot is spectacular!!

LV said...

Amazing captures. Lots of nice sights in your area.

Mama Zen said...

I love that shot of the squirrel with the doves!

Karen S. said...

Okay I had to go back and look, and yes! I always enjoy scanning your nature views, even without looking for something. Stunning views of nature, always delightful. Bravo.

Linda W. said...

Nice sky shots! Looks like your bird feeder is a busy place these days.

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

i really enjoy how the sun lights up those clouds ... what a great view. are you cold in MD? it is freezing here in VA. i don't think the heater ever turned off last night. low teens. wow wee!! you take care and stay warm. ( :

Mary Hone said...

I Love all of those. The birds are awesome, and so fun to watch.

Linda Kay said...

Eileen, I so love your pictures of the birds. They are a beautiful variety of color.

Cloudia said...

What tasty shots, E!

ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
<3

Amy Burzese said...

Sweet critters and those skies with the bare trees are stunning.

✿ chica said...

Maravilhosas!Show! bjs praianos,chica

Ida said...

Super post. The sky shots were lovely. I did spot the Junco. I must say I like the look of your squirrels, they are different from the ones we have here. That pretty little red bird was a treat and the fence shots were great as well. You have a lot of activity there on that fence with all those Mourning Doves.

ladyfi said...

What gorgeous skies!

SweetMarie said...

I have rescued many squirrels and in squirrel world you are a Queen! Love the old scale that you put food on for critters, adorable!!
Hope you're having a fantastic 2015 and keeping warm!
Marie

Kerry said...

I'm almost never up at sunrise, but if I could get pics like that maybe I would be inspired to rise early. Moonshot is ah-mazing!

SweetMarie said...

P.S. I saw you on Theresa's blog, TexWisGirl. Anyway, please visit my post, you and I have a similar photo. :)

thirtysevenandcounting said...

It's fun to see the birds and squirrel enjoying the seeds, Eileen, and what a beautiful sunrise and moon shot, as well!

Thanks for stopping by to comment. Hope you're staying warm!

Lindy

Ruth Kelly said...

You have some amazing photos. I especially like the squirrel shots.

Debbie said...

hehehe, there's always "ONE", branch that is!! the moon is still stunning and you have the best back yard, probably better then mine!! great sunsets!!!!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images of the birds and squirrel, love 'em.

DougPhoto2009 said...

Attractive Junco. Thanks for sharing.

Phil Slade said...

You found yet another beautiful sunrise Eileen.i think if I lived close to you i would be up early most days as you do seem to live in an area blessed with gorgeous sunrises.

The House Finches are simply stunning, and the junco.

We have some bad weather coming, hope you don't.

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Each of your photo is perfect.
I watch and admire.
Wonderful animals I always watch on your blog.
Thank you very much :)

Julie G. said...

You certainly keep your backyard critters well fed. I love the sweet Junco. So many wonderful photographs! Gorgeous sunrise and moon shots. You blog is so very beautiful, Eileen! Wishing you and your family a very healthy, Happy New Year!

Sylvia K said...

Love your critters and such wonderful captures as always, Eileen!! And what a moon!! Awesome!! Hope your new year is off to a great start!! Enjoy!!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

What a wonder-filled backyard you have!

Somber Desert Sky

Jim said...

Terrific shots.

Pat said...

Love all these little critters.

Dianne said...

How lovely to live so near to nature Eileen with all these little treasures in your own back-yard. No! I've never heard of a Junco before nor a Piggy Squirrel .... Sooo.... cute.

ak-ut said...

all of them are so beautiful!
i love the second one most

Heather said...

Beautiful critter and sky shots!

Gemma Wiseman said...

I know that squirrels can be a bit of a menace, but they are o so cute. And the sunrise over your driveway is magical.

Kathie Brown said...

Eileen, lovely sky shots and birds! Thanks for all your visits to my blog and your kind comments as well! Happy New Year and happy birding to you too!

4ncü Ev said...

Thank you for introducing the Junco. I didn't know this bird but could see it on the fifth photo. The Junco was behind the fence :) Happy New Year! :)

Our photos said...

Wow, wonderful ! I love the Sunrise behind the trees !

Meta said...

Fina bilder både på fåglarna ekorren och naturen
Ha ett gott nytt år
Meta

Missy George said...

We have Juncos and loads of squirrels..They are very creative in getting to the feeders..Great pictures..The moon has been lovely this week..I think it's called the "Howlers Moon".

Brian King said...

The second shot is gorgeous! We have all of those birds, although the Juncos are rare. They don't show up on a regular basis.

Photo Cache said...

always looking forward to seeing your nature photography. they're wonderful.

Worth a Thousand Words

Antonina said...

Beautiful photos!

theflutteringleaf said...

Sunrise from your drive way is a beautiful image, happy weekend.

maryaustria said...

Such wonderful shots! The sky is fantastic and the birds and the squirrel are so gorgeous! These are amazing visitors!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Looks like a very happy and peaceable kingdom, there. I wish I could feed my birds close to the house, but we get too many mice.....They always find a way inside! I did see the Junco :)

Juni said...

Oi Eileen, cada vez que venho aqui saio mais encantada!!!! A primeira foto é linda com o pássaro vermelho, o esquilo é fofo e sim, eu vi o "junco" na imagem com o esquilo!
Acho que se tivesse esquilos no meu quintal não faria mais nada a não ser ficar aprenciando-os... rssrrsrs
Os céus estão lindos e a lua magnífica!
Beijos...

Chandra said...

Superb photos! The moon shot is phenomenal, Eileen - Bravo!

Peace :)

forgetmenot said...

Eileen, Wonderful captures of a beautiful sky as well as the birds and "critters". Hope you had a wonderful Holiday Season and that your new year will be filled with much joy and many blessings. Mickie :)

Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

Beautiful skies and lots of critters to make the days wonderful.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Your sunrise and sky shots are beautiful, and you really have a great variety of birds that you share you life with--And a squirrel too! :-)

Al said...

Lovely yard photos!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

These are great! It is wonderful to see critters! I love the moon, too.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Great photos! I really like the squirrels. That moon shot is really beautiful as well. I tried to get some shots of the moon the other night but I don't have a zoom lens so they didn't turn out.

Light and Voices said...

Happy New Year! I was travelling, packing and unpacking holiday items. I was interrupted with life. I'm back. I adore your blog with birds and sky scenes.
JM, Illinois

lina@women perspective said...

I envy you, Eileen. So many things to see around your yard.
Enjoying your shots!

Derek said...

Your photos are amazing! ... and so joyful. Thanks for brightening the start to my day.

Stephanie said...

Loved the Juncos. I believe we have some here. Such a fabulous selection of images!

Lew said...

Love your sunrise! We have an invasion of juncos since the snow fell and temps plunged. They are busy little birds hopping around in the snow and fighting over the finch food.

Linley S said...

Great sky shots Eileen, particularly the moon and sunrise, just love those sneaky little squirrels too

alicesg said...

Is lovely and peaceful to stay so near to nature. I stay in the city, too noisy. Have a nice weekend.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; OMG, as usual your marvelous photographs and nature makes me feel jealous p:-)
Wonderful birds, lined up morning doves are so cute and junco seems really rare bird to see♪♪♪
Awesome sky shots, especially the first one is amazing☆☆☆
Yey, I also posted the moon; only wish the tone of the color has more orange shade like yours :-)

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

Kalpanaa Misra said...

Amazing blog with stunning photos. You do live in a beautiful spot.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

This reminds me that I need to get our bird feeders filled up and deployed. I love your moon pic.

Roan said...

We have squirrels and sparrows in our yard and that's about it. You sure have lots of wildlife and a beautiful backyard.

magiceye said...

All pictures so beautifully composed!!

Bob Scotney said...

I always like to shots that include birds. Whats'more I recognise those you have shown including that Junco - I photographed one in Michigan in October and had to find out what it was,

Lynne said...

I like that sunrise through the trees!

Carver said...

Great shots of the birds, sky and full moon.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Lovely images. I love to see "your birds" here.

Carola Bartz said...

We have squirrels eating the bird seed as well - It's fun to watch them hanging upside down at the feeders. Lovely bird images.

thomas said...

Beautiful sunrise through the woods

don said...

A fine fence and bird series. I could spot the Junco after seeing one close up. Nice post.

Gattina said...

Beautiful pictures ! I love the little squirrel !

Noushka said...

You are lucky to have this squirrel around!!
I have tried to attract them in my garden but I have not yet succeeded!!
Great observations Eileen!
Keep well, hugs from France

Karen Hayward-King said...

The squirrels are eating the bird feed here, as well ...even though I have a separate feeder for them!! Little piggies is correct..LOL . Nice captures of the sky, birds and the 'piggies' :-)

Ela said...

Eileen, I love your pictures ! I see that the squirrels and birds love your yard !
Greetings

SquirrelQueen said...

I do see the Junco watching Mr. Squirrel. Your skies are gorgeous and I always love seeing the birds in your yard Eileen but you know the squirrels are my favorite.

jezikalt said...

I love the squirrel in the feeder, what gorgeous white markings.

Nora said...

I love your sky, your birds and your deck with doves!

The happy wanderer. said...

I do like that sunrise. At least you wouldn't have to be up really early to see it this time of the year!

Giga said...

The sky is beautiful, and it looks fun and squirrel. Regards.

Helma said...

Really beautiful these pictures Eileen !!! The birds, the sky, the kleruen and that cute little squirrel. This is fantastic and so much fun to see!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I like how you are able to take so many great photos right in your back yard!! I always look forward to your moon shots.

Terri B said...

These are great shots- I love the sunrise- just gorgeous!

Black Jack's Carol said...

What a wonderful fence and deck! I would never get any work done if that was my first view of the day :) Yes, I did spot the Junco. Loved all your critters and the sky-shots as well. Just beautiful, Eileen!

ladyfi said...

Wow - gorgeous skies!

don said...

A fine series with plenty of fences. I like the bird and squirrel picture.

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