Thursday, August 27, 2015

A Hodgepodge

I am linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences
I hope you can join in on the fun and share your fence scenes and pretty skies.

For this week's Good Fence and Skywatch Friday memes I am sharing some local birds seen around the local river and our lake. Also, some morning glories and a few of Hubby's sky shots.

I am not sure why but I noticed on different blogger's Feedjit, the live traffic feed claims I am from Sugarland Texas. Sugarland Texas is 1,455 miles or 2341 KM from Maryland. I am pretty sure it used to say I was from Freeland Maryland. So please do not believe all that you read it is not true. Hubby and I did not move to Texas. I would like to spend my retirement in a new state but, Texas is not in the running. I assume for some reason my computer or blogger is giving a wrong location and I have no idea how to fix it.

These are some birds we saw while on one of our local walks around the neighborhood & lake. The top row is the Louisiana Waterthrush, possibly an Eastern Phoebe and a juvenile House Finch.


For Tex's Good Fences..I am sharing the morning glories growing on our fence, that is until a ground hog comes along and mows them down. :(


A Swallowtail on our Purple Coneflowers and for another fence entry, you can see our blur of our fence in the background.



These are Hubby's shots of the sunset at the lake.




Later the colors turned a little more pinkish, hubby captured beautiful reflections. I hope you enjoyed my hodgepodge of images. Thanks for stopping by and for all the nice comments.

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..

88 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

The sky shots with htier reflections are exquisite and I loved all the different birds in your collage Eileen

rupam sarma said...

Another beautiful post, Awesome photos
Greetings

✿ chica said...

Flores, pássaros, borboleta e a natureza sempre tão linda! bjs, chica

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Eileen, what great photographs! Love the birds that you get to see on your walk, the best fun, isn't it? Oh my, I've not seen morning in so long, brings back memories of when we lived in the country! Our fences were covered! Okay, that is one stunning photograph of the butterfly and those flowers, wow! Sunsets are glorious! Great post, again!
Nancy

Caroline Gill said...

A breath of joy as ever! I love those Swallowtails and the sky is beautiful ... your blog is always an uplifting place to be, Eileen!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
somehow I always breath more deeply and have a smile when I visit you Eileen... and it doesn't matter what the readers say, as long as YOU know where you are!!! (Mine shows up as being in three different UK places depending on the type of reader folk are using... it is all to do with file servers and 'time share' within the ether...) YAM xx

Booth 555 said...

wow, such beautiful and clear photos.
Yes, the morning glories get taken down here too by the little critters. lol.
~Lisa

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Beautiful photos Eileen. Love the morning glories on the fence. So pretty and those skies are a great capture. Oh I wish Texas was in the running for your new state. You would love it here.
Have a happy day!!! cm

EG CameraGirl said...

Beautiful shot of the butterflies. I am still seeing very few and all my local friends are saying the same thing.

Debbie said...

everything looks beautiful eileen. i wonder if that could be my swallowtail, it could be??!! hehehehe

beautiful purple blooms!!!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

triple awwww...love birdies...flutterbyes, and definitely clouds, especially colorful ones.

Linda Gross said...

Very nice pictures of the birds, flowers and sky. I missed the fence, so I scrolled back up and found it :)

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
A quite visit to say hi, I don't forget you, I just can't blog much these days!!
Your Swallowtail is gorgeous, we have similar ones but pale yellow!
Your hubby's pics are fabulous, those sunsets give out quite an atmosphere :)
Keep well!

Lowcarb team member said...

Stunning photo's here Eileen, and great to see your hubby's shots too.

Your swallow tail looks so pretty.

All the best Jan

Christine said...

Super sunset colors! I enjoyed seeing the birds from your area even if its not Texas!!! I noticed this happens for me too and I'm not from England or Scotland!
Have a lovely day!

ladyfi said...

Oh gosh - how lovely!

Carola Bartz said...

Stunning sky shots, lovely morning glories (they really beautify the fence) and I love the shots of the butterfly and the birds.

Mary Hone said...

Those butterflies are so pretty. All the photos are great.

Karen S. said...

That's funny about the city where you live. although maybe it's a good thing. especially on blogs, it keeps you save and out of any harms way! Your morning glories are beautiful! I have the exact same ones, and they're growing like monsters in my little green house and not so much outside where they usually do. Nice photos to view over my morning coffee!

Kathy said...

Nice shots, especially the butterfly and the lake scenes. I must ditto some others' comments in that butterflies were scarce here as well the past two summers.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I like your morning glories as much as the hedgehog, Eileen.

;-)

Lea said...

Birds and butterflies, flowers and fences, and beautiful sunset photos - a lovely hodgepodge!
Hope you are having a beautiful day!
Lea

Sandra said...

the lake view is gorgeous and the morning glories are glorious. the butterfly magnificent. you don't have to worry about what i think of where you are because i don't even know what a feejit is.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
your photos of the sunset are stunning ! So wonderful solors and reflections !
Best, Synnöve

barbara l. hale said...

Gorgeous pics all, especially the sunsets! From Sugarland, eh? Well, I think it's better to be from SUGARland than from someplace not quite so sweet.

Penelope Postcards said...

Such pretty scenes! Morning glories do love to wrap themselves up around wire mesh fences.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Just gorgeous photos, Eileen!
I enjoy so much visit you!
Wishing you a lovely day.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful skies and sweet morning glories, too! laughing at the 'move' to sugarland, texas. i know that's not exactly the coastal state you were looking for. :)

Crissi said...

Beautiful shots!
Regards Crissi

Wayne said...

We raise swallowtails every Summer, they are very special to me. Whoever you get your internet service from must have a connection point to the internet in Sugarland TX. For example, my former employer was headquartered in Chicago, so the whole company connected to the internet in Chicago (I am in PA). Whenever I'd visit a site, it would indicate my location as Chicago. There isn't much you can do about it. If you use Chrome, you might be able to manually enter your location.

Ida said...

I don't trust the (Traffic Feed) thing either. It always says I'm from some where different too. - I liked both your fence shots. The Morning Glory is such a pretty color and the butterfly was lovely.
Also great sky shots, I like pink clouds.

Nancy J said...

Lovely mosaics, they go together so well, and the skies, those colours are magical.

J said...

LOL I see we are in good company with our computers relocating us in all kinds of weird places! Who knows how that happens!
Love your photos - hubby's too!
The swallowtail shot is lovely - love the delicate flutter of wings!

Latane Barton said...

I love morning glories... and that sky. How magnificent is that!

RedPat said...

I do love morning glories and these are beauties!
The feeds often put me in San Francisco - a different country and on the opposite coast so who knows how it works.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images, my favourites are the Butterfly and the sunsets over the water, fantastic.

FOREST SNAPPER said...

Stunning sunsets.

Linda W. said...

Lovely photos of flowers, butterflies and sunsets!

Sylvia K said...

Lovely skies and I do love the morning glories!! Terrific captures as always, Eileen, and thanks, as always, for sharing the beauty! Hope you have a lovely weekend!!

carolann said...

Stunning blog.

Beverley Baird said...

What gorgeous photos - especially of the skies! What a lovely spot to visit. Thanks for stopping by!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Beautiful scenes of the sunset sky over the lake and love the macro of the butterfly.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

I love hodgepodge!
What sweet little birds!
As the weather warms up on this side of the world I'm starting to hear birdsong - it's lovely!
I love your butterfly shots Eileen - their wings are so delicate and beautifully painted - a great Artist at work!
Hubby's sunset shots are magical - those orange, pink, lavender skies are wonderful!
Wishing you a happy weekend Eileen - I imagine there'll be some birding on your list?!
Shane x

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful nature shots! Your hubby's sky shots of 'nature's palette' is divine!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Giga said...

Flowers and shown us and I like it. Beautiful butterflies and a great photo sunset. Regards.

NatureFootstep said...

you share so much beauty Eileen. I think I shall move to Texas :) No, kidding. You can´t change the location because the programmers knows better then you. It is the same with my. But the difference in distance is not that great.

Photo Cache said...

So peaceful at sundown. The shots you took were incredible, as always.

Worth a Thousand Words

Spare Parts and Pics said...

A very nice hodgepodge! Great sky and reflection shots. Enjoy your weekend!

Bruce Clark said...

Love the deep colors of those morning glories...Have a great weekend!

Happyone said...

Love the pretty morning glories!! Great shot of the butterfly on the cone flower.

The Yum List said...

The morning glories are really living up to their name in this picture. :-)

LV said...

You are one of the best at finding such pretty sights to share.

Brian King said...

Really nice shots of the Phoebe, butterfly, and the gorgeous lake!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, I like that picture of the butterfly. Beautiful! Nice photographs of the skies, too! Have a very nice Friday tomorrow!

Al said...

Beautiful flowers, and I love that lake sunset. Texas is too hot for me to consider retiring there - in fact, I'd be happy to spend the rest of my life in my current area!

Steven Que said...

That very last photo is just amazing! The hues of indigos, pinks and golds are just stunning :)

Greetings from the Philippines!

Steven

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Loving your Morning Glories!! I think my Grandmom from Indiana called them 4 o'clocks???

Stephanie said...

Love your Morning Glories, such pretty colors. Beautiful sky shots!

ak-ut said...

i love the lake shots, so beautiful !!!
happy weekend, eileen :-)

Stewart M said...

A very nice mix of images indeed!

Cheers - Stewart M - Jakarta (for a few more hours)

Linley S said...

Beautiful sky and reflection shots Eileen, what a way to finish a day with a sunset like that.

DeniseinVA said...

Loved all these photos Eileen. Great fence and sky photos, especially of those pretty birds. Have a great day!

Small Kucing said...

Lovely photos eileen. I do love the blue morning glory flowers

NC Sue said...

These are wonderful photos - they are beautiful.
I hope to see you at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/08/bennett-place-bit-of-history.html, and please join us each week for Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday)!

NC Sue said...

Lovely hodgepodge of photos here - your love of nature shows through.
I hope to see you at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/08/bennett-place-bit-of-history.html, and please join us each week for Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday)!

Tante Mali said...

Oh yes, but an fantastic one!
Great shots!
Happy days
Elisabeth

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; OMG,what a GREAT Hodgepodge image post. Among them "Swallowtail on your Purple Coneflowers" is MAGNIFICENT♡♡♡ Your morning glories are gorgeousas well and I thought how wonderful that you can say "that is until a ground hog mows them down"♬♬♬
Pretty birdies and I LOVE your husband's sky shots and wonderful reflection☆☆☆ 

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

thomas said...

Beautiful sunset reflections captured,have a nice weekend.

Rose said...

Oh, Eileen, I LOVe the morning glories shot...and the butterfly shot...and the lake that is so calm. All wonderful shots.

Poppy said...

Hi Eileen,

Such beautiful shots of your surroundings; the morning glories, the butterfly on the coneflowers, the birds that bid you good day on your walks, but those pics of the lake are simply stunning!! Kudos to your hubby for capturing such pink perfection!

Happy weekend!

Poppy

Maya Harrison said...

Beautiful images, love the butterfly, the birds and the lake! Your photos tell a story that so pleasing and serene. Thanks for sharing :-)

Maya from Pompeii | Naples, Italy

Pamela Gordon said...

Your morning glories are beautiful and I enjoyed the gorgeous sunset photos. We've had very few butterflies around our property this year. So strange. Have a great day Eileen.

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, encanta-me apreciar e sua magia fotográfica.
AG

Gattina said...

Your sky pictures are very beautiful ! I also love the butterfly !
Don't worry about your location, once they had put me in a school in New York where apparently I had studied ! Unfortunately I don't remember, lol !

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love the pinks and blues -- the sky and the pretty coneflower with its lovely butterfly ornament. and of course always your wonderful birds. I have t laugh at your google thingamajig "moving" you to Texas ... lots of jokes I could think of. Whenever I happen to notice mine, it shows something different every time (when we're here in Oregon)... it never says the right place, I think we are too small here in Veneta to show up. So nobody knows where we really are ha ha, maybe we are under the witness protection plan ;>)))

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I love the sky reflections on the water- so pretty. Have a great weekend!

Beth from VA, . . ."E" said...

gorgeous sunset & butterfly with the coneflower! happy weekend!!! ( ;

Our photos said...

Wow, that is wonderful ! I love the butterflies !!

Joyful said...

Simply love all your photos Eileen & your sky shots are fabulous.

I chuckled at feedjit saying you lived in Texas. It often says I live in Victoria which us several hours over the water by ferry or plane. It only started doing that recently. Long ago I had another site that used to say I was from Kentucky though I live in Canada.

Tom said...

A great Hodgepodge! Tom The Backroads Traveller

Debby Ray said...

Oh my goodness...what stunning photos. I just love the morning glories...want to try to grow some next year. Oh...and those skies....! Have a great weekend :)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Love the butterfly and love your husband's shots. I love the skies as they transition from pink to kind of an orange sherbet.

Linda said...

Beautiful photos! The butterfly shot is exquisite.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous skies! I love the morning glories and the butterflies.

Möwe von der Insel said...

Beautiful hodge podge Eileen!
Love your morning glories, they have a
beautiful colour.
And I have to say you are both excellent
photographers, love the sunset pictures!

Möwe

David Gascoigne said...

Louisiana Waterthrush has been my nemesis bird in North America. I have only ever seen one individual and that was in Costa Rica.

amo sin blogg said...

Beautiful photos.
Wonderful sunset.

Liz said...

What a fabulous series of images! Gorgeous skies, lovely flowers and beautiful butterflies.