Thursday, December 17, 2015

Around the yard

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.

Where does the time go? It seems the weeks are flying by, Christmas is next week. The Winter Solstice is on Dec 22nd, it marks the shortest day and longest night. The first day of winter, we have been enjoying somewhat of a mild dry November and December so far. I love the warmer weather if only it would stay warm.

I am a little short on fence shots this week but I noticed the fence seen behind the Blue Jay on my deck. Also, I am sharing some moon shots taken from Nov 27th through Dec 6th. I hope you enjoy my post.


The Blue Jay was helping to clean up the mess that the squirrels left on our deck.






The moon setting, various shots from Nov 27 through Dec 6th.




These images of the moon were taken later in the morning on Dec 6.


I  love taking photos of the moon and my Canon SX40IS is awesome for moon shots. Thank you for stopping by and most all for the nice comments. Have a happy day and weekend ahead..

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..

68 comments:

Christine said...

Good morning Eileen! Really pretty shots of the blue jay! He is doing a good clean up job!
Those moon captures are awesome especially with the contrails in them!
Have a great day!

✿ chica said...

Eillen.

O Natal se aproxima...

As luzes cada vez mais brilham nas ruas...

Que no Natal a maior luz brilhe dentro de cada coração. Essa é a que vale realmente!

Mesmo ausente e ainda assim ficarei por algum tempo,vim apenas deixar meus votos de um Natal maravilhoso e 2016 recheado com tudo que cada um desejar! Por motivos óbvios, trago mensagem colada, mas vale a intenção e desejos!

beijos, chica

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho e belas fotografias.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fabulous photos of the blue bird and the half and full moon. Amazing !
Best regards, Synnöve

Tom said...

Great Jays and oh those moon shots!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
The jay is just gorgeous! Almost (I said almost) outshines the moon! YAM xx

..."E"... Beth Edwards said...

i have not seen a blue jay in a while. they are usually screaming around here all the time. i wonder where they ran off to? we heard a few woodpeckers yesterday. the forest holds lots of birdies. great shots, Eileen. ( :

TexWisGirl said...

really cute jay and always a great moon. :)

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Absolute fantastic images of our moon. Incredible detail. I could never get that with the lenses I have, I don't think.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Good Morning Eileen, Love the bluejay on the fence. Such a wonderful collage and gorgeous sky shots too. I always love your moon photos too. Wishing you and your family and very Merry Christmas and many blessings in the new year.
Have a special day! xo

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Enjoyed :)

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Good morning! These are super moon shots. I am jealous..mine always turn out skewed! Have a great day!

Linda said...

What a fabulous series of stunning captures, Eileen! Thank you!

Sandra said...

i think you Jay in front of the fence is perfect for good fence. they are beautiful photos.. fantastic moon shots to

Cloudia said...

You spin gold from every day sights, Eileen!





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Mary Hone said...

Wow, your jays look so different. Very handsome.

Florence said...

Hello, Eileen! I hope you and your family are well and having a wonderful holiday season! How beautiful the bluejays are! Here on the Texas Gulf Coast our bluejay population was decimated several years ago by a virus. The good news is that they are slowly but surely coming back. We hear them in the woods more often than we see them though. Hope you have a good weekend!

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Hello, dear Eileen! The Blue Jay is such a beautiful bird and your moon shots are always lovely!
Wishing you and your family a most blessed Christmas and a happy new year! ♥

Bob Bushell said...

A Bluejay looking at the moon, fantastic images.

Sue said...

I always enjoy the blue jays---hubby despises them . I know he just cringes when I send him out with a handful of peanuts, but I find them intelligent and beautiful.
Have a great week, Eileen. Hard to believe how fast it's going this year!

Marit Sønstebø said...

The Blue Jay is so beautiful. Wonderful shots of it, and the moon!

Enjoy your day. Here in Norway it is evening now :)

Felicia said...

the jays are so pretty but can be a big pain at times.

Nancy Chan said...

The Blue Jay is one pretty bird. I love your moon images.

Small City Scenes said...

Very nice moon shots. It is fun to do a series.
MB

Debby Ray said...

These are such wonderful photos, Eileen. Bluejays are not the easiest to photograph...and I hear them in the trees but they rarely come within a close enough distance....moreso in the wintertime. They are such stunning birds. The moon has been so beautiful too but haven't been able to see it much through the trees in the yard. Enjoy your Thursday!

rupam sarma said...

Lovely bird pics, Amazing photos of Moon.
Greetings

Happyone said...

Great blue jay pictures. Such pretty birds.
Those moon shots are fantastic as usual.

ak-ut said...

beautiful birds and moon - happy weekend :-)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Lovely moons, Eileen!

I fear we're going to regret this warm winter, and many to follow. One of the reasons we're losing so many trees on Cacapon Mountain is their insect pests are taking advantage of warmer climate to do more damage.
~

NatureFootstep said...

nice to see the Blue Jay again. Is it a winter bird for you?

FOREST SNAPPER said...

great shots of the moon, what settings do you use to get it this sharp ?

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful captures as always, Eileen!! I do love the Blue Jays!!! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year!! Enjoy!!

Dina said...

Your bird is cute but your moon is spectacular!!
And a full moon is coming on Christmas.

The Yum List said...

Wow, that second to last photo is eye catching.

carol l mckenna said...

Awesome moon shots! and of course beautiful nature shots! All of them!

Wishing you the magic and love of the season
artmusedog and carol

Lowcarb team member said...

That Blue Jay is amazing to look at Eileen.

Once again you've given much pleasure in looking at your various photo's, thank you.

All the best Jan

Debbie said...

Nice captures of the Jays, it's always a nice surprise when you plug in and get a bonus. Cool fences are a bit hard to come by in this neck of the woods!! Your moon shots are always the very best!!

Missy George said...

Pretty Jay..Not my favorite bird..glad he's making himself useful..Lovely moon series..

Hilde said...

the bird is so beautiful. and what gorgeous moonscapes! you are a fantastic photographer Eileen!

Cranberry Morning said...

I always enjoy seeing the pretty blue jays, and I love the waning moon shots. Have a nice evening, Eileen.

Linda W. said...

Fabulous pics of the bluejay!

Mildred said...

Very pretty photos! We enjoy watching the blue jay, too.
The moon is beautiful.
Blessings to you this Christmas.

Michelle said...

Those are some great moon shots!

Rose said...

Wonderful shots of the moon, but I totally love those of the blue jays.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful moon shots!! Love how you captured the different phases. Have a nice weekend, and happy holidays!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great shots.

I have a Canon SX40 that I use for moon shots instead of my "big" camera. It does a great job.

genie said...

I love looking at the Blue Jays in your photos, but I hope they all stay in your neck of the words and leave my feeders alone. They just take over here and are such a problem. Lovely moon shots.

Lew said...

Great shots of the moon!

Liz Needle said...

Lovely bird and moon shots. I do envy you the blue jays. They look so beautiful and perky.

Linda said...

Excellent moon shots and I like the blue jay!

ladyfi said...

Wow -so gorgeous!

Indrani said...

You do these moon shots so well! Great series!

Crissi said...

Hello Eileen
absolute fantastic images - super!
Happy weekend
hug Crissi

diane b said...

The blue Jay has beautiful markings.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful series from bird and moon, very nice photos, well taken

Liz said...

Your Blue Jay shots are lovely, Eileen! Great shots of the moon too!

thomas said...

Interesting moon shots and makes me want to check on your camera.

Irma said...

Hi Eileen
Really pretty shots of the blue jay.
Those moon captures are awesome.
Best regrads, Irma

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Outstanding pictures of the Moon! You always have great Moon photographs. I especially enjoyed seeing your pictures of the Jay! Have a pleasant weekend! It is going to be cool here - quite unlike our usual warm Florida weather.

GreenComotion said...

The moon photos are amazing and the Blue Jay is cute too.
Your moon photos rock, Eileen!
Have a Great Weekend!!
Peace :)

Gail said...

Your photos are amazing!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful series!

EG CameraGirl said...

Your moon shots are awesome!

Stewart M said...

Great shots - I'd love to have these in my yard!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eiuleen,
Very wonderful shots.
Great that blue bird on shot 3. Very well done. And nice to see the moon so close. Very special.

Many greetings,
Marco

chua lay hoon said...

Such a beautiful caption.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Beautiful Blue Jay captures, I wish I could see in my tiny garden♡♡♡ Wow, I love your gorgeous moon photos and arrangement☆☆☆ 
I happened to see the daytime moon and added in my post :-)

Thank you so much for your return mail. My guests enjoyed my husband's soba so much and I enjoyed the sweets they brought us p:-)

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

Ana Freire said...

Gourgeous images and details...
Beautiful work, Eileen!
And the moon shots... once again... are great!!!
All the best!
Ana