Thursday, January 14, 2016

Backyard Skies

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.

These are some images from our walk on the local NCR bike trail. I was able to include some fences for Tex's Good Fence meme.


Scenes from along the NCR trail during our walk. As you can seen by my mosaic images our world is mostly brown now with some green grass still showing.


Pretty view of the sky and looking up at the trees on the NCR trail.



Lately these cute Golden-crowned Kinglets are being seen and heard along the trails and during our walks. They are quick movers like the warblers. I also heard some Winter Wrens but they disappeared into the brush along the river.


A sunset from our backyard.


This moon shot was taken on Jan 3rd.


My view of the moon setting from my deck.


A sliver of a moon taken on Jan 5th. As always thank you for stopping by and for 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 this past year it has been fun looking for fences for my post. Also, thank you to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for doing such a great job at hosting Skywatch Friday.    I wish everyone a happy day and weekend ahead..

88 comments:

Christine said...

I almost thought from your first photo that you had been for a walk along the river near my home, Eileen'! It looks so similar here in N. Ireland with winter brown all around. Those are sweet little birds with their golden crowns!
I always enjoy seeing the photos of the moon that you take, as they are so clear!
Have a great day!

Crissi said...

Superb shots!
Happy day Eileen
hug Crissi

Nancy Chan said...

Hi Eileen, your bike trail views are lovely. Pretty sky view and the sunset from your backyard is gorgeous.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
always a pleasure to 'walk' with you Eileen! YAM xx

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) Very pretty scenary, with inviting paths to walk and ride along, and great fence images too.Some lovely sky shots also,and I love your sweet bird capture.:)

Lowcarb team member said...

Just love that first mosaic, I like the mix of colours - it does look peaceful.

The sunset from your backyard looks great too.

Happy Thursday Wishes.

All the best Jan

rupam sarma said...

Awesome photos. Greetings from Assam, India

Buttons Thoughts said...

Eileen these shots are incredible. I love the fence but the forest is where my heart lies it is full of such wonder and beauty. What a nice place to hike. Hug B

Tom said...

neat backyard

Tanya Breese said...

wonderful snaps as always! you always inspire me to get out and take a walk! have a great day :)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Eileen, love the split rail along the trail and the birds are so special. They have such a pretty marking with the yellow on their head. Red sky at night is beautiful. I always enjoy your moon shots too. Have a great day.

Ela said...

These are so beautiful views !!
Greetings

TexWisGirl said...

lovely soft sky. great pine tree. and loved the fence!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wonderful images....as always. I 'sound' like a broken record, I know...but it's true.

The moon, the soft, delicate hues of the sky from your deck...and of course the birds.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Love that first sky shot through the trees. Purdy

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

I'm hoping that the full moon on the 23rd will be good for photographing. We'll be on the road that evening, so a different perspective will be nice. Love the hazy sunset picture.

EG CameraGirl said...

You have one of the funnest backyards of anyone I know of!

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos !

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

a walk sounds nice, i was outside yesterday and about froze to pieces. it is just so so cold. i need a heavier coat & this one is my Cabela's heavy heavy winter coat. brr!! love your views. cute birdie. need to go check his yellow cap out again. i am wondering if i have seen on in person before? ( :

Jo said...

Great trail and fences along it. I've never heard of a Kinglet. Thanks for sharing. I've just downloaded similar moon shots from 3 January onto my mother-in-law's digital photo frame. Along with photos of the dogs enjoying the after-rain on the golf course earlier this week. I don't think I'll be able to photograph the next waxing of the moon tonight as the clouds are building up for more rain. I will have to post the ones I had on FB two days ago. Hope you're having a great day. Jo

DeniseinVA said...

Lovely Eileen, always fun to see your photos. Happy day to you.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
marvelous photos of your walk and stunning moon shots.
Best regards, Synnöve

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful photos of your very inviting walk ~ fantastic moon shots!

Wishing you a joyful weekend ~ ^_^

Chel at Sweetbriar Dreams said...

Beautiful shots of the moon Eileen. I love to see the pot marks in the surface and imagine what it must have been like to walk on there and look back at the Earth. Amazing! xx

Sue said...

Hi Eileen
Nice set of photos. I'm surprised you still have no snow???
We FINALLY got a bunch and hubby and I are enjoying a lot of time on the skis enjoying the quiet and beauty of winter.
Have a wonderful weekend

Rose said...

I seriously would love to see some larger versions of the photos in that first collage. So many of them really appeal to me.

Rose said...

I forgot to say I love that shot from your back yard! And terrific moon shots.

Królowa Karo said...

It must be beautiful place in spring, when all is green.

Debbie said...

i really adore the second image, the gorgeous blue sky framed with trees, so pretty!!

i have never seen the kinglet. what a cute little bird, they are shaped and look a bit like the warbler!!

your moon images are always the best!!!

Andrea Priebe said...

Your wonderful walks seem endless ... everywhere you go, and you do go to many places, it is beautiful. And, isn't it wonderful that you are such a good photographer so you can share it all with those of us in the middle west who's scenery reeks of corn and bean fields. Always enjoy my visits to your blog, Eileen.

Andrea @ From the Sol

Bob Bushell said...

Oh yes, the Golden-crowned Kinglet, it reminds me of our Firecrest, beautiful images. And I do love that moon.

Sandra said...

having a hard time choosing a favorite. love the trees against the sky but also love that creek and trees. beautiful shots, all of these

Mascha said...

Great moon shots! And kinglets (similiar) we saw too on our birdwatching last saturday, they are so lovely.
Have a nice ztime

Kayni D said...

Beautiful walk and scenery you had. I love how you captured the moon.

Ida said...

Very nice winter fence scenes, at least the grass is still green. I like that little bird with the yellow markings.

Karen said...

A series series Eileen, and I always your moon captures!

Linda said...

Gorgeous series and lovely views, Eileen! I appreciate your photos so much.

Christian Weiß said...

Beautiful photos.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Those kinglets sure are pretty. I finally got a decent photo of a warbler that is coming to our feeder with the goldfinches this week. Love your moon photos and the beautiful sky! Hugs!

Dianne said...

Great shots Eileen especially of the moon ... it's like a big crescent of lumpy cheese. Hoping your week-end goes well with lots of photo opportunities

ellen b said...

Looks like a great trail to walk on. I like the rustic fences!

RedPat said...

I always enjoy your posts, Eileen!

Jim said...

Great.
Sydney – City and Suburbs

Brian King said...

Beautiful place! Love the sky shots!

NatureFootstep said...

lovely little bird and I like that sturdy fence :)

The Yum List said...

That's another photo (of the path) that makes me want to put on my running shoes and go for a long leisurely jog, breathing in fresh air and enjoying the surrounds.

Stephanie said...

Those trails look inviting. Beautiful views and moon shot.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You so enjoy your photography! I do, too!

genie said...

These are all beautiful captures, but the one taken from the trail where you are looking up at the blue sky through the trees is heavenly. I really love it.

Ana Freire said...

A beautiful sequence of images! Stunning... your sunset!!!!
And once again I loved the moon shots!
Have a great weekend, Eileen!
Kisses
Ana

Cloudia said...

Daang you take such nice shots Eileen!

Michelle said...

You find the best shots!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

The moon has really been pretty the last few nights, and I just watched it set behind the mountains this evening. ANd I love your fences, they really do make the walk even more scenic and beautiful.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I always enjoy your moon shots, and these are excellent! Have a good weekend.

Cath said...

I love the fences in your mosaic, Eileen, and the sunset in the backyard is beautiful too. Such wonderful colours.

Linda W. said...

Nice moon shots, as always!

ladyfi said...

What glorious moon shots.

Indrani said...

Hi Eileen, I am in love with your moon shots! Great pics.

ak-ut said...

beautiful pics !!! happy weekend :-)

Joyful said...

The moon shots are fabulous! It looks so warm where you are. Is that the norm for this time of year? When I went out today it was very warm here too and the buds are coming out. That often happens but then it will get cold again. Enjoy your weekend, Eileen. xx

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Belas fotografias.
Gostei.
Um abraço e bom fim de semana.

Margaret Adamson said...

your Kinglets are so like our Goldcrest birds. Loely moon shots.

magiceye said...

Beautiful captures!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Little bits of green, blue skies, birds, not too terrible a winter yet ... Hope it doesn't get much worse for you. Lots of rain in Florida this season.

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

That must have been a wonderful walk, I think. I specially like the collage and the first shot of the moon. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

Gail said...

Love these. I keep trying to shoot the moon but not much luck. I have much to learn about photography.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Morning Eillen,
Absolutely gorgeous photos and oh the sunset from your backyard is majestic!
Have a really great weekend!
Xo
Jemma

J said...

So much beauty in nature that most of us just breeze past without notice. You have an eye for composing it beautifully and making us aware that it is there, all around us, free to enjoy!

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Beautiful pictures from your backyard.
Beautiful collage, beautiful scenery and beautiful moon.
Perfect photographed.
Best regards, Irma

Antonina said...

Beautiful photos!
Enjoy the weekend!

vivi ka said...

All shots are very beautiful but that one with the sunset from your backyard WOWWWWW!!!! Have a happy weekend!!

Giga said...

I like to look at the moon clearly visible in the sky. Regards.

Missy George said...

Pretty skies indeed..Great pictures of the moon as well..Have a wonderful weekend, Eileen..Enjoy..COuld be a little wet..

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love the trail photos and how you often include a moon shot or two.

Our photos said...

Wow, that is nice !

Irene said...

Wonderful images, as always :) Lovely landscape with hints of green.

Winter is here, with lots of snow and very cold weater. The birds are hiding, I think, even we feed them. I will soon escape too, going on safari in Tanzania, might find the hinding birds :)

Wish you a happy weekend!

Irene

Lois said...

Gorgeous shots of the moon!

Small Kucing said...

Good morning Eileen.

what a lovely snap of the moon :)

Wandering Wren said...

Hi Eileen, it's me your summer Wren, you heard right! You might be mostly brown at the mo, but the skies are still bright blue, which I always find uplifting! Have a lovely weekend!
Wren x

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Great shots, the moon images are so beautiful.
Many greetings!

Indrani said...

Beautiful sky shots and collages.

Linda said...

Excellent moon shots... oh, wait! That sounds like we are launching a rocket!

edenhills said...

That trail looks like a lovely place to walk. It's nice to have open water this time of year. I am always amazed at your moon shots.

Laura said...

Beautiful series Eileen… the moon photos are outstanding!

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful images, so inviting.

Captured By Jade said...

So many beautiful photos shared, Eileen, but those moon shots - just wow!!

Sharing snapshots at Captured By Jade

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Lovely walk and great moon shots!!

Liz said...

Lovely skies and great shots of the moon!