Thursday, January 7, 2016

Just Local

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.

Still cleaning up some old files and another short post for my Skywatch Friday and Good Fences I am sharing various scenes from my neighborhood and yard.


Not far from our house we pass this rural scene on the way to my son's house.


The geese were enjoying a field that was recently cleared.


The sky during one of our recent walks looked pretty.


The only snow I've seen so far this year on Dec 19th, a light dusting on our deck. BTW, you can see our fence just past the deck railing..


A sunset from our deck, I like the pretty pink clouds.


Here are two shots of the moon taken on Dec 20th.


I had to wait till the moon rose above the trees for a clear shot. I believe there were some thin clouds around the moon. Someone previously asked about the setting for my moon photos. These are straight out of the camera which was on the AUTO setting and were hand held. I do not use a tripod for my photos, maybe they would be better if I did.

I hope you enjoyed the scenes and images. 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..

64 comments:

Christine said...

Great rural fence scenes Eileen! What a lot of geese doing a bit more clearing up in that field!
Your moon shots are just awesome!
Have a great day!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

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

Sue said...

I think your moon shots are terrific--I think the cameras nowadays are so good-even just using auto settings can yield spectacular results. I have a bit of trouble with night shots just holding the camera--I guess I shake a bit. Yours are nice and clear.

diane b said...

Great collection of shots. The moon pic is excellent.

Florence said...

We haven't seen any fields of geese here yet this year. Probably because they are fat and happy in fields around your house. I know some people don't like Canada geese but I'm always glad to see them.
What stunning photos of the moon!
Hope you have a good week and see lots of nature next week!

Nancy Chan said...

Hi Eileen, you have such vast, open space in your area. I love the shot of the moon seen through the branches.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Never met a sky I didn't love.

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Great moon shot. We can never have enough of those!

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, I love the walk along the grassy road through the fields. And the snow on the deck. And the moon. oh I love it all! Thanks for sharing. Have a great day. Jo

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:)What a wonderful sight to see all those geese and a lovely panarama. Great sky and moon shots also, and I love your deck fence.

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

the moon shot is so creepy looking. i love it!! what do they call that a harvest moon, or is that something else? not an expert there. gorgeous. love the way the fencing curls around the field, so pretty to the eyes. ( :

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
.....totally spooky, but I was photographing the moon through trees on exactly that date, in Sydney!!! Love the big sky shot... YAM xx

Linda said...

Eileen, this is such a gorgeous series, all they need is a frame!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful landscapes Eileen.

Sandra said...

that is one large gaggle of geese. wow.. and i love the moon shot and the sky with trees OH MY. so beautiful

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Beautiful photography! I have not seen so many Canada Geese in one spot. They do travel well it seems. Have a fantastic day today!

rupam sarma said...

So nice clicks.
Have a nice weekend.

wolfe said...

Good evening
I came across you blog and find it very interesting!
Your pictures are amazingly beautiful!

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos ! I find just local to be just awesome lol ! Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

Becca said...

I always love seeing birds out enjoying nature. We have a lot of water out here and it's always filled with ducks and geese (except for right now because it's frozen)

Karen S. said...

The geese are surely enjoying themselves, what a lovely field. Your dusting of snow is much like ours so far this year. We've had a couple of light snowfalls but nothing to call extreme yet! (Makes me happy, except for no snowmen around the yard yet.) Enjoy your day and easy winter weather for us all!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
marvelous photos of a wonderful view and to the moon.
Best regards, Synnöve

TexWisGirl said...

lovely sky shots and gorgeous moon, as always. i loved the flock of geese scattered on the grass! (and i just linked you in as i noticed you hadn't had a chance yet.) :)

Missy George said...

No snow here yet..Our cornfield used to be full of geese when it as harvested..This year they planted Soy. No geese after it was harvested..Guess they don't like Soy,,They came but didn't stay...Nice that your family is close by..

carol l mckenna said...

Great moon shots and lovely fence ones too ~

Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

Lowcarb team member said...

Another super selection Eileen, thank you.

I love the colours in the sunset from your deck, the clouds in pink look great.

Do hope you are having a good week.

All the best Jan

Lea said...

Lovely! Especially the first one.
For a makeshift tripod I sit down, hold the camera with both hands, and place my elbows on my knees.
Have a wonderful week-end!
Lea

Cloudia said...

Oh VERY tasty shots! I like the Tiffany lamp reflection

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Wow! Look at those geese! We're seeing some pretty big flocks of birds now that are migrating. I even have some pics to share on Sat. Hugs!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What a gooosescape!

;-)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Great shots Eileen! I'm missing the snow this year, but we had "conversational snowflakes" on Monday, so it's a start. I could do without the cold though, but it's January, and so we're just bundling up. Hope you've had a good week!

Ida said...

Wow that is a bunch of geese for sure enjoying that field. We've had some snow this winter but not a lot (which is fine by me) but it's been cold. I'm so ready for it to warm up. - Gosh your shots of the moon are amazing. So what type of a camera do you use to get them? I cannot get a decent shot of the moon at night no matter if I use a Tripod or not.

Felicia said...

love those pink clouds. my that's alot of geese.

edenhills said...

Your images of the moon are stunning. I am amazed! That is a lot of geese in that field.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Very pretty scenes, Eileen - I love the geese in the field and those amazing moon shots!

Linda W. said...

Nice moon shots! And that sure is a lot of geese in that field!

Margaret Adamson said...

You do not need a tripod, your shots are great Eileen. That is certainly a lot of geese feeding. Good fences

Lynne said...

Love your moon pics . . .
and the flock of gulls . . .
or should that be 'fleet'!
And your fence too . . .

Anu said...

You have beautiful scenes around your home. Both shots of the moon are gorgeous.

facile et beau - Gusta said...

beautiful pictures. The pink clouds are sooo nice.
have a great day

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelentes fotografias.
Um abraço e bom fim de semana.

Tomoko said...

Dear Eileen,
Wishing you a very healthy, happy new year!
Tomoko

Mama Zen said...

You take the best moon shots, Eileen!

handmade by amalia said...

Such wonderful photos, Eileen. The moon photos are amazing.
Amalia
xo

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, I always like to see geese grazing in the fields!

Ela said...

Great pictures! I am delighted the view of the moon!
Have a happy weekend :)

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Wow, I sure like those pics out in the countryside. Very nice! Great moon shot too! Wishing you a fine weekend!

Crissi said...

Superb shots!
Happy weekend Crissi

Valerie said...

That last shot of the moon is marvellous Eileen - well captured!

Debbie said...

best moon shots EVER!!!! love the flock of geese!!!!

Debbie said...

i forgot to say...we have not gotten i flake of snow!!!!!

Irene said...

Great captures, Eileen! The moon shot is amazing!

Wish you a happy new year!

Irene

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Fabulous moon shot. You must have steady hands!

genie said...

I nice collection you have put together. You all really have the Canada Geese up there. We have had dustings of snow like up there down here. You sky and moon shots are plumb purdy :-)

Cath said...

Love your photo's Eileen.....that is the usual amount of snow we get here in Tasmania during Winter....I would love it to just dump a few inches of the stuff...just once every winter!

The Yum List said...

Seeing all of that open space gives such a sense of peace.

Stephanie said...

Awesome moon shot! Lovely landscapes.

Small City Scenes said...

Nice images. I do like your moon shot and the fact that you take pictures like I do. I just use my camera and point, hold and shoot. I have never used a tripod and teased about that. That sure is a huge flock of geese.
MB

pattisjarrett said...

I saw the moon last evening and thought of you. If anyone shows up on the moon's surface, you'll be the first to know! Your shots are always amazing. Love your sky in the grassy-sided path photo. That's a LOT of geese.

ak-ut said...

such a beautiful moon !!!
wish you all the best for 2016 and happy weekend :-)

Mascha said...

What a lovely series!
Have enjoyed all.

Ana Freire said...

An amazing place to live, Eileen!!!
What can I say? I am delighted with all the photos!
Happy Saturday, Eileen!
Ana

Lei Angeles said...

I'm a nature lover! Surely I find no other words but Beautiful!

AlexaT said...

Gorgeous, Eileen! Amazing wonders like always! Rural scenes, tall trees up against the sky, serenity at dusk on your deck, moon between branches and so up close through your photo camera... A mystery to me how you've captured it so well...that I can see these amazing details in pics!
Warm greetings of january and a great weekend, too!