Thursday, February 18, 2016

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.

I am sharing some birds from my yard, our sunset one evening and the moon setting. I hope you enjoy my simple pleasures.


A pretty Song Sparrow on our deck railing. I hope this also counts as a fence shot.


A mourning dove on our deck railing, in the distance an old wood fence.

Below, my sunset images are for Teresa's Friday's Hunt.
1. letter H
2. week's favorite
3. family


My week's favorites above and below for Teresa's Friday's Hunt...A beautiful sunset seen from my yard.





I hope you enjoyed this post and photos. Thanks for visiting 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. Thanks to Teresa of Eden Hills for hosting Friday's Hunt.   I wish everyone a happy day and weekend ahead..

60 comments:

✿ chica said...

Pardal, pomba, céus maravilhosos e a lua! LINDO TUDO! bjs, ótimo dia! chica

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful photos! Pretty birds and pink sky, and the photo of the moon is awsome :)

Happy Thursday!

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
What a great picture of that bird. Wonderful.
And what a great sky with amazing colors.

Many greetings and have a nice day,
Marco

Christine said...

Good morning Eileen! Cute shot of the bird on your fence & looking over your yard! Fabulous sunset shots too, aren't the colours amazing!
I'm always in awe of the clarity of your moon photos!
Hope you enjoy your day!

Stewart M said...

A shot with a fence in it is a fence shot - the sparrow is a bonus! Nice picture!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; I really enjoyed seeing different sparrow from ours♪ The straight lines of the face makes him look proud♡♡♡ I wish to hear the sound of the morning dove :-) GORGEOUS sunset photographs and the moon☆☆☆
So sorry for my absence, and I really appreciate your kind comments, Dear friend.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I can't pick a favorite today...they're all super. That one of the dove on the railing tho, the surroundings look so quiet and peaceful.

Lynne said...

I think I will always enjoy your
Simple Pleasures . . .

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful skies! like the pert song sparrow, too! thanks, eileen! always!

Sandra said...

that little sparrow is so sweet and i do love doves. that one has a beautiful view to coo about... i got a day shot of the moon yesterday.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh that sparrow shot is darling!!! Have seen some similar sunsets here lately - beautiful. YAM xx

Debbie said...

you have been spending some real quality time with the birds, your yard is so cute!!! i missed the sunsets this week, yours are beautiful and i saw some other pretty ones on Facebook. that's when i really cry, knowing if only i had opened the blinds that chuck insists on closing * sigh *

Lea said...

Beautiful photo of the Song Sparrow!

Nancy Chan said...

I love the scene of a mourning dove on your deck railing. And the sunset are gorgeous.

Mary Hone said...

What a cute sparrow! And those are very nice sunset shots.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I LOVE sparrows, and twilight, and...oh don't get me going.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Such beautiful birds visiting your yard!
Gorgeous pictures!Like the amazing sunset and moon shots!
Have a happy day!
Dimi...

ellen b said...

Beautiful images Eileen! Love that sweet bird. The skies are so beautiful. I hope you have a wonderful end of week and weekend!

ellen b said...

I think I left a comment already but not sure what happened as I got a pop up telling me about some field I didn't fill in...but I love that sweet bird shot you got with the fence and your beautiful sky captures, too.

Giga said...

I love sparrows and beautiful colors in the sky. Have a nice day.

Cloudia said...

Tasty gems! I love the tiger sparrow

Cloudia said...

Sweet Sparrow!

Rose said...

I really like the second shot looking off your deck...it appeals to me. And your sky shots and that moon shot is awesome.

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous skies and a lovely bird shot.

rupam sarma said...

Lovely Bird pic. Loved skies clicks.
Greetings

Ailime said...

Good afternoon Eileene, Magnificent pictures around the shipyard. The sunset seen from your backyard is amazing. Perfect! The Moon, I love it! Hugs. Good weekend.

maryaustria said...

Lovely birds! The colors of the sky are so beautiful!

Daniela said...

When I come to visit you I feel like making a real jump in the most unspoiled Nature ... I am so grateful for that !!!
Thank you very much, my dearest Eileen
enjoy the rest of your week,
sending dera hugs to you
Dany

Zizi Santos said...

Olá
mesmo com neve, tem passarinhos lindos
e por do sol !
lindas fotos!

bjs

Ida said...

That little sparrow is so cute. I enjoyed your birds on the deck railing. Also the sunsets were very pretty.

Julie @Dragonfly Gems said...

Hello from the UK, I've just found your lovely blog and am now following. Lovely photos :o)

Merlesworld said...

Wonderful skies.
Merle............

Betsy Adams said...

Gorgeous sky pictures... WOW... And I love the little sparrow. He was posing nicely for you!!!!!

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Martin Kloess said...

nice, thank you for your time

Cranberry Morning said...

Such pretty skies, Eileen! and I always love your bird photos. What sweet and beautiful creatures.

RedPat said...

I love the wee Song Sparrow. Their song is so beautiful!

LV said...

You always entertain us with the best sights. You do a super job on all your captures.

Happyone said...

Pretty birds around your yard.
Beautiful sky pictures.

Missy George said...

Cute Sparrow..Love the sunsets..beautiful colors..Hope you enjoyed your day..

Ana Freire said...

I feel I could live forever in a yard like that...
Now... "I don't wanna go home"... has a new meaning to me... Who wants to go home, when there is so much beauty to see around the yard?...
Beauty in every single image, Eileen!!!
Remarkable work!... And remarkable place where you live!... With Nature all around...
For me, it's Paradise!...
Have a great weekend ahead, Eileen!
All the best!
Ana

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful sunset! And I always love seeing what birds you have each week. Hugs, Diane

Felicia said...

the skies are lovely. happy weekend to you too.

Denise inVA said...

Sweet birds, great skies and the moon shot is wonderful! Have a great day Eileen.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Eileen, your around the yard shots are awesome. You have such an interesting area to enjoy and observe the birds. Great fence photo with the sweet Sparrow. Lovely sky photos too and I always enjoy your moon shots.
Have a nice weekend ahead. ;)

Michelle said...

Beautiful sunsets!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Great photograph of the Moon. I also like that dove. Have a fabulous Friday tomorrow!

Linda W. said...

Wonderful sunset!

Indrani said...

Whoa! Lovely colorful clouds!
Great series for the week.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho e belas fotografias.
Gostei.
Um abraço e bom fim de semana.

Cathy Keller said...

Your sparrow really took a beautiful post for you! I'm never that lucky. Your sunsets are breathtaking. And what can I say, the moon in all his glory! Well done! Have a wonderful weekend!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Beautiful photos, the song sparrow is very pretty

Mama Zen said...

What a sweet shot of the song sparrow!

EG CameraGirl said...

Lovely sunset! And I love your photo of the moon.

Tony McGurk said...

That's an incredible Moon photo Eileen with excellent detail of the craters, well done. What size lens did you use to capture that?

Lei Angeles said...

You always share beautiful photos of nature and fences Eileen! I'll collect photos of mine for sharing too. Hopefully my very own fence soon. Your post makes me love nature all the more.

Anu said...

Hello Eileen! Nice photo of the Song sparrow. You have a lot of snow there!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Fabulous sky! Thanks for introducing the Song Sparrow.
Ruby

Liz said...

All of your images are so lovely! Those skies are gorgeous!

Kristiina said...

Beautiful picture of nature, birds and sunset. And the moon.

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