Thursday, March 10, 2016

Tennessee Sunset

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 still have more photos from our trip to Tennessee.  These are some Tennessee scenes with skies, fences, barns and some birds of course. LOL, I can not do a post and not include some birds. I hope you enjoy this post.



For my week's favorite for Teresa's Friday's Hunt and Tex's Good Fences meme above, this big guy came to greet us and was scratching his head on the fence.


These cows were mooing at us and a few of them walked over closer to us.  I was leery of getting to close, this fence did not look that strong.




For Tom's Barn Collective a barn with the rolls of hay outside. Sorry for the quality my drive-by shots are never clear.



I hope you are not tired of seeing Sandhill Cranes, they seemed to be all around during our visit. A nice Tennessee birder told us we could find more Sandhill Cranes at this cow farm. He was right on we found the cranes, cows, fences and a barn. I hit the jackpot here.





We saw a good number of Sandhill Cranes at the farm. They were spread out all around the farm. There is some kind of fence on this photo above.


This barn looks like it needs some help, it was nearby the cows we saw.


For my skywatch entry it was near sunset we were back at the Cherokee Removal Memorial park to see the Sandhill Cranes and the sunset. I like the colors in the sky above.


For Teresa's Friday hunt, above is my week's favorite photo. I love this sunset and reflection on the river.

Edited to add a photo of a Killdeer for the letter K



Teresa's Friday's Hunt Week of March 11...thanks Teresa

1. starts with the letter K...I saw some Kestrels along the road and Killdeer on the field with the cows but no photos.
2. week's favorite
3. Flower...my plant zone is slow to see flower here. Maybe some daffies coming soon.


 "Live for the moments you can not put into words." unknown


As always I hope you liked my photos. Thank so much for stopping by and for the nice comments. To see more pretty skies, fences, barns and fantastic photos from around the world please visit the memes below.


Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences. Also, thank you to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for doing such a great job at hosting Skywatch Friday.  Thanks also to Teresa Friday's Hunt    Thanks to Tom for hosting The Barn Collective

  I wish everyone a happy day and weekend ahead..

98 comments:

Suza said...

beautiful pictures of wonderful nature. I love the last Pictiure.
Have a great day
best regards
susa

Prunella Pepperpot said...

I too would be a little wary of the flimsy fence and those strong looking cattle!
So many cranes, lovely, and your sunset is stunning :)

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelentes fotografias.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

rupam sarma said...

Nice post. Beautiful photographs.
Greetings from India

Caroline Gill said...

I love those Sandhill Cranes, Eileen. We have a few Common Cranes here - but for Sandhills, I just love Vicky Henderson's painting here.

Christine said...

Hello Eileen! Fantastic photos of beautiful Tennessee farmland and fences and good to see the cattle making you feel welcome!
I particularly loved the last sunset shot over the river. The colours are so soft and subtle, its so serene!
Have a lovely day!

Stewart M said...

I'd never get tired of seeing those cranes - I really want to see one in the feather.

cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) Love all the fence shots with the cattle, and I'm not in the least tired of seeing the Sandhill Cranes, as they are a novelty for me, and your Sandhill Crane captures at sunset are very beautiful images. Nice barn shot too!:)

Laura. M said...

A good farm. I love the last two photos Eileen
Good Thursday ;)
Besos.

Buttons Thoughts said...

Live for the moments you cannot put in words. I like that. Nice photos Eileen. Hug B

Cranberry Morning said...

Wonderful photos, Eileen! I always love seeing a herd of cattle and those are especially interesting. Great barn, and tell those sandhill cranes they can return to Wisconsin. I love those birds with their great squeaky call.

✿ chica said...

Muito lindas tuas fotos! Adorei ! Sempre ótimos cliques! bjs, chica

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
...maybe the bullocks were getting tetchy at being termed in the feminine?! I LOVE cattle, whichever gender - you can take the girl out of the farm but... well you know...&*> YAM xx

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos . Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

HOOTIN ANNI said...

More pretty sky shots....the sandhill cranes flying is so cool. Of course I WOULD NEVER tire of bird photos. You know me too well. And the cattle photos? Super Eileen.

Celestina Marie said...

Pretty Skies Eileen and great fences. Love the first on with the cow coming to greet you and scratch. They are such a beautiful animal. Love all you captures. Have a wonderful day and weekend ahead.

TexWisGirl said...

sweet herd and handsome bull. i like your favorite, too.

Shug said...

Good Morning.....some really neat pictures. enjoyed seeing the sunshine...

Karen said...

So many pretty scenes in Tennessee. I especially love autumn in the mountains.
Thank you for posting these photos.

Jim said...

Very pretty farm scenes. I was so nice to see the cranes. I wasn't sure where this farm is in Tennessee but my BIL lives in Jackson. He is a piano tuner and repair person. I haven't finished my Hunt yet so I'm still working on it.
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Rose said...

I NEVER tire of seeing Sandhill Cranes...and I love to hear them, too. I enjoyed the shots of the cows, too. And I love that last shot as well as the barns.

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, fantásticas captações das vacas no meio natural, a nitidez das mesmas dão os detalhes que aprecio.
AG

Debbie said...

amazing that a fence that size can hold back those cattle....i guess the barbed wire is effective!!!!

that last image is so beautiful, pretty colors!!!!

Bob Bushell said...

I love the cows, fantastic images.

ellen b said...

Good morning Eileen! Thanks for your visit. What a variety of good scenes with fences. The cows are great. I can almost hear them mooing!

ladyfi said...

Lovely shots.

Small City Scenes said...

Great shots. What a fun time taking these shots.
MB

Happyone said...

You know me and cattle. : ) They look kind of mean but the ones I've encountered have been quite nice and gentle. One even licked my hand. : )

Sandra said...

I like that pastel sunset. so beautiful and love love love the cows...

Felicia said...

most cows don't like to mess with a barb wire fence.

love the pastel colors in your last image.

Nancy J said...

I like photo #1 , he looks very harmless there, and good old barbed wire to make sure he stays on that side.

carol l mckenna said...

Love the 1st photo with the great fence and the sweet cow ~ All great shots too!

Happy Weekend coming to you ~ ^_^

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Did you play the game as a kid...open the car doors when you cross RR tracks to let the train through?

Another game we did...we'd all moooooo when we'd see cattle.

Ida said...

Your photos were wonderful. I liked that 1st one with the cow scratcing on the fencing. You'd think that barbed wire would hurt. Also the photos of all the Sandhill Cranes were fun. I never see them around here so it was a treat. Such a pretty sunset shot too.

Kerry said...

You know there's a trick to rubbing your head on a fence post like that. You have to be able to scratch an itch without getting messed up in the barbed wire. :-) It ain't easy being a cow.

Cathy Keller said...

There's something romantic about old barns. I just imagine the stories they could tell! Have a grand day!

Barb said...

What lovely sunset photos - awesome sandhill crane shot.

FOREST SNAPPER said...

that fence seems to keep those cows back and a good crop of cranes in that field too.

Giga said...

I also had a fear of these cows, although they are nice. It was nice to watch the birds. Beautiful view of the end of the trip. Regards.

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Guess 'Norman' was a bit itchy...

Lovely photo of sunset's reflection in the water.

Have a Happy Day, Eileen!
Peace :)

Phil Slade said...

Hi Eileen. I think it's great the way those cranes are spread out across that farm without a care in the world. Three cheers for the farmer for not harassing the birds and for all the folk like yourself who spread the word about how wonderful our wildlife is.

I think you're safe with cows. It's the bulls you need to watch out for.

joanna uk said...

Hello Eileen,
I've come here from Skywatch.
Your 'parting shot' is delicious. Wish I had taken it :-)

amo sin blogg said...

Fantastic photos of beautiful nature.

jeannettestgermain said...

Quite all right, Eileen -my drive-by pics are blurry a great deal of the time! Great pastoral views.
Things have been so topsy turvy that I can't remember

if I invited you for my new meme SEASONS, where anything goes, so not only landscapes, but also experiences - like feasts, food, traditions, as long as it fits in the season. My link is open Mon-Wed. 7 pm, pacific time. Hope to see you there!

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful captures for the day, as always, Eileen!! Love that sky full of birds!! I hope you have a lovely weekend!! Enjoy!!

Ruth Kelly said...

Your last photo melts my heart - it is just stunning.

Martin Kloess said...

Thank you for these great pictures

RedPat said...

I love seeing your pics of the cranes!

Missy George said...

Barbed wire is quite a deterrent..No worry there..Love the last shot...nice reflections...

Photo Cache said...

I like seeing rolls of hay. They add so much to the composition.

Worth a Thousand Words

Cloudia said...

just wonderful and healing, Dear!

Indrani said...

Great series Eileen! The pink reflected light in the pond is captured so well.

Lois said...

Wonderful photos. My favorite is the first one though, such a cutie! Oh and you can never post too many bird pictures by the way.

Denise inVA said...

I saw a similar fence holding back some buffalo once. I didn't stay very long either :) Great photos Eileen!

Saun said...

Beautiful pics love them all

Saun

Stephanie said...

Love that first shot!!

Linda W. said...

That's a lot of sandhill cranes! And I love your last photo - nice reflection of the pink sky in the water.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Tennessee really is beautiful, and I always love the barns, fields, etc. But I would not have expected to see the cranes either -- What a nice surprise!

Anu said...

There were really a big number of Sandhill Cranes! Awesome! Beautiful landscapes!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Fun to see the cows so curious - good idea to keep your distance. I was chased by a herd of cows once as a little girl when I picked some apples in their pasture. My Dad had to rescue me :) Love seeing the Sandhill Cranes - what a thrill. They are larger than I expected! Nice old barns and that sunset is just wonderful! Hope your Friday is a good one. xx K

Joyful said...

Beautiful sunset! Happy SWF Eileen. xx

Klara said...

great shots, have a nice WE.

Lowcarb team member said...

Happy Day Eileen
Some lovely images here, a great mix to look at and enjoy.
I am in agreement with you - that last photo is my favourite, the colours are just so lovely.

Take Care

All the best Jan

Nancy Chan said...

Great find for you. Cows and sandhill cranes and also the rolls of hay. Have a great weekend, Eileen!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

These are great shots, Eileen. Love the old barns and the peach sky. Have a wonderful weekend!

magiceye said...

The last 2 pics are the best!!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
marvelous photos of our visit in Tennessee. So beautiful to see the cows in the sunshine. Amazing !
Best regards, Synnöve

Gail said...

Wonderful shots.

I have NEVER seen that many cranes in one spot. I wonder why they were gathered.

Sikora Modraszka said...

Wonderful photos. Your blog is amaizing.Cute Eileen.

Daniela said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful !
You enchant me more and more, dearest friend of mine, and I'm so grateful to you for this !
Sending blessings of joy on the remainder of your day, darling Eileen
with heartfelt gratitude
Dany

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

Two very pretty sunsets, Eileen. My favourite shot is the last one of all.

kayni said...

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Beautiful photos! I've never seen Sandhill Cranes before. They seems to be everywhere. I'd love to re-visit Tennessee again.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You are certainly being stalked by Sandhill cranes, or so it would seem

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!!
Lovely fences and what a beautiful cattle !!
Wonderful pictures of birds and nature!
I really enjoyed your post!
Have a happy weekend!
Dimi...

Our photos said...

Very nice ! I really love the pink sunset !

Ranten said...

Lovely! Happy weekend to you :-))

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Lovely sunsets!

Sandhill cranes like golf courses, too.
~

joo said...

Your photos are so beautiful, Eileen! I love the cranes the most. Have a great weekend:)
hugs
j.

Lea said...

Lovely to see those flocks of Sandhill Cranes!
Great photo of the Killdeer, too.
And your 'week's favorite' - beautiful!
Have a wonderful week-end!
Lea

Mama Zen said...

I love the cows!

Alexa T said...

Love all the aspects seen. The sunset is absolutely fantastic...it's like an illustration! So stunning mix of pink reflected and blue of waters!
Best regards and a great weekend ahead!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

A beautiful collection of shots! I like that sunset photo!!

Bushra Muzaffar said...

I love being in the countryside...but rarely get an opportunity. Nice clicks of the farm animals and nature, Eileen. Have a great weekend!

Nick V. said...

Great shots, Eileen! Enjoy your weekend.

edenhills said...

Great collection! It makes me miss my cows. Love the killdeer. I can never seem to get close enough to take a decent picture of one. Thanks so much for joining Friday's Hunt!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I hope the killdeers have not left our area, it seems everywhere they wanted to set up a nest on the ground was the next spot for houses to be built.
It would make me a little leery too of a flimsy barbed wire fence to hold back big beasts if they really wanted to get out.

Ana Freire said...

Great photos... and a beautiful calm place!...
I love all the images!...
All the best!
Ana

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Your photo of the sunset and reflection on the river is great! Enjoyed the others as well. Thanks for sharing this post!

Margaret Adamson said...

Love the last shot of the wader Eileen but my favoutie is also your favourite this week. Enjoy your week ahead.

Tom said...

What a bunch of neat images here Eileen. I'm glad that among all your critters that you are able to find a barn or two. Thanks so much for joining the party this week and have a super week.

indah nuria Savitri said...

the sunset and the cranes are beautiful indeed..

Gayle atMuldoon said...

Another lovely leaner (the barn).

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the cows! They're beautiful animals.

NatureFootstep said...

no, I don´t mind the Sandhill cranes :)

Alica said...

Oh wow...that sunset reflected in the water! I think I'd get it printed on canvas or something! :)

Martha said...

I never tire of old barns, I only want to go inside.
:0)

genie said...

How could you avoid seeing birds anywhere you go> They come to you like a baby to its mother. Loved seeing the Tennessee bars,cows, and the beautiful water with the birds. Lots of cranes out when you were there. It is still raining here. Hope you are having better weather up there in your neck of the woods.

Maggee said...

I can't wait to see the Killdeer and Plovers and Ruddy Turnstones this spring! It amazes me there are Sandhill Cranes in Tennessee! I thought cranes were water fowl... may look it up now! Great pictures! Hugs!