Thursday, May 19, 2016

Warbler Time

I have a list below of memes I am joining for this week, and to save time I am doing one post for all. These links are not just for me but you can also copy them and join in with any of these linky parties. . They are all fun memes to participate in...I hope you can join in with the fun  and check out some of the participating posts. Special thanks to all the wonderful hosts and their memes, I hope you have some time to check them out.


Teresa's Friday's Hunt
1. Start's with U
2. Weeks Favorite
3.  Morning

Random # 1. In the spring we see some pretty warblers pass thru our neighborhood and around our lake. The warblers like to stay high up in the tree tops which makes it almost impossible to get a good photo. I still like to document what I see and when.


#2. My name is Eileen and I have an addiction to birds. On this day I saw the Prairie Warbler, White-throated Sparrow, possibly a female Pine Warbler or Kinglet and a Chestnut-sided Warbler, Woodpeckers, Hermit Thrush and the Eagle nest.


We watched the Prairie Warblers chasing each other around the trees and bushes. This may not look like the best photo. But it is my favorite for the week, mainly because I love the bright yellow warbler checking me out. 


The Lousiana Waterthrushes show up a near the creeks that run into our lake, the same time that the warbler arrive.


Overhead looking up at the top of the pine trees, we saw a Red-tailed hawk.

"The sky is the daily bread of the eyes."  Ralph Waldo Emerson



3. Skywatching is another one of my simple pleasures. On this day, we drove around the lake for a walk on another fireroad, it is the same spot where we found the eagles nest. Another favorite photo, this shot of the sky and field was taken from the parking area.


4. Hubby and I are proud of our son at 23 years old, he has purchased his second home. After living in his first home for two years, he spent a lot of time renovating the first place and sold it within a week of listing. Some scenes from our ride to our son's new place, we take the back roads and there are a lot of farms, barns and animals.



5. The spring baby animals are so darn cute. We pass by this farm with the Longhorn cattle, do you see the little calf  laying in front of the whitish colored mom. Click on the image for larger viewing, it is in the middle of the photo.


  Lots on contrails from the jets and a pretty blue sky.  Make time for the simple pleasures. My simple pleasure is skywatching.

"Be thankful for what you have. Simple Pleasures are the best part of life."

I hope you enjoyed my post and images. As always, thank you for visiting and for the nice comments. Have a happy new week ahead!

To see more pretty skies, fences and fantastic photos from around the world please visit the memes below.  Thanks for visiting and for all the nice comments. I wish everyone a happy day and weekend ahead.

Here is a list of linky parties for part of the last part of the week, I hope to see you there.

Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences.
Thank you to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.
Thank you to Nancy the host of Random 5 Friday
Thanks also to Teresa Friday's Hunt 
Thanks to Tom for hosting The Barn Collective

93 comments:

jandi said...

hi Eileen! your cloudscapes/landscapes are amazing! and your birds are too sweet! love the one of the hawk through the tree top frame! beautiful! have a beautiful day!

Nancy J said...

Happiness when you are a parent is knowing family are safe, well, and secure , and happy in what they do .How proud you can indeed be. Lovely scenes from round and about.

riitta k said...

Amazing photos Eileen. It is wonderful to be addicted to the nature, to simple things that are free!

Margaret Adamson said...

Well you certainly will have plenty to photograph when you visit your son again. beautiul skies and birds Eileen. Have a wonderful weekend.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) You always do such a good job of capturing birds high up in the tree tops. The Warblers are pretty birds, and I like your capture of the Waterthrush and the one looking upwards to the trees, with the hawk in flight. Lovely sky shots, views with cattle, and barns and fences. The lovely scenery and peaceful rides on the back roads are the best, even if it takes a little longer to reach our destination.:)

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelentes e belas fotografias, gostei das dos pássaros.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely photos, the prairie warbler is so colourful!

✿ chica said...

Pássaros e céus maravilhosos e inspiradores! ADOREI! bjs, tudo de bom,chica

TexWisGirl said...

such beautiful views - whether up or across. and 'hi, eileen' as i respond as part of your support group for your addiction. :)

Christine said...

These are all wonderful photos and a pleasure to share them with you Eileen! The little warbler is so pretty in amongst the newly sprouting leaves!
wonderful skies too - you could almost play tic-Tac-Toe in the con-trails!
Well done to your son for his hard work and business sense!
Have a lovely day!

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, What a neat post. Simple pleasures really are the best. Your sky shots are excellent and the birds as well. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a happy day!

Lea said...


Of course you know my favorites are the birds!
Hope you are having a wonderful week!
Lea

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Visual delights Eileen!!! I love your 'confession' &*>... YAM xx

rupam sarma said...

Lovely pics :)
Greetings from Assam, India

Lisa Comperry said...

I love your birds and clouds! Beautiful shots, such a pretty place to visit and take walks/picnics!

~"Be thankful for what you have. Simple Pleasures are the best part of life." ~
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

This. is. what. keeps. me. sane.

Cheers :-))

Gayle atMuldoon said...

Love the composition of the overhead pines and hawk. And the contrail sky fence. Happy Day

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful warblers Eileen. Are they rather smallish birds? We have some little bird that stays high up in the tree but boy, when it sings it has a HUGE voice! Love your barns and fences today too. Have a lovely rest of your week.

amo sin blogg said...

Hi Ellen, I like your post very good.
Your photos are beautiful.

Happy weekend for you
from Anne-Mari

Florence said...

Our current warblers are the Pine Warbler and the Yellow-rumped Warbler. There may be others out there but they thwart me by always being just on the other side of the limb high up in the tree. Hope you have a lovely day!

Marcia said...

I don't think I've every seen a warbler. Must not be looking in the right place. I see the yellow goldfinch but nothing resembling the yellow warbler you saw. Now I need to look more carefully.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We love so many of the same things my friend. These are good addictions, I think! Love the drive out to your son's and what a great achievement! Enjoy your day! Sweet hugs, Diane

Sandra said...

there are many who share your bird addiction.. i love that little yellow warbler. so cute.. i am addicted to anything with fur, with focus on dogs and cows as the top two. thing thing is you can feed your addiction outside your window. i have to go somewhere to find mine. of course i am addicted to snapping shots of whatever lands in front of my camera

ann said...

The warblers are arriving here, finally. It seems that they are late this year. Yes, they are very hard photograph because the are tiny, quick, and easily concealed in the trees. Here they flit around in the aspens and once the honey locust finishes leaving out, they will pick their way through them, then they will be off to the mountains, even Canada perhaps.

Mary Hone said...

Those birds are so colorful. And how fun for your son, best of luck to him in a new home.

ellen b said...

Wonderful birds and skies and fences Eileen! Hope you have a great end to the week!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Eileen,
I adore this precious Pine Warbler and I see he also made it on your side bar!
He deserves that position:)
Happy Thursday!
Jemma

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Nice shots. Always wise to look up often. :)

Denise inVA said...

Another lovely selection of photos Eileen, all very much enjoyed. I also enjoyed your five and congratulations to your son on purchasing his second house. That is an impressive accomplishment at his age.

carol l mckenna said...

Love the cows and fences! All wonderful nature shots, Eileen!

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

Linda W. said...

Great captures of the farm scenery! And I like your photo looking up towards the treetops.

Small City Scenes said...

I love watching the ever changing sky. Good for your son---he is doing well.
I like the pastoral scenes.
MB

Debbie said...

ooooh dear, my name is debbie and we share the same addiction!!! and even though birds are my favorite addiction, i really love the way you captured the pines!! gorgeous!!

Lady Fi said...

So many pretty birds and sky shots!

Linda said...

Good morning, Eileen, I absolutely love this series of photos! Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope your week is going well!

Peggy Jones said...

We love birds too. Have several feeds and they are filled every day. Congrats on your son's great accomplishment. I know how you fee. One of hours breeds and trains Tennessee Walker horse. His dream come true.

Nancy Chan said...

The birds are all so sweet but my favourite today is the bright yellow warbler. The pine tree top view is beautiful too.

LV said...

Always such a pleasure traveling with you each week.

Liz said...

A fabulous collection of images, Eileen! I love the gorgeous blue skies.

Ana Freire said...

An amazing sequence of images... with a wide variety of beautiful places of the countryside... and so many species of birds...
A beautiful place, indeed!...
I'm happy for your son manage to have been able to buy a new home!
Have a great weekend ahead, Eileen!
Ana

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Such an amazing array of birds you get, Eileen!

We have some pine trees on Cacapon Mountain, but not enough to attract birds (like Red-headed Woodpecker) that prefer that environment.
~

Nicol Carm said...

Nice place to visit and take pictures. I like the sky and the birds.

Zizi Santos said...

É muito bom ver o sucesso de um filho!
gostei das imagens dos pássaros e da natureza!
uma alegria estar aqui

Phil Slade said...

You have your work cut out in trying to photograph those treetop warblers Eileen. However I think you dide a great job with the Prairie Warbler. Be careful with your addiction as it may be catching - I think I have it too.

Bob Bushell said...

Oh Eileen, you have produced a scenery of birds, trees, and the sky. Love them.

RedPat said...

Your warbler pics are fab, Eileen!

Cloudia said...

Oh thanks you for this timely reminder, Eileen. congrats to your wonderful son, that's great

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Great photos, and your addiction is benefitting people like me who really love your photos, and the blue skies certainly are beautiful too!!

Bij Jen said...

I like your Birdpictures.....
so lovely.....

Ida said...

Wonderful birds, I love the little yellow one.
Pretty Barn/Fence scenes.
It's a pleasure to view your lovely photos.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful pics and I love the the quotes. The simple pleasures are indeed the best pleasures.

Ida said...

It's always a pleasure to see your bird photos. That little Yellow one caught my eye today, so cute.
Loved the barn/fence & cow scenes and of course pretty blue skies with white clouds and vapor trails are always nice.

amanda peters said...

Lovely to see your warblers, our's tend to be just brown and all the same size..very hard to ID , well for me any way.
Amanda xx

Daniela said...

You always gift me such precious moments with your amazing shots, my wonderful Eileen, I'm so very grateful to you for this, sweet friend !

Hope you're enjoying your week I wish you most wonderful days to come,
sending my dearest love to you

xox - Dany

Ailime said...

Good afternoon Eileen, all your photos are magnificent! I also love birds, but here we haven't so much variety and in the cities hardly see! Magnificent your participations. I wish you a good weekend. Hugs.

Blogger Jedidja said...

Hoi Eileen, how are you? I LOVE the yellow bird. We don't have yellow birds in The Netherlands. Only the blue tits are a bit yellow. Their bellies you know.

I like all your photos.

Suza said...

fantastic pictures. I love the little birds

Martin Kloess said...

Looks like you had a fun day. Thank you for sharing.

thomas said...

Wow! A criss cross sky

The Yum List said...

I didn't notice the hawk until I read the caption - I was admiring how tall those trees appeared.

Екатерина Балагурова said...

With great pleasure looked at all photos! Especially birds =)

Michelle said...

Beautiful birds and skies, Eileen! You have a great eye!

Mildred said...

Congrats to your son! Oh, these photos are awesome. I enjoyed them so very much. Have a great Friday.

Lois said...

"Addicted to birds" would describe me too!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I like that shot straight up of the pine trees and the hawk. Have a nice weekend!

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Some very nice fences in this post, Eileen.
Beautiful photos of the fences, birds and other subjects - well done!
Have a Happy Week ahead.
Peace :)

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Warblers are such cheerful little birds! Nice snap-shots. Have a wonderful day tomorrow!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Very nice post, Eileen, great mosaics and fabulous skies!

Joyful said...

Lovely birds and sky photos Eileen. Have a great weekend :-)

Tomoko said...

Hi,Eileen,
Nice to see you again. i enjoyed your birds as always. The second shot is so lovely.
Looks like the yellow bird is enjoying spring with many new greens coming out on the branches!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Lovely photos from your area! The red barns looks just the same as barns here in Norway .)
Beautiful photos of the birds!

Happy Friday, and enjoy your weekend.

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
marvelous photos of the warbler birds and the beuatiful landscape in the sunshine. Amazing !
Best regards, Synnöve

Anu said...

I enjoyed very much your text and photos. Have a wonderful weekend.

Snap said...

I'm sure you are very proud of your son. Looks like you will enjoy the drive to his new home, too! Lovely landscape and animals. The warblers are great -- so many different ones. They must know you are the bird lady! Have a great week!

Maggid said...

WOAH!!!! That sky/hawk/forest photo made me dizzy . . and I'm sitting down. wow.

Indrani said...

The sky very well captured between the trees!
Happy SWF!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Hi Eileen! My name is Sallie and I have the same addiction. (But not as many chances to indulge it as you have, darn it ;>). Beautiful birds, great scenery. And nice to hear about your son. You have good reason to be proud of him!

Barb said...

Your simple pleasure is also a pleasure for me because I get to see the photos! Good for your son!

Klara said...

I like that quote (Emerson's). and you have a good reason to be proud of that hardworking young man.

Alexa T said...

Hello Eileen!
Like always, a beautiful post with gorgeous and interesting aspects! And the quote is so special: "The sky is the daily bread of the eyes."
A wonderful weekend to you, too!

Robin @ A Life In The Wild said...

You live in a gorgeous area! I've been comparing our birds. I wish we had your water thrushes though we do have a lot in common.

Gail said...

So many prompts and you met them all admirably.

Happy weekend.

Hula La said...

What a wonderful post. I love your bird shots...I, too, am a bird lover. Great country scenes you have here. And congrats to your son! Aloha!

Our photos said...

Wow, i love these ! Very nice !

Missy George said...

Pretty Warblers..I didn't know there were so many different ones..Great shots..Pretty skies as well...Nice that you could find some blue skies..Enjoy your weekend..

magiceye said...

Amazing nature pics!

Lynne said...

Love your Warblers . . .
Sky views . . .
Wonderful news about your son . . .
It sounds like he has found something he enjoys
and it is working out positively for him.
Congratulations!

Paula said...

You have a lot of pretty birds there. I guess our prettiest one is the Cardinal.

Brandi said...

Love the shot looking up into the trees with the hawk! Have a great weekend!

Jim said...

Lovely countryside pictures, Eileen. Congrats on the son's entrepreneurial endeavors. He's ambitious to see the least. I wonder, is he married? My 'rich' son didn't marry until he was forty. No grandchildren that way. :)
..

Lowcarb team member said...

Wow, what a great selection for the many memes.
They are all great, especially picture 5 ... the word tranquility comes to mind.

Hoping you have a lovely weekend

All the best Jan

NatureFootstep said...

nice summer skies and good fences. :)

edenhills said...

Adorable birds; beautiful skies; back roads country scenes. What's not to love? How wonderful that your son is doing well. Thank you so much for joining in Friday's Hunt. I hope you have a great week!

Joely Smith said...

I have quite an addiction to birds myself. I need to learn more about them however as I only know a handful of birds by looks.