Thursday, September 1, 2016

Walking the trail

Hello

Wow, do you believe it is September? I wish I could slow time down, summer has flown by. I am sharing another one of our walks on the NCR trail and a few sky shots from home.

While walking on the bike trail I am always on the look out for birds. I am not sure but this bird below looks like a cowbird?


The NCR trail at Bentley Springs, some wildflowers along the trail and the Bee Tree Creek.


Our shadow shot includes a fence shadow, A Monarch, bunny and a Tufted Titmouse.


On the drive home from the trail we pass by this farm, they have the cutest donkeys. I captured one barn for Tom's Barn Collective.


I love these donkeys, they are so cute!


"The time you enjoy wasting, is not wasted time." Bertrand Russell

I enjoy spending my time skywatching! Our sunsets have not been the greatest, the skies have been clear. I managed to find some colors in the sky on this day.


The moon setting on Aug 25th.


 As always I hope you enjoyed your visit and my post. I appreciate your nice comments. Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

Here is a list of linky parties for part of the week, I hope to see you there. I have a few fence and my deck railing for Tex's Party and some pretty sky shots.

Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences.
Thank you to Sylvia, Yogi and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.
Thanks to Tom the host of The Barn Collective 

75 comments:

Mildred said...

Waving back to you two in the shadow shot. Pretty little bird in the first picture and I love the wildflowers. Wishing you a very nice day, Eileen.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful trail you are walking along! I love your photos of The Monarch, and it's a very beautiful butterfly.

Happy Thursday, and enjoy your weekend ahead!

Sue said...

"The time you enjoy wasting, is not wasted time." Bertrand Russell
Oh, Eileen--I just LOVE that quote.
Have a great week

Helma said...

Hi Eileen,
indeed it is already September, the month of autumn * gulp *!
Beautiful pictures show you. I unfortunately forgot to Saturday to link the cross basin in your post. I was busy with work and forgot about it. Sorry but this weekend I'm going to link the crossbills post still with you.
Greetings, Helma

Breathtaking said...

Some fine fence shots for Good Fences Eileen.:) I counted four, and like them all. Love the trail fence, and the nature images of flowers and the Catbird, and the donkeys in the field fence shot, and barn image, and the cheerful shadow shot. Great stuff!:)

✿ chica said...

Tão lindo sempre tudo aqui! Ótimo dia! bjs, chica

Sussi said...

beautiful!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
As ever, my visit here is rewarded... and that barn shot is particularly lovely today; wonderful composition! YAM xx

Lisa Comperry said...

Beautiful scenery, pretty trail...I am a sky-watch-aholic , lol, my addiction is clouds...Thunder clouds, wispy clouds, layered clouds :-)

Tom said...

Number one is a winner!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Belas fotografias, gostei.
Um abraço.
Andarilhar

Christine said...

It's so lovely to be able to go on these trail walks with you Eileen and see what you see and enjoy! I love the fence shadow shot with your shadows! Great fun and beautiful sky shots!
The barn is a great find too!
Enjoy your day!

The Yum List said...

Hard to believe it's September already! Summer seems so far away.

TexWisGirl said...

just beautiful. love your shadow shot and fences, too. enjoy your wasted time. :)

Ana Freire said...

What can I say?
I always like to walk with you, Eileen!... Through your images...
A beautiful post, as usual!...
A big kiss!
Ana

Lady Fi said...

Lovely scenery and shots.

Tanya Breese said...

i don't want summer to end either :( the donkeys are cute...i pass a farm that has a couple of cute donkeys too...it is hard to get a picture though because the road is so narrow and no where to pull over but they make me smile everytime i pass them! have a great day!

Sandra said...

love the shadows of you two... and love the curved fence with donkey's hiding in plain sight. so pretty

A Casa Madeira said...

Oi Eileen as imagens estão encantadoras;
Muito belo.
Bom começo de setembro.
Abraços
janicce.

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
marvelous photos and impressions of this wonderful landscape, the animals and nature around you. Great !
Best, Synnöve

Irma said...

Hi Eileen, what a great series of photos.
Beautiful collage Also, the shadow picture is beautiful
Best regards, Irma

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your barn photo and how neat to see those donkeys. We see a lot of them here among the cattle...always fun to see. They have personality! So far we've just had some light rain. Hugs, Diane

Denise inVA said...

Another great series of photos Eileen. Pretty critters, especially loved the donkeys. Thanks for sharing and have a great day :)

Ruth Kelly said...

It must have taken an engineering feet to make a nice curve in the fence.

Debbie said...

awesome captures eileen!! i love the fence shadow shot and you 2 of course!!!

Summer said...

I can't believe it is already September too! But I am happy about it... Love your beautiful photos ♥

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Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

another pleasant gadabout. Love your chronicling :)

Mary Hone said...

It's hard to believe it's September. Fall is in the air here, and colors are changing already. Beautiful bird shots.

Linda said...

Hello Eileen! I am waving back to you, referring to your shadow wave shot. Another gorgeous series, I love everything here, especially the donkeys. I have always loved donkeys, they are so adorable!

Laura. M said...

The bird is very nice and green I love !!
Good week Eileen.
Besos.

jandi said...

it is a beautiful trail- so lush and green! and lovely flowers and animals too! have a beautiful weekend!

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

I am not sure that I could ever pass that farm without stopping and hoping that the donkeys came over to be petted! :)

Inger said...

I too love donkeys and you managed to capture some great fences and a beautiful landscape as well. Trust me, your pictures are so great and it is a joy to visit here.

magnoliasntea said...

Wow, Eileen, I'm always amazed looking at your photos! Love, love the farm and donkeys. Love the bird, too.
Have a great Labor Day Weekend!

Prunella Pepperpot said...

I so love donkeys and the curved fence is great. Great collages and your shadows look very happy. I would be very happy there too!
Have a wonderful weekend :)

Jutta K. Germany said...

Hello Eileen,
you show us a lot of interesting photos !
I like the curved fence !
Greetings from Germany

Phil Slade said...

How true is that quote Eileen. I'll remember that next time Sue tells me I'm wasting my time going birding. I like the happy shadows and of course the cowbird. I'm sure it is - a young one?

Enjoy your Friday even though as you say, it's September already.

Cloudia said...

Such a sunny pleasure, Eileen. The Summer did fly. We must be having fun together

Buttons Thoughts said...

Love love the curvy donkey fence. You always have beautiful photos. Hug B

Grantham Lynn said...

Oh I was having so much fun looking at your great shots and planned to comment and then I saw those Donkeys and forgot all the others. I love donkeys.
It was a great post. Especially the donkeys. Thanks for sharing them!

FOREST SNAPPER said...

thats a lovely winding fence in the photo

RedPat said...

What a nice tour! Our skies have been clear too so no wonderful sunsets.

krishna said...

really, really beautiful pictures..

Linda W. said...

Lots of interesting things spotted on your walk. Thanks for sharing with us!

amo sin blogg said...

Beautiful pictures as allways from you.
You had a nice trip.

I wish you a nice weekend.
Love Anne-Mari

Happyone said...

Love the barn picture. Beautiful.

Martin Kloess said...

Thank you so much for this lovely outing

ellen b said...

Love the birds and the great fences! Love that curvy fence!

Merlesworld said...

You have some lovely countryside to wonder around in.
Merle..........

Photo Cache said...

I love the fence image with what looked like green undulating landscape. Happy long weekend.

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Felicia said...

looks like a place for a relaxing stroll. I like the fence and the barn image, so pretty

Pietro Brosio said...

Wonderful sequence of photos, beautiful landscapes.
Happy weekend!

Weekend-Windup said...

Lovely shots and the fence looks beautiful in a good shape:)

Anu said...

Beautiful photos, Eileen. Have a happy weekend.

Nancy Chan said...

Lovely photos. Love the fence and with the pathway photo and also the fence with the barn and donkeys. Have a beautiful day!

Linda Gross said...

What a pretty trail; like your waving shadows too. Nice pictures of the donkeys.

Lea said...

A great series of photos!
My favorite is the barn with fence!
Have a great day!
Lea

magiceye said...

Lovely captures!!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful set of photos. I liked especially the curving fence.

David Gascoigne said...

I really hope those donkeys have an easy life. It's incredible how much we have abused those poor creatures.

Ida said...

Such an enjoyable post. - The donkeys are super cute. I really liked the photo with the curving fence where you could just barely see the donkeys.

Our photos said...

Very nice ! I love the curved fence !

Lowcarb team member said...

I love the collages, and the curved fence is different.
Nice to see you waving in the shadow photo ...fun!

Wishing you a great weekend

All the best Jan

Caroline Gill said...

A fine barn, Eileen, but the Monarch and those donkeys are the show-stealers for me! Have a wonderful wildlife-filled w/e!

genie said...

What fun day you must have had. Love the little barn and all those cute donkeys. That is such a beautiful place to visit. You really saw a bit of everything. Loved the shadow. Too cute. Hope you have a nice week. genie

diane b said...

Love the wavy fence and your shadows.

Lynne said...

I love the soft colors on the cowbird . . .
And I always enjoy your trails and travels . . .

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Hi Eileen-
What a beautiful set of photos! You have done very well.
I particularly enjoyed the farm scenes and the bird in the first photo.
Have a Happy Weekend!!
Peace :)

thomas said...

Love the 4th shot,the fence and the farm house look unique.Have a nice weekend.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Love your photos, as ever. I took photos of an interesting barn last week. I really must process them all!

Missy George said...

Pretty shots..Love the saying about wasting time..MAkes me feel better about the time that I waste..By some peoples standards, I probably waste a lot..Enjoy your weekend..

September Violets said...

Some beautiful photos Eileen. I would agree that the bird is a female cowbird. I've had them gathering at my birdfeeder with the blackbirds this week...they'll be migrating soon too. I've seen the farm of donkeys on your blog before, and I just love the setting of that place. The donkeys are adorable ;)
Wendy

Small City Scenes said...

Lovely barn shot.
MB

Tom said...

Eileen thanks for making The Barn Collective a part of your week. Please visit again soon.

NatureFootstep said...

strange, wonder why the fence is curved like that :)