Saturday's Critters # 183

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads!

If you love critters like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!

Another common bird we saw in Washington State is the Stellar's Jay. I think they are beautiful. These images were on a day we transferred from the Mt Rainier Park area to Anacortes, Washington.



This shop called Recycled Spirits of Iron off on Rt 706 in Ashford Washington. The iron sculptures are huge, there were  horses, a giraffe, rooster and eagle. The sculptures were all very cool. I took these photos from the road and our car. 


A larger image of the iron sculpted giraffe.




On our drive to Anacortes we stopped at the park below called Bay View State Park on the Padilla Bay. I was amazed at how many Great Blue Herons were seen hanging out in the bay. The tide must have been low at this time.  The photo below looks better after you click for a larger image. 





I believe these are Western Grebe's below, if I am wrong please let me know.



For Tom's party ...a barn across the bay.
Tom's The Barn Collective  Thanks to Tom for hosting.





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Tom's The Barn Collective  Thanks to Tom for hosting.


Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!


Comments

Nancy Chan said…
I like the cool iron sculptures of animals and the barn shot across the bay. Thank you for hosting, Eileen. Have a beautiful weekend!
HI Eileen I was able tolink in,Surprise there ecasue my beddroom was here a conferenceroom he internet kicke in but thanks for hosting. Lovee tat Jay. Happy weekend.
Nora said…
I always like to see the Stellar's Jays.
Daniela said…
Thanking you more and more for the wonderful world you always share, darling Eileen, I'm wishing you a most beautiful end of your week, sending blessings across the many miles

XOXO Dany
NatureFootstep said…
this animal park is amazing. You did not go in there? To bad.

the Stellar's Jay is a fine bird and great shot!
Pietro Brosio said…
Very nice post, Eileen, great shots indeed!
Happy weekend!
D. Kissinger said…
I love those metal sculptures! They must be HUGE!
Nancy J said…
Stellar's Jay, what a quizzical look. And the barn, that has a Monet look to the whole photo, mystical and so pretty.
Bob Bushell said…
Eileen, the recycled iron creatures was beautiful, every shot was well taken.
✿ chica said…
Lindo parque e belas esculturas! Gostei de ver! bjs, tudo de bom,chica
Loved the painterly effect of the barn photo and the iron sculptures. I labored over ID of Clark's vs Western Grebes at Lake Powell and believe the extent of the black cap supports your opinion. Without photos it was more difficult for me, especially at a distance.
biebkriebels said…
The Jays have such beautiful bright blue colours. We don't have them here, only black crows or western jackdows.
Yamini MacLean said…
Hari OM
Such metal artworks are starting to appear here in UK and certainly I saw some in OZ... but that place is an out and out gallery!!! The giraffe is particularly splendid... as is the heat-shimmer barn... Happy weekend! YAM xx
Mildred said…
The bird is gorgeous. My husband and I love the iron sculptures. Thanks so much for sharing and have a nice Sat.
Christine said…
Happy Saturday, Eileen and thanks again for hosting and sharing ore wonderful images from your trip! The iron sculptures, especially the giraffe are awesome!
Jenn Jilks said…
I love the sculptures, Eileen. I've never seen Stellers Jay, either. Such lovely spots you visit!
Lea said…
Ooh, I love those sculptures!
Have a wonderful week-end!
Sandi said…
That iron giraffe is magnificent!



Linda Gross said…
I like the sculptures. The stellar blue jay was very nice too...pretty as you say.
Florence said…
Love the sculptures! We seldom see Stellar's jays here. Lovely barn photo. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
The Jay is such a beautiful blue! Love seeing those big Blue Herons too. We never see that many at one time. The iron sculptures are amazing! You just never know what you'll get to see when you travel. Hugs!
Mary Cromer said…
Oh those iron sculptures are wonderful! Love the Giraffe! Stellar Jays are such beautiful birds, we always enjoy seeing them out West. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs
Debbie said…
oh i just love the recycled iron art, so clever and eye catching!! the giraffe is amazing!! nice catch on the beautiful barn!!

thanks for hosting eileen, have a wonderful weekend!!!
Sussi said…
such a beautiful bird and wonderful sculptures!
photodoug said…
Eileen, nice capture of the Stellar's Jay. Thanks for sharing.
Nick V. said…
Great post, Eileen. The jay is a fine looking bird.
Thanks for hosting!
Oh Eileen you were right in my neck of the woods. We like Bayview Park. Right across Padilla Bay at Marches Point is a very large Heron rookery. No wonder you saw so many Herons. In the evening when they fly of to the nest is quite a sight.
Thanks for the super images
MB
Al said…
Nice birds, but my favorite is that iron giraffe!
Karen said…
The Stellar Jay is a new one to me. Very pretty. I've been watching a busy pair of cardinals this morning! I enjoyed your post. Have a nice weekend.
ah cool...the Stellers Jay. Yes. Beautiful

Cool shot of the barn across the bay.
ellen b said…
That artwork is very cool and right here in my home state. There are so many roads and so many things to see around us. Thanks for sharing what you saw.
Jeanna said…
I love the heat blur on the barn, it's a great representation of the oppressive weather we've had in southwestern WI and from what I see all over. You've got a great eye for heron's, there are supposed to be some nearby, but my fav place to watch them is about 30 minutes away high up in the tall pines. I love the giraffe statue, it's a great pic and piece of art.
David Gascoigne said…
Steller's Jays are incredible birds, and like all corvids are extremely intelligent. I always look forward to seeing them when I travel out west.
Linda said…
Gorgeous series, Eileen! And the iron sculpted giraffe is very attractive and creative! I hope you have a great weekend! :)
Oh my that Jay is awesome! I bet my PA jays would like that headdress! :)
William Kendall said…
The jay is beautiful!
I agree, the Stellar Jay is beautiful, with such a rich blue hue, and the water on the Bay is pretty. I always enjoy iron and copper sculptures. These are great, what talent! Have a great weekend Eileen.
Lovely photos! The Stellars jay is very handsome and I love the sculptures! We have two very similar giraffe sculptures in Edinburgh
happyone said…
The Stellar Jay looks proud perched there.
Interesting iron sculptures of the animals.
Phil Slade said…
I too like the Steller's Jay. Such a change from out pink and grey European jay. My, those sculptures are huge Eileen. Guess you didn't have room in the car to take one home?

Many thanks for your Saturday hosting skills. Have a wonderful week ahead.
Such fascinating sculptures!
Also loved the Stellar's Jay and that is a great barn. Have a great week!
orvokki said…
The bird in the first photo is wonderful. But I like also the iron sculptures.
Hugs
RedPat said…
Those metal animals are great, Eileen! Thanks for hosting us!
Fotografias magnificas.
Um abraço.
Autógrafos Futebol
Ranten said…
Happy weekend from Bergen!
June Caedmon said…
Great captures, Eileen! Those sculptures are really neat. Looks like you had a great trip!
carol l mckenna said…
Thanks for visiting my blog Eileen ~ Your photography is divine and you always have a wonderful place you have visited ~ thanks ~ ^_^

Those sculptures are amazing! I actually learned how to tack weld in hopes of creating some small ones. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Thank you for hosting this great party!
Great photos! Lovely post!

Happy weekend!:))

xxBasia
Our photos said…
Very nice ! I like the sculptures !
Martin Kloess said…
The way you arranged these photos was perfect. Thank you for the wonder.
Missy George said…
Great giraffe..good shot of the Stellar Jay!! Fun sculptures.
Hello Eileen, lovely Stellar Jay pic - how charming!
Wow, those structures are fantastic, I especially love the giraffe - well done getting your photos too.
A great shot of the barn, it's really good... kind of a heat shimmer all over it?
Have a great week ahead and sending good cheers :D)
The Yum List said…
Lovely shots Eileen. Hope you're having a great weekend.
The Furry Gnome said…
Interesting giraffe!
How fun to see a Steller Jay! We used to see them when we lived in Alaska. And if I'm remembering right, I may not be, but I think they used to be the bird that would take things from our campsite. But what another fun park, those sculptures are really cool!

Hope you're enjoying your weekend!
Lynne said…
Mr Irish would enjoy the recycled animal sculpture garden . . .
Happy Father's Day to your husband for tomorrow
Linda W. said…
Yep, that stellar jay looks mighty familiar! We occasionally get them in our backyard and I see them when I'm hiking in the Cascade mountains. Can't wait to hear about the rest of your WA trip.
♥ Anni ♥ said…
Golly, it's been YEARS since I've seen a stellar jay in person -when we lived in Colorado-. That is one awesome photo of the jay too Eileen.

Thanks so much for sharing this with us birders this weekend, at I'd Rather B Birdin'!!
Jeevan said…
The iron sculptures look very interesting and cool construction! Enjoyed the collage. The blue herons make a neat line into bay and Jay has nice crest on head.
Hello,

The iron sculptures was amazing! Very nice made.

Happy Sunday!
Tom said…
...Eileen, how wild are those rusty sculptures! Thanks for sharing your barn this week. I hope that you will pass many more barns in your travels.
Wow those iron sculptures are amazing, and I love how you've done your mosaic.

All the best Jan
Denise inVA said…
I remember seeing the Steller's Jay when we were in the Northwest a few years ago, they are a beautiful bird. I love those sculptures. It must have been an incredible sight to see all those Great Blue Herons in the same area, fun to see the grebes also and the old barn is a real beauty. Great photos Eileen. Enjoy your week :)
jandi said…
Beautiful! Have a lovely week!
Carol Blackburn said…
Now those iron sculptures are so cool! Love the giraffe, so intricate. Some really nice stuff.
Rose said…
I love that old iron! Oh, wonderful pieces.

Great barn, and I loved the Steller's Jay.
Hi Eileen,
those giraffe is an extraordinary Artwork. Fabulpus photos of the birds too.
Best, Synnöve
Wonderful photos. I especially like the Giraffe sculpture.

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