Thursday, October 10, 2013

Some of the locals

I am linking up with NF Winged   and  Skywatch Friday

This week is actually going slow for me, maybe because we have a long weekend coming up. Monday is the Columbus day holiday. Yes! A long weekend, I hope the weather will cooperate. This post is about watching the sunset and sharing some neighborhood birds. I am looking forward to seeing your skies from around the world, I hope you are all joining the Skywatch.


 A neighboring field, I am not sure what is growing here but the green leaves were turning beautiful colors.

 A nearby local pond always attracts the Canada Geese and sometimes GB heron.


On a day I was riding by there was one lone domestic goose. 


The birds gathering at the local pond, mostly Canada Geese and one Great Blue Heron.


I am sharing hubby's sunset shots over our lake..  Looks pretty.


Hubby got some pretty reflection shots too.


This cardinal has a sad look, maybe a young one that has been scolded by the adults. Thanks for visiting my post and  blog and I always appreciate your comments.

  Happy Skywatching everyone!

To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and to see more of the winged critters check out NF Winged

Thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday! Thanks to Monica the host of NF Winged.   I wish everyone a safe and happy weekend.

73 comments:

Carole M. said...

loving your hubby's sunset photo over the lake Eileen, and then the cardinal. I've noticed too that sometimes a bird does look 'not happy'. You'd wonder quite how that happens. There's no frown lines or anything!

Pallavi said...

Such scenic landcapes Eileen. I love the fall colors! Beautiful pictures as always :)

Sue said...

It makes me wonder what that goose is doing there---an escapee perhaps? Well, he at least found a really nice spot!

diane b said...

he is looking a bit down in the mouth. Lovely skies.

DIMI said...

Good morning Eileen!!!
Beautiful landscapes!!!Great pictures!!You're so lucky living in a gorgeous place!!!I like you habbys shots and the birds photos!!!!!Wonderful reflections and a lovely sunset!!!I really enjoyed your post!!!
Have a happy day!!!Hugs!!
Dimi...

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos and what a sad looking cardinal!

Joop Zand said...

Nice landscapes and lovely colors..... it's a good post Eileen.

Greetings, Joop

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

wish the hubby had off the Columbus Day ... his company must not think it is very important. ( :
have fun. enjoyed your views.

Lynne said...

Happy long Columbus Day weekend . . . wonderful photos the two of you sent our way . . .

EG CameraGirl said...

The cardinal does look sad. I wonder if it just looked that way. ;)

Hope you have a wonderful long weekend. It's Canadian Thanksgiving so we have a long weekend too.

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures Eileen.
The sunset is my favorite.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I LOVE that second pic! I would love to live on a farm like that :)

Kevin Franck said...

Wow, what beautiful refreshing photographs before the bitter cold of winter sets in.

It's so dull grey and cold over here now.

Montanagirl said...

The Cardinal does look a bit down in the mouth/beak! Yes, such beautifu sky shots!!

Our photos said...

Beautiful are the photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

TexWisGirl said...

the tinges of fall color make these beautiful. and WOW on the water reflection shots!

Gail Dixon (LaBelle) said...

The sunsets are glorious and the little sad cardinal so sweet. Great photos. Wonder what is growing in the fields? It sure is pretty.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful images.

Karen said...

Oh, lovely reflections. I like the pouting cardinal!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Your hubby took some beautiful sunset photos with the reflections in the lake!

Zizi Santos said...

Amo suas imagens
o por do solsobre o lago , do seu marido , é surpreendente!
obrigada por me fazer feliz com belas imagens

zizi

ladyfi said...

Such pretty skies!

Enjoy your long weekend.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Very pretty shots! I love the geese. I hope to have some of my own one day :)

Mersad said...

Beautiful Landscapes. Love the reflections too!

George said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos of your neighborhood and the sky. I hope you have a great long weekend.

Rambling Woods said...

Lol... Cardinals always look angry to me..

sonia a. mascaro said...

Such gorgeous landcapes Eileen!
Would be so enjoyable to walk with you.
Thanks for sharing wonderful pictures.

HansHB said...

Lovely photos!

Judy said...

I love your reflection images!!! And that cardinal is a wonderful close-up, no matter her expression!!

Bob Bushell said...

What a beautiful countryside you've got, lovely.

Mary said...

What a wonderful landscape! And your skies - so gorgeous!! The reflections on the water are so beautiful!

Brian King said...

Beautiful landscapes! Your husband took a great sunset photo! Nice shot of the young cardinal, too!

Al said...

A beautiful set of photos. Enjoy the long weekend - I wish I got Columbus Day off!

simply bev said...

Beautiful photos once again! I just love the pouting cardinal. He kind of makes me laugh!

Saun said...

Great series!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Awesome sky photos and love goose and little bird ~ wishing you a wonderful weekend ~ carol

Lea said...

Love the birds!
Your hubby did really well on the sky reflections, too!
Happy Sky Watch Friday!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Moe said...

Wow! What a gorgeous set of photos. Beautiful scenery!

Debbie said...

Our sunsets these past few weeks have been gorgeous. Your hubby's are as well!!

We are getting a lot of rain and it is predicted to be a spoiler this weekend!!

Great capture of the sad cardinal. I have a few young ones that are still being fed and are hanging around the deck!!

Is it really only Thursday??

SquirrelQueen said...

Your skies are gorgeous Eileen. I love the field with its multi-colored leaves. The little cardinal is adorable.

Photo Cache said...

the landscape is wonderful.

lina@womens perspectives said...

You live in a beautiful place. Like seeing the sunset and bird photos.
Happy weekend.

Reena Walkling said...

That little cardinal is cute ... probably booted out of the nest. None too happy about it!

DeniseinVA said...

A super post Eileen, sweet little Cardinal and I loved the goose shot too. Great skies that you and your hubby captured.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Awesome sunset photos!

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
Wonderful skies indeed, hubby did a great job with his camera!
Congratulations for all the birds you posted recently, they are gorgeous including the "miserable" young Cardinal! LOL!
I hope the weather will be glorious for your WE!
Cheers!

Elaine said...

I do like your hubby's sunset shots--beautiful! A very cute shot of the cardinal. I've had days like that!

Leovi said...

Wonderful place, excellent, fantastic colors in these beautiful pictures!

Pearl Maple said...

Fabulous colours in the sunset views, love watching the birds and geese getting ready for their annual treks

Margaret Gosden said...

Great shots, Eileen!

Ercotravels said...

Wonderful landscapes, amazing reflection and happy sky watching showing in your pictures..
such a lovely post...

Margaret Gosden said...

Great shots, Eileen!

Kusum Sanu said...

Beautiful sky Eileen! Live that soft colors in the dark!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You have something for everybody today!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen,
Beautiful sunset from your husband, great fall scene and all♡♡♡
The sad looking cardinal really attracted me:-)

Lots of Love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Beautiful skies and landscapes, Eileen.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your long weekend.

Kim Hkiss said...

Your shots are so pretty. The last photo is my favorite the look of the cardinal is awesome ^_^ He looks sad or angry? ^_^

Thanks for the visit! Happy SWF!!
Kim,USA

Phil Slade said...

I've got my fingers crossed Eileen. Firstly that the weather is kind for you on the long weekend, and secondly for that poor sad looking Cardinal. I think birds do have expressions don't you? Hubby's taken some excellent pictures there - give him a pat on the back.

Carver said...

Beautiful shots. I love the scenery, sky, reflections and birds.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, That domestic goose likely was one that somebody just let go near the pond (perhaps it was a pet from Easter that grew up?). Sometimes they do fly off from farms as well. Pretty bird and in good shape. Your pictures are wonderful! Have an outstanding weekend!

Laura said...

BEautiful!

Gunilla Bäck said...

What a beautiful place. The sunset shots are lovely. Have a happy weekend!

NatureFootstep said...

a nice little pond for the birds.

This year is very strange. Our nearby lake that usually is filled with ducks this time of year is empty. The swans and a few geese is on the other side of the lake which they don´t usually are. :(

thomas said...

A nice and calm sunset,have a nice weekend.

Jesh St Germain said...

The cardinal has a little bit of a pout, eh? Love sunsets and water! Enjoy your weekend!

me (maria) said...

Amazing photos as always!

Loredana Donovan said...

I love the white goose and pink sunset! :)

Betty Manousos said...

such magical landscapes!
great shot of the little cardinal. and goose.
beautiful sunsets, too.

Ranten said...

As always, lovely bird and sky images!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Lovely photos!!!!

Linda Gross said...

Beautiful skies, and I liked the picture of the white goose.

Celeste said...

Great to meet some of your neighbours Eileen :) Love the domestic goose, he looks very gleeful to be living out in the wild!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Eileen Love the bird shots but the sunsets are fantastic

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