Thursday, July 17, 2014

Around the yard_July 16

Linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences


These are some of my photos from the past week up until July 16th.. I have some sunrise shots, morning glories, birds and some more of hubby's sunset shots and July's Supermoon.. I guess you could say another hodge-podge of photos..



The Sunrise seen on my way to work


 A closer look at the sunrise..


 The proud Poppa to be...I hope to see some baby bluebirds before they fledge.




 The good Momma sitting in the house, taking good care of her babies.




For Tex's Good Fences....a Pink Flamingo yard decoration half hidden by the fence and the pokeberries growing like crazy.


The morning glory vine is covering our fence, along with pokeberry. The birds will be very happy when the berries are ripe..




Yes, there is a fence under all that pokeberry.. Like last fall I can not wait to see the warblers coming thru my yard, the pokeberries will be waiting for them.



Hubby's sunset, a colorful sky.



I drove down the road some, near the bridge to take some shots of July's Supermoon.



July's supermoon also known as the Buck Moon, this is the time of year when the bucks start growing antlers! This supermoon is also called the Thunder Moon and the Hay Moon. The July Super full moon is also the first of  three full-moon Super Moons. The next two Supermoons coming up are on August 10 and September 9.  The closest of the supermoons will be on August 10th, when the moon will only be 221,765 miles from earth.  Pretty cool!



I hope you enjoyed my post and photos
To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and check more fence shots at Tex's Good Fences


Thanks to Tex @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences and to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday!   I wish everyone a safe and happy long weekend.

94 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Eileen Love the sunrise and sunset shots as well as Poppa Bluebird.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

A wonderful warm Sunset and fantastic photos of the birds.
Best regards, Synnöve

Sue said...

Love the shots of the moon. Years ago, when I was unaware of such things, I was sitting in my back field trying (TRYING) to unwind after a particularly bad day and the moon was rising--and it was THE HUGEST moon I've ever seen. I had never seen that before--it seemed like it was 100 times bigger than normal. I was hooked and had to find out more. It was indeed a "supermoon". I think that's when I finally became human--I noticed there were things going on in the world, in nature--it wasn't just me and my problems.
I think that's when I became a "nature nut"-LOL!
Enjoy the day, Eileen.

✿ chica said...

Que beleza de por do sol, céus, passarinho!!ADOREI! beijos,tudo de bom,chica

Blackberry Lane said...

Very nice pics, Eileen. Love the fence shots and the moon is gorgeous. Enjoy your day.

The happy wanderer. said...

You must leave home early for work if it's sunrise at this time of the year. Thanks for the extra information about Super Moons, Some really pleasing photos in this post.

Breathtaking said...

Hi Eileen!:) Great shots of the moon,and super photos and info also! Lovely skies,and the blackbird in second shot is enjoying the experience too.:)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love the bluebird and the moon shots. The moon was so amazing this past weekend. Especially Saturday night!

Cranberry Morning said...

Eileen, I just love those sky shots! What beauty is given to us every day. Also the sweet bluebird photos. Lovely.

Phil Slade said...

A fantastic sunrise there for you Eileeen. Such a shame you had to go to work rather thsn go birding.

It must be wonderful having Bluebirds nesting in your yard and dad keeping a lookout like that. Looks like those babes are ready to leave any day. Hope you get some precious pics.

Sandra said...

great fence shots, beautiful moon and lovely skies..

TexWisGirl said...

a lovely bunch! sweet bluebirds. love morning glories, too. the flamingo was a cute touch! :)

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Gorgeous shots, Eileen...love that moon! Can't wait for the babies! :)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

nice shots

Debbie said...

it's so difficult to focus on those pops of fence when you have presented those amazing sunrises!!

i need to get up earlier in the morning!!

DeniseinVA said...

Another extremely enjoyable series Eileen. Those super moon shots were impressive and the pretty birds so sweet and loved the pink flamingo peeking out. Pretty flowers also. Nice fence shots for TW. Have a great day!

Minoru Saito said...

Hi,Eileen. Both the sunrise and super moon shots are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Debby Ray said...

Eileen, what beautiful photos! Those sky shots are fantastic and love the bluebirds! Your hubby did an awesome job on that moon shot too...and yes, I did see that fence peeking through! Have a great weekend!

EG CameraGirl said...

Beautiful sky and I do hope you get to see the baby bluebirds.

Michelle said...

Great shots of the moon!!

bj said...

Such beautiful shots..love that moon. :)

Linda W. said...

Nice sunrise shots! And I really liked your shot of the moon too.

Karen S. said...

Wow, exceptional views in your world. What a cute birdie to welcome the morning too!

Betsy Adams said...

Love it when you combine meems to show us lots of different photos... NEAT... So--you are the sunrise photographer and hubby is the sunset photographer.. ha... Love the moon one also.. Isn't nature just fabulous?

Hugs,
Betsy

Montanagirl said...

LOVE your "Sky" photos - very beautiful. This whole series is lovely!

Felicia said...

lovely photo's Eileen. I missed the July super moon, hope to be able to photograph the August one.

Rose said...

A true hodgepodge, but oh, such a lovely hodgepodge!

ladyfi said...

Stunning sky shots - especially the supermoon. It was too cloudy over here to see it.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Your shots are all beautiful, but I especially love the sunrise in the second photo!

Art and Sand said...

Gorgeous photos!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Fantastic shots of the sunrice the sunset and the beautiful birds from your yard!Wow!!What an amazing moon shot!!Have a happy weekend!Hugs!
Dimi...

George said...

I really like your sunrise pictures, but your husband's sunset picture is pretty as well. You got a great photo of the Super Moon. The portrait of Poppa Bluebird is beautiful.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots from your yard. Sunrise is fabulous.

4RRanch said...

Beautiful pictures. Love the pink flamingo peeking through the greenery .

Pat said...

I love the vine-covered fence. I'll bet the birds love it too.

Susan said...

Beautiful photos- love the sunrise, so serene!

Lynne said...

Fabulous photos Eileen . . . Hubby's too!

Chandra said...

Hi Eileen,
Nice photos of the Bluebird and the sun. We have a few bluebirds come by our backyard also. I just love them. So pretty!

Peace :)

CJ said...

Lovely photos of sunrise sunsets, the moon and the bluebirds.

Thanks for stopping to view my Good Fences this week.

Frank said...

A lovely series Eileen. Thanks for the info on the Full Moons.

Have a grand weekend.

Jo said...

What glorious sunrise and full moon shots. Thanks for the interesting facts on Super moons. And the pics of the papa and mama birds. Hope you're having a great day. Jo

Brian King said...

Beautiful sunrise! Love your bluebirds! I still haven't seen any.

Beth of "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

always love a good sunset. we had some this past weekend camping. so lovely, Eileen ... nice shots. i love the birdie peeking out of the birdhouse hole. that is too fun!! how long did you wait to catch that shot? you must be ultra patient. happy Thursday. ( :

Marie-Anne said...

What beautiful photos, dear Eileen! The sunrise (do you drive to work so early?!), the sunset, the bluebirds are lovely! I like morning glory, I used to have it on my fence also, but not any more! Super photos of the super moon and thanks for the info on the full moons!

NatureFootstep said...

nice set of shots. Liek taht dark Morning glory as well as the sunset ones. :)

RedPat said...

What a wonderful assortment of pics! I'm still waiting for my Morning Glory to bloom - lots of buds but no flowers yet.

HansHB said...

Gorgeous serie, perfect for SWF!

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous skies!! What a way to start and end a day!!! Terrific! Love the bird and hope you get to see the little ones!! Have a great weekend, Eileen and thanks for sharing the beauty!

Our photos said...

Very nice !

Christian Weiß said...

Great photos and a luck to see the supermoon.

carol l mckenna said...

What a magical way to start your day ~ sun rise is awesome for SWF and all your shots are so lovely and creative of nature ~ thanks, ^_^

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Sally in WA said...

Nice collection of shots. Love the super moon ones!

Icy BC said...

Your supermoon is beautiful, and so are your sky shots!

Photo Cache said...

Superb supermoon capture. Well done on the hodgepodge of shots this week.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

That is a gorgeous way to start the day! How sweet to watch the bluebirds raise their young. Looks like both ends of the day are beautiful - love the morning glory and that fabulous moon. xo Karen

Roan said...

Love the deep purple flower below the pink flamingo. He's a cutie! The sky shots are awesome!

Light and Voices said...

I adore the image with mama bird peeking through the nest. Awwww! She is so adorable.
JM, Illinois

Carola Bartz said...

Fantastic sunrise photos, and your shots of the moon are really cool. I love the bluebird as well!

Al said...

A nice series of photos.

Karen said...

Lovely sunsets and the moon shots are great. Love the morning glories!

Happyone said...

Beautiful sky pictures!!!!
Love the picture looking in at the bird in his house.

Tanya Breese said...

great pictures!

Mama Zen said...

Love those sunrise shots!

Karen Schurr said...

Just lovely photos. The morning glory's color is breathtaking. Thanks for swinging by my site. Happy Thursday!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

You take the BEST photos of the moon, Eileen. I enjoy the ones you share here and on FB. The other photos are beautiful, too. Love the one of the mama bird. :-)

Stephanie said...

These are wonderful!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wonderful sunrise shots!!

pattisjarrett said...

Nice shots, Eileen. I hope you get to see the babies, too. The shot of the moon near the bridge is gorgeous. (All your photos are, actually.)

AmitAag said...

Spectacular skies, Eileen!
http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2014/07/skywatch-peeping.html

brzoza said...

Welcome Eleenimd!
Wonderful sunset ...
Regards from distant Polish ...

ZielonaMila said...

Wonderful images, fantastic ideas:) Greetings

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Beautiful skywatching photos! We're in bed before dark these days. Yawwnnnn!
Kids arrive home tomorrow night, sleeping over, then driving home taking our precious little ones with them. It's been joyful!

Evi @ sexta-feira said...

The sunset is spectacular, but the full moon has stolen my heart!

Have a happy weekend! :)

Kim said...

Another stunning collection of interesting images to enjoy, thank you Eileen!

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

You have chosen some wonderful shots for Skywatch again. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

Thomas Lee said...

Beautiful sunrise and have a happy weekend.

orchid Miyako said...

Wow!!! How GORGEOUS your sunrise pictures☆☆☆ And your husband's sunset picture is great as well. Thank you so much for explanation anbout the moon, I'll write them down :-)

And I enjoyed the sweet birds and morning gory pictures as well, Eileen♡♡♡

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Indrani said...

Incredible sky shots!
Great series!

don said...

This post is a group of very successful shots. I like how you ended the series with that fabulous capture of the moon. Excellent photography.

amanda | wildly simple said...

Great shots and thanks for the supermoon info.
Last night my dad called to tell me to check out the moon if I could see it, he said it was incredible.
We had clouds though, and I missed it.
Marking my calendar for August! :)

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful sunsets Eileen, and the one from your hubby, fantastic the rest of them.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely photos! The sunrise and supermoon are so beautiful and what a cute little bluebird in her nest box!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Beautiful Eileen...the skies...and that mama peeking from her nest...

Helma said...

Beautiful pictures Eileen.
You sunrise or sunset is fantastic to see, but also pictures of the moon. This is beautiful nature.
Very nice weekend, greetings, Helma

Ein wenig hiervon & davon said...

Wow, wow, wow!
Ao great shots from sundowning, i love them!

Thanks for stopping by, dear Eileen!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Amazing shots! I especially love the moon.

Diane AZ said...

Lovely morning glories and moon images. Have a nice weekend! :)

magiceye said...

Glorious shots all!!

Carver said...

Fantastic sky shots. I love the colorful sky and moon. Also lovely flower and bird shots.

Poppy said...

Hi Eileen,

Always a great array of images, here, and today I especially love your hubby's beautiful wavy, blazing sunset skies!

Happy weekend,

Poppy

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful photos! I tried to take photos of the moon that night, but saw nothing but clouds.

Maria said...

Beautiful landscapes, as usual!

Laloofah said...

"Hodge podge" isn't a pretty enough term for a collection of beauties like this! You sure get some amazing sunrises - and what a soft and lovely sunset. That moon was gorgeous, wasn't it? It seemed to stay full for days! And how I love your bluebird family photos! So sweet. I wonder if you've seen any "baby blues" by now? :-) Your lush place looks like birdie heaven….

Marie said...

Gorgeous photos! Wow! We just returned from two weeks vacation to the Four Corners and the Rockies. Can't wait to share the pictures. Lovely seeing your post. Great photos. Loved hearing about the three supermoons for this year. I know about the four blood moons (over two years) that coincide with Hebrew holy days. But, I didn't know about the supermoons. Good to be back on the blogs! I have some awesome critters for future posts!

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