Posts

Showing posts from March, 2016

Around the yard

Image
I am linking up with Skywatch Friday, Good Fences, Friday's Hunt and The Barn Collective. I hope you can join in on the fun and share your fence scenes and pretty skies.

I am sharing some backyard scenes, skies and neighborhood barns. Maybe some birds too. We are going on 27 years living in this rural area, we see lots of farms and old barns no longer in use. It is sad to see these old farms and land turn into McMansions.


A Great Blue Heron flying over our yard.

Below are some drive-by shots of local neighborhood farms, barns and fences.





Another one of my favorite scenes and photos, a local horse farm.



A drive-by street with fences on both sides of the street and a nice red barn with a horse.


For Friday's Hunt.  Thanks to Teresa for hosting Friday's Hunt.
1. Starts with N
2. Week's favorite
3.  Vintage

 Above my favorite skywatch photo. From my deck a pretty view of the sky and contrail.


When my son was living at home he had his homemade backyard firepit, pull up a se…

Snow Geese, Middle Creek WMA

Image
I have a list below of memes I am joining for this week, and to save time I am doing one post for all. 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 host and their memes, I hope you have some time to check them out.


Happy Easter everyone!

These days are just flying by, finally Spring officially arrived on March 20th. YAY for Spring! I am sharing a daytrip from March 9th to Middle Creek WMA near Lancaster Pa. My hubby, my brother and I went to see the Snow Geese that are migrating on the East Coast. The Snow Geese stop at the Middle Creek Wildlife Management area for a rest and refuel.  I did not count the geese but I would say there were around 50,000 Snow Geese,  1,000 or more Tundra Swans and various others ducks seen on this day.




Some of the Snow Geese were close to the crowds of people, they did not seem shy.




Seeing all these Snow Geese is amazing sight even for th…

Saturday's Critters #119

Image
Saturday's Critters #119

Happy Saturday, it's time to share your critters and post. Any kind of critter will do, even a new or old post.. I appreciate everyone who is linking in with this week's critter party.


Happy Easter everyone!
These are local birds from my neighborhood and from the woods next to our home. On March 10th the Great Blue Herons have arrived landing back on their same nests as last year. There may be more Herons this time, I am noticing more nests on different trees than last year. I can see at least 4-5 nest in the woods across from yard. I can watch the Great Blue Herons working on their nest and flying by my yard with stick in their beaks.

One Great Blue Heron on a nest.


There are two herons on this nest, one seems to be looking at me. The other heron is leaning over I only see it butt and legs. There are more nest in these tall pine trees along the fireroad back into the woods.


In the woods across from our house I can watch the herons collecting stick…

Great Falls National Park

Image
I am linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences
I hope you can join in on the fun and share your fence scenes and pretty skies.

One weekend hubby and I took a day trip to see the Great Falls NP, the water levels were up high due to all the snow melt and the rain storms we had recently.

For Teresa's Friday's Hunt...
1. the letter M
2. week's favorite
3. Bird or wings



A favorite photo,  the sky and the reflections are pretty. We had a nice sunny day but a little chill still in the air as we walked on the C&O Canal Trail at the Great Falls NP.


I like this curvy trail the Great Falls NP.


The Great Falls overlook, a pretty sky and the Potomac River was looking pretty forceful.


The birds I saw at the park were the Tufted Titmouse, Canada Geese in flight, Great Blue Heron, Mallard ducks and more Canada Geese.



My YOUtube video taken at the Great Falls NP in Maryland.


For Friday's Hunt and my week's favorite I have a red sky sunset capture.

As always I hope you l…

The Farm

Image
I have a list below of memes I am joining for this week, and to save time I am doing one post for all. 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 host and their memes, I hope you have some time to check them out.


Happy Spring, our daffies are finally blooming. I am linking up with Denise at Today's Flowers.  Thanks Denise for hosting.


I am sharing some local birds and scenes from around our neighborhood.



Above on a local farm is a family style restaurant (they have the best Maryland Crabcakes) located in our neighborhood, it is on a large property and they have a few ponds that attract the Canada Geese and various ducks.


Restaurant patrons have been known to feed the Geese and the ducks at the local pond.


One of the three ponds at the family-style restaurant and their big white barn. The restaurant is close enough to home that we have ordered carry-out and eat …

Saturday's Critters #118

Image
Saturday's Critters #118

Happy Saturday, it's time to share your critters and post. Any kind of critter will do, even a new or old post.. I appreciate everyone who is linking in with this week's critter party.

Hubby and I took a walk on the trail next to the Monocacy River in Frederick County, Maryland. Below are some of the birds I saw including the cool Great Horned Owl.


Great Horned Owl seen off the trail.


A snoozing Great Horned Owl. I wish I could make that tree branch disappear, but that is not happening.


Singing Redwing Blackbird.


Besides the birds above, we also saw a group of white-tailed deer running off into the woods. I hope you enjoy my owl and all the other birds from our walk.



An InLinkz Link-up

As always thanks for the visits and the nice comments. I also thank everyone who is linking up and sharing their critters.. Happy Saturday, have a great weekend!
To see more beautiful birds and cute critters, check out these two memes below.
Also visit:  I'd-Rathe…

Tennessee Sunrise

Image
I am linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences and joing for the first time Jesh @ Seasons @ St Germain's Blog  Thanks to Jesh!
I hope you can join in on the fun and share your fence scenes and pretty skies.


Happy Saint Patrick's Day! 
This is my favorite Irish Blessing
May your troubles be less and your blessings be more and nothing but happiness come thru your door! 

This should be the end of our Tennessee trip and photos, we started off the 2nd full day with a sunrise at the Tennessee River and then we were off to see the waterfalls and more of the Falls Creek Falls State Park.


I am sharing my week's favorite this sunrise shot above.


For Teresa's Fridays hunt..thanks Teresa for hosting.
1. The letter L
2. Week's favorite
3.  Lace


We had a full day planned for our last full day in Tennessee, it started with a sunrise view of the Tennessee River.


My last sighting of Tennessee birds, were the Black Crowned Night Heron, Great Blue Herons, Double Crested Cormora…