Thursday, June 29, 2017

Around the yard in June 2017

Hello  and  HAPPY Thursday,

June seemed to fly by, the weather has been a mix bag, hot, chilly, cloudy and rainy days.  I am hoping July will feel more like summer. I have various photos taken from around the yard.

The Great Blue Heron is on a nest in the woods across from our driveway.




The Stella D'Oro lilies bloomed nicely, I do not think the deer like to eat them.




This clematis blooming is mixing in with our blueberry bushes. If you look closely you can see the blueberries.


The waxing gibbous moon and Jupiter below taken on June 3rd.


The almost full moon rising on June 8th.


This Great-crested Flycatcher has been hanging around the yard and also banging himself on our front window. He is safe and finally stopped.






"Always be thankful for each other."


For my list of thankful things this week:
I am thankful for a bush full of blueberries, if not for me but for the birds to enjoy.
I am thankful for a clear sky to see the full moon, just beautiful.


I hope you enjoyed my post and photos.  Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments. Have a happy day!

Thank you Michelle for hosting. Thankful Thursday

Thank you to the hosts of   Skywatch Friday

60 comments:

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi Eileen, nice shots.. beautiful Heron and lovely flower.. Have a great week..

diane b said...

Beautiful nature shots for June. The moon is beautiful too and you even captured Neptune. Wow!

✿ chica said...

O que dizer de tantas fotos lindas? ADOREI TODAS! E a lua sempre maravilhosa! bjs, chica

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
That is a fine crop you got growing there! I am sure the birds will add their thanks to yours &*> YAM xx

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Wonderful photos! The Great Blue Heron is a beautiful bird. I love to see the daylily, and I have Stella d'Oro too :)
I can see that you will get a lot of blueberries this summer!
Happy Thursday!

magnoliasntea said...

Lovely post, Eileen. You're photos are remarkable. I especially like the Great-crested Flycatcher and the full moon.
Have a great weekend!

Nancy J said...

Gorgeous deep golden day lily, and blueberries, the perfect meal all by themselves.

Denise inVA said...

Another super series of photos, thanks Eileen. Have a great day :)

Tom said...

...so nice of the Great Blue Heron to poise for you.

Lynne said...

Love the Fly Catcher photo . . .
Thankful he has stopped his tap, tap pounding.
Thankful for you and the gorgeous picture of a full moon,
pretty flowers at home and the other moon and Jupiter.

This morning I am reminded of how thankful I am
for my grandson for his branch trimming help yesterday.

Sandra said...

AWESOME Heron pic in that first photo. love it

Carol Blackburn said...

Hi Eileen, how wonderful to have the Blue Heron right across the street. Fabulous to watch. I feel so sorry for the Flycatcher who is only trying to defend his territory by fighting off the predator he sees in the reflection in your window. As a visiting nurse, I had a patient who had a beautiful red Cardinal doing that too. They closed the drapes which only made it worse because of the reflection. They had to keep a light on in the window to prevent the reflection so he'd stop. Another neighbor had the same thing, and what they did was put a cut out of a big black bird on the outside of their picture window and the bird who was attacking went away. I've heard this is the preferred method of discouraging the attacks. I hope the poor little guy moves on and doesn't get hurt. He must think he's up against a formidable foe.
Enjoy your day!

Mary Hone said...

I love all the birds you get to see. Especially that heron.

Prunella Pepperpot said...

you have captured so much detail with the blue heron, love it, and the moon too!
Your back yard is indeed a very happy place to sit and enjoy the wonders of nature.
Have a fantastic Weekend Eileen :)

Sussi said...

beautiful photos!

happyone said...

Blooms are beautiful.
Always love your moon shots.

Cloudia said...

I am thankful for your friendship

William Kendall said...

The heron is my favourite!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

With my big dawgs abusing my yard, at least I don't have to deal with deer eating away ;)

RedPat said...

Beautiful Stella D'Ora pic, Eileen!

Lady Fi said...

So lovely!

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Eileen
Yes, it is quite alarming the rate that June and 2017 is flying by!
Another very nice collection of photographs. Your clematis is a beautiful colour.
Isn't it strange how birds do sometimes fly with such a bang into windows, pleased to read the Great-crested flycatcher has now stopped doing this ... it must have given him a headache!

Enjoy the rest of the week and my good wishes for the coming month of July.

All the best Jan

Michelle said...

What a great moon shot! Awesome! Thanks for linking up today and have a great weekend!

Jim said...

Top shots.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful photos, and I love the moon shot!!

Judee@gluten Free A-Z Blog said...

Thank you for sharing these absolutely beautiful photos. How fortunate to have so much nature around your house. I especially like the photo of the blue heron.

Sue (this n that) said...

Hello Eileen, that's a lovely list of things to be thankful for.
Your birds are very lucky to have the blueberries for themselves... they will be so healthy ;D)
Beautiful photos and a walk around your backyard. Cheers and it's lovely to have so much in our lives for which to be thankful :D) xx

ellen b said...

Haha, we share our blueberry bush with the birds, too. Thankfully there are plenty for us and them to enjoy! Nice shots!

Felicia said...

beautiful series of images Eileen. Happy weekend.

Rose said...

Oh, my, it would be a great pleasure to have thos GBHs to watch across the road...and I do always enjoy your photos.

rupam sarma said...

Helloo, Another beautiful post and awesome pics.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Cool birds and colorful flowers. I always enjoy your moon photos.

thomas said...

Nice birding weekend

Suzanne Prickett said...

Hi Eileen. You have some lovely June memories. Aren't the Stellas so bright? I have had them in years past, and they always made such a grand showing. I need to clear a spot for some to bloom next Spring. And, your moon shots are really cool. I have a Mulberry tree, and, as you of your blueberries, I am grateful for the fruit my tree bears for the birds and squirrels. Have a great weekend!

Uppal said...

Hi Eileen,
Your Thankful Thursday is so inspiring!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful pics Eileen. Wish I had a blue heron just across the road! Happy 4th.

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jandi said...

Beautiful! And I do like your thankful list at the bottom of your posts. Have a good weekend!

The Yum List said...

We've just left the Maldives and we found herons everywhere! They often joined us for breakfast on the beach ;-)

Stewart M said...

Having a heron's nest so close to home must be great.

Have a good week.

Stewart M - York, UK (!)

amo sin blogg said...

Nydelige ord og bilder.

God helg !

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Que maravilha de fotografias.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
marvelous photos of the birds, the flowers and the moon.
Sending sunshine to you for July.
Best, Synnöve

Francisco Emanuel said...

Aquelas flores são muito bonitas.
Um abraço.
Autografos Futebol

Karen said...

I love the light green on the Flycatcher. You always feature birds I have never seen. I enjoyed the moon photos. It's always a treat to visit your blog. Have a wonderful weekend.

Jeanie said...

Oh MY! I am in awe of your beautiful photographs, especially the heron. Count me in as a new follower!

~ jeanie from Marmelade GYpsy

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen,:) Beautiful blooms, birds, and moon shots.:) Nice thankful list too. I'm thankful to have found your blog, and the many wonderful birds you share.

Missy George said...

Nice series of photos..Love the Flycatcher..Enjoy your weekend..

Small City Scenes said...

That Flycatcher looks a little frazzled.
Have a happy weekend
MB

Maggee said...

Too coll to have the Great Blue Heron nesting nearby! And the Great Crested Flycatcher may be in nesting mode, and attacking the 'intruder'! Love the shot of the moon AND Jupiter! Wow! I got pictures of the full moon when I was in Alabama. It turned red! Cool to see... Thanks for sharing!

Bob Bushell said...

Hi Eileen, fantastic shots of a Heron and the Strawberry moon.

Lynn said...

The shot of the nesting heron is amazing! I love these June pics and glad the little bird is OK.

From my kitchen window, I watched a squirrel approach my potted basil out front. He stood up on his haunches and started nibbling! I banged on the window and he jumped onto the railing a few feet away. When I opened the front door to glare at him, he jumped onto a tree branch and glared back and then shot a look at the basil, as if to say, "I'll be back for you." :)

You reminded me of that that with your magnanimous comment about the birds and your blueberry bush.

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

The simple pleasures of life are the ones we're more thankful for. Love the contrasting flower colors in your yard!

NatureFootstep said...

nice to get Jupiter and the moon in one shot :)

Jeanna said...

You are so lucky to have that heron across the way!

Nancy Chan said...

Lovely capture of the Great Blue Heron from your driveway. Beautiful yellow and purple flowers and yes, I can see the cranberries! Great moon shot. Thankful that we can enjoy God's beautiful creation. Have a fantastic weekend!

Debbie said...

that is the most perfect day lily i have ever seen!! love the purple clematis as well!!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The flycatcher is really 'great' -- lovely pictures of it and your flowers and yard. And as always your moon shots are fine. your weather sounds a bit like Oregon's ... we often feel like we've had our summer already while we were in Florida and that we come here to cool down. (But Eugene did have hundred-degree weather last weekend -- we purposely played on the road while up in the mountains because we thought that weather was too hot for unpacking the van. We waited to get home until the temperature dropped on Monday.)

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

Beautiful moon captures, Eileen!

Linda said...

Very fine shots! Love that magnificent heron!

Ida said...

Great shot of the Heron. Pretty lilies and clematis & as always your moon shots are fabulous.