Thursday, December 6, 2018

Happy Thankful Thursday

Hello and happy Thursday! 

Happy Birthday to my son, Dec 7th!  


I hope no one is tired of seeing my moon photos. I took some more photos of the full moon in November. I am thankful for some clear nights and morning where I can see the moon looking beautiful.

Here is the moon in a mosaic taken on Nov 22nd. 



On the morning of November 23rd we had cloudy skies. I think it made the moon images look a little more dramatic. 



The November full moon is called the Beaver Moon or the Full Frost Moon. 



Nov 23rd the Pine Siskin in a cup. I put some sunflower seeds in these cups and the birds were sitting in the food and chowing down. 


One of my winter birds is the Dark-eyed Junco.  They enjoy eating off the ground or deck. 





Some pretty skywatch images from Nov 27th.






I am thankful for the simple pleasures, like skywatching and  birdwatching. 

A thankful heart is a happy heart. 
am thankful for all your visits and comments. 


Thank you Michelle for hosting Thankful Thursday
Thank you to Yogi the host of   Skywatch Friday


Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments on my previous post. Have a happy day!

54 comments:

Linda said...

Happy birthday to your son!

I've never seen a cup of siskin before.

Margaret Adamson said...

i NEVER get tired of seeing your wonderful moon shots and i think those 2 birds sitting in the cups are so cute

Rejane Tazza said...

ENCANTADORA e tão bem mostradas lua linda! Perfeitas fotos e os pássaros ,pura ternura!Adorei! beijos, chica

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
Happy birthday to your son!
Great captures of the full moon!
Wonderful pictures of the Pine Siskin and the Dark-eyed Junco.
Love your night and day shots with the cloudy sky and the moon! Stunning photos!
Have a happy Thursday!
Dimi...

Jenny Woolf said...

When I went to a bird breeding centre a couple of weeks ago they had a fledgling in a cup like that. I never thought of putting one out for birds in the garden. We have a feeder with a small ledge on it which dangles from a pole, and the smaller birds can get the seeds but the big greedy pigeons can't.

Lynne said...

I think of the many photos I have viewed through you . . .
and I am thankful . . .
today
best of the november moon . . .
a dish of pine siskin . . .
love

italiafinlandia said...

Very pleasant images of the moon. I am also thankful for the beauty of our satellite in the clear nights.
Have a nice day, Eileen!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Fotografias fantásticas minha amiga e de uma grande beleza.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
I adore moon shots with the cloud for balance, and you sure got some beauties here!!! YAM xx

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday to your son! We have lots of Dec birthdays too. (one was yesterday! heehee) Love your moon photos...so crisp and clear! Enjoy your day sweet friend. Holiday hugs!

Barbara Rogers said...

Most thankful today...another day I woke up and put my feet on the floor. So glad that you have a special day for thanks! Have a great day and weekend coming up!

Tom said...

...a great feeder idea.

Sussi said...

handsome moon and lovely birds

Small City Scenes said...

I love Moon shots and yours are excellent. Ah the sweet Pine Siskin----great idea
MB

Debbie said...

your images of the moon are so good eileen, so many different looks at it!!

happy birthday to the boy!!!

RedPat said...

I didn't know that was what they called the November full moon, Eileen!

Dee Kissinger said...

Those little birds in the cups made me laugh.

Red said...

These days I don't spend enough time staring at the moon. Through much of my life I was outdoors much more than now. As kids we didn't have TV so were outside in the evenings.

happyone said...

Oh those moon pictures are fantastic.
The birds in the custard cups are the cutest things.

Lady Fi said...

Wow - gorgeous moon shots! Keep them coming...

William Kendall said...

Your moon shots are incredible!

Out on the prairie said...

Fun to play with the moon shots, the last one almost has a face in the clouds.Makes my beard grow rapidly. LOL

bill burke said...

Your moon shots are absoutely beautiful. I like them all especially the ones with the clouds. The birds have a nice friend who feeds them and takes their photo and I'm sure they appreciate that.
Have a wonderful evening!

Rose said...

I would never get tired of moon shots...and how true it is that a thankful heart is a happy heart.

David Gascoigne said...

That gives a whole new meaning to a sit down dinner!

Meditations in Motion said...

Happy birthday to your son! Your moon photos are beautiful. The ones on the partly cloudy night are so compelling. I wish we would get more pine siskins around here. They are occasional winter visitors, but not very common.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

'course not

Hope you aren't tired of my sunsets

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Happy Birthday to your son!

Lovely shots of the moon, and I get never tired of them. They are so beautiful.

Happy Thursday!

Marie Smith said...

Love the moon shots.

I saw a junco for the first time this summer. It took lots of patience too.

Sharon said...

Beautiful moon photos -- so clear!

krishna said...

Beautiful! I love the pine siskin , that is so adorable.

Gattina said...

Very cute,the little bird and your moon pictures are so beautiful and romantic !! Or also for a thriller "murder in the moonlight" (?!)

Sue (this n that) said...

How lovely for it to be your Son's Birthday! Best wishes to him :D)
Eileen, your moon shots are beautiful and, yes, the clouds create a real moody effect, the trees too.
I like your glass feeder, lol so do the birds - the Pine Siskin is really tucking into the seeds but is also keeping a wary eye out... I like when I see the little birds do that, it helps keep them out of danger doesn't it.
Have a great weekend, cheers now!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I never get tired of moon pics, especially yours, and your bird pics and reading about your spirit of thankfulness.

Have a good weekend!!

Jim said...

Good sky shot.

Lowcarb team member said...

Happy Birthday Wishes to your son.

Wow! Your moon shots are wonderful, and how amazing to see the birds sitting in those cups, don't they look cute!

All the best Jan

Jeanie said...

Oh, the birds n the cup... biggest sigh. Moon. Second biggest sigh!

Sondra said...

Wonderful moon shots! I often look at the moon and think about how amazing it is! Love the birds shots too. We have 3 days of rain coming could be snow for you guys if it goes up that way.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I never tire of beautiful moon photos - gorgeous!

Missy George said...

I don't know the difference between the sparrow and a Pine Siskin.. They are cute sitting in those cups. They even look like finches with their winter color. All very similar. Nice mosaics. I love your moonshots.. Have a happy Friday.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What fun to sit down to a cup of siskin (fun and a great photo op!).

Michelle said...

Beautiful moon shots, Eileen. Thank you for linking up today and have a great weekend.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I never tire of moon photos. Your are pretty cool, Eileen.
Why haven't I thought about putting sunflower seeds out for the birds? I'm sure I have a jarful somewhere. Happy Birthday to your December baby! I'm one myself. :-)

Angie said...

Oh, Eileen, I could never get tired of moon photos like these - especially the ones with the clouds … happy birthday to your son!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I never get tired of your moon photos! I like the mosaic, and the moon + clouds are wonderful and mysterious. Happy Bday to your son!!

peppylady (Dora) said...

Those awsome shots of moon.
Coffee is on

rupam sarma said...

Happy Birthday wishes to your Son.
Amazing photos. Greetings.

Anu said...

Hello Eileen. Your moon photos are so wonderful.
Have a great weekend!

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

I love your mysterious cloudy moon shots, they are really wonderful.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Just read several back posts, Eileen. All lovely with accompanying gorgeous photos. I'm a nature/bird nut too and have two feeders running right now...it seems I'm attracting the same birds as you here in Ontario. May I ask what kind of camera you are using? Happy Sightings now.

Hootin' Anni said...

Beautiful!! Each and every photo. Outstanding, in fact.

carol l mckenna said...

Awesome moon shots! and of course I love the little feathered friends ~ ^_^

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Tanza Erlambang - Every Day Issues said...

wow...great shots...moon and birds.
have a wonderful day

KB said...

Gorgeous shots of the moon

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