Monday, October 26, 2020

Our World, My World

 Happy Monday,

It is hard to believe it is the last week of October, these days are going by way too fast.  I am sharing some of the fall colors, back yard birds and neighborhood scenes from our walks.  I have a mix of migrant warblers and FOY winter birds arriving, I am lucky to see some great birds in my backyard.

 

 1. Hermit Thrush on the Devil's Walking stick, eating berries.

 


2.  A walk on our local fire road, the trees were looking pretty and colorful.  The shorter bushes were turning a pretty yellow color. The bigger trees were lovely oranges and yellows.




3. Scenes from my ride to pick up our carry-out dinner from the local Friendly Farm restaurant.  They have a few ponds, the Canada Geese seem to enjoy hanging out at the pond and their property.

 



4. My new feeder, I have a mixed blend of sunflowers chips, safflower and peanuts. The birds seem to enjoy the new food.

Birds seen below are the Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch and a Carolina Chickadee.


 


5. The view out my kitchen window, the fall colors are looking pretty. We have  a nice view while washing dishes.


6. A week later, the same view out our kitchen window, fall colors are a little more colorful.





7. Our potted plants on the deck are still blooming, the Lantana has lots of blooms as of 10-21-20. 



8. A look at the fire road and the the colorful trees. A pretty day for a walk. 

 


 

 9.  One evening we had a pretty sunset, seen from our deck.


10.  I am ending with some more back yard birds seen on 10-19-20, a few new winter birds have arrived. 

Below in the top row: A Northern Mockingbird and a male Blue-throated Blue Warbler. Bottom row is a female Purple Finch with an American Goldfinch mostly hidden, the Red-bellied Woodpecker and my FOY Red-breasted Nutatch.

 

 




My world lately is like this mish-mash post and photos from the middle of October.  The fall colors seem to be a hit or miss. Some leaves are not colorful and seem more of a dull rust or brown, more leaves and acorns are on the ground. We voted, we dropped off our ballot in a local drop box. We already had an email stating it was received. Hubby and I are happy and healthy at this time, I hope everyone is doing well too.

 

What's happening in your corner of the world? Please check out and visit the following memes and links. I hope to see you there.


 
Thanks to Angie the host of  Mosaic Monday




Thanks to LadyFi  the host of Our World Tuesday!


Thanks for visiting and commenting, have a happy day and a great new week!




 

105 comments:

  1. Autumn conjures up the same beautiful bright colors almost everywhere!
    And your view from the kitchen window is great!
    Nice photos to get in the mood for autumn.
    best regards

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    1. Thank you Jutta!
      Take care, have a great new week!

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      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  3. A natureza sempre tão lindamente mostrada aqui,Eileen! Gosto muito de ver! beijos, ótima semana,chica

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  4. Hari OM
    For the first time in a week as I look out my window, the sun is shining and all the colours in the trees and hillsides are singing of autumn... but in a week or two it will be uniform 'dun' and winter will be biting in. I've already had to discuss Christmas arrangements for father's cares and 2121 looms large... grasping all these moments in our camera lenses helps to stabilise the year I think! (at least a little). YAM xx

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    1. Thank you YAM!
      I hope all goes well for your father!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  5. Glad to hear that you voted, Elaine. i hope that in just a matter of days, I will hear that you are raising a glass to toast President-elect Biden, and the worst nightmare in American history is behind you.

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    1. Thank you David!
      I am hoping for better times ahead.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  6. Hello Eileen,
    Very beautiful photos! So many Canada Geese. The sunset is also very pretty.
    Take care, and enjoy your day!

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  7. Hello Eileen,
    the view from your kitchen window is rather nice. Love the trees along the fire road too.
    Thanks for sharing all those beautiful birds. Today I will choose the Red-bellied woodpecker as my fav.
    Good to know that you are safe. All the best!

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      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  8. we did not get an email, wonder if FL is doing that. there is defintely a difference in the view out your window...

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    1. Thank you Sandra!
      The colors change daily.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  9. What a GORGEOUS sunset!!! Vibrant!

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    1. Thank you Vera!
      Take care, enjoy your new week!

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  10. Hi Eileen :) Your sky photos are beautiful and I love the trail with those big trees! Our weather is getting chilly...snow in the forecast tomorrow but I'm sure it'll all melt as soon as the sun hits it. I refuse to accept snow yet! :)

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    1. Thank you Rain!
      It is chilly and rainy here, low in the 40's.
      I am not ready for snow or a cold winter.
      Take care, enjoy your new week!

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  11. Eileen, your colors are really coming along down your way. I agree, your new feeder seems to suit the locals just fine!!...jp

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    1. Thanks JP!
      Yes, the new feeder is a hit.
      Have a great week!

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  12. The sunset is beautiful indeed!
    Funny, just yesterday Hubby called me over, "be quick"! It was a woodpecker right by the window, the first one I´ve ever seen. Sadly, thanks to my "quick" he saw the movement and as quickly flew away...

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    1. Thank you Iris! I hope the woodpecker comes back so you can see it again.
      Take care, enjoy your new week!

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  13. Hello! How nice you can see season progressing from your kitchen window. Fall colors, cute birds enjoying meals, glorious sunsets…all are perfectly lovely. Enjoy your fall to your heart’s content.

    Yoko

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  14. cute looking bird eating berry...
    beautiful images of nature....lover colorful leaves...wonderful.

    Have a great day

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  15. You certainly don't have to go far to see a nice variety of birds, Eileen!

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  16. Glad you are doing well. So many different birds at your feeders. It always give me comfort watching the comings and goings at my feeder out the living room window. The fire road walk looks like a lovely area to enjoy.

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  17. Hi Eileen, I went and did absentee in person voting so Im all done, last week of the ads on tv and internet so happy...my email box has been bursting at the seams I unsubscribed to all of them now. Awesome fall color and the birds are really enjoying your new feeder. I don't have any new comers to the yard yet Im anxiously awaiting their arrival..the white throats my favs, have been in sharp decline the past 3 or 4 yrs hope I get some this winter. Have a great week.

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    1. Thanks Sondra!
      I have a lot of junk emails, I am tired of all of them.
      I seem to have less White-throated Sparrows too. In fact, I am seeing less and less of my yard birds.
      Take care, enjoy your week!

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  18. my corner of the world is much like yours. our colors have been hit or miss and we have had so much rain and fog, i have not seen the sun in ages!! i like rain, i never complain about it BUT i am so over it now, it is pouring as i type!!

    your backyard birds are beautiful, it's nice that you still have some flowers in your pots on the deck!!

    what a gorgeous sunset...we voted as soon as we received our ballots, that was weeks ago, but did not receive an email!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie. We have been cloudy, foggy and rainy here lately. More coming this week too. The temps are a lot lower too. Take care, enjoy your week!

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  19. Thankful that you are both safe and healthy. Love all the photos but my favorites are all the little birds around your feeders. Have a great week!

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  20. Lovely photos. Thanks for dropping by my blog today Eileen. Happy mosaic Monday

    Much💛love

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    1. Thank you Gillena!
      Take care, enjoy your week!

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  21. The fire road reminds me of the trails we have here. So pretty. The Canada Geese are flying over here these days. The young ones have finally got the v formation conquered.

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    1. Thank you Marie! We seem to see the Geese here year round.
      Take care, enjoy your week!

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  23. I love your fall shots...specially the second one from your kitchen window.

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  24. Red-BELLIED woodpecker always cracks me up with that most red HEAD!!! LOL

    We found the same thing with the colors. Some areas around here are brilliant. Others more muted and SOME have already dropped most of their leaves and it looks like WINTER!

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    1. Thank you Dee!
      I think I have some photos somewhere showing that redbelly.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  25. Hi Eileen,
    Beautiful autumn colors can be seen from your kitchen window! So it gives pleasure to wash the dishes;)) !!
    The birds are also very beautiful and I enjoyed seeing Canada's geese.
    Everything beautiful around.
    I wish you a good week.
    Hugs,
    Ailime

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  26. This time of year is so perfect for pictures. The trees really put on a show, and when the sun goes down there's a lovely glow.
    I used to go to Friendly Farm with my parents and my family! I have pictures of my kids when they were little, running in that grass and trying to make friends with the geese by the pond. Lots of good memories there.

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    1. Thank you Minerva!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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    2. We have been going to Friendly Farms for years too.

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  27. A wonderful Post as ever. Yes, Eileen, time is running. We become older and older... and we make the best of each day! Like your captures me showing, too.

    Have a wonderful week.
    Happy MosaicMonday

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  28. You still have so much beautiful color! I know it will all be gone soon...now that it's getting colder. Like your new bird feeder, looks like a good design! And the sunset photos are amazing! Enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      The new feeder is popular now.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  29. The fire road is looking great. I love the view you have in the kitchen and you can see the visiting birds arriving and leaving. Beautiful photos, take care, stay safe and have a great new week.

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  30. Wonderf ul photos, Eileen and look at all those birds ar your feeders--wow! I don't know why but our fall colors were brighter than ever, even though we had drought all summer and an early frost and snow. I'm glad I enjoyed them as now we have snow again and most of the tress will lose their leaves this time around. We needed the snow as it will help the fire fighters thta are fighting Colorado's wildfires. Sadly quite a bit of the wester part of RMNP had fire.

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    1. Thank you Pat!
      I hope the snow helps put out those wildfires.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  31. Lovely mosaics of fall and birds. Especially love the titmouse, it have such gorgeous eyes :) It is always nice to see all the Canada geese gathered. Even if it means they are about to leave. Your autumn colors are the same as ours. But it will soon be over and then it gets dark.
    Take care!

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    1. Thank you Monica!
      The geese will be here all winter.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  32. Exciting stuff at your place...lots of birds and then you get to vote.

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    1. Thank you Red!
      We voted!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  33. Gorgeous nature shots with the autumnal colors and a few blooms still blooming and always love your great photos of our sweet feathered friends ~ Wonderful post ~ ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  34. Wow the sunset is beautiful.
    Nice walk along the fire road!!

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  35. Wonderful photos, as ever.
    We are watching your election madly from this side of the border.

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  36. That tree lined fire road is so pretty. What a nice variety of birds at your feeders. Here we are in the last week of October. We are finally having a breather from company. I'm trying to catch up in bloggy world.

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  37. Eileen - the Blue Warbler is gorgeous! Glad you are finding so much entertainment right in your backyard!!! Thanks for sharing all the autumn scenes with everyone at Mosaic Monday!

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  38. Amazing pics.
    Have a nice week ahead.

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  39. What a wonderful world of birds you are showing again. All the beautiful birds that are so different from mine. This is exciting, autumn is so beautiful and this fiery sky is fabulous!
    Your kitchen window view is great.
    I wish you a beautiful week, hug Elke

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  40. The views in your yard are amazing! We have far fewer birds at the feeders, but we are in a city with a small yard, far from water. We do have some nuthatches and a few species of woodpecker on the suet.

    Your colors on the two consecutive weeks are interesting.

    be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  41. Hi Eileen!!! Beautiful mosaics and pictures... I love Autumn colors... Enjoy your week..

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  42. Beautiful birds. Except for the first, the hermit, we have all those on a daily basis. I just love watching them at the feeders. What gorgeous sunsets!
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

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  43. So that's where our geese have gone!

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    1. Thank you William
      Take care, have a happy day!

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  44. I do love your kitchen window view! Watching the seasons change and the different wildlife visitors while doing something as mundane as washing dishes, is my idea of joyful housekeeping.
    I am glad you are both keeping well. Stay safe, Mxx

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit.
      I do enjoy my view while washing dishes.
      Take care, have a happy day!

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  45. lovely autumn colours and great selection of birds. Your hermit thrush looks quite like our song thrush

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    1. Thank you Juliet!
      Take care, have a happy day!

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  46. That very first image of the Trish is certainly the epitome of Autumn, as are your images from your kitchen window. Is there a blue throated blue warbker??! New one I've never seen. Oh, and those sunset photos?...spectacular.

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    1. Thank you Anni!
      Yes there is and it is a beautiful warbler.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  47. your world is so special ~ great photos too!

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  48. Beautiful colors of the season.
    Happy fall & Happy Halloween, Eileen. :)

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  49. The view from your kitchen window is rather nice.
    All lovely photographs.

    Hope your week is going well.

    All the best Jan

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  50. I would love to walk through those trees.

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  51. Hi Eileen,
    the autumn colors are now also at their best :-))))
    Fortunately I can enjoy it again, but the end of October also brought me a lot of sadness.
    Kind regards, Helma

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