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Saturday, January 12, 2019

The Bird D-pot

We had some really great weather last week, so I took advantage and went for multiple back-road-rambles. 

This cardinal thought he was hiding in the branches of this prickly tree, but I got him anyway. 

After running errands the next day, I took the long way home and was rewarded with this red-shouldered hawk. He posed for a long time.



But the cherry on top of the cake was this Eagle. It isn't a great picture, but it is a picture. I first saw the female or juvenile in a tree beside the road, but it flew and landed in this tree farther from the road. It was then I saw the eagle. I slammed on the brakes and grabbed my camera. (I may need new tires soon) I was as excited as if I had won the lottery, well, maybe not that excited, but pretty darn excited. Bucket List: Capture an Eagle on camera. Check! 
Does anyone know if the other bird is a female or a juvenile?

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Saturday Critters

We had some really nice days this past week. This cow was enjoying the warm day.

A few days ago Gus happened to be watching for critters from the living room window and saw this fella running through the neighbors hay field. He started barking his mean bark, so I had to grab my camera to see what he found so offensive. It turned out to be a lone feral hog. This is the first one I've seen here. Sure hope they don't move into our area. They are destructive critters.

On one of my back road rambles, I saw this deer crossing the road in front of me. She stopped to assuage her curiosity so I tried to get a picture. This is the best I could do with all the brush and saplings between us.

I can't pass by this ranch without stopping to take pictures of the horses. They are beautiful. The ranch is owned by our local celebrity who was on a season of The Amazing Race with his brother.

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Weekend Roundup - B

This week's prompts: Starts with B, Favorite, and Blue.

Starts with B. BRIDLE starts with B. I like the longhorn on this one. There is a better picture of the BRIDLE in the picture below.

Favorite: This is a mule named Little Socks. He was all saddled up and ready to go for a ride with his BRIGHT BLUE Reins.

Blue: There is nothing BLUER than an Easter BLUE BIRD.

Just Because: I saw these BRAHMAN Cattle alongside the road, but I was a passenger and didn't make the driver stop, so only took a drive by shot.

And Finally: An old abandoned BOAT. 

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Friday, January 4, 2019

Weekend Roundup - Back to A

This week's assigment: Starts with A, Favorite, and Apple.

Starts with A: ANGEL starts with A. 

Favorite: One of my favorite birds is the AMERICAN Kestral.

Apple: Every Thanksgiving dinner requires at least one homemade APPLE pie. It's tradition.

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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Meadowlark & Crow

Hubby gave me a new camera for Christmas. I had a Canon SX50 and now I have the SX70. I think the 50 takes better pictures in low light, but I'll give the new one a chance. These are from the 70.

I haven't found many birds the last couple of weeks, but did see this Meadowlark sitting on a fence post...

...and Mr. Crow hanging out in a dead tree.

Wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy 2019. 

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Critter Day - Marilyn

Our friends have a cow named Marilyn. Marilyn had a baby Christmas Eve. No name yet, but isn't she cute? Mama seems to like her, too.


This is Rusty. He will grow into a big, bad bull one day. He likes hay.

Along with his hay, he enjoys a few pets and pats from his food man.

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Friday, December 28, 2018

Weekend Roundup - Z

Today's assignment: A word with a Z, Favorite, and ZZZ as in sleepy.

A Word with a Z: ZERO has a Z. ZERO as in One-ZERO-Three. Anyone who follows racing even a little bit has heard of Steve Asmussen. He had several horses in the final races of the season at Remington Park in Oklahoma City. This photo was taken as he won his 103rd race of the year. The number 103 contains a ZERO.

A Favorite. This horse was my favorite in one of the races. I actually made a $2.00 bet for him to win and he did. The number 10 also contains a ZERO.


ZZZ as in sleepy: This is Gus catching a few ZZZ's after a long day of patrolling the perimeter in search of a critters to bark at.

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Sunday, December 23, 2018

The Weekend Roundup - Y

This week's prompts: A word with a Y, a favorite, and Yellow.

A Word with a Y: A Yellow-Rumped Warbler.

Favorite: Sunset through my kitchen window. 

Yellow: These beautiful Yellow flowers were a gift from a friend. Beautiful!


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Friday, December 14, 2018

The Weekend Roundup - X

This week's prompts: Starts with X, Favorite, and looks like X.

A Word with an X: Hubs and I spent some time exploring Wyoming again this year. We like Chris LeDoux, so we made a point of going through Kaycee, WY to visit the park dedicated to him. LeDoux, contains the letter X.

Favorite: This is a quilt my mother made many years ago, which is why it is a favorite. Looks like a lot of X's to me.

Looks like X: This strange looking teepee without the covering resembles an X. It is located at a rest area in South Dakota.


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