Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The Weekend Roundup - T

I finished my T post before I went out of town, but sadly couldn't figure out how to actually post it from my iPad. But I couldn't miss, so posted anyway.

Today's assignment: Starts with T, Favorite, and Tall.

Starts with T: TURKEY starts with T. This one was strolling along the front pond, then crossed the road and disappeared.

Favorite: Anything in Nature is a favorite of mine. TURTLES included.

Tall: This rocking chair TOWERS over the TOWN. Guess it would be considered TALL. This is one of many 'biggest' items which can be seen in Casey, IL.

Just Because: This is the book mobile TRUCK parked outside the library in town.

And Finally: This THUNDERBIRD is a real beauty!

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Combination Sunday

I'm multitasking this morning. I've been preoccupied with Hubs. He had pneumonia and has been in the hospital. Fortunately, he is out and much better.

I drove by to check on the mamas and look what I found. A baby! Isn't she cute?

Then there is this little guy, equally as cute. I tried to get a pic of the one laying down when he lifted his head, but my finger wasn't quick enough. He was enjoying the warm sunshine. The Mamas were on alert.

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The Blue Grosbeaks are back. I saw this guy a couple of days ago. 

Linking to The Bird D-Pot

I found a red barn. They are few and far between around here.

Linking to The Barn Collective

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. I'm getting ready to go to Illinois for my grandson's high school graduation, so will be missing for a while.

Friday, May 10, 2019

The Weekend Roundup - S

This week's assignment: Starts with S, Favorite, and Small.

Starts with S: Nothing better than a beautiful SUNSET after a day well SPENT.

Favorite: But a beautiful SUNRISE, while drinking coffee on the porch, is my favorite time of the day.

Small: Big dog, SMALL dog. This is our pup, Gus, with his runaway friend, Buford T. Pusser, the beagle. I found his owner and delivered him home. Gus was SAD. I was SAD. I wanted to keep him, but his family would have missed him. He was a SWEETHEART.

Just Because: Before relocating to Oklahoma, I didn't realize there were so many varieties of SPARROWS. This is a Harris's SPARROW. I always think of SPARROWS as being plain, but some are pretty. 

And Finally: STAGECOACH starts with S. This one was for SALE at the Mule SALE in Ada, OK. 

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Friday, May 3, 2019

The Weekend Roundup - R

Today's assignment: Begins with R, Favorite, and Red.

Start's with R: RANCH begins with R and this one is a beauty.

Favorite: When I go on a back-ROAD-RAMBLE, this is one of my favorite ROADS to RAMBLE down. Up on the left is a pond where I often see herons, egrets, and other birds.

Red: There is nothing more beautiful than a cardinal's RED feathers. 

Just Because: This meadow lark was hanging out on the ground during a light RAIN.

And Finally: This ROOSTER was hanging out by our table at the Country Kitchen RESTAURANT. They serve tasty blueberry pancakes.

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

The Bird D'pot

After finally getting pictures of eagles, I set my sights on finding and photographing a male Painted Bunting. I saw 2 of them last summer, but they were too quick for my slow hand. 

So, last week I was sitting at the kitchen table, talking to my daughter on the phone, when I caught sight of an orange bird on the porch feeder. I threw down the phone, fortunately it didn't break and my daughter didn't call 9-1-1, and started snapping pics. If I took one, I took fifty pics. I was as excited as when I first saw the eagles.

I haven't seen the female yet. I'm hoping she shows up soon.

He is even beautiful from the back.

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Saturday Critters

A critter post wouldn't be a critter post without a horse. Saw this one grazing as I passed by on the road. I love gray horses. I believe this one is a flea-bit roan.

This guy walked by as I was sitting on the porch the other afternoon. Fortunately, I got this shot before Gus barked. Notice his antlers are beginning to grow out.

Everything was so green on this overcast day, and it made the yellow stand out. After a winter of feed and hay, this herd of cattle seemed to be enjoying the new grass.

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Weekend Roundup - Q

Friday kind of sneaked up on me this week. I just realized today was actually Saturday. I think this might have been caused by a very busy week and a bit of retirement bliss. Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. 

This week's assignment: Starts with Q, Favorite, and Quarter.

Starts with Q: Northern Bobwhite QUAIL starts with Q. This guy was trying to hide in the weeds, but I caught him!

Favorite: I absolutely love deviled eggs, so I was happy to see these Quirky little guys on the Easter table.

Quarter: I think this QUARTER should meet the requirement.

Just Because: How about a QUART jar with some QUARTERS in the bottom?

And Finally: The is a QUILT block made up of handkerchiefs collected over the years from trail rides. This one was from the Chisolm Trail Roundup.

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Monday, April 22, 2019

The Barn Collective

Another barn needing some TLC. I never see cattle or horses on this ranch, so I don't think it is in use.

The pond often gives me duck photo ops. It's a drive through the Kullihoma Stomp Grounds. Great road for birds, too. 
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Sunday, April 21, 2019

The Bird d'Pot

I saw the first Blue Grosbeak of the season yesterday. I believe this is a non-breeding mail. He's working on his pretty feathers.

This Red-winged Blackbird recently discovered the feeders. I took this pic a couple of days ago. It was a chilly morning. If  you look closely, you can see his breath. I'm not sure if he is trying to attract a lady or if he is protecting the food. I'm voting for the lady since he is looking pretty spiffy when he shows his red feathers.

This Red-bellied Woodpecker stops by almost every morning for a peck and a snack on our light pole.

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