Saturday, May 30, 2020

A Day for Deer

I can often be found on the back porch looking for birds in the surrounding trees. Yesterday was no different. However, as I scanned the trees for a hawk I heard, I happened to see this deer walking along on the far side of the pond. Fortunately, Gus was asleep and didn't bark, so I got a couple of shots.

Even though spotted me. 

I glanced down at Gus to make sure he was still asleep and when I looked up the deer was gone. However, I saw what I thought was her laying partially under the cedar tree. Much to my surprise, when I zoomed in, it was a fawn. My first ever. I wish the weeds were not in the way of a clear picture, but nonetheless I was excited.

Later that afternoon, during one of my back-road-rambles, I saw this buck run across the road and into the trees. His curiosity got the better of him. He stopped to stare. Thank you Mr. Buck.

Linking to Saturday Critters

Friday, May 29, 2020

Weekend Roundup - V

This week's assignment: Starts with V, Favorite, and Violet.

Starts with V: VULTURE starts with V. Can you see him perched on the roof?

Favorite: Of course, my favorite must be a horse. Meet the newest paint - VENUS. She is a little girl and gentle enough for the kids to ride. 

Violet: I saw these pansies in the McDonald's drive-through. They look VIOLET to me.

Just Because: This is one of my favorite VIEWS of Devil's Tower. I was lucky enough to find some buffalo in the foreground.

And Finally: A VASE filled with birthday flowers.

Linking to The Weekend Roundup

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Sunday Birds

Mama and baby eastern bluebirds.

Little Miss ruby-throated hummingbird.

Scissor-tailed flycatcher.

Carolina Chickadee.

Linking to The Bird D-Pot

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Cows and Horses

Curious cows.

This beautiful Bay is a new addition to the neighborhood... is this Paint and Red Roan. They were happy to come up to say hello and are gentle enough for the kids to ride.

Nap time for baby.

After the rain, these horses were enjoying a warm day.

Linking to Saturday Critters

Friday, May 22, 2020

Weekend Roundup - U

Today's assignment:  Starts with U, Favorite, and Under.

Starts with U: This Red-headed Woodpecker is UPSIDE down on this tree.

Favorite: This little fella's legs are still UNSTEADY. Mama had to help him.

Under: When I let Gus out the other morning, he started barking his mean bark. I went outside to see what was going on and saw this stray dog under the truck. Fortunately, Gus scared him away.

Just Because: I took this photo of a flag on a rock in the middle of a lake in Wyoming about 3 years ago. As I looked through my old pics last week, I discovered an UNEXPECTED surprise. Look closely in the tree. Two eagles! And I thought my first eagle pics were last year.

And Finally: This Blue Grosbeak looks UNHAPPY to see me with my camera. I can almost hear him mumbling under his breath. 

Linking to The Weekend Roundup 

Sunday, May 17, 2020

It's a Barn Kind of Day

I found this barn hidden in the trees...

 ...and this one in plain sight.

Linking to The Barn Collective

Sunday Birds

Morning coffee on the back porch provided me with a few birds to post.

This tufted titmouse sang a song from his stage high up in a tree...

...and finished his performance with a little pole dancing.

This summer tanager came in a little closer this morning, which allowed me to get a better shot.

Mama cardinal brought a fledgling along with her to the feeder. I was in the right place at the right time for this shot.

Another fledgling cardinal waited on the fence.

My favorite shot of the week—this pileated woodpecker. I have been trying to get a pic of one for a few years. Each time I saw one, I didn't have my camera. When I had my camera, I never saw one. The story of my life. 

To get out of the house for a bit, Hubs and I took a drive down past Lake Texoma. On the way back, I happened to look at a pole along the road. I yelled, "Stop!" He did. Even though Mr. Woodpecker was on the dark side of the pole, I got the shot! It was almost as exciting as my first eagle pic. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful day. Stay well and don't forget to smile!

Linking to The Bird D-Pot

Saturday, May 16, 2020

It's Saturday - Horses Today

Hurry! I spy the feed truck!


Peek-a-boo. I see you.

Mr. Cool.

Baby's got his headlight on.

Linking to Saturday Critters

Friday, May 15, 2020

Weekend Roundup - T

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

Starts with T: This lavender TURKEY starts with T. He was looking mighty proud strutting around inside his pen. Wonder if he will be THANKSGIVING dinner this year. 

Favorite: I can't seem to have a post without putting a horse in it. I'm enjoying all the colts this year. This one is TRAILING after his mama. She is headed for the food TRUCK.

Tree: I have no idea what kind of TREE this is, but they are all along the California coast. 

Just Because: We have more than one variety of poisonous snakes here. I'm too scared of being bitten to have a garden, so we planted TOMATO plants in a pot. I'm looking forward to some TOMATO TREATS later this summer.

And Finally: This TRAILER is loaded with my husband's Harley. We both shed a TEAR or TWO while watching it ride away. Due to Hubby's health, he made the decision to sell it. I'm happy with his decision, but knew how much he loved to ride, and how sad he was to say goodbye.

Linking to The Weekend Roundup

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Sunday Birds

This Summer Tanager hasn't come in close enough for a good shot. Since it is a first for me, I'm still excited.

I believe this is a female Baltimore oriole and if so, it is another first for me. Your opinion please. 

Where there is a female painted bunting, there must be a male. Waiting impatiently for him to show up.

This tufted titmouse was a little nicer and posed on the fence. 

Linking to The Bird D-Pot

Saturday, May 9, 2020

It's Saturday!

This is a picture with a variety of critters. Mama horse, baby colt, geese, and brown-headed cowbirds. 

Roosters on a rail.

Mama cow enjoying some of that green green grass of spring.

Linking to Saturday Critters

Friday, May 8, 2020

Weekend Roundup - S

Today's assignment: Starts with S, Favorite, and Straight.

Starts with S: SKY starts with S. The picture doesn't do it justice, but this was an amazing SIGHT to SEE. It was right before a STORM rolled in. The horses were heading for SHELTER.

Favorite: My favorite SITE in my favorite city to visit. SAN FRANCISCO.

Straight: This driveway, which happens to be at SOUTHFORK Ranch. It's where the SERIES Dallas took place. The drive looks perfectly STRAIGHT to me.

Just Because: This happy little bird is an Upland SANDPIPER. 

And Finally: Since Mother's Day is this weekend, I thought I would post this SWEET message from my SON who chose to go to the beach rather than come visit his mother. Okay, so this was from this past SPRING and he hasn't avoided on this SPECIAL day. Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there.

Linking to The Weekend Roundup