Friday, July 31, 2020

Weekend Roundup - E

This week's assignment: Starts with E, Favorite, and Evergreen.

Starts with E: My favorite birds are EAGLES. This is one of my all-time favorite pics.

Favorite: This little lady is my all time favorite EQUESTRIAN. I might like the horse too. Sadly, she isn't a little lady anymore. But she is still my favorite granddaughter. Well, okay, my only granddaughter. :)

Evergreen: Yellowstone has a lot of EVERGREEN trees. 

Just Because: This fella has one brown EYE and one blue EYE.

And Finally: This is the first time Hubby and I went out to lunch after the restaurants opened up. The restaurant was EMPTY. No need to practice social distancing here.

Hope everyone is staying cool. After a few weeks of really hot days, we have cooled down to 81° with a nice breeze. Feels good.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Colt Update

The babies are not babies anymore. They sure have grown. This little fella is my favorite. He's in the middle of changing colors. Wish he could stay like this, but I'll never get to see him as an adult. He will be sold to some lucky new owner.

With mama.

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Friday, July 24, 2020

The Weekend Roundup - D

Today's assignment: Starts with D, Favorite, and Dark.

Starts with D: The best thing about living in the middle-of-nowhere are the critters. This mama DEER had twin babies. Sadly, I only got pics of one. The other twin hid behind the loafing shed. Maybe I'll be lucky next time they stop by.

Favorite: DEN is a DUN horse.

DarkThe shade tree made the picture DARK. The break in the leaves allowed the sun to shine down on that pretty face. 

Just Because: This is my little DRUMMER boy when he was still little. He has been playing the DRUMS since he was a wee one.

And Finally: During migration, we had a lot of DUCKS on the pond. This is a Ring-necked DUCK. His whole family stopped for a couple of weeks. They were fun to watch.

What the Heck: I can't possibly consider a D post without my favorite DOG. This is Gus enjoying his new DOG bed.

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Friday, July 17, 2020

Weekend Roundup - C

This week's assignment: Starts with C, Favorite, and Couple.

Starts with C: CLOUDS start with C. It was a CLOUDY day, but they soon passed and the sun came out. I might post this one again next week. It is my favorite picture taken of Devil's Tower. I like dark clouds. I fell in love with them when I discovered El Greco's painting titled View of Toledo. I think I was in the 6th grade.

Favorite: This COW was lounging in the sunshine on the way to Devil's Tower.

Couple: Of course, I can't have a post without a horse. How about a COUPLE of CURIOUS horses on a hill?

Just Because: This CONTINENTAL DIVIDE sign was in Grand Teton National Park. 

And Finally: How about a CUTE little CAROLINA wren? I think they are the loudest bird we have around the house. 

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Weekend Roundup - B

Today's Assignment:  Starts with B, Favorite, and black.

Starts with B: This is a BISON, one of many I took pictures of during our visit to Yellowstone last month. Some confuse BUFFALO with BISON, but they are not the same. Typically, we call them BUFFALO in error. BUFFALOES are found in Africa and South Asia, while BISON roam in North and South America. BUFFALO AND BISON are related. They are both from the BOVINE species. I have always called them BUFFALO and will probably continue to do so.

This is a BLACK BEAR, also from our visit to Yellowstone. We saw tons of signs warning to watch for BEARS on the road. We were disappointed not to see one during our first couple of days there. But then our luck changed. I think I was almost as excited to be able to get this pic as I was my first eagle. It was rambling alone on the far side of a creek. This pic was taken out the truck window. Even though it was quite a distance away, I am not a brave soul. We saw another one the next day. She had 2 cubs with her. She was leading them through the trees, which kept me from getting a clear pic, so I put my camera down and watched them.

This BEAR was one of the Sculpture Trail we enjoyed during our visit to Sioux Falls, SD.

Favorite: Well, you know I must try to find a way to put a horse in this spot. This is BEAUTIFUL BONNIE. Not only is she a BEAUTIFUL lady, but she is gentle and doesn't mind toting a saddle and rider on her back.  

Black: We have had a lot of vultures around our house for the past few days. Pictured are American BLACK Vultures, although there were plenty of Turkey Buzzards mixed in. At one time I counted 13 flying and 7 in the trees. I think there must have been a dead cow in the pasture behind us. They give me the creeps, so Hubs went out with the rifle and shot at the tree trunks to scare them away. So far, so good. I hope they stay away. My feeder friends don't like having them around either.

Just Because: During our vacation, we stopped in Cody, WY to visit the BUFFALO BILL Museum.  Yellowstone and the whole area was under a winter storm watch. As you can see, it was snowing. We are used to June being blazing hot and only brought light jackets. We'll know better next time. 

This is a portrait of BUFFALO BILL Cody.

And Finally: On our way to Yellowstone, we stopped in Dodge City, KS to visit the BOOT Hill Museum. 

This is one of the graves on BOOT Hill.

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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Pronghorn Sheep

These Pronghorn Sheep were spotted in Western South Dakota. They were far from the highway. Hubs pulled over so I could try to get a decent shot without too much blur. 

One mama spotted me and alerted the rest. I'm used to critters giving me the moon, but this was a rather blatant rebuff.

In unison, they all turned their backsides toward me...

...and moved into a clump. I think I'm offended. :)

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Friday, July 3, 2020

Weekend Roundup - A

I've missed the last couple of weeks. We were stir crazy, so took off for Yellowstone. After 3,650 + miles and 2 weeks, we were ready to come home. Most fast food restaurants were still open for drive through only, but we didn't have any trouble finding a restaurant for a good meal or a hotel. The hotels in Yellowstone were closed, but the ones outside were open. After a few days rest, I'm ready to go again. 

Today's assignment: Starts with A, favorite, and Architecture.

Starts with A: This entryway, at a motel in Dubois, Wyoming, was made out of ANTLERS wired together. 

Favorite: It's horses, of course. These are enjoying breakfast ALL AROUND the feeder.

ARCHITECTURE:  This is The Parthenon in Centennial Park, Nashville, TN. It is a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in ATHENS. It is an art museum and well worth a visit.

Just Because: This is a sculpture titled: ALL The World. The sculpture is part of the 2020 Sculpturewalk in downtown Sioux Falls, SD. She looks to be ANTICIPATING an ADVENTURE.

What the Heck - One more: Granddaughter, the ARTIST, is creating ART. 

And Finally: We like to go to an AMISH store south of Wapanuka, OK. They have the most delicious fried pies I've ever tasted. On this particular visit, there was an AMISH buggy parked outside.

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