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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Last post for a while


This will be my last post for a while...so thought I would leave another handsome bird here.


I have been so distracted, I have a hard time focusing.  So I might as well just take a break.



Hopefully in a few weeks, I will feel back normal enough to resume blogging.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Sora sighting...


We were easing through the strip pit area last evening, and I spotted this Sora.  I had never heard of them till two or three years ago when I spotted some up at the Heron Viewing Station.


I was so lucky to get these two shots...I got one other but it was a blur.

Good fences....



I am strolling through the archives for fence shots....this is one I took back in March.


This one is from the same day...though this is a private drive, it is begging me to drive on down.


And then we have these two--take late this evening.  Their rich color is from the evening light.





The line going totally across the width of the photos close to the bottom is an old electric fence.  If you had not guessed, he was making a bee line to get away from us.

This is my entry for Tex's Good Fences....

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

From the dining room window...


This little bird was actually this red...


these photos don't do it justice.  Especially this middle shot.


I suppose it has something to do with it being spring and breeding season.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Almost forgot Tuesday's Treasures

These pics were posted a couple years ago, but it is still a treasure so am going to show the pics of it again.


It is a knife Roger made me.


I think it one of the prettiest he has made.


I walked into the garage when he was finishing it up and fell in love with it.


It fits my hand perfectly.


It is the second one has made and given to me.

Linking this to Tom's Tuesday's Treasures.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Time for some barns...

Before I forget, it is time to join the Barn Collective again!



We passed this one and the one below on the way to the Heron Viewing station the day we took Lorelei.


They are drive-bys of course...notice the barn at the left edge...


When I was taking the picture, I did not realize there were other barns in the background.

The following barn has been shown before, but thought I would show it again. We were taking a rambling way home after dropping Lorelei off with to her mom 4 years ago. 









Thanks, Tom, for hosting the Barn Collective.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

We had a pheasant day...


Just a few shots from the strip pits.  Remember to click and expand the view.


Those these two look like the same photo, they aren't.


You about got admit they are one beautiful bird....


I hope you enjoyed these.


We seen these two at the strip pits...

Friday, April 8, 2016

Sunset from 6 years ago--Apr 9, 2010


I haven't posted any sunset pics in a while...I call the above farm my version of The Little House on the Prairie.  I take photos of it at least a few times every year.  I would love to know its history.


In fact, I don't take near as many sunset shots as I used to.


Yet I am always running across some of my old photos and love them all over again.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Birds like fences, too


First an oldie...taken south and east of Terre Haute Indiana in 2011....

Then we have this robin on a fence post, taken today.   I am trying to keep the promise to myself to take more pics of robins.

I am linking these to Tex's Good Fences.    Thank you so much for hosting the meme, Tex!


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

From April 9, 2011


I have been sitting here looking in the archives...thought I would show a couple or three from this date.  Again, they may have been posted before.


They were taken north of here, and there is about a 20 minute timespan between the time I took the shot of the buzzard and the time of the photos of this field.


You can tell by the long shadows that it is evening time.  I know these are weeds...henbit, I believe...but it sure is pretty when seen like this.

Monday, April 4, 2016

One of my treasures...

In 2011, we celebrated our 35th anniversary.  Lorelei's mom painted this gourd for me.  It features my kitties, except for Mama Cat.
This one is my second Cougar...not Cougar, Jr...but just the second cat I named Cougar.  But he did have a very similar personality and was 'my' kitty.
This one is Puss Puss....she is a daddy's girl.
And this is Bubbie...he was originally all about our other daughter and Roger.  Now he just loves everyone and thinks everyone should love him and respond to his every need.

In ways this is showing more than one treasure...

I will be linking to Tuesday's Treasures.


Saturday, April 2, 2016

A study of one barn for The Barn Collective...

I have posted most of these pics before...probably in 2011 when they were taken.


We came upon this old beauty while out on a rambling drive.


It is probably about an hour Southeast of here.


I tend to love the shot above best of all.


Poor old thing, someone really built a beauty when they built it.


Just these last two...





I hope you enjoyed all the views of this barn.  I seldom get to take this many of one subject when out rambling around.

I will be linking to The Barn Collective.  It should be open after midnight tonight...I hope if you have a barn you will join us, or if you come across a barn, please encourage linking up. 

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