I always love visiting The Run ARound Ranch and seeing Gem and Zim...the horses that live there. I always love the look of them on the alert...so I thought this horse we can across the other day was looking West...towards Texas...looking for those two beauties.
It is time for Barn Charm again...a big thanks to Tricia. I don't always thank her, but I do appreciate her hosting it.
I took the photos of this barn yesterday...so thought I best show it while it is still in season!
I almost used the above as a stand alone shot...
but then I know how I love seeing different shots of the same barn so thought I would include these.
I actually have pics of this barn taken in a different season, you can see it HERE. Not much has changed.
I do see that the electrical cord that was leading to the ladder is missing...but the ladder is still there. Also notice the door up top...and look at it in the other post...the other photos were taken in the spring of 2011...well, they were posted in the spring of 2011. I am assuming I had taken them close to the time I posted them. Anyway, hope you enjoy.
I have posted a photo of these two trees at another time...but I don't think it had the blue, blue sky that this has. I might just be able to find them again now...we happened across them by chance both times. There is just something about big old sycamores that I love. When I was younger, I did not like them at all.
We drove down to the Goose Pond Wetland area yesterday evening hoping to see something/some kind of birds.
My blog buddy Mary had been down there a while back and saw pelicans and I was hoping to see some. We were not disappointed.
We were very lucky in that there was a group of them at one pond that was close enough for me to get these shots. Notice the 'growths' near the end of the beaks on some of the ones above...I have no idea what it means. I have not did any real research on it...only looked at Cornell's All About Birds and they did not mention it, but their photo showed it. (These photos are definitely better if clicked to expand the view.)
It was as if they were trying to do synchronized swimming....They would swim straight ahead as in the first shot for a bit, then turn and swim towards the little island, and all would duck under water at the same time.
Edited to add: Read Carletta's comment to learn about the growth on their beak!
I have meant to use this for a while now...not the greatest shot. Taken at wrong time of day as we passed through Rockville. But still, think it shows the beautiful work. It is kind of funny, I think this is beautiful, but would not want it for myself.
We are home for a couple days at least...Ms. Lorelei is with us.