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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Favorites from the year...

Other bloggers sometimes post their favorite shots from the year.  Since I enjoy running across those posts, I thought I would see what I could come up with from the past year's photos/posts.


I was so very lucky...I got to photograph a group of turkeys 3 or 4 times, just a few blocks away.


This is one of many hawks we have seen the past year.


I am sorry, but I picked two for March.










Of all the months, I really did not have much to choose from in November.  A dozen photos at most.  I did choose photos that had been taken this year, and I think all had been posted....some may have been on my other blog. 

Monday, December 30, 2019

Sunday, December 29, 2019

On a winter's day....

Another photo, taken basically the same time as yesterday's post.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Photo from 2011

It has been a good while since this shot was taken...I wish I could find this place again.  This farm had a lot of interesting buildings and the snow showed them off to perfection.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Bubbie has been in fine form these past few days.  In case you cannot tell he was having a ball in the above photo.  Notice that his tail is just a blur.  He was seriously considering attacking the ornaments but we yelled at him before he could do any damage.    But I have not looked closely at the tree skirt.  I had made the mistake of straightening it out a little bit.

Monday, December 23, 2019


When the girls were young, everyone knew how they were with animals.  So here came someone with this robin.  It was much smaller, not flying when they brought it to them.  We raised it on night crawlers.  The girls would run a dog bowl with some water in it, and it would get in it and have a fun time...and they would use a handkerchief to dry it off.  I always called it a 'him,' but I really don't know which it was. 

By the time it was flying we had our vacation planned...and had a neighborhood kid to take care of the animals.  Well, someone let him out...not sure what happened to him.  But he could fly...he had done been loose and up to the top of the big old cottonwoods next door.  So I have always hoped it survived.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

A pair

As we were coming home from Paris, Illinois Friday, we spotted this pair of Bald Eagles in a tree maybe a hundred yards off the road.  The tree was in fence line between two farm fields.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

I want it!

We pulled up behind this at a stoplight yesterday or the day before.  My camera was handy so I was able to snag this one single shot.  Notice the 'tailgate'....

Friday, December 20, 2019

mmm-mmm Good!

We had a big tree cut down several years ago,  and then a guy came a long and ground the stump up.  A couple years later, we had two or three of these grow up in that area!  That was the one and only time,

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Listen to the Moo-sic.....

A middle of the day shot...but I still love it.  Love all the cows looking at me expectantly.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Red doors...

I am always drawn to red doors...always want to take a picture of them if given the opportunity.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Snow from another year...

I so wanted to get out and go for a walk, or go for a drive, but after all that has happened to us in the past 2 or 3 years I don't want Roger out when it is very slick at all.  I fear him falling and hitting his head.  So, I ran across this one and will post it instead.  I love when snow clings to everything and weighs it down.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Its Bubbie time!

I cannot keep a the tree skirt straight, soon as I straighten it, he goes and messes it up.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

From somewhere in Illinois...I think

I am almost positive that this is from somewhere in Illinois, northwest of here....

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Thursday, December 12, 2019

A bit of whimsy

Some people are so creative...

These were taken at a shop in Shipshewana, Indiana a few years ago.

I really love this one....

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Look what we saw today....

This handsome bird was in a tree beside the highway...these I show you are taken while I sat in the Rav4...

None of the shots are cropped...

I got out and walked across the road to see if I could get a better view without all the twigs in front of her/him but it was even worse.  S/he just watched me.  I wasn't right under him, but I was sure not far away.  I went and got back in the Rav4 and there were two or three cars passed right after and it finally flew away.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019


If I had a bag of these, I could eat every single one.  I love peaches.....and good peaches are hard to find in the summer.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Black barn...

A barn from October, from over in Illinois.  Of barn colors, black is my least favorite color.  I don't know what my favorite color would be.  Probably either unpainted or red.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Handsome hawk...

I never tire of seeing hawks and love to have the opportunity to photograph them.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Not great pics, etc...but have to show anyway....

These are from today...

I only tried a few times to capture them in flight..

The above is a cropped version of the pic...notice the pair of Snow Geese at the lower left .

I know this pic is a mess, but it gives the feel of watching them.  There was a lot of White-fronted geese, too.

If that is not enough, watch this.  It is an even bigger mess....and turn your volume down.  There is constant beeping is because I left the keys in the car but had the door open.

This below is really making me wish I had a better way of recording things like this.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Walk this way....

I am sorry, I cannot help it...this makes me think of that song.  I have photos of  two Whooping Cranes, but I prefer this one of the one Whooping Crane followed by the Sandhill Cranes.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019


Along with the Snow Geese, shown in the video in THIS post, we saw a few swans...

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

The one and only...

I took a couple photos of this sail boat...I think it is the only sailboat I have ever photographed.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Morning sky....

Normally, Bubbie stays outside at night if it is not freezing cold...but even if not cold, he wants in first thing.  (Then eats a bite and wants right back out most days)  Anyway, when I let him in this morn this was the sky.  The above is  a cropped portion of the photo below.

If you click to expand, you can see the the sky beginning to lighten on the horizon in a couple places.
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