Seemingly ever-present Red-Bellied Woodpeckers.
Sweet Mourning Doves
And a beautiful bird I'm always thrilled to see, much less catch with a camera, the Northern Yellow-Shafted Flicker.
Linking to World Bird Wednesday
|Oak leaves turn to shades of yellow and brown before falling.|
|Weeds in the drying pond show a rich palette range.|
|Sadly, the Texas landscape is dotted with trees that didn't survive the harsh summer heat and drought this year. |
Most of the trees that failed to make it are pines.
One of the Christmas tree farms in our county is forced to bulldoze 2/3 of its crop this year due to this summer's heat/drought.
|Including a couple of ornamental evergreens that stand guard at our gate entry. |
There's a bit of life left, but I'm not sure they'll survive.
(And, yes, I weed-eated those grasses after this photo was taken - don't judge me!)
|The irridescent greens and reds of hummingbird flashes are replaced by yellows and blacks of bees and hornets at the sugar feeders.|
|The lawn becomes dotted with leaves until the winds swirl them on their way.|
|I adore this little Louise.|
|The view from the gate - yeah, really can't see a house unless you stop and look for it, and even then...|
Also, this driveway is one reason I don't stress about washing my car - even if we weren't in a drought situation. Why bother?
|No, the barn was not on the improvement list this time.|
Yes, that barn door is still chewed on and hanging off its hinge.
|At least I don't have to worry about this one kicking out planks.|
|Or this one pressing out the planks trying to reach the greener grass on the proverbial 'other side.'|
|Thelma and Louise don't care what color the house is or how strong the fence is. |
They're just happy to have their 'space' back without contractors running around for weeks on end. As am I.