Thursday, April 10, 2014

Good Fences #3

Several of you have commented that I should use the Whistlers fence line-up for this meme. I tried to hold off doing that since I already post Whistling Ducks on Wednesdays and often on Fridays and sometimes Mondays and... (That's what happens when you get hundreds of goofy ducks hanging around and wind up with thousands of photos of them.) So here you go. I've now pulled that trigger.

These were from a late-March morning as I walked out to the barn to feed the horses. The Whistlers were waiting for their breakfast of scratch feed.

Strung out like beads on a necklace.

Yes, I still have that scrap of orange construction fencing there, just to muck up the scene.
Three sitting on the tree branch.

Early morning light glinting off the start of algae growth makes it look like ice.
On to the link-up!

1. Link in a post featuring a photo or photos of fences or gates.
2. Link back to Run*A*Round Ranch Report in your post or use the badge code to display the Good Fences button in your post that automatically links back here.
3. If time allows, please visit some of the other participants and comment on their shared posts.

Thank you!

139 comments:

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Beautiful setting for the Whistlers! Thank you for hosting! xo

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Whistlers are fun to see any day! Thanks for hosting!

DeniseinVA said...

What a hoot! It is fun to see them all lined up like that.

Kate said...

They're pretty comical and certainly cooperative.

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

The fence can't be more prettier than this :)

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

"Strung out Whistlers"... Somehow that sounds like the title to a bad country song:@)

Brian King said...

LOL! It had to happen sooner or later! The last one is really nice with the lighting!

georgettesullins said...

Love the three out on a limb. Thank you for hosting!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

What a sight to see when you go out in the morning. They are starting to remind me of yard chickens, (except way cuter).I think you have domesticated the whistler!

Roan said...

You can never have too many whistlers. It looks like they measured off the distance between them.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Nice images.. The last picture is so funny.. Congrats.

Pix Under the Oaks said...

I am still amazed at all the "perching" they do! I thought ducks waddled on the ground, fly around and do lots of swimming!!!

Buttons said...

Morning Tex oh this is the best Good Fences ever. Oh how I love those Whistlers and the orange fence is my favourite:) Hug B

EG CameraGirl said...

Love your whistlers!

Janey and Co. said...

That first shot is just beautiful! The sun glowing on the pond...makes it look a heavenly place! Fun how the Whistlers are all lined up...perfect for Good Fences!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Your last photograph is extraordinary. It's amazing how equidistant the whistlers managed to be.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots! The whistlers are adorable!

Ileana said...

Your whistlers are beautiful !
I love last photo! Great shot!
Greetings from Romania!

Fjällripan said...

Great photos of the lined up ducks!!

Candy C. said...

Love your fence 'decorations'! :)

Icy BC said...

Love, love that last image! All on a row and on a fence! Beautiful shot!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, love the Whistler fence line up. Beautiful pictures, Blessings Francine.

Susan said...

Your Whistlers are such cutie pies and they decorate a fence so well.
Cheers :D)

Gerald (SK14) said...

I like the three sitting on a branch

Anvilcloud said...

These are fun and funny.

Molly The Wally said...

Beads on a necklace is just the prefect description. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Sandra said...

I like the last two. the 3 look like they are walking the plank with Peter Pan. love the icy look of the last one..

Dianna said...

The lighting in those first two photos is amazing!

DJan said...

What is it about those guys that make me smile so much? They are definitely favorites. :-)

Weekend-Windup said...

Wonderful shot! The birds sitting on the fence and the sun shine makes it looks beautiful!

Debbie said...

green grass, gorgeous light and happy whistlers, lined up perfectly, what could be better....why,

rustic rural fences!! thanks for hosting t, i am so happy to be here!!

p.s....do they use a tape measure for their down right perfect spacing?? hehe

bj said...

How fun !!

c. Joy said...

I love it when they do the chorus line thing.

Melissa said...

Beautiful morning light! I like the pulled back scene too, to get a better idea of where the fence is.

Montanagirl said...

Some more terrific Whistler shots! That last one really speaks (or whistles) to me. It takes 1st prize!!

Jeevan said...

Stunning lineup! I also enjoyed the presence of sunlight in the pictures :)

MarkD60 said...

It must have been extremely difficult for you to get them to stay spaced so evenly on the fence! :-D
Fanstatic shots!

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Whistlers 24/7, I say! I love the way they line up, they way they have their own community. (& they have you too, an Honorary Whistler!)

Michelle said...

That is the perfect shot with them lined up like that!

Alica said...

Love it! Especially that last one! :)

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa;
What an awesome picture of whistlers line up like that♡♡♡

I love the morning light and your caption for the last picture is really right. Algae sure look like ice♪♪♪
Night Night from Japan. I'll visit others tomorrow.

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my American photographer friend, xoxo Miyako*

Paula said...

The Whistlers are such an orderly bunch.

Jutta.K said...

Herrliche Fotos !
Die Vögel als model, in Reih und Glied !
Schöne Naturaufnahmen.
LG
Jutta

Judy said...

This post is totally awesome! I love that bottom shot.

Bob Bushell said...

Whistlers on a fence, you could write a song about it.

magnoliasntea said...

Whistlers are the best fence ornaments around. Great photos.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Those are great captures of the Whistlers. That early morning light really does a nice job of accenting! I especially love your last image of them perched on the pond fencing. :D

~Lindy

Linda R said...

I am so glad your posted them. They look wonderful up there on that fence.

Happy Thursday.

Hugs~

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love the morning light and the reflection of the line up on the fence!

Roxy the traveling dog said...

That so cracks me up!!

Jo's World said...

Someone compared them to A Chorus Line and that is certainly apt. Wouldn't be surprised if they burst into song for you!

You introduced us to these characters (and they are) and I think we are all grateful.

Cheers and hugs to a fine photog!

Jo

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

They do resemble beads on a necklace. I like the first photo really well, with the morning light, the length of fence, and the Whistlers all lined up. The three on the branch were pretty funny. Not sure that branch could have handled even one more.

Patty Woodland said...

They look like they are in a buffet line

Sally said...

Oh goodness, these are some of the most beautiful photo's. :)

Margaret Adamson said...

Great shots and in that last one, they are so evenly spaced on the railing, it's amazing. great place you have.

Karen said...

Such beautiful light in these shots! I like the view of the pond from this distance.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh my goodness! I love the light in these pictures.

Karen S. said...

Wow, what a beautiful morning, and how lucky for you to see this view in late March!

bailey-road.com said...

The morning light is beautiful in these shots. Those whistlers are a hoot!

Kathy said...

These are great! And perfect for your meme.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Thank you for hosting. I always loved this kind of entery in this particular
forum subjects.

Great job. Your just the right gal for this. So happy to see allot of entries of our group and more new faces for I and it is still early morning.

I have tried to comment to others. I will be back later to see for more.


I enjoyed all your photos and birds. Thank you. I so appreciate you.

Andrea Priebe said...

This is awesome and funny at the same time. What fun your Whistlers are and how cool that they have their own fence. Great post, Theresa ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Stephen Hayes said...

That water does look iced over.

barbara l. hale said...

Two days of whistlers in one week. You made my day. I love the ones out on the limb. They are such appealing little characters.

don said...

It is amazing how so many ducks line up on the fence or on the tree limb. No wonder you have many shots of their antics. They do look SO interesting. Lots of entries today....YEAH.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Excellent balancers!! If there's such a word????? GREAT shot of the whistlers standing in a line on the fence - perfect distance to each other - like in gym class-
I can see all the whistlers holding their wings up and out and not touching each other's feathers. "Now drop your wings!!"

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my! They love that fence! How funny! And I just thought I was early! lol Enjoy your day and thanks for the fun! Hugs, Diane

Ida said...

Hi Theresa, Today is my 1st time joining in on the fun. I am now following your blog.
Those ducks are super fun. I loved that last shot where they are all lined up on the fence, how funny.

DIMI said...

Lovely fances Tex!Your whistlers are so beautiful !I like the last picture!!Great shots!!
Dimi...

Farm Girl said...

Well I do admit to like seeing them on a fence. They are so cute sitting there waiting.

Ms. A said...

I always love your Whistler shots, but the added early morning light is awesome!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Very nice shots! They are lucky who get food every day :-)

Łucja-Maria said...

Indeed. Ducks look like beads necklace.
Look beautiful at sunrise.
Greetings.

cobie en bas van Es said...

je zal er nog omheiningen bij moeten gaan plaatsen.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

They are so funny!

RedPat said...

I always get a smile seeing them sitting on a fence!

karmnik54 said...

Fajne te kaczki:)

Jeanne said...

They are a constant source of entertainment. I can imagine the laughs they bring.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That last picture makes me smile! They are too darn cute and definitely like a string of pearls.

Cloudia said...

LOVE your shots, and I'm IN!



ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral

=^..^= <3

Mama Zen said...

Got your ducks in a row!

Tanya Breese said...

i seriously love that with them all on the gate/fence!

(◔‿◔) said...

Really pretty! i like your fences with the birds. Great shots of landscape. Thanks 4 sharing and 4 hosting this project.
Hope you have a beautiful Evening! :-), Wieczora (◔‿◔) | my photoblog

messymimi said...

They do look ready -- what a nice perch on which to wait!

Gail Dixon said...

Perfect! They have you trained so well. :) The last photo is awesome!

Red said...

The crowd gets bigger all the time.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Wow! Stunning pictures!
Just amazing seeing all those birds lineup on the fence.
Well done!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Love this - what an amazing morning welcome! The light is beautiful and just the sight of these little sweeties waiting for their breakfast would be a happy start to anyone's day! How charming! Thanks for hosting, too. xo Karen

eileeninmd said...

Hi, Tex! I found some fence photos so I am happy to link up this week. You already know I love the Whistling Ducks and would love to see them on any post you do! Great shots! Thanks for hosting.

Blackberry Lane said...

These are the cutest pics ever. Can't wait to get settled and join in the fence fun!

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

hey, it is your meme - do as your please. i guess folks love those whistlers. i love them because we don't have them in VA. so neat!! ( :

Our photos said...

Very nice. I love the last one !

Carole M. said...

lovely to see them again and lovely light on the water ..

S. J. Qualls said...

Definitely appropriate post for good fences - how many people have one with ducks? Very cool shot with their reflection!

Stephanie said...

The Whistlers have a great setting to be in, love seeing them all in a row like that.

Munir said...

I like the way they are sitting in a line almost as if they were instructed to do so.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I don't see how you could NOT post these fence pictures to your own wonderful meme. Gosh they are wonderful fence decorations. And you are so lucky. (Well, so are the whistlers actually to find such a great spot to live!)

pattisjarrett said...

Good Fences wouldn't be complete without the Whistling Ducks.

Kjell T. Evensen said...

You have your ducks in a row. :-) The last image is spectacular.

A Quiet Corner said...

Just plain...AWESOME, T!...:)JP

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Okay, this time since our vinyl picket fence on top of the concrete and concrete block retainer wall IS a 'GOOD FENCE' I have followed up on your invitation. Thanks!
Your whistlers look hilarious for breakfast lineup.
Great photos.
Hugs,
Mariette

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, The Whistlers just crack me up! So fun - I really enjoy seeing these ducks. Glad you included the funny ones in your fence meme. Have a great Friday tomorrow!

Lois Evensen said...

I love all your ducks! You caught them in beautiful evening light this time. :)

Randy said...

Love that last shot.

Deb said...

fences and whistlers a great pair! love those photos...

Pamela Gordon said...

They are funny birds/ducks. It looks so pretty there!

Jack said...

I am the 107th commenter? Good grief! It took me half the evening to scroll to the bottom.

The perfectly even spacing of the birds in the last photo says something about their social structure, doesn't it?

KB Bear said...

The lighting in the photos of the Whistlers on the fence over the pond is simply beautiful.

You must be blessed to have so many Whisters around!

Marie said...

Wonderful Whistler lineup! I HAVE to get back to "fencing" again! I've been away a long while, and I am so glad you took it over so it wouldn't be lost.

Paul said...

And everyone of them with a wing's space between them... Real nice pictures, nice lighting that time of day!

Carola Bartz said...

This is a great Whistlers line up! I love it! They probably knew that they would get published...

Spare Parts and Pics said...

So funny how those ducks line up! Wonderful photos!!

Linda said...

That last picture is so precious! Just perfect!

Jeanne said...

I totally LOVE that last shot of all of those whislers lined up on the fence. What an amazing group. Have been sort of out of the loop recently and have just seen you are doing your fence posting.... Will have to start keeping my eyes out for some good fences.

Hilary said...

That last one is wonderful.. beautiful capture.. perfect light.

Halcyon said...

That line of birds is pretty amazing. I may have to look around for some fences to join in here!

Leovi said...

A nice morning light!

Eva Ason said...

Looks like it was a beautiful morning love those whistlers lining up

Crissi said...

Beautiful setting for the Whistlers, I like them!
Hugs Crissi

Lynn said...

You are probably the only person who has Whistlers as pets :-)...super shots!

Pantherka said...

Very beautiful!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

The limited sunshine in the first two shots made for an awesome picture.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

What beautiful light! Great photos, T.

Furry Bottoms said...

You don't see that just anywhere!! Really enjoyed that picture a lot!

Small City Scenes said...

So funny and so fitting. MB

Becca said...

So cute! Love the way they're all lined up on the fence like a chorus line. and a five, six, seven, eight!

Betty Manousos said...

hosting a meme! how wonderful!

edenhills said...

Beautiful lighting in hose first two shots. Lovely.

Ruth Kelly said...

Love those birds dotting the fence.

Rita said...

They are so charmingly goofy! :)

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I especially love this!!

Willow said...

What great fun fence shots !!!

Dicky Bird said...

o.k. you probably heard this one...but, Whistlers sure have their ducks in a row.

bon bon said...

love the spot of light in the background, and those goofy ducks, of course! such characters...

Gunn said...

"Line up and wait"..... just like the airport term....

What a nice posting!

Pat Tillett said...

Great photos of the characters! They should be paying you rent by now.

Busy Bee Suz said...

How cute is that? They know where the good treats come from!!!

catskillblogger said...

It's almost like someone posed them!

Margie said...

Ooooh, love that last capture T!

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