Sunday, November 30, 2014

Another Dab of Summer Color

Feeder sharing back in August.
Chickadee, Mrs. and Mr. Painted Bunting, molting Mr. Cardinal

Chickadee departed.

 Photo-bombed by a Squirrel!!!
Mr. Painted Bunting hangs around long enough for Chickadee to return.

Mr. Painted Bunting finally leaves and little baby Buntings come in to feed.

Linking to The Bird D'Pot

Saturday, November 29, 2014

"Hello?"







"Hello?"
"Eileen? Is that really you? I've been waiting, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, to star in my very own Saturday's Critters post!"
We've been missing you, Eileen! We're glad you're "back!" :)
The critters are happy, too!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Whistlers on Wednesday 103 / Good Fences #36

As you've seen here before, Whistling Ducks and fences really do go together. :)

 Those silly rubbery feet will perch on anything.
Here's 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! Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it this week!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A Hawk in Grainy B&W

Another set of shots where I had the camera on the wrong setting. Still, I thought the event was unique enough to salvage the shots, putting them in black and white. Pretend it's newsprint! :)

I caught a Red-Shouldered Cooper's* Hawk on the bird bath one day! *Per Mary Cromer, the hawk expert! :)



Dousing that bottom!



Ahhh...

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday
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Note: This week's Good Fences link-up will open TOMORROW morning (Wednesday) and run through Friday afternoon so that those celebrating Thanksgiving Day can participate early, if they wish. (giving)Thanks!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Blocked

The old corral panels that lead down into the pond are keeping the horses on their side of things, as they were meant to.
The rust shows they were once covered in water when the pond was full and it is complimented by Zim's chestnut coat...
 and the old rusted milk can dredged out of the pond, too.

Linking to Rubbish Tuesday
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Note: This week's Good Fences link-up will open on Wednesday morning and run through Friday afternoon so that those celebrating Thanksgiving Day can participate early, if they wish. Thanks(for everything)!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Silly Mocker

Two regular bird baths on hand, and this silly Mockingbird thinks the horse feed bowl with water in it (for the messy Whistling Ducks) makes the best tub.




Linking to The Bird D'Pot
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Note: This week's Good Fences link-up will open on Wednesday morning and run through Friday afternoon so that those celebrating Thanksgiving Day can participate early, if they wish. Thanks(giving)!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Old News

We got a taste of the arctic weather blast here in Northeasterly Texas this past week. Monday morning brought a glazing of snow atop green grass and against still-green trees.
Snow coating the deck.

Snow on the barn roof. Gem waiting for breakfast.

Snow on the house roof

Still-green oaks and bright green grass under them, now coated with snow.
The pond remained unfrozen this round, but the Whistlers were not impressed with the snow on the ground.

"Bring on the scratch feed, woman! It's cold out here!"
We've returned to temps in the 60s and 70s F during the day, at least for awhile.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Early morning look...

across the pond in late October. The downed willow limbs I've piled in one section as a horse-crossing deterrent cast an interesting reflection.
 A ball of spikesedge spruces things up a bit, like nature's bouquet offering.
Linking to Weekend Reflections

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Good Fences #35

A couple of entrances near one another. First, plain but pretty.

 Next, a bit more ornate, but a little more tired.

Still, they both do the job!
Here's 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!

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Note: Next week's Good Fences link-up will open on Wednesday morning and run through Friday afternoon so that those celebrating Thanksgiving Day can participate early, if they wish. Thanks!
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