Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I'm thankful for my healthy family, including the addition of two new grandchildren this year.
Maggie born 11/3/10
Ryan born 9/15/10
I'm also thankful I live in a beautiful natural place and that I have the freedom to enjoy it daily.
And thankful that I have wildlife right outside my door to enrich my life.
And I'm thankful for my followers that share these experiences with me.
Thanks for joining me!
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
I've known we had a kingfisher living along the creek,
but had never been able to approach close enough to get a good photograph.
Today, maybe because of the fog, I was able to get close.
He rattled a raspy call at me, but let me snap a few pictures.
Once the creek freezes, he'll head south.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
The birds are done nesting, and with all the leaves down,
I can see the nests they've left behind.
Some are neat and tidy, held securely together by mud.
Others are little more than a pile of sticks.
Checking the bluebird house reveals its nest.
I've found nests that are hidden on the ground.
And seen all types materials used, such as this balloon string.
Horsehair seems to be a popular choice.
This one is a favorite, since the maker used hair from all 3 of my horses.
This one seems to be made with cattail down.
And I've found a different kind of nest too,