Monday, October 10, 2016

Barns, Blooms, and Birds - Wk 10

I'm bringing you another post in my barns, blooms, and birds series. I was just about out of barn pics to share with you but my husband and I drove around some county roads in our Ranger over the weekend.

Barns . . .

Since we are officially intoFall now, I have a great red barn to share with   you. Love how it's just sitting in a field surrounded by soybeans.

I don't usually share two barns, but today I am. This barn is a small one but has a great looking barn quilt that I think you will enjoy. 

Blooms . . .

At the back of our property, some orange jewelweed caught my eye.

I read that the Jewelweed was used to treat poison ivy rashes. 

Wild black-eyed susan was growing along a road when we were out driving around.

Ragweed - allergy pills needed. 

Weeds with pink blooms.

Mums in bloom for fall.

I'm seeing wooly worms crawling around.

Birds . . . 

First I want to say thanks to my birding friends for helping me identify this sweet bird. It was my first time to see a Northern Parula Warbler. It's not a great pic, I had the wrong camera in my hand but I sure was excited to see him.

Other birds in my yard included: 

I would say this is a female cardinal but her coloring is just a bit different that the other females I see.

Row 1: Female cardinal, goldfinch, female ruby-throated hummingbird (they are gone now); 
Row 2:  tufted titmouse, mourning dove, not sure of row 2 number 3; 
Row 3: female downy woodpecker,  Carolina chickadee, and white-breasted nuthatch. 

Male Northern Cardinal

That's it for this week. Thanks for stopping by for another day of Life in Kentucky - Judy. 

Linking to:

Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings
Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Mosaic Monday @ Normandy Life on Sunday evening
Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods on Monday

Our World @ Our World Tuesday Meme
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
The Scoop @ Stone Gable Blog
Wednesday Around the World @ Photographing New Zealand

Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern on Tuesday evening

Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention Gallery
Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods
The Homesteader Hop @ Floyd Family Homestead

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson on Wed. evenings 
Share Your Style Link Party @ 21 Rosemary Lane on Wed. evenings

Share Your Style Link Party @ The Essence of Home on Thursday evening
Simple & Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme

Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life
Simple & Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme on Wednesday evening
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson
Foodie Friday & Everything Else @ Rattlebridge Farm on Thursday evening

Photo Friday @ Pierced Wonderings

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturday
Camera Critters on Saturday

I'd Rather Be Birdin' on Saturday at noon

Tom's Barn Collective @ The Backroad Traveler on Sunday


  1. Good Morning Judy, life in Kentucky is looking quite autumnal this week. Love the bird mosaic, the barns and even the furry worm! Your new header is perfect for the season too, just gorgeous!

  2. Judy, The red barns are the best. I love the cardinal photo. Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Sylvia D.

  3. Great pictures! I love the old barns too!

  4. I am in love with the barns such awesome pics! I would like to invite you to our Homesteader Hop we would love to have you!

  5. I used to catch woolly caterpillars to take into my classroom when I was a teacher. It was an easy way to bring nature to city kids. - Margy

  6. Hello, beautiful birds and photos. The bird mosaic is wonderful. Cool caterpillar. Thank you for linking up and sharing you post! Happy Saturday, have a great weekend!

  7. That's such a beautiful color for a mum and I love your barns. It's such a rare treat to see one of the quilt barns. Happy weekend!

  8. Wonderful fall post! I just had a question about ragweed on Facebook. Your photo is of goldenrod which has yellow flowers and is insect pollinated and does not cause allergies unlike ragweed which is wind pollinated and has small greenish flowers...I thought the same thing until somebody told me and now I grow goldenrod in the yard for the end of season bees and butterflies....Michelle

  9. I would LOVE to see that nuthatch in real time!! A great array of bird life today. Also, really appreciate the flower's name...jewelweed. Awesome

    Thanks so much for joining in with us birders this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin''s always a pleasure.

  10. Love both the barns!
    The reddish bird may be a juvenile Cardinal that has not yet grown into its adult feathers.

  11. Hello!:) Lots of interest in your post, from the barns to the beautiful Cardinal. Love your mosaic with all the pretty array of birds, my favourite being the Nuthatch, and the orange daisy-like flowers look very pretty.:)

  12. Thanks for joining what is shaping up to be a Kentucky barn party. You are number 2 of 3! Thanks so much for the visit, how about stopping back again!

  13. Very nice selection of birds. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Visiting from the barn collective and you have two nice ones here today.