Sunday, October 29, 2017

Old Red Barn

I enjoy photographing old barns around the area where we live in Western Kentucky. This one is an old red barn that I saw on a drive in the country several months ago.  It hasn't been  shared until today. Take a look:






I'm sure this old barn has a story. Wouldn't you love to know it!




Thanks for stopping by - Judy.


Linking to:

The Barn Collective @ Tom The Backroads Traveler

Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer

Share Your Style @ 21 Rosemary Lane on Wednesday evening

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson on Wednesday evening

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life
Sweet Inspiration Link Party @ The Boondocks Blog on Fridays 


Friday, October 27, 2017

At the Feeders and in the Trees - Week 20

A Chipping Sparrow visited this week. Take a look:




A Northern Mockingbird is still visiting and gave me a quick shot while he stopped on top of a hanging water source near the deck. 



This little American Goldfinch is all puffed out. Hope he is not sick and is just trying to stay warm.



I am seeing the Purple Finch and Cardinals at the feeders this week. 






The red-bellied woodpecker is a regular visitor to the upside-down suet feeders or scavenging up and down the birch trees. 




I'm thankful that the birds visit my feeders. It bring me such pleasure to watch them. 




Our Mexican Sage and Elephant ears have put on a beautiful show this summer and early fall but tonight may be their last night of the season. Our temps our supposed to be in the lower 30's. 



I will cut the elephant ears back and dig the bulbs to store in our shop for the winter. The sage isn't hardy for our zone but I'm going to try cutting it back and use a thick layer of mulch and hope to see sprouts in the spring. I'm also going to try to gather some seeds from the sage. The purple color of the sage was gorgeous. 



Thanks for stopping by to see the birds at the feeders and in the trees - Judy.

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturday
Camera Critters on Saturday
I'd Rather Be Birdin' on Saturday at noon


Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention Gallery


Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods

Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life 
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson
Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life
Sweet Inspiration Link Party @ The Boondocks Blog on Fridays 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Fall Table With Pheasants and Leaves

My husband just returned from a Fall pheasant hunt in South Dakota. He loves going on this hunt every year or two. My table today is to celebrate his return and give a nod to the pheasants of the hunt. 




The pheasants featured for the centerpiece are from The Huntington Collection by Fitz and Floyd. 






The stoneware dinner plates are Butler's Pantry Gourmet by Lenox and feature a delicate scalloped edge. They are topped with leaf plates from Harry and David's from several years ago. 









I love the fall colors with the dark cherry wood of my dining room furniture. 




The plant is a begonia that I brought in from my porch due to the lower night temperatures. 



I thought the wild game plates would also reflect his hunting trip. 





Fitz and Floyd is known for the detail in their pieces.





Additional pieces of The Huntington Collection are used on a smaller table seen in the upper left corner of the pic below. 




The canape plate plus the gravy boat and underplate are just as beautiful as the pleasant pieces. Such gorgeous fall colors!




Fall always seems so welcomed after a hot summer. The cooler days and nights give us a chance to  pull on a jacket and go for a pleasant walk without the heat. 






I've been acquiring pieces from the Huntington Collection since about 2010. My first post from the collection featured the platter and can be seen here. Then the platter was used again with a fall cloche here. Although the pattern has been retired, I have been happy to purchase additional pieces from ebay. 

Thanks for stopping by - Judy.


Sharing at these great parties:


Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson on Wed. evenings 
The Scoop @ Stone Gable Blog
Share Your Style Link Party @ 21 Rosemary Lane on Wed. evenings
Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life on Wednesday evening

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life
Foodie Friday & Everything Else @ Rattlebridge Farm on Thursday
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch on Thursday morning
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage on Thursday morning

Table It Link Party @ Life and Linda
Inspiration Monday @ Our Southern Home 
Dishing It and Digging It @ Rustic & Refined on Sundays







Friday, October 13, 2017

At the Feeders and in the Trees - Week 19

We have been seeing a hawk around the back of our property for a few months but I never can get close enough to get a decent pic of him. Lately, he has been coming a bit closer to our house and I was able to get a few pics of him on the ground. Although they are not perfect shots, I am just happy to be able to try to identify him. I believe he is a Broad-winged hawk. I'm hoping he keeps visiting and that I get lucky for more pics. 



I've had a mockingbird at my feeders the last couple of days, which is unusual. Usually I just seem them in the trees or on the ground.




In the next pic of the Red-bellied woodpecker, you can really see the markings on his back and head. 




The Carolina Chickadee visits every day.



Check out his black cap.


I''m always thankful for the birds that visit my feeders and yard. Thanks for stopping by - Judy.


Linking to:


Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturday
Camera Critters on Saturday
I'd Rather Be Birdin' on Saturday at noon


Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention Gallery


Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods

Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life 
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson
Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life
Sweet Inspiration Link Party @ The Boondocks Blog on Fridays 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Hyacinth Macaw at the Nashville Zoo

On a trip to the Nashville Zoo, I captured a few pics of the Hyacinth Macaw. The macaw is such a gorgeous color of cobalt. 




The macaw is a parrot native to central and eastern South America. Notice the yellow ring around the eye. It is an endangered species and there are an estimated 2500-5000 Hyacinth macaws left in the wild today. 





I am thankful that I went to the zoo with my grandsons. It's always a joy to spend time with them and watch the excitement in their eyes - Judy. 



Linking to:

Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention Gallery


Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods

Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life 
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson
Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life
Sweet Inspiration Link Party @ The Boondocks Blog on Fridays

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturday
Camera Critters on Saturday
I'd Rather Be Birdin' on Saturday at noon