Saturday, June 7, 2014

Mistaken Identity

I didn't make it to the festival I planned to attend today. Hubs had to work and I didn't think it would be much fun walking around by myself, so I went on a ramble through the countryside instead. I looked for fences, rubbish, birds, and other critters. I found some interesting stuff, but only 2 birds.

I was driving slowly down a country road when I saw what looked like an unusual bird sitting on a wire. I zoomed in, but still couldn't tell what kind it was.

I will say I couldn't wait to get home and upload all my pictures so I could drag out my bird book and find out what he was.
 Sadly, I didn't need to drag out the bird book. Upon closer inspection, it was quite obvious this was a by no means rare bird. Just another European Starling.
 Guess I hadn't seen one from this angle before. I see them all the time out by the feeders, where I'm looking down on them.

Linking to  Saturday's Critters & the Bird D'pot

Friday, June 6, 2014

Reflecting Dusk

It's Friday! Whoop! Whoop!

Linking to Weekend Reflections

Linking to Skywatch Friday

As I mentioned yesterday, I'm getting low on things to post, so Fergus and I are planning a ramble tomorrow. A small town near here has a festival. Maybe I will stop by to see what they have to offer. Plus, I'm always on the lookout for fences and rubbish.  Do you have any weekend plans?

I'm a little behind on commenting. Too much work time and not enough play time! I'll play catch up this weekend.

Remembering Uncle O on this, the 70th Anniversary of D-Day.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Modern and Rustic

Note to self—running low on fences. Looks like it's time for a ramble!
 This is a flowering shrub of some sort that grows next to the fence in our back yard.
This is a terrible shot. Don't you love how that pole planted itself right in the middle of the picture? This is the only section that looked like it was made from limbs found laying around in the woods. Which, of course, is the most interesting part of the fence. The rest looks mostly like a normal old fence.

Linking to Good Fences

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Mr. Camouflage

I saw this robin strutting around near a tree at The Rez.
He saw me looking at him...
...and ducked behnd a tree.
It was then I noticed part of him had disappeared.

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday

1. I've read several posts and status updates recently describing end of year school field trips. Do you remember taking school field trips as a kid? Where did you go and do you recall a favorite? For any parents responding today, have you ever chaperoned a school field trip, and if so where?

In grade school, we walked to The Rez here in town when we were studying trees and bugs. I loved getting outside and away from school. My favorite was when I was a Sophomore in high school, we went on a field trip to Turkey Run State Park in Indiana. It rained and I broke my glasses, but we had a blast.

2. What's something you're tired of seeing online?

Anything Kardashian!

3. June is the month for roses. Which of the following expressions would you say has most recently applied to your life-'everything's coming up roses', 'there's no rose without a thorn', 'came out smelling like a rose', or 'wearing rose-colored glasses'? 

All would have applied at sometime in my life, but right now I seem to be surraounded by negativity, so I think 'there's no rose without a thorn'.

4. When grilling outdoors do you prefer gas or charcoal? Who does the grilling at your house? What's the last thing you ate that was cooked on a grill?

I prefer charcoal, Hubs gas. Hubs grills and he fixed salmon last night.

5. Are you afraid of the dark?

Not particularly, but I can't stand to be inside with the lights on and the curtains or blinds open. If someone was lurking outside, they could see me but I couldn't see them. That scares me.

6. Share a favorite song with a number in it's title.

500 Miles

7. "Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."(C.G. Jung). Do you agree? Why or why not?

I suppose, but I'll leave this question to the psychologists out there.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Daughter just booked the condo for our Floriday trip later this summer. I'm excited to have something fun to look forward to.

Linking to Wednesday Hodgepodge

Monday, June 2, 2014

Rubbish Tuesday #5

Welcome to Rubbish Tuesday #5.
Bro O has retired from farming, which means he doesn't need all those spare parts hanging around. He has been rounding up all the old equipment and sending it off to those who want it. This seems to be the last of it. Looks like old parts of combines or cornpickers to me.

This old wheel is decorating the side of Bro's workshop. I love these old rusty wheels. I don't know where it came from. I should have asked.
These are metal boxes in the courthouse. Wills are housed here. Several are from the late 1800's. The first box is from 1944. My grandmother's will is in the 1958 box.

Come join in the fun!  The idea is to post a photograph of anything old and/or deteriorating i.e. house, barn, outbuilding, something rusty, antiques, interesting junk, or something in pristine condition, but just plain old. 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

The One That Almost Was

 Eastern Phoebe...oops! Thanks Tex...Eastern Kingbird. I always get those two mixed up.
 Eastern Kingbird glaring at me.
Baltimore Oriole. I have seen several posts featuring this bird and I have commented that I haven't seen one around here in years. Last night, I saw one. All I could see was a glob of orange in a tree far far away. Even with the camera zoomed to the max, this is all the better I could do. I almost got a shot of him, but at least I have proof I did actually see one. :)
I like finding wildflowers almost as much as birds. So, I'm ending with a common variety around here.

Happy Sunday!!!

Linking to the Bird D'pot