Saturday, November 30, 2013

Farewell to November Color

We had a couple of early freezes this month which brought forth stronger color in our Texas trees. Here's one of our Post Oaks.
In the sunny morning.

In the cloudier afternoon
This is one of the most gorgeous trees on the way to town. I'm not certain what type it is, but it puts on a wonderful show and this year was spectacular in orange.

Here it is in Nov. 2010 in yellow.
Recent wind and rains have brought down the majority of leaves, but autumn was lovely while it lasted.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Grateful...

...for the simple things.
A view from along our driveway one evening.

Happy Thanksgiving to those in the U.S. and blessings wished for everyone!
Linking to Friday's Fences

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Whistlers on Wednesday 52 - Late Bloomers VI

November 3rd, six juveniles and two parents resting along the pond.
A few moments later, one parent and one juvenile perched on the corral panel that leads down into the pond.
That's right, we finally have flight! I had witnessed that youngster earlier that morning circling overhead with both parents while another juvenile flew a short distance along the pond shore, trying to get the hang of his wings. I knew it wouldn't be long for the other juveniles to follow suit.
This would make them 50 days old from the time I first saw them as tiny hatchlings (September 14th) to attaining flight (November 3rd).
 I know some of you have been anxiously awaiting this post, so without further ado, I give you flight...
Not a good shot as the camera was not set for action, but, rather befitting a wobbly whistler juvie, I think. :)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tiny Chippers

The Chipping Sparrows have returned to our area. They are so tiny and cute.



Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday

Monday, November 25, 2013

Animal Tracks at Run*A*Round

Raccoon
Dog
Horse
Yes, that's my hot pink rain boot, again.
These rain boots are made for walking - or wading. Okay, back to the tracks...

Ducks and turtles at the pond's edge where I scatter hen scratch feed.
 And looks like another raccoon dined, too.
Human (me).
Just random cell phone shots in another photo dump. :)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Red-Belly Up to the Bar

A Red-Bellied Woodpecker clings to the bird bath in order to get a drink.



Linking to The Bird D'Pot

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Life of a Country Dog: Sweet But Bold BB

Being a tough, smart country girl is a lot of work. You have to remain alert and watchful.
And you have to look cool, calm and collected while doing it.
Sometimes staying cool, calm and collected means laying on the tile floor in air-conditioned comfort in the Texas summer. 
Or spending time with your siblings out on the deck.
Routinely harassing the horses is important conditioning.


Conditioning used while hunting varmints in the fields and brush piles.


BB is nose down / butt up in the front.
No matter what BB does, she owns it.

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