Thursday, August 7, 2014

Photo Challenge and Good Fences!

We travel the back roads of America on our trips.

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And nothing gives us more joy than seeing sights like this along the way.

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It slows you down and keeps the stress level down, too.

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OKAY everyone!

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Up the hill…two by two!

Time to EXPLORE!

I’m taking part in Donna’s photo challenge

Tex for the Good Fences party!

Are you ready to party?

58 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

What a great photo opportunity!!!
Thanks for sharing the sweet pictures. Have a lovely day.

Diane said...

You're so right about "stress levels." Good for you! Love the pics.

bj said...

Beautiful...

TexWisGirl said...

i'm loving it! :)

Stephanie said...

So cute! And the blooming tree is simply lovely!

Hugs to you, Diane!

Debby Ray said...

Great way to double up...two parties in one...great idea! Beautiful photos!

Kelly said...

Awwwww.....they're so cute! I love watching geese.

cucki said...

Aww so sweet..I love it so much x

jody said...

I too love the back roads ride and all there is to see! Beautiful pictures!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, this made my heart sing today, Diane. What great pictures these are. It reminded me of when I went to church this week, and when I walked out the door, there was a family of turkeys just walking through the parking lot. I was so bummed because I didn't have my camera, but I enjoyed it just the same. I love to see pictures of your back roads and hikes and walks. They are simply lovely.

~Sheri

Primitive Stars said...

So beautiful, Hup two three, Blessings Francine.

The French Hutch said...

This post reminds me to take a walk to our neighborhood duck ponds! With treats of course. What a lovely place.

Hugs,
Emily

Debby said...

I love seeing animals in the wild. We have the deer, skunks, raccoons, bunnies and wild turkeys. But I don't like 200 buzzards, coyotes. Heaven forbid that we would have the wild hogs. Enjoy all your trips.......

It's me said...

Owwww so cute.....xxx !

eileeninmd said...

They must be taking themselves for a walk! Great shots!

My name is Riet said...

ai love the fence and that tree is beautiful. Hve a nice week

Montanagirl said...

LOVE these photos! You have a good eye for photography.

Carola Bartz said...

We love to take back roads on our travels as well - in the US as well as in other countries. I have the feeling that you see so much more of the country and area than if you're rushing on the big highways.

Linda Walker said...

I'm with you Diane! I love to see wildlife on my walks and travels and if the camera is handy, it becomes another photo op! These photos are great! Enjoy the rest of your day!
xo
Linda

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such a pretty scene! I just love that blooming tree and how sweet are those waddling geese? Thanks for your kind visit, too. I am a new follower :) xo Hugs, Karen

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love the trees! Crape Myrtle? I snapped some geese just like yours the other day. They even walked up to my car looking for a hand out! lol! It was at a park where they have gotten spoiled. :) Pretty photos!

Small City Scenes said...

We drive slow too well except when on the freeway. LOL
One sees so much more and the photo ops are there. MB

Donna said...

hahaha, I love these! Those Canadian geese are so funny to watch. I love how you captured the scenes, including the road and the beautiful, old crepe myrtle. Wonderful perspectives that tell a story!

Please don't forget to link up tomorrow morning, when the linkup gadget is active.

Margaret Adamson said...

And the march goes on.Lovely post.

Trace4J said...

I love two by two..
Wonderful photos and post.
Hugs to you

Grantham Lynn said...

Oh great pics. I love your travels. Thanks for sharing.
Sherry

Felicia said...

just came back from a road trip, yes it does de stress. great images.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Agree with you about the backroad stress reduction cure! Love those marching geese.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I always prefer the backroads and the beautiful sights along the way.

Shug said...

how adorable.....so glad you had your camera and was ready to aim. Great pictures captured...

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful photos! We do live in a gorgeous world if we just take the time to look and enjoy!
hugs,
Linda

Happyone said...

Very pretty. Great color. Peaceful scene.

Patty Antle said...

That tree is gorgeous and the ducks fun! Lovely pics!

September Violets said...

Looks like the geese were ready and waiting to waylay anyone to take their photos! Love that flowering tree too :) Wendy x

ClickNCamera said...

I know what you mean, I love to see the unexpected on our travels too. Great photos!

Vee said...

Geese are certainly a bunch of animals! LOL! Keeps the stress down, you say? Hmmmm...

podso said...

We also love the back roads, and yours are beautiful. is that a crepe myrtle? Gorgeous. Good photos!

Kathy said...

Love, love, love this picture!

Donna said...

Awww...Love the geese! And the blooms are gorgeous!
hughugs

Greatfull Dazee said...

Love your photos! I am hopping over from the photo challenge! The scenery is beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Oh i love those geese under the flowering tree! :)

I will have to check out that photo challenge yes :)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The geese are sweet Diane and I love the blossoms on that tree!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Diane, you do find some great photo ops. This one is so peaceful. They look like they are out for an afternoon stroll. laurie

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the photos of my favorite feathered friends!!
hugs,
Cindy

Linda H said...

Great photos Diane. I too love seeing animals/birds when I travel. That's one gorgeous tree too!

Fit and Healthy Baby Boomers said...

Really great photos, it looks to me like you do 'stop to smell the roses' along the way. Best, Sharon at fitandhealthybabyboomers.blogspot.com

Maggie said...

Looks like these guys chose a great spot to take a stroll, a walk in the park is always relaxing.

Julie Corbisiero said...

How pretty it looks with the geese running around. Have a wonderful weekend.
Julie

Freckled Hen said...

Back roads are the best way to travel...country roads at that! I never tire of seeing geese or ducks, you are right it lowers the stress levels.
Hope you have a good weekend!

LindyLou Mac said...

Calling by from the APPC today, the back roads are always less stressful and scenic.

Mary said...

Hi Diane - your geese and crepe myrtles look very much like the ones in my immediate neighborhood - the trees we love but the birds are so messy and too many! Fortunately the ponds are far enough away we don't get them on our street!

Great shots - hope your weekend is fun - heavy rain here again this morning but at least the grass has remained green this Summer - perhaps I shouldn't let on about that or those darned geese will stop by for a nibble!

Hugs - Mary

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Diane - nice geese but I was looking at that beautiful crape myrtle - like a tree!! Awesome!

Jeanne said...

Ah yes... Those geese can be very entertaining. These are excellent and colorful shots.

Angela said...

Ahh- geese- so cute! great shots.

Veralynne Malone said...

Great shots...Geese aren't known to be still! And the Crepe Myrtle tree! How gorgeous! I love them. Thanks for the shots!

Lorrie said...

Those Canada Geese are so photogenic. Great shots, Diane.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh I love your photos of the geese Diane!
They are quite comical to watch especially when they are herding their young on an outing!
Thanks for sharing dear friend!
Enjoy your time in the mountains, with magnificent scenery and fresh air!

Jeito Mineiro de Ser said...

Gostei muito das fotos, dos ângulos... estes gansos são geniais! Parabéns!
Um abraço!

I really enjoyed the photos, the angles ... these geese are brilliant! Congratulations!
Hugs!
Egléa