Thursday, August 27, 2015

On the way to the Mall!

We are still going over to the mall every week to check on the Muscovy Ducks on the nest. There are 2 nests and we can still see eggs under the Mamas. We always take bread so they are getting used to us coming now. Wish those babies would come soon!

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We pass this beautiful farm on the way and were happy to see sandhill cranes and Canada geese.

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Sandhill photo cropped.

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Of course there are always the beautiful horses, too.

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We’ve had some nice rain showers and even though it’s been hot, everything is so pretty and green.

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I’m joining Tex for the

Good Fences party

Saturday’s critters HERE

and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

28 comments:

Conniecrafter said...

Such beautiful countryside to drive through, good luck seeing the babies soon :)

ann said...

My dad used to keep Muscovy ducks. Now sand hill cranes here, but they do fly into Nebraska in Early spring and southern Colorado. You do have beautiful country side, unlike my daugheter's descrkption of her family's recent visit to Disney World. But then consider the location. Have a gret day dear friend.

Stacey said...

Let me try that again....I saw something misspelled as I hit publish.

Beautiful! I love seeing the moss hanging out of the trees.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Diane, the horse farm is beautiful. I love seeing the horses and the Cranes are a neat sighting too. Great photos. Enjoy your day!

Diane said...

Love that horse and pond photo!

Elizabeth said...

You live in a beautiful area! So good of you to keep check on the ducks!

Chip Butter said...

What a lovely blog you have...so much to enjoy! Thanks for the visit over my way.

Pamela Gordon said...

Such a beautiful countryside there Diane. Lovely photos. Have a great day and keep cool. :)

Christine said...

beautiful countryside to drive through with lots to see and admire! hope the ducklings come safely!
have a great day!

Karen S. said...

A beautiful day it is!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Gorgeous countryside... gorgeous photos!!!

Stephanie said...

The picture of the horses by the water is beautiful, my friend! I could see it framed and hanging above a fire place :) Enjoy your day! Love to you!

Curtains in My Tree said...


It is nice to see such peaceful scenery
looks like The Life to me

20 North Ora said...

Beautiful countryside. Thanks for sharing with us.

Judy

Barb said...

Looks like you have been busy!
Read through some of your posts and love that little green frog and the egret! Beautiful country! One day hope to get there!
enjoy,
Barb

Kim Orcutt said...

I always love seeing your scenery! So pretty! Have a blessed day!
Kim

TexWisGirl said...

truly gorgeous horse country you're in! love these views! (and good luck to mama ducks!)

Margaret Adamson said...

Looks like a beautiful peaceful place and I hope the eggs hatch.

Ida said...

That is a very pretty looking farm. I liked seeing the horses and the cranes as well as their nice fence. Can't wait to see if you get pictures of the baby ducks.

BeachGypsy said...

Pretty and peaceful scenes!!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh so lovely - and so green. Washington is supposed to be green too - but with our drought everything is dry and brown. We had our lawn mowed today for the first time this summer - it just isn't growing - and with the drought we don't water things to conserve water. They say rain starting tonight - and it looks like it might be a goodly amount - I sure hope so. There are still new wild fires every day and the old fires are burning more and more.

I loved the cranes - we saw some in Wisconsin a couple years ago - what an amazing sight - and I always love the horses.

Maggie Ann said...

Summer is so beautiful, if only there were no bugs....haha

Susanne Tyree said...

You sure have some pretty green scenery to look at when you travel to the mall. One thing about mother ducks, they are faithful to sit on their eggs. One of the places I use to work had swans. The Franciscan sisters would post a huge sign when the babies were hatched, warning people that swans are very protective of their young. It was always a sweet sight to see the babies up on the backs of their parents when the older swans were on the water springs pond. Senator Gillmore's (now deceased) his people, who also had swans, would come and remove the young when they were bigger. I guess the older birds do not get along well with each other that they view as rivals for the territory. Swans mate for life. They are so graceful.
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

NC Sue said...

Beautiful scenes!
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Sam I Am...... said...

Do you have to be concerned about the tropical storm/hurricane they think might hit FL? I do notice though that their predictions don't seem to jive with reality. Like the news they tend to sensationalize rather than report the facts. This morning they said the state was in a drought and could use the rain...doesn't look like your area is in a drought! LOL! Beautiful green!
Love the gifts you received. I'm so busy getting rid of "stuff" I don't really want anymore. LOL!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

So very pretty, Diane! Those are very happy horses! Love seeing the cranes, too! xo

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

The ducks are still sitting on eggs? Seems to be so out of season for us up here in the north but I guess when you have beautiful warm weather year round, anytime is a good time to sit on eggs LOL!

Rose said...

I like what is behind the fence! Horses and birds!