Saturday, May 6, 2017

"The Blue Clear Sky"

"Here she comes, a walkin' talkin' true love
Sayin' I been lookin' for you love
Surprise, your new love has arrived
Out of the blue clear sky."

I love a little George Strait while I drive. I keep a few of my favorite CDs in my car for my quick trips around town. And I listen to "The Blue Clear Sky" all the time! That's what our skies have been like lately! Mostly CLEAR!


So let's walk to the pond and see what we can see!


These were some of the best photos I've taken of this pair of Hybrid Mallards that live at the pond.

 
Do you see the setting sun making the grasses look golden? 


They were closer to me that evening....


well until they flew into the pond! 


And I looked across the way and saw a bird resting on the bank that turned out to be a dove.


This one was in a dark spot in the tall grasses but I'm pretty sure it's a Green Heron.


And no doubt that this is a Red Winged Blackbird.


I love the ducks best! How about you?


I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE
and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

27 comments:

Sam I Am...... said...

Great pics as always. My favorite are the mourning dove....I just found out a little while ago and that all my life I thought they were 'morning' doves! LOL! As a child I remember their 'cooing' at night when I was going to sleep....also the red winged blackbird brings back fond memories. That must be a young one as the colors are so vibrant or is it your great camera? Have a good day!

Jeanie said...

We have had boatloads of rain so walking vicariously with you is a treat. (I think today I'll get out finally!) What lovely birds!

Lea said...

Great photos!
Have a wonderful week-end!

Vee said...

I'm rather drawn to the red-wing blackbird, actually. Now I want to hear that melody so will zip off to You Tube. Hope you get some rain...gentle rain. I'd be happy to share. 💦☔️💦

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

what a pleasant morning 'taking in'

Susie said...

Diane, Such great photos. I like to hear the red winged blackbird. My daughter Kathy says when she hears it in March or April...she know it's springtime. We have one nesting near by, as I hear him in my neighbor's apple tree. Glad you have good weather. It is sunny here now and girl, you know I am loving that. Thank you for the prayers. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

happyone said...

Wonderful photos. You got some great ones of the ducks.
Sometimes I miss the lake I walked around each morning where I used to live.

Kathy said...

I am always amazed at what great bird pictures you take. I just get the bird in my viewfinder and it flies away.

Karen Ann said...

I love ducks! If we had a natural pond here, I'd have a duck house with a few dozen.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Love seeing all the ducks and birds. My favorite has to be the red-wing. I just love their songs. Reminds me of my childhood, living near the little pond. x Karen

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

I miss living near a pond and right now I am missing the sun. Can't wait for tomorrow when it will reappear. love your photos. xo Laura

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Lovely spot to take a stroll, Diane. I like the ducks you photographed, but the red wing blackbird is my favorite. Have a great weekend. ♥

Lowcarb team member said...

Some lovely photographs Diane.
I thought the red-wing blackbird was quite stunning.

Enjoy your weekend

All the best Jan

Connie said...

Diane, you pick the prettiest places to take your walks. I appreciate that you carry your camera with you :)

Linda said...

I love ducks too! Ours like to mix it up also.

♥Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin'♥ said...

Love, love, love your narration today. You made us all feel as if we were at the pond right at your side. A great series of photos too.

Oh, and by the way...LOVE G. Strait. Wish he never retired. My favorite is Amarillo by Morning.

Before I leave, I'd like to send along my thanks for sharing this with us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend!! Have a glorious week ahead.

podso said...

Enjoyed! I hope you have had some cooler weather too.

Cherdecor said...

These are really great duck pictures! I must look up that song. I don't think that I have ever heard it before.

Rose said...

I enjoyed your series of photos.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love 'em all. And the Florida blue skies too.

BeachGypsy said...

that sure is a great place to go walking! I enjoy seeing all the pictures you share with us from this area.
We saw a BALD EAGLE fly over us today!!!!!!! Mercy we got so excited--we've been trying for a long time to spot one and today we were outside doing yard/porch work and looked up and there it swooped!!!! I would never have been quick enough to capture it on camera but it sure was neat!
How was your weekend my friend?

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful photos, Diane. I love the ducks, but I also love to hear the red winged blackbirds' pretty little trill as I'm on my walk. Enjoy your clear skies today.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh such pretty ducks and birds. The feather patterns are simply gorgeous. Happy ducks to you my sweet friend.

Debbie said...

ooooh - i love them all!! great capture of the red winged blackbird!!!!

Red Rose Alley said...

The red winged blackbirds are so pretty. I always stop and gaze at red birds. This is a nice picture of the blackbird. And those ducks are so sweet. Love coming along with you on your walks, Diane. : )

~Sheri

GreenComotion said...

Hi Diane-
All your snaps are awesome.
I particularly enjoyed the dragonfly and the Ibis!
Have a Happy Weekend!
Peace :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I like George Strait too. Great captures of the ducks and the pretty redwings. Enjoy the clear skies but I hope you get some rain soon too.

I was away for two weeks and I am so sorry to be late commenting and visiting your post. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!