Monday, October 11, 2021

It's hiking and birding weather!


 It's still 'warm' but there is less humidity and more of a breeze and we are hitting the trails as often as we can. 


We're trying to pace ourselves!

And maybe we do walk a bit slow!


But REALLY!!! How RUDE!!! hahaha!!!

(I took the photo of the 2 vultures perched in the top of an old snag...the dead tree...overlooking the trail. No hikers were harmed in the making of this hike and I don't think the vultures were either! lol)

Lots of pretty wildflowers blooming this week.


And the birds are becoming more varied and plentiful.


We saw this bird in the woods and it looked like a Great Blue Heron from a distance.


But it was a Eastern Bluebird.


There were a pair of them eating the Winged Sumac and flying across the trail in front of us.



Has the weather been nice at your house this week? Fall is in the air!

I'm joining Angie for Mosaic Monday HERE . 

Also I like Thursdays HERE.   

52 comments:

Tom said...

...I love the Bluebird!

Olde Dame Holly Rose said...

Oh gosh, I thought it was a heron, too! In fact, I had to do a double-take after you revealed it was a bluebird! I admire that you keep hiking no matter the weather. That is devotion! Glad you didn't see any "beasts" on this hike!

MadSnapper said...

i am loving the human hiker pics.. you both look great. all the photos are gorgeous, that purple stuff in the middle is gorgeous... a bright sunny Florida day.. it felt good walking Beau this morning, lack of humidity made my day

Edna B said...

Those are great photos of the two of you. I love the photos of the bluebird. I don't get to see them very often. Enjoy your day, hugs, Edna B.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I love the bluebirds - they are so beautiful!

Debbie said...

you may be confusing the vultures, you are both skinny!!

i'm glad it is cooling down for you!! this week is forecasted to be pretty hot for us!! oooh the bluebirds, how beautiful!!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Yes, our weather is nice for walking now. I love your pretty bluebird photos, they are always nice to see. I am glad you are enjoying your walks and the birds are plentiful. Take care, have a great week!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Seeing a bluebird is a treat! We may get our first frost today so my garden will go to sleep until next summer. I am enjoying all the beautiful tree colors in my area now--love fall!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Thanks for taking us along on your hike. Great shots of birds.

Carla from The River said...

WOW.. what a great photo of the bluebird. The bluebird is my dad's favorite bird. Thank you for sharing.
xx oo
Carla

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Ohhhh, a bluebird has gone south for the winter!!!!!!

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Re: your comment on my blog

So happy to hear from someone, who understands liking football!!!!!! -smile-

I really don't know anything, but the Buccaneers, but take it, the Cowboys are "on fire"!!!!

so I will be waiting for the 2, to meet!!!!!! YESSSS!!!

Again, thank you. I fear, our views, are not too wide spread. >,-) We have to stick together! LOL

🍁 🏈 🍁

Gillena Cox said...

We are still in the Rainy Season. And subject to Atlantic storm winds.
Then there are day we get the Sahara Dust warnings.

Thanks for dropping by and linking in at Monday WRites.

Hope to see you at TAG TUESDAYS soon

Much💜love

Cloudia said...

Very enjoyable walking with you!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wonderful photos. I especially love the bluebird. I think I've only spotted them once or twice around here, to get photos of them. They are beautiful birds.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Oh yes, the weather is gorgeous!! Although we need rain mixed in with the sunshine to keep things from getting too dry, but I'm not complaining. Lower humidity is the best part! Love that you saw a bluebird! I haven't seen any since they left the nest this summer. I guess they flew over to your neck of the woods. I love the purple wildflowers out there right now too. They are really pretty. Thank you for sharing the beauty from your side of the forest! You are a good promoter for life in north central Florida!!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Today it really does feel like Fall. Cloudy and cool weather made for easy time gathering the brown leaves that have fallen. Your bluebird photos are great!

jp@A Green Ridge said...

When I saw the "bird in the distance photo', I knew it was an Eastern Bluebird! I'd recognize them ANYWHERE!!! Love the two hungry vultures too!!...LOL!...jp (blog still broken)

Lowcarb team member said...

What a beautiful bird the Eastern Bluebird is.

All the best Jan

Billie Jo said...

Oh, that bluebird!!!! So beautiful! You are so talented, my friend. Capturing those photos like that. Our weather has been a bit warm for me for October, although many people love it! It is in the 70's. I think 60's are better this time of year. Cozier.: )

Inger said...

butI love the vulture joke. But perhaps I shouldn't confess to that?
Your mosaic is so beautiful, with its lavender center.

Ann said...

Those bluebirds are so pretty.

Terri D said...

Yes, I can feel fall in the air - it is less humid, for sure. I always love your photos! Happy trails!! xo

stardust said...

Hello! Warmth with less humidity is the same here, but it has been too warm for our October. Your translation of Vultures’ language and the photos made me smile - I like your sense of humor. I also thought the bird was Blue Heron. Eastern bluebird is so cute and the kaleidoscopic mosaic of wild flowers is so lovely.

Yoko

Linda said...

Imagine mistaking a bluebird for a heron! Funny.

Your mosaic is gorgeous.

Linda said...

I always enjoy seeing pics of YOU and yours.....and the birds and the scenery!

handmade by amalia said...

So funny.
Amalia
xo

Jenn Jilks said...

I do like the vultures. We have quite a few circling. I always say, 'Look alive!'

Happy@Home said...

It's always a joy to see bluebirds. Now those vultures are another story. Relieved to hear that nobody was harmed :).

Angie said...

Diane - the bluebird photos are so precious! As you know, we are in Santa Fe right now, and it has been in the high 60s with sunshine. Back home, my best friend tells me it has been in the low 20s. Brrr. Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

Daniela said...

I so love the Bluebird and the lovely mosaic you've made!
Thank you for sharing Dear Diane.
Sending blessings on your week
XO Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)

Sharon Wagner said...

Sometimes, or often, I feel so tired on the trail that one more step and I'm vulture food.

Vee said...

What are those old vultures talking about! Definitely rude. I can hardly wait for my vultures to head your way. Soon! The weather has been gorgeous. Temps in the 70s with sunny days.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Diane, I am so pleased the Apple Cake was a hit :)
Many thanks for your comment and leaving feedback, it is appreciated.

All the best Jan

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Ricki Treleaven said...

The eastern blue bird is so pretty! I love it! That's one of my favorite shades of blue. Beautiful mosaic of the flowers, too!

Soma @ inkTorrents.com said...

Beautiful colours in your walk photos today. The vultures photo is really well captured.

-Soma

Veronica Lee said...

Love the photos of you two.

Your mosaic is a stunner!

EricaSta said...

Never seen before a Bluebird, never heard before. He is wonderful... thank you for sharing. And I love the captures of your walking way with both of you with the smiling.

Happy MosaicMonday

Creations By Cindy said...

Great pictures and so glad the weather has been nice enough to get out and walk. I am wanting some boot weather now though. Love the mosaics you do. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Jeevan said...

It showers on and off the place I live in south India, and the weather was pleasing despite the mosquito menace. I love the capture of the eastern bluebird and the mosaic work of wildflowers!

Aunt Helen said...

Hello Diane, The Vulture Photo reminds me Halloween is on the way! Spooky! The Bluebird is a "Bluebird of Happiness." The delicate flowers on your mosaic are such pretty wildflowers. You have a special talent of putting things together! Love, Aunt Helen

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

The first photo is so funny Diane. I love your sense of humor. It's so nice that the two of you go out for those hikes all the time. I enjoyed looking at the photos of birds and nature. I hope you have a nice week Diane.

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, that sweet little bluebird. I love them. There's just something special about them. I love how they bend their heads down and you can see their
striking blue feathers. The vultures are strange birds, and it seems they will eat anything. The last picture of the strand of leaves is so pretty
too. You can see all the Fall colors.

It was 40 degrees this morning when I got in my car, and Yes, Autumn is here.
Our Winter will be cold this year.

~Sheri

ps.....lovely Header photo, Diane.

judee said...

Beautiful photos - We live in Florida 6 months of the year and I frequently see vultures in the nearby park. The weather here in Phila is beautiful about 75 high and 60 low each day. The leaves are starting to change colors and starting to fall.

NatureFootstep said...

the Eastern Bluebird looks amazing in that setting with the berries. A photo to hang on your wall. :)

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Looks like a beautiful day for a hike and such wonderful things to see...well, maybe not the vultures! haha! It's getting cooler here in WA state, but still pleasant for a nice walk now and again. x K

BeachGypsy said...

Love the pretty bluebirds! And that picture of you and hubby side by side--- that is so cute-- yall are such a cute couple!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

You two are looking great! How fun to see those beautiful bluebirds.

Buttercup said...

Your bird pictures are fabulous. It's still summer here, but much less humidity, too. Perfect walking weather. Have a great week!

Teresa said...

Tus paseos me gustan mucho, encuentras unos pájaros preciosos. Un beso.

My Tata's Cottage said...

The birds are colorful and such a sight to see. Ooh the vultures, this is their season. HaHaHa..,I may have worked with one or two of them in my years of working. But I think they all went to D.C. for new careers.
It is nice seeing yuou on your walks. I like to observe. At the open spaces they have muskrats and I love to see them dive in the water and swim so quickly like little furry Oympians.
It is nice to see you here. Take care

Jeannie said...

Yes, I do agree. Fall is in the air. It is a distinct feeling. It makes one feel like they need to hurry before cold weather arrives.
Jeannie@GetMeToTheCountry