Sunday, June 23, 2019

This weeks happenings...

Summer has arrived! Seems like it has been here a while we had 5 days over 100 degrees.  Later we did have a couple of Wonderful days with high in the 80's low humidity and bluebird skies...the perfect weather we all wish for but rarely get! 

Prairie Warbler against the blue bird sky...

Eastern Kingbird against the blue bird sky

Summer Tanager against the Blue BIRD Sky...

Blue Grosbeak against the Blue Bird Sky

We had a going away picnic and flotilla for my sis who has been here for the past 6 months...she is now back at her home in the Rocky Mountain State.  It was a fun day


The water was perfect on this hot sunny day!  We had eats and the dogs came along, and we had our floats! Poor man's kayak....it was a fun day!

That night we had
 the Strawberry Moon when it was almost to the point of Full 
...the sky was Indigo Blue!


..all the sounds of the night imagine if you will; the chirp of frogs, the singing of crickets, the distant
whippoorwill surrounded by the stillness that only a summer night like this one can bring!

My second sister is now here doing her part to help mom out...and so we are enjoying birding together.  We left the radius and went up to the Racetrack one of the county hotspots...we saw 19 species, including  7 cattle egret, 50 rock dove, 6 Mississippi Kites and 1 Swallow-tailed Kite!



A life bird for sis...a county bird for me!  



It was also a first sighting for this HotSpot...and only the 5th for the county since the beginning of time according to ebird... So it was fun to see it with my sis!  We were thrilled! 

That's about it for this week. 

PEACE
Every day is a new Adventure.

14 comments:

  1. Great that you enjoyed spending time with your siblings - and got in a little birding too. Now that's hard to beat.

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    1. It sure is David, we are all getting old now but we still enjoy playing outside!

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  2. Sounds like a wonderful send off for your sister. You sure did take some great pictures of the birds. There was a huge snow storm up in Estes Park is that near your sisters place? I wouldn't mind some snow.

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    1. Nope sis is more in Western part of the state they have had some rain she mentioned and that helps keep wildfire at bay thankfully. I heard there was snow in the upper Rockies!

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  3. Hello, beautiful images. I love the Summer Tanager and Blue Grosbeak. Congrats on the Swallow-tailed Kite sighting. The floats look like fun. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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    1. Thank Eileen, we scared all the fishermen away when we jumped in...lol

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  4. So glad you had nice weather for your farewell flotilla. Looks like a beautiful night, too. And those bird pics! I was pretty envious scrolling through this post, let me tell ya'! I’m pleased that you are all working together to see to your mom’s needs. That doesn’t happen often enough! XO

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    1. Hi Karen! Not often I get a decent photo of a bird anymore as my camera more and more refuses to focus so I was happy to get some clear shots! It is not easy to give up the hard earned retirement days to take care of someone else's needs so a lot of sacrificing is being done but for a worthy cause and driven purely by the power of Love!

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  5. I bet those floats are good. When the kids were small we had a very small inflatable boat which was great fun.
    The swallow tailed kite is beautiful, the first I've ever seen.
    Its so good to have family around you. All the best.

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    1. Hi Dave, we jumped in the pond like 10 yr olds lol...and as I mentioned above we didn't let the men who had hoped to fish that day scare us away it was just the opposite...we figure they can fish any day we don't get all 3 be together very often.

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  6. It's sounds like a wonderful time and special to see the Kite with your sister :)

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    1. She was thrilled and so was I. IN fact she spotted it first. She has better eyes than I do.

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  7. Pleased you had a wonderful time.
    Lovely birds and a wonderful moon, but I enjoyed seeing all of your photographs.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan, I am happy to have you stop by and comment. I have visited your LowCarb blog very interesting!!

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