Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer







Sunday, January 13, 2013

From 2 Rural Lanes in Oldham County, Kentucky~





This post will combine two rural areas that I can almost always bank on getting some kind of nature, or wildlife images.
There is a farm on the highway that leads to one of our daughter's homes, and that is where I gathered in a few images of the work horses and their goat friends.
Goats can calm stress in horses and are often used with thoroughbred race horses to keep them mellowed out too.

I am linking up with Mary for:

"Mosaic Monday"


at:
http://dearlittleredhouse.blogspot.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
 


The cattle below are from another highway that I frequent. 
They are right in line with a pair of American Kestrels that I observe, as well as a really lovely Red--tailed Hawk. 
Of course this particular day...it was only cows that I saw~
 


What a beautiful feral cat this is. 
I have seen it near a barn, but I mostly see it hunting along the roadway...always thinking that it is fully hidden from me, but guess what? ;')~
 


It was sunrise over this field that overlooks the fence posts, that house Bluebird boxes, also used by Tree Swallows, and where I get so many of my Eastern Bluebird and Tree Swallow images during the warmer months of the year...
No, there were no Bluebirds, or Swallows this day~
 
 
 


Beneath is the property where the little Icelandic Horses live and graze, but even this day, they were in pastures beyond my view.  
I still thought the clouds and warmth of the view was worthy of a share~
 


Oh My...birdhouse anyone? 
How fun is this? 
I took a wrong turn one day a couple of weeks ago, and had to actually do a turn about to get this image...
I may have to return in the spring and see if there are any takers and if so how many species and what they shall be...stay tuned~
 


European Starlings abound in the country side, in the fields and trees, always taking flight at any slight sound. 
They are a mess, but still quite beautiful~
 


My neighbors Sandy and Dave give me the pleasure of feeding the wildlife that visit their yard from time to time. 
Sandy had told me about a large buck that had been coming and sure enough one evening, just before dark, there he was. 
There was a younger buck with him, but this big guy ruled the yard~
 


Remember the little fawn that I cared for back in late August...for those whom have followed my blog for a time? 
I wondered if this might be that little fawn and doe... 
There is one with twins, one with triplets and then this single doe with one...
I will never know for sure, but when I saw them...it made me have hope, that just maybe...~
 
 
 
 

20 comments:

  1. sweet deer and calves. beautiful horses! loved the birdie subdivision. too cute!

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  2. Wow, great post. I love all the animals. The horses and goats, the deer and the birds are all wonderful. Those the birdhouses are cool, the birds have a big choice to pick a house. Beautiful photos, Mary!

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  3. Such beautiful photos Mary! I had to look carefully in the first photos to figure out what the blonde coloured thing was with the goats. Then I realized it was a horse! :) Love the birdhouse - so colourful. The deer are beautiful too. Great images! I hope you have a great week.

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  4. Such a treat to see all these beautiful animals right down to the feral cat...what a uniquely beautiful fellow he is. I didn't see the horse in the first photo...saw what I thought was a dog. Good heavens...my eyes. Yes, I saw the horse in the end. Thank goodness I can read!

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  5. LOVE this post! The Birdie Hi-Rise is so cool. I'm a horse lover, so I Love those photos. Great camera work. Oh and the deer are great too!!

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  6. Love the black horse! All of the horses are beautiful. Great deer shots, too! Your neighbor must get some great wildlife visiting the yard!

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  7. Great photos. Your love of animals really comes through. The sweet tendrils on the tree branch are lovely, too.

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  8. I never knew that about goats - and I used to own some. I love the bird condo.

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  9. The cat is so beautiful, as are the horses and goats. I didn't know that goats can calm the livestock. So interesting!

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  10. You always take the most amazing photos! And the birdies welcome houses are adorable! What fun! Love seeing the horses, too! Happy Monday!

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  11. Wow! Lovely images!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Markus

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  12. Nicestory Mary. The best, according to me, is the foals, aren't they outstanding?

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  13. Hey Mary,
    Great shots!!
    Nice to see all the beautiful horses. Wonderful!!

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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  14. So many beautiful photos - the deer are stunning and that bird house is just amazing. I always feel I've been on a wonderful little holiday whenever I visit your blog! Your images are always so beautiful.

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  15. Beautiful post! So many animals and the horses are so wonderful!
    Wish you a great week.
    From Hilda

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  16. What a lot of gorgeous images, Mary. The cattle, the horses, the young buck - all so beautiful.

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  17. Beautiful pictures!! I am following you and I hope you will do the same :)

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  18. Beautiful horses. And what a beautiful cat, and so unusual.

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  19. I love everything about this post, horses, goats, cattle and deer. What a wonderful area you live in!

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  20. These are amazing!

    Wonderful blog.

    Have a nice day.

    Regina

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