Taking a long leisurely drive in the country, en route to visit my home bound twin sister and also my 90 year old father-in-law, is what I have done every Monday and Friday mornings for nearly 8 years, and now every Monday, and any other day that I am needed.
It is a long ride in, between 25 and 30 miles one way, and I am sorry to say, I hate taking the Interstate.
So... I take the back roads, which may take longer, but it certainly is peaceful, most of the time, and I can almost always find something to photograph.
My final destination is in Jefferson County, but all of the images were taken in Oldham County, where we live, many at the beautiful Foxhollow Farm~
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Wild Bird Wednesday
In this post I will be sharing Tree Swallows, Barn Swallows...some of my favorite birds. There are lots of pretty Spring field images, that I pass as the seasons change. I adore wildflowers, as well as bouquets, but oh do remember to spray with Cutter, or something equivalent, or you will end up with Chiggers...I promise and you will be miserable ;(
Along with oodles of Tree Swallows and Barn Swallows, there are also Swifts and other insect loving birds, that swoop these fields, and sky above, for those nasty insects.
These birds are my heroes!
On this particular morning, I was surprised by several White-tailed Deer running in a field.
All seemed heavy, and ready to give birth to their fawns any day~
There are usually a whole lot more Barn Swallows, but I had trouble locating them.
The Eastern Meadowlarks, sing me from Oldham County, all the way into Jefferson County, as I leave early, when they are also beginning their day~
Ha, I got this airplane image while getting my Killdeer captures, and so I thought, well it flies like a bird too, so keep it in the mix, just because~
No matter where I drove last week, with temperatures in the 90's in 48 of the US states, I would see birds with their mouths wide open, hoping for a cool down.
Thankfully this week, looks like it will be cooler for all concerned.
This morning began with 51'...very nice for late July.
Happy week, happy blessings, stay safe~