Like many of you, I will set out to locate one thing and end up finding many other things of interest as well.
A bit ago, I was on the look-out for American Goldfinches who like to gather in the fields this time of year for many types of seeds, including Thistle Seed. One such morning recently, as we drove out into the countryside, we came upon a gorgeous Great Pyrenees who was in charge of a nice herd of goats, including some with very small ears, called LaManchas.
They were incredibly friendly, curious, and stood nicely for me, while I photographed them.
The next field over from them, I found my Goldfinches, but oh drads, they were quite far away from me and yet, I just had to try my best to snag a few nice images...that had been my goal anyway.
Quite a few of the wildflowers that bloom in the fields right now, draw in many small songbirds, that gather in the seeds, many of them adults, showing the young ones how to manage.
On my way home, I passed by a sweet pair of Mourning Doves nearly hidden from me.
The next morning, I headed back out.
There is just something that calls my name early in the morning, before the heat of the Summer days take over.
This particular morning I stopped at a field that we often visit, and there as the morning sky began to show, I could see the natural colours of sepia in nature, that I often miss at dawns early light.
I could see strands of magic glimmering from the sun, like diamonds, and as I approached the field to get a better look, there were spider webs everywhere.
If I had not arrived when I did, I may have missed them sparkling as they were.
As the sun came up, the sky changed and the field became more clear in it's colours for the day.
On this day, it was an early return home to Tingsgrove, as many chores had been delayed with all of my journeys back and forth to the big city, to care for my sister, my father-in-law and taking my ailing kit-cat to the
Many of our wonderful neighbors travel this time of year, and I take up the job of caring for their pets, feeding them, walking them, watering their gardens and such and so I feel like I neglect so much along the way, but I try my best.
Once home, I took a quick peek at the Carolina Wren nest at my front door.
The Wrens stay in the nest box to the left in image of door, all Winter and many times over the past 32 years, have raised many young along the way.
This year, we began with 6 eggs in the red metal basket to right of door, and I am thinking that one was lost, as I only saw 5 little ones with the adults after missing them fledge.
The front door has a protected roof over it and so it is a safe haven for these little ones~
I hope that you have enjoyed your weekend and that this coming week will bring you nothing but joy and happiness.
I am doing well, busy, yet doing what I must do at this time~
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