Eastern Towhee ( female) Gray Squirrel and Red Fox Squirrel above~
Well here it is 1000 post entries since June 24, 2009.
It was a surprise to me, as I don't keep count, but evidently "Google blogger "does.
I shall keep the writing brief and allow the images to weave their story for you.
None of this would have ever been made possible without you.
Those who come to visit my blog, who leave encouraging words.
You truly are my friends and I appreciate each of you very much.
Each of you bless my heart and I hope in some small way, I bless yours as well.
I have chosen some of your favorites, as well as some that have touched my own soul over these years to share in this special post presentation.
My hope is that you will enjoy what you see.
Thank you all ~
Remember to double click on the image, to view a larger slide show of the images shared ~
I am linking up with Mary for:
I am linking up with Stewart at:
Wild Bird Wednesday
A Red-shouldered Hawk flying through the woods on Tingsgrove, my home~
January and February of 2011, a Great Horned Owl came on our land to hunt~
Female Red-Winged Blackbird, young Eastern Bluebird, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Northern Mockingbird, adult Eastern Bluebird, Ruby-throated Hummingbird and
Red-Spotted Purple, Question Mark Anglewing, Sphinx/Hawk/Hummingbird Moth, Black Swallowtail, and Eastern Tailed-Blue Butterflies~
This is where it all began...my love for Red-Shouldered Hawks.
Below is the pair that live and breed in our area and their young~
The Screech Owl below was found on my twin sister's stoop, not doing so well and could barely cling to a tree branch.
Big difference shown the next day~
Fate brought me just in time, to witness this rare breeding of a male Red-shouldered Hawk with a female Red-tailed Hawk.
Just a few days later, I found the male hawk, badly injured, after hitting a truck as it flew to grab a meal.
Sadly a few months later it was put down, for he never regained his vision~
In 2012, our little rural town made national news attention, when many thousands of European Starlings took over area trees for the entire Winter~
Local artist Jessie Scarborough has used several of my photographs as subjects for her oil paintings.
This is one of my Milkweed images on the left and her painting on the right~
Sometimes it is just fun being at the right place at the right time.
This small herd of White-tailed Deer could not make up their mind to be afraid of my car and me, or the fence ahead of them~
Male American Kestrel, Turkey Vulture, and Red-tailed Hawks~
I absolutely adore all Swallows!
Great Blue Heron with a freshly caught Bull Frog. That is the frog's lung still inflated~
Eastern Amberwing Dragonfly~
A young Great Horned Owl~
Nature creating art, all on it's own.
Snow storm on Tingsgrove ~
I so enjoy watching Raptors in flight, just amazing beauty. Here is an adult and newly fledged hawk~
Autumn colouration and water reflections on Tingsgrove and beyond my acreage~
The husby drove me down to Tennessee to view many thousands of Sandhill Cranes in February of 2012.
Sadly both my state of Kentucky and Tennessee, have since passed a hunting law for these amazing creatures~
I was blessed a couple of years ago, in caring for this young blinded Blue Jay.
Bleu only lived in my care for 6 weeks, but I know at least that I did my best.
Black-capped Chickadee, Mourning Dove, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Red-winged Blackbird and Eastern Phoebe~
Since I live in a rural area, I enjoy driving with the windows part way down, to hear the birds sing.
Oh what a sweet sound the song of the Eastern Meadowlark, absolutely beautiful~
The darker male Eastern Towhee, sometimes referred to as Rufous-sided Towhee and the lighter coloured female~
The images below, I simply found interesting.
A woman doing a watercolour in the snow and an image that I took through the windscreen as my husby drove us also in a light falling snow~
Nature can provide stunning, quiet drama in the Winter months and the final mosaic entry is of several images that always give me a warm feeling, even though I know those days were very cold.
I send you off with special warm hugs from me to you and sweet blessings always~
Just for fun and in keeping with round numbers in 1,000 ;)
These 2 posts, have received the most views, in over 1,000 each~