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, November 1, 2020

Lots of Birds, an Elephant, a Horse and Deer Family~

Male Wood Duck at Long Run Park~

Hi Dear Friends...what a year it has been!  This has been such a long time of so missing my blog, visiting you all and seeing what you have been up to during this horrific Pandemic.  My thoughts have been for many of you that I know well and hoped that you and yours have remained healthy.  After my sister passed away in June, I just kind of made a self protect for myself, which I still continue to do and will until this is past us.  Seriously, we are in a real crisis in this country and it's very frightening, and I am personally at high risk, due to breathing issues and doing my very best to stay well.  My husby has only left our driveway since January ending around 10 times and I have to run the errands.  It's mostly my doing pickup groceries at the market.  I've tried to get out and walk a bit also.  The worst thing for me has been having to wait in any line at the Post Office, or UPS. For some reason that triggers a bit of frustration for me, but I am doing better with it.  Covid19 has reached the neighbors behind us as well as down the lane from us, but so far we have been blessed.  I pray each of you and your families have been okay as well.

It was quite a shock to come here to post and see everything has changed again.  I talked via Facebook to one of our mutual blogger friends about me not being able to figure out how to now delete an image from my post.  There used to be a right click on photo and it would give options such as remove.  I don't have that any longer.  This is my 5th attempt at completing this post...huge sigh!  It only duplicated once this time and it's actually a tiny bit different as the one I wanted to share and that is fine with me.  

Have a wonderfully blessed week, and stay safe and healthy~

Remember to double click on the first image, to view a larger slideshow presentation after  you have read the narratives~

I am joining in the fun with Eileen at:
Saturday's Critter

Anni at: 
I'd Rather Be Birdin'
Angie at:  
Mosaic Monday

Stewart for:

Male Eclipse duck and Red-eared Slider at Long Run Park~

There were three Osprey nests sites that I got to observe this past season.  These were over in Southern Indiana~

Little Fitz, the baby elephant at the Louisville Zoo is getting bigger each time I have the chance to see him.  It's not very often right now due to Covid19~

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds arrived last March and they left right around mid October.  I have heard that we still have stragglers in the Southern part of the state~

I had trouble with these images...the photos were off and so now they look like drawings, but they are indeed photographs of  Ruby-throated Hummingbirds~

Red-tailed hawk looking pretty magnificent~

Love Barn Swallows~

It's always a pleasure to visit Zeke the stunning Friesian and his owner Elena.  Last month I had an opportunity to watch as they trained together.  Elena has worked so hard to get expert training for Zeke and herself.  I love watching them~ <3

My favorite set of images for their delicate, natural bokeh and subject matter of Eastern Bluebirds collecting berries for their nourishment on Tingsgrove~

This was a pleasant surprise as I have only seen this bird twice before, but not on our property.  It's a lovely Blue-headed Vireo~

Pileated Woodpecker the largest species that we have~

Autumn colour on our Tingsgrove~

A Mother doe that we call BE for Bread Eater...she loves white bread... was nursing two of her fawns at 4 months of age.  One of them a male already had buttons formed and so I don't know how much longer she will let them nurse like this~

One of my favorite Autumn visitors are the beautiful Cedar Waxwings~

We had a few kinds of Thrushes and like Warblers and Sparrows, I just toss it up to guessing the ID. So Pretty they are~

Yellow-rumped Warblers have arrived by the they are easy to ID and oh so very adorable they are~

The little birds below were migrating visitors in late September, early October to our property.  I have written the name of species on a few, but others are mostly Warblers and I am awful at trying to ID them correctly~

A White-tailed buck trying to hide from me, but I actually saved him from being hit by oncoming traffic a couple of minutes before I took these pictures of him~

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