Instead of simply flower photos this week, I thought I’d share a few different things – some scenic photos – along with the requisite photo of Luke enjoying the outdoors, and this week’s “Meet the New Girls (chickens)”.
Well, maybe one flower photo as part of some scenery. Our hydrangea bush is getting a little overgrown, time to do some trimming for sure! This was taken on one of our rare cloudy days recently.
With the temperatures dropping overnight a lot, we’ve had some foggy mornings too! This was taken on my way out to set up the farmstand and let the birds into their run for the morning. After Luke and I have our walk, they are let out to free range (it saves me the trouble of having to wrangle him around the birds when we’re in the yard!).
Luke is always very serious these days when he’s posing for photos, but I did get a little smile out of him when we were taking photos for our Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day post this week.
I’ve started running again, just a couple mornings a week and on this morning the fog had all settled on Goose Pond which is down below us. The photo was taken just a way’s down the street from our house. I’m enjoying the morning runs, I just hope I can keep it up for a change!
I mostly use my iPhone for photos these days, but if I’m writing a review, like our recent Cades & Birch review (by the way, congratulations to Susan C, the winner of our giveaway!), I get out my good camera. When downloading the photos, I had completely forgotten I had taken photos of the Phoebe nest above our patio door. I didn’t really think they’d come out at all, but you can see the little guys! This was late July, their second try at nesting this summer. I like how they have three nests lined up on the top of our awning – it’s like they have a little condo area going!
Last but not least, Meet the New Girls – Kate and Sabrina. These girls are Black Sexlink chickens. I thought at first I couldn’t really tell them apart, but looking at the photos, I realized Kate’s face is redder than Sabrina’s. That could change, but for now I might know who is who!
We hope everyone has a wonderful Labor Day weekend, we are expecting mostly nice weather, so no complaints here. Labor Day means summer is unofficially over and autumn is really on it’s way. I think we’re finally getting ready for it!
Thanks to our friends The LLB Gang for hosting the Nature Friday blog hop. Please visit them and other blogs through the links below!
Bell Fur Zoo says
Such pretty scenery on your run!! And Luke’s smile is so precious.
Those little babies in the nest are so precious and your new girls are so pretty!
Matt, Matilda and Mama
Thank you!! xo
Melissa K. Clinton says
It is just beautiful and I certainly understand why you love it so much. It’s hard to believe you were covered in deep snow a few months ago!
We’re trying not to think about that, because before we know it, we’ll be back to that!
JoAnn Stancer says
Such lovely photos. Hi new girls.
More to come! 🙂
Ellen Pilch says
Congrats to the lucky winner. Beautiful photos.
Brian Frum says
WOW, your neck of the woods is absolutely stunning…and you’re quite handsome Luke!
The Island Cats says
Wow! Beautiful scenery! Thanks for sharing those great photos. The mom loves hydrangeas.
We are so glad you enjoyed them!!
Looking lovely in your neck of the woods.
And autumn will be even better! 🙂
LLB in Our Backyard says
What a beautiful selection of Nature/Farm photos today!
Tails Around the Ranch says
Such beautiful images! Love the fog hanging over the pond. While the temps are still summer-like here, the mornings are delightfully cool. Walks around the neighborhood are so much more enjoyable at 58 degrees! Have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend and give Luke an extra ear scratch from us.
The best thing is that there are no insects buzzing in my ear in the mornings! 🙂
If Luke is going for a walk then I’m coming along. Such a beautiful place you live.
Have a fabulous day and weekend. Scritches to Luke. ♥
We’d be happy to have you join us!!
caren gittleman says
another fabulous post! No wonder you are so happy! Look at that GORGEOUS scenery you are blessed to look at every single day…and of course that handsome Luke and Kate and Sabrina are such a pretty color!
We truly are blessed, thank you, Caren!!
Ducky's Mom says
Oh wow, so much to wonder at! Always enjoy seeing Luke – serious or smiley – and his feathered siblings!! And the scenery is wagnificent!! I’m soooo jealous! This area we live in has become more suburban than “country” every time I turn around…it reminds me of where I grew up (a gas station and/or bank at almost every intersection of main roads). UGH. Thank goodness for our fenced-in back yard, bees and all!!
It’s like you have a little oasis amidst the chaos there! So many places seem to grow so much….that was part of the reason we sold our old house and moved even further out. Things changed a lot on that street in the 20 years we lived there, and it just got busier.
Susan McDevitt says
Great pictures – thanks for sharing! Have a great Labor Day weekend too!
Thank you, Susan!!
Molly the AireGirl says
Your yard and the area that you run in is so beautiful and so are Kate and Sabrina. We are loving your smile, Luke!
He’ll try to give you a better one next time. 🙂
that is the best time… foggy mornings and then we can watch how the sun comes out… wonderful!!! like that morning has broken song
Morning truly is the prettiest time of day.
Mom uses her phone a lot for photos if we are out and about rather than carrying the big camera, but around the house, or for special things, we use the good camera. It does make a difference. Enjoy your runs. Bailie has to do extra runs while I’m recovering since Mom runs 5 days a week. I’ll enjoy not running for a while. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.
I just can’t seem to find the time to figure out how to get my good camera to work best!
I might ask your Mom some questions about running gear soon. I just want to make sure I actually stick with it first!
I’m embarrassed to admit that I had no idea chickens were so beautiful. All the different kinds – not a dull one in the whole lot. And of course, the rooster is something else entirely.
Don’t be embarrassed, I didn’t know until we started getting them either!