Thursday, April 24, 2014

Good Fences

This wall/fence surrounds a very old(early 1800's) family farm cemetary.  I don't know if it is intended to keep the ghosts in or the people out ... but, as I am standing on the inside, I don't think it's working ... 

Have a Hauntingly fun "Good Fence" Day :)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Wild Bird Wednesday

Our spring migration has been scant this year.  The lake opened up so late that most of the birds that usually come here found other places to go.  That said, we are still getting an occasional small group of late comers which I am very grateful for.

 A group of Juvenile Eagles came to check things out.  There were five all together, but I could only spot four in the trees once they landed.  

A small band of Lesser Scaups ... they stayed around for several days.  Our weather is so unpredicable now that when it turns cold it is hard to catch an updraft to get high enough to ride the thermals.

And we did finally get a few Cormorants and Pelicans ... late comers.  Nothing like the big flocks that have come in years past.  But, I am happy do get even one ...
Thank you to all of you who identified my female Red-Winged Blackbird last week.  And for those who didn't know, that's okay.  We can't be expected to know every bird.  As for me ... You were all witness to a major Brain Fart!  I have Red-Winged Blackbirds in my yard Spring, Summer and Fall and even sometimes in the winter.  I have even featured the female Red-Winged Blackbird on my blog ... Duh and Double Duh!  Now you all know what you have to look forward to in your "Golden Years"!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Our World Tuesday

Another OWT at the Chicago Botanical Antique and Flower Show.  It is going to take me several weeks to get through all the goodies at the show, so bear with me.  

These vases and the flowers where beautiful and I would have bought them all and brought them home except ... alas, I have cats who love to eat plants and there are so many plants that are poisonous to cats that I have decided it isn't worth the risk ... sad, but true :)  But, you can enjoy the pictures anyway ...

Have a Wonderful Spring Filled Week :)

NF Inspiring Photography Catching the Light

Light from the window reflecting off of the water pitcher in the restaurant this Easter Sunday .

Friday, April 18, 2014

Weekend Reflection

It is difficult to tell which is the reflection in this picture.  This is a large picture of a Mum, light painted on a black background.  The glass in the frame is reflecting the Atrium across the isle from it.  Chicago Botanical Garden's Antique and Garden Show.  Enjoy that Spring is arriving (or at least trying to) and Have a wonderful Easter Weekend!

Smile it's the Weekend

I is smiling Badger Boos because I is on my ways to Ohios again.  I loves going to Ohios and sleeping ins the big beds in our homes away from homes.  We has another Agility Trials ... I know, you say "Whats? Agilities on Easter Weekends?"  But I says, I don't knows abouts Easter so it's nots a problems for me.   Maybe you could asks my Moms ... and she will just tells you that we do Gods works in may ways and he won't miss us if we goes to Ohios :)  I believes her ...  But you has a wonderful Easters and tells me abouts it when I gets back.  
Happy Easter Badger Boos
(and all of the Badger Boo friends)

Since I isn't heres, I am sending yous a BOL Video.  I rolled on the ground barkings when I watched this ... Enjoys!

Moms says to tells you that this videos has a message in its ... I was barkings so louds I almost missed it's , but then I alreadys has three kitties so I has plenty of friends to talk to.  

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Good Fences

I spotted this gate on my way to my good friends house.  I probably have passed it a million times, but never noticed until I started participating in this meme.  Now I see gates and fences everywhere ... but I doubt that many will be as awesome as this gate.  (Need I say that this property is owned by someone in the "1%" category ...)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Shhh ... I'll be quiet, but I can't be wordless.  This weekend is Easter and these little cuties are at risk.  They are in a feed store to be sold to farmers who will allow them to lead the life of a chicken .... But, they are sooooo cute.  Someone is going to want to buy then to put in their kids Easter basket.  If that happens they won't live well ... in fact they probably won't live long at all.  Use your good sense ... Yes, they are cute, but they are not meant to be pets.  Be kind ... (and pass the word on :)

NatureFootstep Abstract


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wild Bird Wednesday

Mystery Visitor

It is snowing  and I am gazing out the window in despair ....  will Spring ever get here?  Then I spot a bird in my tree.  One that it is very hard to see, both because of it's coloring and because of the grayness of cloudy skies and the brightness of the falling snow.

But, undaunted, I snap pictures ... one after another.  Not knowing what it is I am taking pictures of, but

hoping that when I download them and can get a closer look, I will be able to tell what it is.

But no, the pictures are not real clear and I don't recognize the bird, so I start flipping through the pages of my bird book. ...

Still, I can't find it anywhere, so I Google it and they have the same birds as my bird book.  Help!

Does anyone know what this cute little brown mottled bird with white wing bands and yellow/orange over it's eye extended into a white eyebrow and yellow/orange under it's beak is?  I'm befuddled :(

Monday, April 14, 2014

Our World Tuesday

I could wait no longer ... as Spring was not Springing in my yard I went to the Botanical Gardens and found some Spring in a tent.  Not exactly how I would want it ... But the Spring Antique and Flower Show was wonderful.  Much to expansive to cover in this post so I will be alluding to it from time to time in future posts, but for now Enjoy!

Chicago Botanical Gardens Antique and Flower Show 

It is less than 40 degrees outside (yes it is April 14th), the sky is gray and uninviting and alas, it is snowing :(  But, I can feel Spring coming when I look at these pictures.  Hope it is warm and sunny where you are and I wish you all a warm and wonderful Easter Weekend ... :)

NF Inspiring Photography ... Catching the Light

What could be more enlightening than a room full of Tiffany Lamps ... I came across these at an antique fair and couldn't resist  Catching the lights!

Have an Enjoyable week, everyone ...