Sunday, June 01, 2014

Serene Scenery Sunday

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie, here with Serene Scenery Sunday.  Now that Cammie showed you some scenes from our walks and what we (eventually) do after a walk, I thought I'd show you some of the pretty things we see on our walks.

While we're out in the open fields, we see and hear a lot of Western Meadowlarks.  We see them poking around in the prairie grasses:

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... and perching up in trees:

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Sometimes, we see Kingbirds. Here is an Eastern Kingbird:

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And here is a Western Kingbird:

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Sometimes we even see Red-Winged Blackbirds! We heard this male singing and singing to his mate:

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Can you see his red wing? Mom looked around and eventually saw Mrs. Red-Winged Blackbird!

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They look a lot different than the males, don't they?!?

Here's a clover blossom that Mom liked for some reason:

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I can't explain it.

Oh. And since all of our walks start by us going out in front of Ao4 Headquarters, here are a couple shots of our Peonies:

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If you'd like to see more shots of the Peonies, please visit our Garden 2014 album at this link.

Unless Cam has anything to add, I think that's a wrap for this week.

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"I've got nothing.  Mom, on the other hand, seems to have cantaloupe."
"Mmm... cantaloupe!  Now THAT'S a mouthful of serenity!"

Have a wonderful Sunday - and remember to enjoy the serenity all around you!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

8 comments:

  1. Love all the pretty pictures Maggie!! Sometimes we see red wing blackbirds on our walkies too!!

    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  2. What gorgeous birdie shots and flower shots and pictures of our favorite subjects - you girls ♥

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  3. Did she make you sit there while she dangled cantaloupe in front of you? Someone call the RSPCA; that is torture.

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  4. You have pretty birds and pretty flowers. Of course you two girls are pretty good looking too.

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  5. Fabulous birds and flowers. Sure makes us feel serene. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  6. Such purdy flowers!
    We gots the same kinda burds, but 'cept we only gots the Western Kingburd.
    Have a super duper day!

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  7. YOUR medowLarks don't seem to be quite as Yellow as ours. BUTT your Red Wing is EXACTLY like ours are.

    OMD your DARK and Light Pink
    Pee on Mes are Beautiful.
    HERE they always have Black Ants on them... don't know WHY butt they must Love Pee On Mes beclaws we have NEVER seen a blossom that didn't have at least ONE black ant on it.
    Don't they smell devine?
    CANTALOPE... Hope YOU GIRRRLS got some of THAT.

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  8. Ommmmm.... I always feel totally serene after your posts!

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