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Bob, Birds, and Blooms

7 May

I wanted to go for a walk in pasture again, in order to try and find birds to share. My first challenge was making it down the lane and past the gosling and its adoptive parents.  The little one is still here so far!

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Luckily, the bluebird couple were hanging out.  This picture is SOOC.  I left it this way to show you how gray we are.  It’s been smoky all day.  We had air quality warnings this morning because of the smoke coming for the wildfires in Canada and Minnesota.

SOOC bluebirds against a smokey sky

SOOC bluebirds against a smoky sky

For some reason, I can never seem to get close to the birds. I was trying to sneak just a little closer for an image, but I had no luck.

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I’m thinking Bob might have something to do with that.  He’s my little pasture kitty.

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Bob

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Back in the yard, I’ve discovered a couple of flowers the goats haven’t eaten!

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SOOC

SOOC

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If you want to join me for Friday’s Hunt, there’s still time.  The items for this week are listed at the top of my sidebar.

Today’s Flowers, Saturday’s Critters, SOOC Sunday, Camera Critters, and Bird d’Pot.

Blossoms and Stuff

24 Apr

My trees are still blooming and beautiful!

crabapple blossom

crabapple blossom

SOOC apple blossom

SOOC apple blossom

SOOC apple blossom

SOOC apple blossom

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crabapple blossom

apple blossom

apple blossom

SOOC cherry blossom

SOOC cherry blossom

The dandelions are out in their full beauty too.

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Dandelion

Today was a bit windy.  André’s ears and wattles were both blowing in the wind.

SOOC André

SOOC André

I made labels for my lotion.  It’s not perfect, but I can live with it.

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Meg is the featured goat.  lotion label_5779ews

I played with the image below to make it look more like a drawing.

SOOC Meg

SOOC Meg

I also have my labels done for the Smoky Patchouli soap, which is a new fragrance.  It’s been busy around here, but in a good way!

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I do hope you’ll consider coming back next weekend to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  The items for next week are listed at the top of my sidebar.

I’m sharing with SOOC Sunday, Macro Monday, Shadow Shot Sunday, Monday Mellow Yellows, and The Good. The Random. The Fun.

Friday’s Hunt v1.16

15 Apr

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt.  I want to thank everyone who joined in last week.  I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up.  I’m excited for week sixteen!  It’s very simple.  Anyone can participate.  The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week, the topics will be:  Starts with Q, Week’s Favorite, and at rest.  I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with P:  Honestly, I’ve been sick off and on all week.  I didn’t find a letter P anywhere around my farm.  Today, I finally got out of bed without a headache (yea!) and frantically went in search of my items for today’s version of Friday’s Hunt.

I have popcorn that we grew and are bagging up.  I’m hosting an open farm tomorrow for people to come see my soap room and take advantage of clearance items and see what’s coming for the future!

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I did manage to do some more candles this week. Here is a pink one–cherry blossom.  I think I’m about as ready for my open farm as I can be.

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I also saw my pink magnolia has some flowers open.  I’m not sure how many we’ll have because of the freezes we’ve had in the last week.  Many of the petals have already turned brown because of the freeze.

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Week’s Favorite:  This one is SOOC.  I just wish it hadn’t blown half out of the image.

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In motion:  In Iowa, it’s not uncommon to have to use sports mode on the camera for outdoors macro shots.  It’s still windy.  Very windy.

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Often, I have to hold onto my subject and try to crop myself out (thank goodness for the popularity of macro shots.

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In case the wind blowing the flowers isn’t good enough for in motion, here’s a robin I caught in flight.

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Now it’s your turn!

I’m also sharing today’s post with Random 5 Friday, Willy Nilly Friday, Fun Friday Favorites, Today’s Flowers, and SOOC Sunday.