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15 May

I found some wild flowers in the pasture during my walks this weekend.

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I like the way the lamb’s ear was growing in the old stump.

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I also found a little bug.

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There was also a little toadstool.  Sadly, no morels this year.

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I also found another columbine in the yard.

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The geranium is from my house.  It was a mother’s day gift from two years ago (I think).

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I do hope you’ll consider joining me for Friday’s Hunt.  The items for this coming week are at the top of my sidebar.

I’m sharing today with Macro Monday, I Heart Macro, Shadow Shot Sunday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Today’s Flowers.

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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.

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

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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.

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.