Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy

I've been a little bit missing in blogland lately. I've had alot on my mind and have felt like I was spinning my wheels. I need to take a deep breath tonight and relax.
Isn't this a relaxing view? I sure was hoping to sew a few Sandhill Cranes in this field.

This aster is from a month ago. There weren't many left last Tuesday when Art and I were there.

Anybody know what these berries are?

The turkey poults have grown up. Aren't they beautiful?

Almost as pretty as a Turkey Vulture.

I'm nearly done packing for Cape May. I'll finally get to meet Kathi, Laura, Susan and Delia. I can't wait to meet them and do a little birding too. I hear there's good birding out there. I'd better count my quarters for the tolls. We don't have tolls here in Minnesota ya know.




22 comments:

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Really great photos, as usual. Yes, the daily posting routine can be exhausting. It's tough to keep posting and also keep the creative batteries recharged. Creativity depends on that in part. Anyhow, your blog is really terrific: you perfectly balance word and images to invoke a real sense of your time and place up there. Have a good trip.

ivars krafts said...

Keep the faith! Sometimes we just have to take a few days off. I was almost glad a few days ago when my Internet connection was out. The important thing is that your closeups were lovely -- the out-of-focus backgrounds emphasize your subject. I'm glad we don't have to vote on the attractiveness of turkeys/vultures.

egretsnest said...

Really beautiful photos.

Red said...

That first image is stellar! LOL@turkeys :) They don't hold a candle to the Turkey Vulture. They are so awkward.

Hope you have a great trip :)

Eve said...

Thanks Lynne, Love the pictures. Cape May huh!!! Sounds delightful! You have a wonderful time! I can't help with the berry ID. I might have them here, but without seeing the leaf it's hard to tell. If it is the one I have, I'll have to look up the name, it's poisonous.

Jayne said...

It sort of looks like the wild cherries we have around here, but hard to tell. Have fun at Cape May! Take LOTS of photos to share! Hugs ya!

nina said...

Have a wonderful time and come back with many pictures and memories to share!
Drive safely!

KGMom said...

The berries--based on the leaves, they look some like hawthorne.
Have a GRAND time this weekend.

KatDoc said...

At least you know how to pump gas, Lynne. Maybe all those highway tolls go to pay gas station attendants.

Have a safe trip; see you tomorrow night!

~Kathi

Shellmo said...

that first photo is relaxing - I love the way the clouds look. have a wonderful time this weekend! be safe!

NCmountainwoman said...

Another great post! Have a safe journey. I don't need to tell you to have fun at Cape May. Just give us lots of photos when you return.

Bird Girl said...

Enjoyed your post, Lynne! I know you will be back with pictures to 'dazzle' us and make us wish we'd been there with you at Cape May!
Have fun and good birding!

Deb said...

That's a lovely aster photo. And that field, that's what I love about the landscape in this part of the state, just the right mix of woods and open fields. I'm always scanning the fields I drive by for cranes, hawks, or deer.

MojoMan said...

I always have a hard time identifying birds and plants in photos, but that looks like highbush-cranberry, Viburnum opulus.

MojoMan said...

....or...(more likely) Viburnum trilobum, American cranberrybush viburnum. (It's been a long time since I studied these!)

Linda in Erie said...

I really love that first photo! It is very relaxing. Winter is coming fast. Have fun at Cape May and we'll be anxiously waiting to hear about it.

Leedra said...

All of them are great. The Asters do look like the flowers I photographed in the GSMNP last week, so I guess they were Asters. The berries also look like the same type as the ones I said I didn't know what they are.

Love the Turkey Vultures there look so good in the sky. Never been able to capture them close to me.

I like the first photo the best. Just has that look that draws a person in.

Didn't mean to go blogging on your blog...so much to say about your wonderful photographs.

Susan Gets Native said...

SEE YOU TOMORROW! A iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!

Mary said...

I could eat those berries!

HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME, LINNE!

HUG EVERYONE FOR ME?

TRAVEL SAFELY. I CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR ALL 'BOUT IT.

Hugs,
May

Marsha said...

Can't wait to see your cape may photos! I hope you are having a wonderful time.

troutbirder said...

Definitely some kind of highbush cranberries. Looking forward to Cape May pics!

Kathiesbirds said...

Lynne, nice photos. I love the closeups of the berries. Now I'm going to read about your trip!