Thursday, April 23, 2009

My own personal sky

Please, please enlarge these...they are so beautiful. Even with a dirty lens, the bottom one is still awesome.
I took these last night when I was thinking about leaving the strip pits. Actually, I was trying to make myself leave because it was too dark to capture anything else but the sky caught my attention and I had to make one final round and catch a few different views of it. These were two of my favorites.

I must say that I am still concerned about the Northern the three or four times I have been out there recently, I have only seen one, and it in the distance. I could tell it was one by the way it flew close to the ground and seeing its white patch. Since one male can have up to 5 or 6 females, maybe the females are all on nests.
I spent most of the day with the Little Bright Eyes...I had to be there by 7:30, though I got there a little earlier than that. She slept in till her up and we changed her diaper. You got to understand that she loves having her diaper changed. She kicks and talks and smiles and laughs the whole time. Even if she is fussy, if you go change her diaper it is almost guaranteed to change her mood.

Anyway, changed her diaper and then tried to give her a bottle. She has a bit of a stuffy nose, and I don't know if that was part of the problem or what, but she was not as enthused with the bottle as she was the other time I got to give her one. However, once we got it down, she was just a happy, cheerful little girl.

I didn't try to take pictures, though I should have. I did have Roger's point&shoot camera in my purse. She has decided she really likes her swing, and when her mommy got back and fed her, she wanted in the floor. She kicked and kicked and talked to us...had us totally entertained.

In other news, our other daughter should be heading home from Colorado in the wee hours...they plan on leaving 1:00 a.m. tomorrow. She has been out there for some training in crisis support. I know she is looking forward to sleeping in her own bed again.

Roger is turkey hunting...yesterday was opening day. Neither he nor his buddies got one yesterday. He didn't go out this morn, but went out before I got home. It is just amazing...when we were first married, there were no wild turkeys around. Now, we see them quite often, and sometimes big flocks of them. I think the National Wild Turkey Federation has had a lot to do with getting them re-introduced to our world again.


Leedra said...

Looks like a row of crosses instead of power poles.

Know you had a wonderful day with Lorelei.

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Anonymous said...

I haven't read your post yet, but I just wanted to encourage you to submit these shots for SKY WATCH FRIDAY!!! TheY're BEAUTIFUL!!!

Anonymous said...

Both of your pics are great, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE the 1st one - It's perfect - the lighting is perfect, I can still see the green grass, but the focus is on that sky! WOW!

You didn't take pics of lil baby girl? Shame shame!

Well, I hope Roger gets a big fat turkey & I hope you all enjoy it, goooooood eatin'!!!

(you really should get on Sky Watch Friday - everyone should see these pics)

George said...

You're right -- the sunset photos are beautiful. I'm glad you had a great time with Lorelie Rose.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Oh Rose---I love the sunset pictures. Gorgeous!!!! Glad you got to see Bright Eyes today!!!!

Hope Roger gets a turkey!!!!!

Hope also that you see the Northern Harriers soon.

Susan at Stony River said...

I love, love, love those telephone poles 'marching' into the sunset, as if drawn by its beauty--a very special photo!

I had to laugh at your dirty lens comment; I took fifty photos at Disneyland of all places with a foggy lens. Could have cried! But some of them turned out unintentionally good, so...

Have a good weekend; safe journey to your daughter.

dot said...

Your sky shots are gorgeous! I'm glad you are having fun with that new baby. They just grow up too quick.

Mary said...

Amazing is the right word! and Beautiful! Sounds like you had a great time with the baby. Soon you will be taking her along to see all the lovely nature stuff.

don said...

The sunsets are beautiful and do need to be enlarged for the full effect. In the top one, it was only when enlarged that I could see the fence. We now have flocks of turkeys in the nearby woods. Occasionally several have wondered through my backyard,

Deborah Godin said...

You are so right - you can just get lost in the gorgeous tangerine sky when you click on it!

EG CameraGirl said...

The sky really was beautiful at the pit, Rose. I'm glad you stayed there long enough to take those shots.

Lorelei continues to dazzle you with her bright eyes, I see. :-) It's wonderful that your little granddaughter makes you so happy.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Glorious, glorious! I love the color!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rose: What a really neat sky capture. Those colors are marvelous and don't last long at sunset.