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Sunday, December 14, 2014

About 3am it started raining, and the next thing we knew, it was pouring. High winds as well. We haven't had a storm like that for a while. I didn't get much sleep, we had a leak. Looks like DH will be up on the roof tomorrow sealing areas of the roof. Not sure what time it was when I finally got up. I walked into the kitchen to make me a cup of tea, and there was my Daughter's Cat, Jungle. Just hanging out in the kitchen.


The rain didn't let up, and I wondered about Huck. We had to let him outside to do his business, but would he want to go out when it was raining so hard? Luckily it stopped raining around 12pm. It made for an interesting play day. The lawn was so wet, but that doesn't stop Huck from playing ball.




A Mocking bird stopped by and watched as we played ball.


I noticed Roses hanging over my friend's fence. Such a pretty color.


My friend has one rose bush that is still blooming. Rain drops were on the Roses. Hope it shows up in here.




We did take Huck for a walk on his leash...I didn't take my camera with us as it was still sprinkling off and on. We walked for about 20 mins. then went back to Huck's home. He was nice and tired by then.

We were on our way home, near the hills. I noticed how big and puffy the clouds were. I love cloud formations, so had DH drive up to the area where we walk the dogs.






On our way back to the car DH noticed a rainbow.


About 5 pm one of the Scrub Jays dropped by.


Have a good Monday!

  
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MARLINDA5 12/17/2014 1:31PM

    Your daughter's cat is so cute & of course Huck is too.

Love the pictures

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MARITIMER3 12/16/2014 5:31PM

    Your bird pictures are always lovely.

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KALANTHA 12/16/2014 5:27PM

    Thank you for letting us share your day with you! I love your pics!

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 12/16/2014 2:33PM

    emoticon I do love the way Jungle is looking at you cute pose. Nice that Huck go out. Raining hard here right now, on while I can, 11:30 here hope all is well and you got that leak fixed.
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TXGRANDMA 12/15/2014 9:14PM

    What a gorgeous cat! Sorry you had a leak but glad you had the rain, I know how much you needed it! The cloud formations were really interesting, I enjoyed all the photos! Thanks again for sharing your walks with us! emoticon

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PICKIE98 12/15/2014 6:54PM

    So glad you are making time for Huck.. the roses are still so beautiful!!

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BABYSOX 12/15/2014 6:17PM

    Great photos.

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 12/15/2014 12:45PM

    Here in NW Iowa we have had so many days of constant fog that I have lost count, It is so dreary, rained most of the night last night, and so dreary today, need some sunshine badly. Makes for a gloomy mood.

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IRISHMUM3 12/15/2014 11:37AM

    It was an amazing storm! We made it through ok down here. Loved your pix. I hope he got the roof sealed so that you are ready for the next one tonight! We cleared out our gutters and swept pine needles off the roof yesterday. We need to replace some of our shingles soon. Thank goodness for the rain, though, since we need it so badly.

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ONESPOTLEFT 12/15/2014 11:27AM

    thank you for sharing love the photos

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OLDERDANDRT 12/15/2014 11:19AM

    Oh my, Jungle is a pretty kitty!!! Glad to see Huck doing so well. Did he mourn for precious Meg's? House mates often do, even if for just a little while.
Glad you got rain, but so sorry for the leak! We need a new roof here. I always cringe when we get more than a sprinkle!
What a lovely rainbow!!!
Just love seeing all the beauty you post pictures of. The birds, flowers and landscapes! And skies!
Hope you are doing well, Jeanne! Ready for the holidays?
Take care and stay safe, my sweet friend!! (((HUGS)))

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TEALHAWK1 12/15/2014 9:41AM

    Tell me a story! Tell me a story! Love your pictures abd stories:)

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INGMARIE 12/15/2014 7:52AM

    Awesome pix, and a nice story to go with it, Thank you.
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GAILANN48 12/15/2014 7:28AM

    You're certainly a gifted story teller, my friend! It sounds as if you got more rain than you needed, but wasn't that rainbow gorgeous? I'm sorry about the roof problems. :(

Your neighbor's rose - the salmon pink one - is stunning, and YES, your pictures showed the rain drops! If you think of it and it isn't too much trouble, could you ask him/her what kind it is?

As usual, your cloud/sky/bird/dog/flower pictures have made me smile while it's still dark this morning. Thank you, Jeanne!

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JANET552 12/15/2014 7:23AM

    Awesome pictures!

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CMKARLS 12/15/2014 7:11AM

  love the picks and stories as always
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TWEETYKC00 12/15/2014 6:28AM

    Glad you guys are getting some rain out there, even if you had to get a little storm to get it. Looks like Jungle was waiting to have a good long talk over tea with you! lol Dear Huck, I can just imagine how he misses dear Megs.

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TCANNO 12/15/2014 4:53AM

    You needed the rain Jeanne but not too much in one go.

Those clouds are amazing, I am too closed in to see thing like that.

Have a good week
Trev


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MYAKAYAH 12/15/2014 3:52AM

    oh pretty, I love pictures of dogs & cats & birds & roses lol~

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DOVESEYES 12/15/2014 12:58AM

    Beautiful thanks so much

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JAMER123 12/15/2014 12:02AM

    Lovely pictures. We have a lot of clouds like those here. I do enjoy watching them and usually picl out what they look like. Thanks for sharing all!!
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PHILLIPS661 12/14/2014 11:39PM

    loving your blog...say you got a lot of rain....how much is a lot...1,2,3 inches?..think I have decided on the camera I want...now if Santa will just send it to me..hahahh emoticon emoticon

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PRAIRIECROCUS 12/14/2014 11:35PM

    emoticon for sharing your wonderful blog !
Such beautiful photos of your pets, your lovely roses, and that
beautiful rainbow !

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LOSE4LIFE47 12/14/2014 11:34PM

    emoticon for sharing!!

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Leona Valley continued

Thursday, December 11, 2014

We drove up a hill so I could take a picture looking down on the valley. It was just a corner of the valley, but still a nice view.


Back down the road, we turned right. We drove up the road a bit, and to the left is a pretty house. This isn't their only home. There is another good sized house behind this one. Not sure how many acres they have, but enough to grow a lot of grapes. They own and operate a Winery..The reason I took this picture is because the trees looked so pretty next to the house.


A ways up the road we came across some Cows. There were a lot of Cows, but they were camera shy. They didn't want their picture taken. And I stayed in the car lol..I had DH roll down his window, and I took some pics. Most of my pictures didn't turn out because the Cows kept walking away. Only one was curious enough to stop and look at us.






Of course I always keep my eyes open for birds. Raven


Starling


We turned onto a old country road. We were driving real slow, looking for Hawks. Sarge decided to poke his head out the window. Not the best picture in town, there were spots on the side mirror due to rain..But I loved the look on Sarge's face. He was having a grand time checking out the sights.


After I took his pic, I looked up, and on a telephone poll was a Red Shoulder Hawk. Made my day!


Have a good Thursday..Stay warm!

  
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MYAKAYAH 12/15/2014 4:00AM

    I love cows and don't want to drink or eat them lol! Sarge was having a very good time it seems! Love the pics of the Raven and the Winery House with the fall colours on the trees!

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GAILANN48 12/14/2014 11:19AM

    Wow, GORGEOUS! Loved the cows as well as the birds (but you know that) :) Great fun, Friend! Thanks for taking us all along with you!

:) Gail

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WINE4GIRL 12/13/2014 7:38AM

    What a lovely shot of the hawk! I always enjoy seeing your photos, but I do love how Sarge always seems to be smiling!

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TXGRANDMA 12/12/2014 7:00AM

    That first picture, looking down over the valley, was gorgeous! Also liked the one you took of the winery houses and the red tree next to the one in the foreground.

The hawk was beautiful, with his regal look and his feathers blowing in the wind! Good job, and thanks so much for sharing! emoticon emoticon

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1SURFWALKER 12/12/2014 2:16AM

    Love the hawk pic with his feathers blowing in the wind! Also the hills...beautiful!!

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JAMER123 12/11/2014 11:00PM

    The valley is beautiful as is the house and trees. My 1st view of a red shouldered hawk. You are quite an informed lady with birds. That's neat. We are going to start keeping our eye out for the parakeets as they have arrived. Looking for the little yellow one.
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NATNOEL 12/11/2014 6:35PM

    The photos you take are awesome.... I love handsome Sarge also the face of the raven and hawk are so beautiful.
Are those cows numbered for the slaughter house ?
I try not to eat beef just once in awhile. I love cows :(

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DOVESEYES 12/11/2014 6:22PM

    Beautiful thanks so much

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PICKIE98 12/11/2014 6:06PM

    How cool are those pics? I Love he hawk pic,,It must have been very windy there,,his feathers are ruffled.

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 12/11/2014 2:56PM

    More lovely photos
Thanks for sharing

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HIPPICHICK1 12/11/2014 2:51PM

    Lovely photos! I love that hawk.
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IMUSTLOSEIT1 12/11/2014 1:37PM

    Very pretty area. I am not sure what kind of cattle they are, but they don't look like the cattle we had. We bred so they would not have horns, less injuries, so don't think I would like them. We have a Red Tail Hawk that hangs around our area and when I leave the place I always check to see if I can see it. With all the cats we have and the hawk that I see often flying around we have no mice. That is a very good thing.

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OLDERDANDRT 12/11/2014 12:46PM

    I love seeing your little slice of heaven!! Such a pretty place!! Good ole Sarge! He is soooo handsome!!
Love the birds, too! That hawk is so pretty!
I went out yesterday morning to hear Crows make a ton of noise behind my house. So, I watched an finally a huge winged creature came along being chased by a single Crow!! I guess the others gave up the chase when it was so far from their area, but the one chased it quite a ways!! I guess it probably was a red-tailed hawk, though, since that's the most common bird of great wing span we have around here. It sure took off! Guess I would too with the crow's noise, just to get away from it!!
Hope you are well and having a fabulous day!! (((HUGS)))

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ONESPOTLEFT 12/11/2014 12:33PM

    love the photos as always

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MARITIMER3 12/11/2014 11:45AM

    Great pictures as usual. The valley is beautiful.

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 12/11/2014 11:20AM

    Great pictures as usual. Makes me want to get out and take some. Maybe I will go for a ride down a country road today. I used to do that a lot with hubby but since he is gone don't do it as much. Hope you have a great day and thanks for sharing. Hugs Pat

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 12/11/2014 11:19AM

    Yeah, great shot of that hawk, the wind blowing his feathers just beautiful. emoticon
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PHILLIPS661 12/11/2014 10:17AM

    don't you just love the way the starlings change their plumage...they can be so beautiful and most ppl. see them as pests...but their songs and their beauty say differently.. emoticon

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PHILLIPS661 12/11/2014 10:14AM

    wow your blogs are so colorful and interesting..hmm..maybe this could help mine too...you have a wonderful eye for composition..and you make me want to be there...keep blogging..great work...rico emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOSER05 12/11/2014 10:06AM

    your doggies have a great life emoticon

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TEALHAWK1 12/11/2014 8:15AM

    Great picture of the hawk. Beautiful!

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TEALHAWK1 12/11/2014 8:15AM

    Love your pictures! Hope you have a good day. Sarge looks happy!

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JANET552 12/11/2014 7:43AM

    Awesome pictures!!

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INGMARIE 12/11/2014 7:23AM

    Beautiful , thank you for sharing.
Happy Thursday to you too. emoticon

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TWEETYKC00 12/11/2014 6:16AM

    Great!

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RAPUNZEL53 12/11/2014 3:27AM

  Great Pictures!

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TCANNO 12/11/2014 3:25AM

    Nice Blog Jeanne. It looks like it has warmed up for you.

Busy week for everyone next week.

Have a good weekend

Trev


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Our drive to Leona Valley

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Alice, Sarge, and I hopped into the car for a drive. I wanted to take some pictures out in Leona Valley. But first I drove to the field not far from me so I could check out the San Bernardino Mountains. So glad I did. A beautiful field, lots of clouds, and you could see streaks of rain hitting the mountains. The first picture I took it was sunny.


I walked a few feet down the field, and the sun went behind some clouds.


We're on the road now, headed to Leona Valley. I was at the border of Palmdale and Leona Valley when I noticed part of a rainbow. It had been misting and sprinkling off and on. So even thought the sun was out at times, there was a lot of moisture in the sky.


I continued to drive on the winding road, and stopped by the famous Hawk Tree. Look what else I found. A complete rainbow. I wish there were more colors showing, but this did put a smile on my face.


I didn't see the Hawk, but there was a lot of beauty to take pictures of. It may not be Spring with Spring flowers, but in the Fall/Winter there is still color. You have to look for it. The Rabbit Brush is beautiful this time of year. God always provides.


The famous Hawk Tree to he right, and the surrounding area.


I'm not sure what type of trees are in this area. This tree was off in the distance, and the only tree standing. I just love the color of it.


I decided to check out the Hawk Tree one more time for the Hawk. I haven't seen the Hawk since Summer. Not sure if it moved on, or what. I did see in another tree a Robin. I wish it would have turned around so you could see the red breast, but still a nice shot of the bird.


I drove up the road a bit to look at other trees. It's so nice that these trees still have foliage.




The dogs looked like the wanted a walk, so I drove back down to Palmdale. We took a walk by the hills. We started walking the trail when the Sun went behind the clouds again.


Some people think the Desert is drab, nothing but bushes. I see beauty.


Are you coming Mom?


Sarge was wondering where Alice went. She likes to zig zag through the bushes.


Alice was sitting there looking at him.."I'm over here"


This poor Joshua Tree bit the dust in the fire, but still has a pretty shape to it.


It was starting to mist some more, so time to head back home. Sarge gave me one more smile, then hopped into the car.


The rest of the day we had sprinkles, but the following day we were pelted with rain.
We are supposed to get more rain next week. I hope so!



  
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MYAKAYAH 12/15/2014 3:57AM

    I love the desert as well, great to live here but we need a lot more rain certainly! I like looking in every direction and seeing mountains and some trees, sometimes birds and not too many insects where I am.
Pretty rainbows you have been getting lately with the rains! Hopefully it continues I think California needs rain even more badly than we do here. Send some our way since the rain wasn't very much at all yesterday!

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WINE4GIRL 12/13/2014 7:37AM

    Great photos! Really glad you guys are getting some rain!

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TXGRANDMA 12/12/2014 6:56AM

    Such beautiful pictures of the desert! I loved the rabbit brush, it looks very feathery and dainty! I had never heard of it before, nor seen any. Actually, the mountains showed up better in the picture when the sun was hidden. Very interesting!

I never noticed that Sarge had black spots on his tongue before! emoticon

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1SURFWALKER 12/12/2014 2:09AM

    Such a nice area...pics are very nice! Always love to see the doggies!

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PHILLIPS661 12/11/2014 10:19AM

    you make the dessert look so beautiful...love the robin pic...your dogs look so happy...love the rainbow pics..do you ever see double and triple rainbows there? emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HIPPICHICK1 12/10/2014 9:55AM

    It's really lovely in your neck of the woods! Great photos.

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NEWSTART127 12/10/2014 2:58AM

    Beautiful photos as always! Glad that you and the pups had such a good adventure. Hope you stay safe with any storms that come you're way. We're supposed to get some pretty bad wind and rain the next few days.

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PICKIE98 12/8/2014 5:13PM

    fantastic photos.. That macho-manly-man Sarge!!

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SPLASHDOG1 12/8/2014 4:14PM

    I love to walk in weather where its almost raining but not quite. The air just smells good and it feels quiet...even if its not. My dogs do the same thing to me - look back and wonder what's taking so long! lol!

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BLESSED2BEME 12/8/2014 11:45AM

    That rainbow is so beautiful! And I agree...the desert is a very beautiful place. When I'm home in NM over New Year, I believe I will need a walk in the desert. Thanks for the reminder.

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LISALGB 12/8/2014 10:19AM

    Lovely!! I think beauty can be found anywhere, if we are willing to see it. I am so glad you shared with us.
Your furbabies are too cute!!

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JOANNS4 12/8/2014 8:01AM

    I enjoyed looking at your pictures of your road trip and they are beautiful. There is so much beauty in the desert and I am happy we will get more rain this week.
I can tell how much the dogs enjoyed their trip, too. Thank you for sharing.

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GRACEOMALLEY 12/7/2014 10:38PM

    Thanks so much for letting us join you on your outing. I've been pretty housebound with this walking pneumonia and that made this more special. Sarge and Alice both looking good and happy.

There is so much in the desert that is lovely, if you just open your eyes to see it. As always, wish I could have been walking with you and the dogs. Take good care and give those puppies extra pats from me.
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GOOZLEBEAR 12/7/2014 10:26PM

    Love that you shared your drive, walk and pictures with us. Sarge and Alice had a fun day as well. I think the desert is just beautiful, you live in a great area!!!
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JAMER123 12/7/2014 10:19PM

    That is a pretty rainbow and shows well. You have taken some lovely pictures again. Sarg and Alice are looking spiffy!
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TCANNO 12/7/2014 1:55PM

    That is not a bad rainbow Jeanne, they are hard to get the colours to come out.

I don't think where you live is drab as there is lots to see if you take the time to look.

I'm glad you got some rain as it will help your roses.

Have a good week

Trev

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 12/7/2014 1:34PM

    emoticon So beautiful, smiling here too. Wonder if that was the same rainbow? You saw the whole rainbow, so great!. (I know it was not the same one, but maybe we saw it the same time)
Beautiful scenery and colors in your pictures, gotta love those mountains, in the background. Love meg and Sarge looking for each other, so cute.
Was a great rain for us, so happy for it. emoticon Jackie

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HELEN_BRU 12/7/2014 11:27AM

    Lovely shots. I never saw that part of California. It's always interesting to see. Especially love the birds.

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OLDERDANDRT 12/7/2014 11:12AM

    Oh, I think it would be so much fun to go gallavanting through the desert with your and the doggies!! And how cool you found that complete rainbow!! I usually will notice a half one now and then, but I don't think I've ever seen a whole one like that!
Hopefully your hawks and other various birds will be back in the area this spring! Glad you are getting some nice rain! I know you've been needing it!
Tale care, Jeanne. Love to all the critters!! (((HUGS)))

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 12/7/2014 11:03AM

    Great pix, I enjoy seeing them from different areas of this wonderful country. I guess there is no farming there. I just don't see anyone digging up those wonderful bushes, if they try, Shame on them.

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SEATTLE58 12/7/2014 11:03AM

    I love all your beautiful photos. It looks like you had a good time with your favorites! emoticon

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KALANTHA 12/7/2014 10:38AM

    I always enjoy sharing your adventures with you! Thank you for posting.

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MARLINDA5 12/7/2014 10:25AM

    Nice Day - I am sue Sarge & Alice had fun.

Great pictures

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LOSER05 12/7/2014 9:25AM

    doggies happy to go, and the pictures are beautiful, I'd love to take that ride.

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MARITIMER3 12/7/2014 9:19AM

    Love the pictures, and I can tell you all had a great day. The desert pictures are beautiful, I love the colours.

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MARITIMER3 12/7/2014 9:18AM

    Looks like you all had great fun. I love the desert. I must admit that I didn't expect to, and even resisted going there, but it quickly won me over. Love the colours.
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ONESPOTLEFT 12/7/2014 9:18AM

    love the pictures thank you for sharing

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TWEETYKC00 12/7/2014 9:09AM

    The pups look so happy! Glad you all had a good time.

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CMKARLS 12/7/2014 8:59AM

  thank you as always for sharing

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INGMARIE 12/7/2014 8:26AM

    Great pictures ,you live in a beautiful area, awesome landscape photos. emoticon emoticon
Nice car trip, bet the dogs loved it too.
Thank you for sharing

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LOUIE-LILY 12/7/2014 8:24AM

    Your pictures are always beautiful because you see beauty everywhere, recognizing that God made the dessert with its own uniqueness. Thank you for sharing.
I love how happy Sarge is...look at his big smile...pretty Alice also!
Blessings to you today!
Hugs,
Nancy, Lily & Louie
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TEALHAWK1 12/7/2014 8:17AM

    Great pictures! Hope you have a great Sunday

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JANET552 12/7/2014 7:14AM

    Stunning pictures!! Alice and Sarge look good!!

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 12/7/2014 6:33AM

    Thank you for sharing your walk!!

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NISSANGIRL 12/7/2014 4:41AM

    emoticon pictures as usual! u r so luck to be able to walk so much and be outdoors! it is cold here and been raining and windy so I miss my walks, thanks for taking me with u! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PRAIRIECROCUS 12/7/2014 3:52AM

    emoticon for sharing !

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MARTHA-ANN 12/7/2014 3:27AM

    There's a beauty to every season, the desert looks wonderful, you're so lucky lo live in such a beautiful place.

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DOVESEYES 12/7/2014 2:11AM

    What a beautiful trip so glad to see Sarge enjoying it too

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HYATTI1 12/7/2014 2:10AM

    Sarge and Alice is way too cute. The country side is absolutely beautiful isn't it. Gods Country for sure. I enjoyed your road trip.

Joanna

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Trolling around

Monday, December 01, 2014

The day after Thanksgiving, I was taking my daily stroll around the yard. The birds were chattering away. There were a few in our Elm Tree.
Lesser Goldfinch


Male House Finch


Female House Sparrow


Male House Sparrow


Morning Dove


I checked in on the Ducks. I had to laugh. DH made them a nice big perch so they could fly up on it, and perch..Do they use it? Noooooooooooo..Here they are on a tiny ledge I used for small potted plants. I had to laugh. These type of Ducks like to fly up into Trees and perch.


Coopers Hawk landed in our yard. What a beautiful bird.


I walked into the house and Cruzer was sitting at the window watching the birds.


My friend's Roses.






The day ended with a beautiful sunset.






Hope your day is going well!

  
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PICKIE98 12/8/2014 5:10PM

    Nice pics!

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LOSER05 12/7/2014 9:25AM

    Beautiful.

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 12/6/2014 10:35PM

    I came looking for a rainbow blog and I see I am so late, sorry, love seeing your pictures.
I do have Finches, those with the black head you were telling me about, about 5 here now. Birds everywhere, even a woodpecker. The ducks sure got big fast, maybe they will go to the ledge soon.
Pretty cat, I have never had a cat, but they hang around my yard, mostly at night and fight, LOL!!
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HIPPICHICK1 12/5/2014 1:55PM

    Wow!! Those sunset photos are stunning!
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MYAKAYAH 12/5/2014 6:00AM

    I love your cat, my cat watches the birds as well. He was luckier catching them in LA. We put him inside when he was catching them and we would tell him NO if he wanted to go out to get them. (Bad cat owners I know, horrible!) I like the pictures of the ducks and birds!
The roses are lovely, we have some flowers out here in the desert and the rain over the past few days has helped the greenery!

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KALANTHA 12/4/2014 6:47PM

    As always, your photos are beautiful. I love the hawk and Cruzer reminds me of a cat I used to have.

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MARTHA-ANN 12/4/2014 9:22AM

    Beautiful, the hawk's a beauty!
We've got a sparrow hawk picking off the birds on the feeders again!

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TEALHAWK1 12/3/2014 10:49PM

    Lovely pictures! ^thank you for sharing

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 12/3/2014 1:21PM

    Beautiful pictures! emoticon for sharing them with us.

Nancy (Morning Cup of Coffee or Tea team)

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OLDERDANDRT 12/3/2014 12:41PM

    Love seeing your birds and flowers! Everything is pretty much brown and most of the trees now, are naked. So, this time of year especially, your pictures are like a breath of Spring! I have put seed out for the birds, so I see Titmice, Chickadees and House Finches. And of course the Mourning Doves!
We have a Maine Coon kitty in our neighborhood who likes to come over and visit and get loves!! Of course it looks just like your Cruiser! Sweet affectionate lovies!!
Nice sunset!
So how's the rain situation where you live? I've heard a lot of areas are getting too much too quick and causing flooding and landslides. Hope y'all are well!
Stay safe, Jeanne!! (((HUGS)))

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RIDMYCOCOON 12/3/2014 11:34AM

    Beautious!!! emoticon

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JANET552 12/3/2014 7:22AM

    Those sunset pictures are awesome!!! As always I love to see the birds and flowers you post -- especially the flowers right now because I can't see any outside in the frozen tundra.

Our kitty, Tony, loves to watch the birds at the feeders. He races between his cat tower in the dining room to the deck doors in the family room to get better views.

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FLOWERDALEJEWEL 12/3/2014 4:12AM

   

Looks like you have your own piece of paradise in your backyard!

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CHERIRIDDELL 12/3/2014 3:45AM

    Jean your pictures are gorgeous .I still say you are better than National Geographic.I enjoy your blogs so much!

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1SURFWALKER 12/3/2014 12:54AM

    My cat would sit at the window and be pacing back and forth making a ticking sound when he would even see one bird in the yard!! Cruzer is just laying there and so calm! Good boy!!
There is those peach colored roses I love!!! Don't you have any? If not, you need to add to your collection!! emoticon
Your ducks are so cute!! Funny how they haven't used his perch! Maybe one day they will. Thanks for sharing...always enjoy your blogs! Glad you are getting some rain!!!! emoticon emoticon

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GOOZLEBEAR 12/2/2014 10:34PM

    Love the pictures of all that is your beautiful backyard!! Thank you for sharing.

Hugs

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BLESSED2BEME 12/2/2014 4:03PM

    Hawks are my absolute favorite of all the birds. They are so intense.

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PHILLIPS661 12/2/2014 3:43PM

    love this blog...you are so lucky to still have leaves on your trees..are trees look so sad without them...beautiful pictures...you need to tell me how you do a blog like that I even see ppl. put video on their blogs..I need a place to learn how to ....do various blogs...that would prob. bring more interest into..the team...we could have a group meeting place where we could talk about things that we have seen and would like to learn to do on our blogs, pages,ect...great Idea..glad we had this chat....nice work...rico emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARLINDA5 12/2/2014 10:47AM

    Great pictures - especially the one of Cruzer. She really looks like Nat's cat Kittie





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HAWKEYERANT 12/2/2014 9:52AM

    Wow!!! You live in a gorgeous area to have so many visitors. :) Nature makes my heart happy.

That goldfinch especially is beautiful.

Thank you for sharing. How I forget my soul needs to see nature's beauty....

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TCANNO 12/2/2014 8:32AM

    The sparrows are the same as we get here.

Very nice sunset and a bit jealous of your roses. emoticon

I like your background

Trev


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INGMARIE 12/2/2014 7:48AM

    Another set of beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing.
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NISSANGIRL 12/2/2014 7:33AM

    emoticon love birds!!! and your cat looks like the cat I used to have! named it Sparky! have a wonderful day! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CMKARLS 12/2/2014 7:23AM

  Love seeing all the life. right now we don't have any color.

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BABYSOX 12/2/2014 6:58AM

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WIFEALF2 12/1/2014 9:58PM

    Amazing pictures of all those different birds you have a good eye....Thanks for sharing!!!!!Your flowers are so pretty!!!!

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CAPECODLIGHT 12/1/2014 8:56PM

    So beautiful - especially the birds. I have moved to the city; so my birds are limited.

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JAMER123 12/1/2014 8:48PM

    Beautiful sunsets! Thanks for sharing your pictures!! emoticon emoticon

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LOUIE-LILY 12/1/2014 8:39PM

    Cruzer can't take a bad pic ;) I'm in love emoticon
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Nancy, Lily and Louie
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QUILTYENGINEER 12/1/2014 7:43PM

    Great pictures. Love the hawk.

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SPLASHDOG1 12/1/2014 7:28PM

    All those birds must be like must watch tv to Cruzer!

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 12/1/2014 5:57PM

    Great pix. Keep it up.

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SEATTLE58 12/1/2014 5:19PM

    I'm loving all your beautiful pictures along with your other blog too! Such a joy to see and thank you!

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 12/1/2014 3:58PM

    Great pictures.
Thanks for sharing

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My backyard

Sunday, November 30, 2014

I went outside to see what beauty I could find. Cruzer followed me out, then laid down by the back door.


The Finches were eating, and looked to be very happy.






Henley the Hero was checking out the plants again.


I have a few yellow roses on the rose bush. I think the rest of my rose bushes had said Adios.






White Crowned Sparrow


I took this picture on the 11th. We went to the Viet Nam Memorial Wall in my home town.

  
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MARLINDA5 12/3/2014 2:21PM

    Henley the Hero looked so cute with the plants - nice.

Nice roses - mine have been blooming also.

Cruzer is Kittie's twin :)

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1SURFWALKER 12/3/2014 12:47AM

    You know I'm surprised you get any birds around with a cat at your house. Obviously he is a laid back cat and has been trained to leave the birdies alone!! Such a pretty Cruzer!! Henley is a cutie too!!! emoticon


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GOOZLEBEAR 12/2/2014 10:32PM

    Can't believe I mssed your last blogs, guess that is because I haven't been online much in the last week!!

Love the birds, Henley and the beautiful roses.
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PHILLIPS661 12/2/2014 3:52PM

    Love your birds....you have really brought out their playful sides..I am jealous how you do your blogs..very entertaining...you can tell with all your followers..great job...Rico emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon What type of finch is that last one on the third picture..we don't have them like that here in 'AR...looks kinda like a rosy finch or something like that...I know it's not an American Gold finch like the others...beautiful bird...love to have a camera that could take nice pictures like this...that is amazing...great job....Haley..you rock...... emoticon

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HAWKEYERANT 12/2/2014 9:53AM

    AGH! I just read your other blog and saw that pretty goldfinch. Now I get to SEE more of them. :) I feel so lucky! thank you for sharing!

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WIFEALF2 12/1/2014 9:59PM

    you take great pictures so clear...what kind of camera do u use?I am asking because i am looking for a good camera...

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SPLASHDOG1 12/1/2014 2:33PM

    Cruzer is a very handsome kitty! Love that peachy colored rose.

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 12/1/2014 2:19PM

    Great pix, especially Henley and Cruzer. It's only 10 here today and you still have roses.

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NISSANGIRL 12/1/2014 11:56AM

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IMEMINE1 12/1/2014 11:43AM

    Beautiful.

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ONESPOTLEFT 12/1/2014 10:38AM

    great reminder of summer that has passed here in Lee Hall Virginia, I miss summer and esp the flowers

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LOSER05 12/1/2014 10:12AM

    love them all, but I especially love Henley.

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 12/1/2014 10:03AM

    Great pictures, love the birds of course, and Henley and Cruzer are always precious.

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TWEETYKC00 12/1/2014 9:18AM

    Too cute. Henley is such a darling, even more so than the hound that won the dog show!

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TWEETYKC00 12/1/2014 9:18AM

    Too cute. Henley is such a darling, even more so than the hound that won the dog show!

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MARITIMER3 12/1/2014 9:07AM

    Henley looks like a private eye peeking through the shrubbery!
Gail

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LOUIE-LILY 12/1/2014 8:11AM

    All great pics...but Cruzer is the best :) What a beauty...oh, sorry...Henley you're so handsome :))
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CAPECODLIGHT 12/1/2014 7:42AM

    The last roses are the most beautiful!

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JANET552 12/1/2014 7:39AM

    Love your pictures!! They are all beautiful but I especially love the pictures of Cruzer and Henley!

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INGMARIE 12/1/2014 7:26AM

    Beautiful photos ,thank you for sharing.
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WINE4GIRL 12/1/2014 6:32AM

    What a remarkable pic of Cruzer! You have a great eye for just the right photo!

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TCANNO 12/1/2014 5:35AM

    Hi Jeanne, great job. I have not heard of a white crowned Sparrow but it does look a bit different to those that I do see. It is only the cap but I think ours are more gray than white.

No more roses until next you now as it is getting colder this week.

Have a great week

Trev



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RASPBERRY56 12/1/2014 4:32AM

    Thank you for sharing! Cruzer and Henley are especially beautiful!

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MYAKAYAH 12/1/2014 3:22AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I love pictures of pets, birds and Memorials~

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CHERIRIDDELL 12/1/2014 1:17AM

    I loved the Vietnam War Memorial as always Henley the Hero is super cute ,Cruzer too.Your roses are gorgeous 1

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TXGRANDMA 12/1/2014 12:14AM

    Thanks for sharing! Loved the pictures of Henley and Cruzer. The roses are gorgeous! The picture of the flag was a classic! emoticon

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JAMER123 12/1/2014 12:08AM

    Very lovely pictures Niki! Too bad the roses are heading for hibernation! They are always so pretty.
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BUBBALOOGA123 11/30/2014 11:32PM

    WOW!! Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful sights. Henley and Cruzer are super cute!

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