Monday, May 13, 2013

Monday Musings



If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you probably know by now that my favorite bird is the Bluebird.  I just had to show you this little cutie with his feather's all windblown.  I have so many photos to share that it was hard to choose just a few for this special post.  This just happens to be my 500th post!  
  

My photos aren't always the sharpest they could be because I often shoot out of my kitchen window.  You know when you're trying to capture a bird, timing is everything.  If you aren't quick, they're definitely not going to wait around for you!  


The Blue Heron is a frequent visitor at our pond.  I really had to zoom in to capture him from my windowBirds of all kinds are one of my favorite subjects to shoot.  

When I was thinking of names way back when for my blog, I thought I might name it From My Kitchen Window or something like that, but in the end I went with The Farmer's Daughter.  I told how I came about that name in this post.    


Furry critters are another favorite subject.  And, of course, my kitties are right at the top of my Favorites list.  We lost one of our sweet furbabies recently and I did a post about it here.   It's still a sad subject for us.

 
I love sunsets and I'm always watching the skies to see if I should drive out to the lake for a photo op.  My hubby and I picked up some fast food the other evening and headed to the lake to eat our supper and I got a few shots of the sunset that evening that are pictured here.
 
   
These are just a few of my favorite things to capture with my camera...there are many.  I started this blog as a sort of online journal of my memories and musings and I think that is what it still is, for the most part.  I don't do posts every day, so it's taken me awhile to reach the 500 mark.  Not being a very wordy person, I'm really quite shocked that I've done this many!   


To show my appreciation to my blogging friends who have been reading my blog, I'm having a giveaway.  I mentioned it last week in this post.  If you would like to have your name in the drawing, just let me know in a comment by Friday.  The only other stipulation for being included in the drawing is that you must be a Follower.  

I hope you had a nice weekend.  I certainly did as I was treated to dinner by my 2 wonderful children.  Now a new week has begun and it's time for me to get busy.  I still have a few flowers...which is another favorite photo op...to plant!  

Until next time...  

30 comments:

  1. Congrats on 500. The lovely sunset scenes and Blue Heron are my favorites. They are so peaceful and serene.

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  2. PS) Enter me in the giveaway.

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  3. The blue bird is certainly a cute -- also love the red-head. Beautiful birds. Congrats on your 500th post Cheryl!

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  4. Hi Cheryl, your Bluebird is as cute as a button with its ruffled blue and white feathers- love the beautiful Redheaded woody n handsome Mr blue.
    Those sunsets over the lake are super-stunning.. sigh

    Your photos are always lovely- thanks for sharing ~:)

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  5. Love the bluebird photo and I agree most birds are difficult to capture . My bird photos are also through my windows (which are not always clean!). The sunset photos are beautiful and you know I'm a skywatcher too. I always enjoy visiting here Cheryl. Have a delightful day! Pam

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  6. That little Blue Bird is a cutie. All those fluffed up feathers . . .

    Your blog title is great, but the kitchen window one would have been great too. Great photos and a good collection here.

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  7. fast food as long as it is a burger and this gorgeous sunset over water is my idea of a perfect evening. there is a reason the bluebird is the blue bird of happiness, he makes me happy looking at him. my favorite bird is the pelican.

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  8. Please keep right on sharing these lovely photos with us! As well as your musings. And what's happening, in your 'neck of the woods'.

    That's BLOGGING, to me!!!! :-))))

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  9. well, i like the things you love to share from your window or from wherever. :) congrats to you on 500!

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  10. Your photos are wonderful and beautiful. They tell a story.

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  11. It is always a pleasure to pop in and learn what you have been seeing through your kitchen window, your car window, your view of your world. The photographs never disappoint. That little bluebird is the cutest thing! He might be saying, "I had an appointment at Cheryl's for a photo shoot when the wind blew me off course. Got there by the seat of my pants I tell you!"

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  12. Happy 500th post Cheryl, wow!!!!! Love the Bluebirds too but I do enjoy them all, the armed- Headed Woodpecker is so beautiful......Keep on going girl, your great with the camera, Hugs Francine.

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  13. Darn computers, :( supposed to say Red -Headed Woodpecker, Francine.

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  14. Woo Hoo.....congratulations on your 500th post....and may I say, I have enjoyed them all....
    Great photos and I love how you mix up so many different things for us to see.

    shug

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  15. Congrats on your 500th...you have a lovely blog with so many lovely images. Your sunsets are glorious over the lake!!

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  16. Congrats to you and I love all your photos - you got some great catches there girl. sandie

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  17. Congrats to you and I love all your photos - you got some great catches there girl. sandie

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  18. Please enter me in your drawing. Sounds very exciting!! I am a follower. I love your pic of the little blue bird. He looks so cute all ruffled up from the wind. The sunset photos are great. I always enjoy your pictures.

    Susannah

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  19. The Blue bird came out as gorgeous it can be. You are right with birds and animals timing is every hting.

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  20. Glad you had a good weekend, and that's awesome cool that you get Blue Heron at your pond!

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  21. Cheryl, congratulations on 500 posts! I always love seeing your pictures! They are Missouri pictures so they are close to my heart. I love seeing your little corner of this great state. I would love to be entered in your giveaway, I am a follower. Twyla

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  22. Yes, I can't wait for the drawing!!! Congratulations on your 500th!!! And this post is really WOW!!!!! You know how I am always taking sunset pictures and looking at others, but this is THE best sunset I have EVER seen!!!! It is partly the lake reflection, oh my!!! It is so good you had your camera to capture it all!!! And the bluebird, I have never been able to get a shot of one, he is adorable!!! The Red Headed woodpecker, I have never seen a real one. You must live in a wonderland. Your post has brought sheer joy to me today, I will carry these images around in my mind all day.

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  23. 500 just sounds like such a big investment! I'm so glad you make and have made an investment of your time and energy for us to share, Cheryl! Congratulations! blessings ~ tanna

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  24. Hi Cheryl, We were busy watching the hummingbirds out my dil kitchen window. They had me out for supper for Mothers Day. I would love to enter your contest. Congrats on your 500th post. The sunsets were absolutely beautiful that you took. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

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  25. Big time congrats on 500. I know when you started, you never thought you would pump out 500 posts. I know I didn't .
    Really some wonderful shots. You should be proud of your work. Those sunsets are stunning. Perfect way to end a day.

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  26. Hi Eileen, Great set of photos around your area. Love seeing all of the wild dogwoods this time of year. So pretty!!!!

    I laughed at the Tufted with all of that hair in its mouth... How funny!!!! Great idea to put the dog hair out there though..

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  27. Congratulations on your 500th!

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  28. Loved this post...congratulations on #500 ! Thanks for adding the link.

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  29. wonderful and beautiful photographs. the sunsets are so awesome!

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  30. Congratulations on 500 Cheryl~WOW! I think I already might have mentioned I wanted to be included in your giveaway.. :) May you post many many more beautiful pictures and words!

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