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Started off slow, but we got there

Friday, October 26, 2012

I woke up with my allergies bothering me today. So I took a allergy pill, and went back to bed. We headed to the ranch about 3pm. When we turned on the dirt road, Alice got that look in her eyes.


We drive slow on the dirt road, so I rolled down the window for Sarge. He has to check everything out as well. Just from a different angle.


We arrived at the ranch. I spotted Rio and Scarlet in the pasture. As we got closer, Belle, and Kramer were there as well. They were paired off in twos.




Dennis cut up an apple for Rio and Scarlet.




I gave Rio and kiss. He looked so contented.


Sarge and Alice were expecting every inch of the ground. Dennis and I walked around and explored the area.


Up on a knoll is a tiny house. Almost looks like a shack, but it has a fire place. You can see a smoke stack.


Across the way from the shack is the Farmer's house. I wouldn't mind living there. Wake up to the natural beauty everyday.


Moon


Alice and Sarge took a rest.


It was feeding time, so we put the horses back. I walked over to the goat pen. Everyone was having a feast.








A Raven flew over us with a Walnut in his beak, and one in his claw. Greedy soul.



C-130 flew over us as well.


It was time to leave. We were driving on the country road when I spotted the Kestrel.


We drove a little further down the road when a Red Shoulder Hawk flew right by us, and landed by an old shack.


It was an interesting old shack. Probably been there for years.


Remember the Great Horned Owl Nest? We were so hoping to observe some new chicks this spring. However, the tree trimmers came along not long ago and butchered the tree. I doubt if the Owl will use this tree again. I hope she stays in the area though. It makes me so mad that the city hires people that do not know what they are doing. Plus the tree isn't right next to the road. There was no reason to trim the tree that much, if at all.


Across the street from the poor tree, was the cute little Calf. That put a smile on my face.




I turned around to walk back to the car when I spotted wild flowers. There were 3 of them, and all about the same color, but different types of plants.






We pulled into our driveway when I noticed one of my rose bushes. New flower, woo hoo. My Petunias were looking good as well.








One last shot of the Moon, then it was time to call it a day.


Have a good Friday!




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  • NEWSTART127
    And a great day was had by all! emoticon
    2604 days ago
  • 1BEACHWALKER
    I love that calf with the heart on its forehead! So cute! I Love the kestrel too! Of course all your photos are awesome!
    Have you ever tried Nasal rinses-I have felt much better with allergies since using Neilmed Nasal rinse. You can get it at Walmart as a kit for $10. Worth every penny! You can use it everyday! It has kept me from getting the usual sinus infection with my allergies or colds!
    Enjoy your Sunday!! We have been really busy lately! Been really windy with the Hurricane going by us-not much outdoor activities today! emoticon
    2604 days ago
  • OLDERDANDRT
    Such beautiful animals and birds you have around. Some, touchable and some not ( like the kestrel and the hawk) hehe Showed my 3 yr old DGD the pics of the critteres. She was really interested in the llamas, goats and the sheep. AND the horses! We don't see them around here unless we were to work hard at seeking them out in the country. We're not so far from farm land and such, but we don't know anyone with critters. Love your moon shots!!!
    Cuddles to the canines and equines!!! emoticon
    2604 days ago
  • JILLIEWILLIE1
    Just beautiful! I would enjoy walking around the ranch. So many things to look at. Love the horses. I too, could live in the little house...with that view!
    2604 days ago
  • TXGRANDMA
    Loved the pictures of you and Dennis with Rios! I know that he loved the apple and the kiss. You are right, he did have that contented look in his eyes! Also enjoyed the pictures of the calf. He is beautiful, and so are your dogs. They have so much expression, and big, gorgeous, soft eyes! emoticon for sharing!
    2605 days ago
  • CHERIRIDDELL
    All those animals ,flowers ALice and Sarge and a C-130 too,life is good !
    2605 days ago
  • 0309COOKIE
    Loved all your pictures. I like looking at Alice and Sarge. I liked the picture of that calf with the heart. The flowers are pretty too.
    2605 days ago
  • MADAMES
    Absolutely marvelous photos! The wild flowers made me gasp with delight, and the animals made me smile. I too often daydream about living in scenic spots like those homes.

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    2605 days ago
  • MARLINDA5
    What a nice day - all your pictures are so great.

    I love the colors of the wildflowers - did you get any of the seeds to plant them at your home?

    The calf was so cute - it also put a smile on my face.

    Sarge and Alice looked so cute looking out the window.

    Aww - I love the way you hugged Rio - nice

    All the pictures of the animals are really great - thank you for sharing.

    Glad you are feeling better - I understand about the allergies - I have had such headaches the last couple of days.

    have a great weekend. emoticon emoticon
    2605 days ago
  • SPLASHDOG1
    I tried to get caught up on all the blogs I missed - I loved that sweet young draft horse - I've always wanted one (clydesdales have always been my favorite but shires are a close 2nd!). I enjoyed seeing all the latest pics. Oh - and I liked the lizard on the fence - heehee that lizard patrol is slackin'!! :)
    2605 days ago
  • SUSIEPH1
    Absolutely beautiful Pictures.... They always make my day ... Love your dogs they are just gorgeous and the horses are beautiful .. Love the cottage on the hill and so sorry they butchered the owl tree ...
    Hope fully they might build their nest close by .
    Thanks for Sharing Jeannie it always makes my day!! .
    Hugs and Love Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2605 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    Nice blog, great pics and a nice thru nature with you. What beautiful horses and dogs you have too. emoticon
    2605 days ago
  • VONBLACKBIRD
    great photos and love the shack pictures and the birds and what a gorgeous rose..love the color...
    2605 days ago
  • TWEETYKC00
    All the animals are wonderful, I could just kiss the horses as well! Alice and Sarge are such dolls I want to just hug them forever!
    2605 days ago
  • GRACEOMALLEY
    Thanks so much for allowing us (me) to come along on your delightful adventures once again. It is always a pleasure to travel with you.

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    2605 days ago
  • IRISHMUM3
    Allergies are really bad down here, too. I'm glad you were able to get out some.
    2605 days ago
  • MARTY728
    Thank you for the GREAT blog and pictures! emoticon
    2605 days ago
  • TERRIJ7
    Beautiful photos!
    2605 days ago
  • BLESSED2BEME
    Your photo blogs bring me joy every time I read them:)
    2605 days ago
  • IDLETYME
    Gorgeous and fun as always!!! emoticon emoticon
    2605 days ago
  • HELEN_BRU
    You remind me, with the raven, that it is walnut season in California.
    2605 days ago
  • JACKIE542
    Just beautiful and so clear. Love all the animals. Glad you had a good day.
    The tree trimmers use to do that to us, we hire our own or do it oueselves to keep them away. Have a great weekend! emoticon
    2605 days ago
  • BUTEAFULL
    fabulous emoticon
    2605 days ago
  • HOLA_AMIGA
    Beautiful!
    2605 days ago
  • MARTHA-ANN
    Another lovely walk with you, thankyou.
    The calf's cute with the little heart shape on his forehead.
    2605 days ago
  • ANGRITTER
    What a beautiful place to visit. I love it. And what great things you get to see all the time. Some people go their entire lives without seeing what is right above their head.

    So glad you caught it all so they can learn something new!
    2605 days ago
  • REMEMBER2BME
    How peaceful. Great picture and of course I just adore the pup shots.
    2605 days ago
  • CMKARLS
    Thanks for sharing you day.
    2605 days ago
  • JERZGURL_NAN
    What a lovely journey - beautiful day!
    2605 days ago
  • NISSANGIRL
    emoticon I want to spend a day with you!!!! emoticon pics as usual!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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