Sunday, September 26, 2010

September 26, 2010

Fall is finally here!!  The boys and I went to visit Nanny and Papa in Tennessee.  Unfortunately there are no pictures from the trip as I forgot my camera.  I was so disappointed.  The camera was not the only forgotten item.... there were several!

Mom and I managed to get some tomato juice canned up during the weekend activities.  Saturday was Cemetary Day at Price Cemetary.  Members of the community belong to the association where the cemetary is and they had their annual meeting.  I was privileged to be able to attend.  The rest of my weekend amounted to lots of studying. 

There's a 30% chance of rain over night and a 40% chance tomorrow.  Where was this rain during the summer when we needed it?  Mother Nature was holding out on us.

Joe went hunting this afternoon I'm waiting anxiously to see if he was lucky enough to harvest a deer.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Hummingbird - Rubythroat I think

Male Cardinal

House Sparrow - I think

Chipping sparrow - I think


Out on the prairie said...

TN sounds nice, I came close to moving to Knoxville.You have them all right except House Finch.Saw a cowbird that had chipping sparrow parents. Cowbirds put an egg in others nests. These parents worked hard with a bigger baby, and it had a similar call to communicate.

floweringmama said...

Tennessee is a beautiful place to live, especially the more rural areas. Don't know that I've ever seen a cowbird. Any idea what the finch is?

Jean said...

I love TN! I live a short drive from the state line.
What you "thought" was a House Sparrow is a male House Finch. You are correct about the last bird being a Chipping Sparrow.
Super captures, Cathy!!!

floweringmama said...

Doh! I meant finch, I can't believe I typed sparrow. What a dingleberry I am! Thanks Jean!!

Dawn said...

Oh NO! I hate it when I forget my camera!

These shots are amazing...I think my favorite has to be the Hummingbird!
Thanks for sharing.....

floweringmama said...

Oh I was so disappointed. I came across a beautiful cotton field that hadn't been harvested and really wanted my camera!