Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Country Weekend

There has been a lot happening in the country this weekend. The vegetable garden is growing by leaps and bounds. We now have tiny tomatoes growing on the vine and sweet basil to go along with them. Some of our broccoli was ready to cut. How exciting!



I have been taking pictures of anything that will be still for any length of time...

....bluebirds


...dragonflies


...tiny frogs


...and turkeys!


Well, only one turkey.


It has been paying a visit to our pond each morning for a drink.


Today it put on quite a show.


After strutting around for a while, it decided to roll around in the grass and shake out its feathers. I'm not sure what it was trying to accomplish, but it sure did look funny.




Life in the country is very laid back and relaxed, but it is never boring. Right now we are getting some much needed rain. I think I'll turn in for the night and fall asleep listening to its song. Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

12 comments:

Joan Elizabeth said...

All of them are lovely but I especially like the frog and the goldfinch.

tina said...

What an interesting frog. Too cool. And awesome on the broccoli!

sweet bay said...

I'm impressed that you got a picture of the frog -- seriously. I rarely see them except as they leap out of the way.

I agree, country living is never boring. There's always lots to see. We finally got some rain here, after being by-passed by the last 2 systems.

Roses and Lilacs said...

I wouldn't trade life in the country for anything:) I love everything about it except the ticks. Lately the dog and I have been walking up to the wetland area and listening to the peepers. Guess it doesn't take much to keep country gals entertained:)
Marnie

Richella said...

I'm so glad you're enjoying your camera! You're taking some beautiful photos, that's for sure. I loved the series of the deer crossing the road, but the FROG--now that is a really cool picture. You should frame some of your little wildlife photos--they're so pretty, and they would look great hanging together!

Denise said...

Hi Carla, to link back to your other posts, first find the post you want and click on it's title. You will see the unique url for that post in the top of your webpage. Copy that url, then go to the post you're writing and put something like CLICK HERE to see my previous post on....
remember I told you to add a link just highlight the word you want linked (in this case, click here) then click on the hyperlink icon and paste the url you just copied. Email me if you need more help :)
Loved all your pics today, is that really a blue bird? He looks all red, like a robin!

Southern Lady said...

Thanks everybody! And thanks Denise for the info on linking back in my post. I'll try it soon to see if I can make it work. The bluebird is the female. She is very red underneath and lighter blue on her back side. The male has a much deeper blue back. He wouldn't participate in my picture taking. Carla

Glenda said...

Country life is the best! I love, love your pics - all of them! Seeing creation through a camera lens somehow magnifies the wonder of it all, doesn't it?

Thanks so much for the prayers, and I'm praying for you, too!

Donna said...

Oh, I loved seeing all your friends! I have never in my life seen a bluebird in anything but photos! Aren't they gorgeous?? Loved Mr. Turkey, too! And we got our first hummers - a male and a female within 10 minutes of each other shortly after I posted about not having any hummers! They must read my blog? Have a wonderful evening!... Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

myletterstoemily said...

it's a good thing for that turkey that you
posted him before the goldfinch. what
a lovely, lovely bird!!!

From the Kitchen said...

It will be awhile, here in the "frozen tundra", before vegetables start to grow. We have already enjoyed asparagus, however. I do so miss the south in the springtime. Your photographs are wonderful!!

Best,
Bonnie

Relax A Little Bit said...

Wonderful! I really enjoyed this post.