Country Favorites!

We had so much fun watching the critters at our son’s home in the country. Katie grabbed my camera and took a lot of these photos. She also worked on identifying the birds. We were in Eastern Washington from Sunday until Wednesday.

This is a Calliope hummingbird.

A tree swallow.

I think this is a Rufous Capped or Golden Crowned Warbler.

The horses grazing are always a treat to see. We saw deer but didn’t get any photos of them this time. I also got a photo of some wild turkeys that I haven’t uploaded yet.

We managed to cross some things off the wedding “to do” list and got other things accomplished, too. We had a good relaxing and hard working time together. The wedding is at the end of June.

Today is Dear’s last day at his current job. His list is getting long for what he wants to accomplish during his “off” time. We’ll get a taste of what retirement might feel like. I’ll be sure to show you his projects along the way.

After getting back home the lawn needed mowing and our poor plants needed a good watering. We really are in a dry pattern for our neck of the woods. I was so beat last night that I went to bed at 7:00 pm and didn’t wake up until 5:00 am. We have a quiet weekend to look forward to. How about you?

I’m linking up with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story for Friday’s Fave Five!

16 thoughts on “Country Favorites!

  1. love your fave list and LOVE the photo of the horses!! i have a mountain hike planned for tomorrow so my Sunday will be busy with church and housework. enjoy your quiet weekend!!

  2. What lovely photos! Glad you have a quiet weekend coming up. I think we do – I can’t think of anything unusual coming up.

    Wedding planning can be so hectic – glad you got some items checked off the to-do list.

  3. Wonderful little hummingbird…we never see that variety here in the east. Retirement is a lot of work. Pace yourselves.The wedding is just a month away. Such an exciting time for everyone!

  4. I’m amazed you can get such good photos of birds in flight! I’ve not been too successful at it.

    Sometimes, you just need extra sleep. 7 p.m. – 5 a.m. sounds lovely to me!

  5. Those are some great shots! We are in a dry pattern over here too – it just can’t seem to rain. But then I think of the folks in Texas – that would be much worse!

  6. Love the little squirrel it’s so cute ! I hope for you that your “Dear’s” retirement will start as he wanted. My husband had a lot of plans, but then when the day came, he just didn’t know what to do with his time ! It took quite a while until he got used and is now enjoying it !

  7. Pretty wildlife photos! You had my attention with the darling little chipmunk!
    I hope your “taste of retirement” holds lots of good things for you both. May it last exactly as long as the Lord has deemed good and right.

  8. Wonderful shots of the birds that I don’t get to see. We have hummingbirds here but I haven’t seen one in Calgary. In Vancouver, once. That’s a great shot of it flying too. Katie is a good photographer.

  9. How fun to see and photograph the little creatures. I have never in my life seen a hummingbird much less photographed one. Funny how projects are always around. Looking forward to hearing what you will tackle while hubby has this time.

  10. I’ve never been to Dan’s area of Washington although my cousin lives there. It’s beautiful!
    When The Professor is ‘off work’, he has a long list of to do projects– I think when Dear retires you are going to need to move to a new fixer upper house to keep him busy!

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