Larry.s Creative Zone

Larry.s Creative Zone

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Monday's Sky on Tuesday.......

Yesterday we had beautiful clouds above us in town.  I rarely take shots of the sky here as I get all of the buildings and electric wires in the photo.  As the wind blew the clouds away the evening sky turned to red.  It was amazing but I only saw pictures of it on tv from those who live in the country or on the west edge of town.

My dad's old squirrel platform is loaded and ready to go. I am not sure what he used here to make it but for a while I thought it too rustic and had it in the burn pile.  I pulled it out of the pile and it looks good ready for a few more years of use.

The front feeder is also loaded.  I have thoughts of growing my own corn this summer but then I have visions of the raccoons coming to eat them.  I guess the time element and space used in the garden would make me think it is probably a bad idea.  I will just buy it in plastic bags at the Wally world and pay too much for it.

Maybe I could grow just a clump of it like the colonialists did and grow climbing green beans. 

My wife asked me to look at a couple of photos she had taken while I was at work yesterday.  She wanted to know what kind of bird that it was.  She pulled off a great capture.  I won't tell you what it is right now but it is a common one that we don't see very often.  I don't think I have seen it for quite a few years.  The map of bird areas says it really isn't suppose to be here.  I will share the next photo tomorrow to see if you know what kind of bird that it is.  I am sure some of you can make identification by looking at it with the top view. Make a guess if you wish.

I was able to take a lot of shots outside yesterday after work.  I have sort of a junkyard out between the old riding mower and the garden shed.  One can not see it from the road but I do need to get things straightened up some this spring. The old seat from a horse drawn piece of farm machinery lays among tools that need to be put back into the shed.

 I remember sitting on one of these on our old hay rake at home as a kid.  It wasn't removed when they put a tractor tongue on it so the tractor pulled the rake instead of horse.  It now seems unusual to have left it attached but then I didn't think about it. I had a cast iron seat like this given to me from my John and Iva connection.  I think I have been working on it for years to forgive my dad for giving it away to someone.  It was so fancy with curly holes in the seat not like this cheap tin one.

We will be a little warmer today but it isn't going to be as warm as yesterday.  Freezing at night and cool in the day isn't a bad thing.  Snow threats are out there but I don't think they have gotten those forecasted correctly for a long time now.  I am home today and I have lots of nit picking things to get done.  When I spend a day at work like yesterday I feel like I need to get things done when I get home.  All the jobs are small things but if I get them all done I will be happier.  I will scurry around here for a while and then I will take a break.  I can do that when I work at home for myself.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Everyone please be warm and safe.


Patsy said...

The bird looks like it could be a Tufted Titmouse. He will make many trips to the feeder to get one seed then fly to a tree to eat it then back again.

L. D. said...

You are so good Patsy. We see them so seldom that I wasn't sure what my wife had captured. The top notch is what gives it away for me. We listened to all the different calls that they make by researching it on the internet.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Yes I thought it was a Tufted Titmouse...we don't have them here as far as I know. I am anxious to see your other photos:)