Monday, July 7, 2014

Weekend Snaps


Did you have a nice weekend?  I didn't take many photos over the last few days, but I'll share a few of the ones I did take...in no particular order.

Do you see the Hummingbird Clearwing Moth hovering over the flowers above? 

I can tell you that when they buzz right in front of your face, they sound like a small jet flying by!  They look very similar to the hummingbirds until you notice the antenna in front.


We saw a nice fireworks display at the blufftop winery, Les Bourgeois, which over looks the Missouri River.  The people-watching was fun, too!

Lots of bacon and orange-iced cinnabons were eaten over our holiday weekend.  I love weekend breakfasts!

A summer thunderstorm woke me up around 5 am Sunday morning.  We got close to 2 inches of rain.

It seems lately that when there is even just a tiny cell of rain in our state, it will be over our town.


A few of the birds that visited the backyard yesterday.  I'm not sure what the bird in the upper right corner is...maybe Theresa will know.  They are a bit too far away to get a good shot.  The bird on the left is an Eastern Kingbird and the bottom right bird is a Swallow.

 
Poor Mr. Cardinal has met with some trouble from the way his head looks.  Whatever happened to him didn't affect his singing at all.  

Thank you, Mr. Cardinal, for your pretty song this afternoon while I was relaxing in the shade! 

I hope you had an enjoyable weekend.  BG has taken the day off work today, so I'll be busy with him.  I'll get by to see what you've been up to as soon as I can.

Happy Monday to you!
xo Cheryl

25 comments:

  1. Those orange iced buns remind me of once upon a time in my life. Look yummy. I'm glad you had a nice weekend.

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  2. Love the flowers and fireworks..And the birds are all beautiful.. The buns looks yummy! Have a happy week ahead!

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  3. Oh now I want bacon drat. I hear you on the rain thing we still have not started haying and it is raining again:)
    Your photos are wonderful thank you for sharing. Hug B

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  4. Morning Cheryl, beautiful flowers and fire works, very nice. Yummy treats too, looks like a wonderful weekend, Blessings Francine.

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  5. looks like a blue grosbeak! yay! :) i liked all your weekend photos. the food was terrible to slip in there this morning as i'm drinking my coffee... :)

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  6. mr Cardinal looks a bit like he got a buzz cut.. wonder how that happened.. love the flowers with the humming bird moth. our mosquitoes sound like b 59 jets humming in my ear.. especially at night in bed. i can smell that bacon, i know i can.

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  7. Oh my! That's quite the summer cut for poor Mr. Cardinal. The clearwing is huge! I love those flowers...are they million bells?

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  8. wonderful photos and that is a moth? oh my gosh, it is huge! mmm bacon!

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  9. Great pics, Cheryl. Wow, I would have missed that hummer if I hadn't gone back! We are trying to figure out what is going on with them this year...they seem to very scarce! Awesome fireworks pic and the breakfast pics are making me HUNGRY! Now about that cardinal....mine around my house are doing the same thing...I think it must be moulting season :( Have a great week!

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  10. We have orange iced buns in the fridge right now! We enjoyed some Les Bourgeois Pink Fox in Sedalia yesterday with CH's brother and wife AND The Mama! Pork steaks too! Pretty pictures Cheryl.. but Mr. Cardinal is looking a little worse for wear!!!!

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  11. Your unidentified blue bird appears to be a Blue Grosbeak! A real find! And Mr. Cardinal is fine, he is just molting. Your moth is fabulous, a great snap! Your fireworks picture came out wonderfully! I have no luck with them! The fireworks mode does not do the job, so I have to search for other modes and try them. By the time I find a decent setting, the fireworks are over!!

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  12. Oh, what nice shots! I love the Eastern kingbird; we have them here, and every year a sweet pair hatches 6 babies on our front porch overhang. Sometimes they have a second clutch of eggs later in the summer. They're sheltered there from the elements. They have our dog to oversee the procedures and generally watch out for them. Little feathered blessings.

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  13. Orange buns and bacon are on my last meal menu. Yum. Those were really nice fireworks, we didn't see any here, just noisy ones. Would love to know that Cardinal's story.

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  14. Beautiful photos. We had a great 4th for sure. I LOVE breakfast any day, anytime.

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  15. You do take some breathtaking photos. I loved the flowers and the birds are so lovely; especially the Cardinal.
    I really need to take a walk and enjoy whatever beauty to be found in the neighborhood. However, I would love to see the beautiful scenes that are in your backyard. Thanks for a breath of fresh air today.
    Blessings and hugs!

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  16. That is a moth?!! Amazing!
    I'd like to come to your house for a weekend breakfast. (Drooling...)

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  17. I hope to see a Hummingbird Moth this summer! That basket of flowers is beautiful:)

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  18. Wonderful photos . . . I will be stopping by for some cinnamon buns this weekend . . .

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  19. Wonderful photos. The cinnamon buns sound so delicious. I'm glad you had a great 4th of July.

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  20. Cheryl,
    Beautiful pictures. Looks like a wonderful weekend.
    I've always loved the hummingbird moths... very pretty.

    Hope you have a great day with your sweetheart. My sweet husband was off for 10 days, and we loved spending every single minute of his time off, together. Blogging can wait ~~~ * smile **

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  21. OH! Cheryl, your photos are absolutely stunning, as is your thoughts. Hope you had a great day with your dh! Thanks for sharing.
    Sue

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  22. It took me a bit, but I finally saw the moth.... Must be a aging thing!! such beautiful pics of many things...I do love a summer thunderstorm and getting rain in the summer months is such a sweet pouring of God's love.
    Glad you all had a great weekend..
    shug

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  23. really beautiful flowers!!!!

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