2013 Backyard Series 1

Over the weekend outside my back door I noticed this hawk sitting on a fence post.


He has inhabited the farm for several years and I have tried numerous times to snap a picture of him.

If you’ve been visiting here long then you know that I love to watch the birds go about their day here.


Hunting for food from atop their perch, then swooping down in hopes of catching their next meal. And after a failed attempt, he returns to his post to begin the hunting process again.


I don’t know what kind of hawk this is. Do you?

Still, I am fascinated with their patience and envious of their freedom to fly high where their heart desires.

Happy Wednesday!


All Aboard!!

I promised to take you for a boat ride around Lake Wateree.

The Captain will be our guide.

Grab you life vest and let’s go!

Boys trying to catch fishing bait for their next fishing expedition.

While on the water, we see all kinds of water craft.

I don’t know those guys, but I thought it made an interesting scene.

They look relaxed don’t they?

Geese preparing to take a dip in the cool lake water.

Egrets perched high.

Bird nests under a bridge.

While we were stopped, letting the kids do this…

I kept my eye on this hawk. He was keeping an eye on the water, for lunch.

In the picture below, he is diving into the water, trying to catch lunch.

We like to ride around and look at the lake houses.

Dreaming that one day we may own a home on the lake.

Nothing fancy, just comfortable and relaxing.

Truth be told, we probably couldn’t afford the land this house is sitting on.

And last but not least, I give you, a redneck anchor.

Not on our boat. On the one parked to our right. I couldn’t resist taking this picture.

Never know what you might find at the lake.