Sunday, October 23, 2011

Out of My Rear Window 10-23-11

Happy Sunday!  I'm back, and ready to go, again.  Part of the reason that I was gone for so long was that I was on vacation.  I went to visit the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina, for the very first time.  I had an absolutely wonderful time, and will share the story in at least one blog posting to come.  I just got back yesterday, and have a ton of pictures to go through.

The feeders are booming.  There are a ton of squirrels visiting, more than I have seen at one time since Spring.  This picture isn't so great.  I had to, as a matter of fact, retake the Rear Window picture at a later time because of the glare.  But, I count eight squirrels there.
The chipmunks are still around, and still actively gathering corn and sunflower seeds.  The pictures I took of them are, however, just not publishable.  And, I am suddenly inundated with Mourning Doves.  I don't know if they migrate, but, if they do, that may be the reason that I have so many around.
And, here, just as a teaser, is one of the pictures I took in the Great Smokies. 
I'm looking forward to catching up on all of your blogs.  It'll probably take me a couple of days to do so, so bear with me.  I have missed you all.

17 comments:

Inger said...

I've never been there and I know it must be a beautiful place. I'm looking forward to seeing your photos. You sure have a lot of doves and squirrels. We've have a pair of turtle doves here all summer long, parading outside my dining room window at dinner time.

IsobelleGoLightly said...

Hi Auntie Louise! That lake looks mighty inviting! Did you take a running leap off of that dock? Wee hoooo!

Jim said...

Look at that lake! So peaceful and quiet.....
Welcome back and looking forward to the photos and stories.
Jim

TexWisGirl said...

i do love all the visitors you get to your yard. and it sure was nice to hear from you again today! looking forward to more photos from your trip!

Upupaepops said...

I am really looking forward to your trip report. The Great Smokies in Fall is a Bucket List for me.

And just a sudden thought, Check out "Project Feederwatch" with Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Ithink you would enjoy this project over the winter. I really looked forward to my observation days.

sophie...^5 said...

Oh my, that lake looks so peaceful. Glad to see you back and looking frwd to more pics!

Sharon said...

Lovely lake picture! Glad to see you home and I bet all the critter's at your place were glad to see you too!

Janet said...

Welcome back ! it looks like you have had a marvelous time -that lake looks fantastic-look forward to seeing the other photographs x

willowhousechronicles said...

Louise, great to have you back! I am really looking forward to hearing about the Smoky Mountains. That region is on my 'must visit' list!

Terry said...

Welcome home! My Dad loved the Smokies so much, my parents retired there. Looking forward to a trip report.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

You're teasing us with you lovely pictures on FB and here too--WOW!!! I'm so glad you were able to take a little trip and get away, and I so look forward to reading about your adventure and seeing your photos!! I hope all was well on your return, and it's good to have you back!!!!

Stella said...

The Great Smokey Mountain park is one of my favorite places in the world. Cade's Cove is a special place to visit the past and #1 on my Smokies list!

I will be looking forward to your stories and photos.

Cheers,
Jo

Judith said...

Welcome back! (I bet the critters are echoing that sentiment.) I'm glad you had a great time, and I'm looking forward to seeing the photos.

Samantha said...

YAY you're back!

Holy squirrels. I am still in awe.

Dreaming said...

Welcome home!
I can't wait to hear more about your trip. The picture you posted invites me to go sit on the dock and listen to the peace. Mmmmmm, heavenly!

Madi and Mom said...

YAY YAY YAY.
WE MISSED YOU A TON...OH MY GOSH...you were in the Great Smokies...?? Mom and Dad had reservations in the Asheville area for 10/19-22 but my Dad got a nasty, nasty cold...they had to postpone their trip. I expect the leaves were at their peak!!That would have been funny if you and mom had crossed paths up there.
Looking forward to your pictures.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Glad you had a nice time.