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Nothing like a pleasant surprise

Sunday, December 30, 2012

First I will start off with the dogs. We gave Meg's a squeaky ball for Christmas. Alice stole it, and kept it with her the whole time we were there lol.

Good thing she is adorable. Lets her off the hook

Huck is ready to play

Meg's grabbed the tennis ball.

Sarge taking a break

We finished exercising the dogs, and were leaving. I then noticed the Tehachapi Mountains.

We were driving through Godde Hills pass, and I took a picture looking down at Leona Valley. They clouds were so interesting.

I turned around, and looked up the hill. The coloring was completely different.

The Cows were right off the road next to the fence. Petey didn't run from me this time.

I think this his Mom.

The Long Horn, and the light colored Cow kept playing with each other. Funny since they are two different types of Cows, and both are males. They would stop and look at me, then start playing again. They could have cared less I was standing there.

I have to admit it. I adore Petey!

We drove over to the long road that leads to the ranch. We always see a variety of birds on this road. Red Tail Hawk silhouette.

Horses to our left

Horses to our right


White Crowned Sparrow

We drove back down the road, and to the spot where we saw the Robins from the other day. The Robins were still there, but my pictures didn't turn out. Now here is the surprise...While I was watching the Robins in the trees, DH said "look, Bluebirds" At least 50 Mountain Bluebirds. There was a big puddle off the side of the road from the rain, and some of them were taking a bath. I was in my glory. I didn't think I would see these birds until the spring. Robins and Finches were in the water as well.

I could have stayed there the rest of the day and took pictures, but DH said it was time to move along. On the way home we saw Mama Hawk

San Bernardino Mountains


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SOPHIEMAE2007 1/2/2013 6:57AM

    We had a Mountain Bluebird in our area one year. It had been blown way off course by a storm. Some people were lucky to see it.

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EVWINGS 1/1/2013 11:56PM

    I love all your pictures. The Hawks are my favorites!! I love the pooches, too! Those cows have such soulful eyes!! The colors are so vivid in the birds, and the skys. Great job, as allways!! emoticon emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 1/1/2013 11:44PM

    Alice is too cute for words but those blue birds are amazing too !

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    Beautiful pics. Thanks for sharing!

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TXGRANDMA 1/1/2013 1:44AM

    Beautiful Mountain shots, you are so good with the landscape photos and the bird photos, too! All of your blogs are like a travel guide of the sights and sounds around your home! The bluebirds were amazing!
emoticon so much for sharing your world with us, once again!

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MARTY728 12/31/2012 9:40AM

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MARTHA-ANN 12/31/2012 8:28AM

    Beautiful shots Jeanne, it wasn't until I joined Spark and got talking to someone that I realised bluebirds are thought they were just fairytale birds like in that Elizabeth taylor film!

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HELEN_BRU 12/31/2012 12:25AM

    One winter, a current of air deposited a bunch of Mountain Bluebirds right on our driveway. They were rolling all over and looked like snowballs. Tiny and so cute!

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MARLINDA5 12/31/2012 12:14AM

    The birds in the water are sooo cute - love their color.

Aww - the doggies are so cute

The clouds were interesting

The cows were also very cute.

thank you for sharing the pictures emoticon

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JAMER123 12/30/2012 11:03PM

    I haven't seen Bluebirds for many yrs. II really love the pictures!! They are so pretty! Enjoyed the others as well. Animals are interesting subject for pictures!! Thanks for sharing.
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BLESSED2BEME 12/30/2012 10:30PM

    The birds in the water are beautiful photos as are all your photos! Lovely day.

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PENNYRILE77 12/30/2012 10:26PM

    Beautiful! Love fuzzy winter horses!

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SUSIEPH1 12/30/2012 10:23PM

    Just loved the Bluebirds they are lovely.. loved the cattle and the skies around your home .. great seeing the Doggies .. they are so cute ..
Thank you so much Jeanne for posting ...
Have a Wonderful New year.
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TEALHAWK 12/30/2012 10:22PM

  your certainly a good picture taker thanks for sharing

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0309COOKIE 12/30/2012 10:16PM

    I absolutely love bluebirds. We had them nest right outside our kitchen window three years in a row and we watched them fledge one year. It was such fun.

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CHOCOHIPPO 12/30/2012 10:16PM

    Thank you for sharing these amazing pictures! What a wonderful way to tell your story!

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