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Thursday, September 19, 2013

First I will start with my Moon shot. I took this the 13th, and it is the only nice pic I have been able to take of the Moon. Disappointing since the Moon is full now. I will keep trying though. Never say never!

One of my white Roses

I took this shot at night.

Our assignment for this week in Shutterbugs is "yard decor". There is a house up the street from me, and the man designed his yard to reflect our desert, with an antique look. It really is cute.

We drove out to Leona Valley, and we spotted a young male Kestrel (small Hawk).

Next we drove to the famous Hawk Tree. We didn't see the Hawks, but we are having such beautiful weather, I had to take a picture of the tree and the area.

Then I hear Mooooooooooooo....I looked below, and there were a group of Long Horns.


Oh wow, that brought back memories. TV series of Rawhide, the cook "Wishbone" lived in my home town Granada Hills. We used to see him at the Chinese place often. He was quiet and shy, but a real nice guy. He would say hello to us when he saw us in town. To bad I never saw Clint Eastwood hehe. I had such a crush on him and I was only 10 or 12. Speaking of Clint Eastwood. Have you seen his Son?

Have a good Thurs!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DANGBLONDE 9/23/2013 5:53PM

    Beautiful, beautiful pictures, but look out for them horns!! My dad's horse was gored by the buffalo recently. We separated them and the horse will be fine, but...not fun!!

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MARLINDA5 9/20/2013 11:13PM

    I also had a crush on Clint Eastwood - his son is very handsome -

The picture of the small hawk is very cute :)

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DOLLYHOLLY 9/20/2013 5:15PM

    Gorgeous pics! Wow, you live in a happening town!

The boy's ruggedly handsome but I wouldn't have recognized him as Clint's son had you not said that.

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CHERIRIDDELL 9/20/2013 12:41AM

    Amazing photos as always Jean !

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JAMER123 9/19/2013 11:54PM

    A real picture of his son! Never seen one before! Thank you for some lovely pictures. That moon is lighting our paths tonight. A beautiful sight for sore eyes!!
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GOOZLEBEAR 9/19/2013 7:34PM

    As usual, great blog and pictures. I look forward to all of yours!!!!! emoticon

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JACKIE542 9/19/2013 7:16PM

    Great pictures, the Kestrel is cute, don't know if I have one of those. Wonderful picture of the longhorn.
Clint Eastwoods son sure does look like dad, so cute.

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PRUPLEBEAR 9/19/2013 6:44PM

    Very cool!

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MINIMOE1 9/19/2013 6:03PM

    Your photos are lovely. Thanks so much for sharing.

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0309COOKIE 9/19/2013 12:25PM

    Those long horns need to eat more. Their ribs are sticking out.

Clint Eastwood's son is adorable!

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KLAD_COCKERS 9/19/2013 11:48AM

    You should be here right now Jeanne - I can't get a good moon photo to save my life, and it was stunning last night. Just a few wisps of cloud around it, huge and full. A really nice shade or yellow/orange, too. I know you would have gotten an incredible photo of it.

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OLDERDANDRT 9/19/2013 11:35AM

    I always love your pictures! Your night shot of your roses is wonderful! Of course, I always love your moon pics! Looks like you could reach out and touch it! The kestrel is a majestic predator in spite of it's diminutive size.
The longhorns are always neat to see, but I think I like that second pic best. What a handsome animal! I like the desert/antique house! He did a great job!
Now down to Clint Eastwood's son........he looks like a young version of his daddy!!! Looks a bit familiar (besides his likeness to his dad). Is he an actor, too?
All great pics. (Don't you wish you'd taken that last one yourself?) hehe
Hope you are having a great day!! (((HUGS)))

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MEMORIES7 9/19/2013 10:40AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I love anything by Clint Eastwood! I think my favorite is Bridges Of Madison County! Have you see that movie? Awesome photos and to bad you could not get the full moon! Next time though. It is still an awesome photo!! Boy, he really looks like his Daddy!! I am going to watch the video now! Hugs, Rose:) emoticon

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HIPPICHICK1 9/19/2013 10:20AM

    That's Clint's son? He looks so young! And very handsome.
Your photos are amazing as usual. I've not really ever seen a longhorn and I have to say those are LONG horns!!

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HELEN_BRU 9/19/2013 9:19AM

    Ah, you are a breath of fresh air! I am surprised to see young hawks, but then you are in the south. Our birds have left us already - we're heading into winter soon.

Looks a little like Clint, doesn't he?!

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VONBLACKBIRD 9/19/2013 9:11AM

    Love the decorated yard...and wow is that Clint's son...looks just like him and like you I had a crush on him as well. Thanks for sharing this.

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IDLETYME 9/19/2013 7:54AM

    All of your pictures were especially beautiful today. Love the cattle and the Kestrel is great. Clint's son is handsome. Your neighbors desert theme house is fun! emoticon emoticon

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JANET552 9/19/2013 7:50AM

    Beautiful pictures!

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TXGRANDMA 9/19/2013 7:33AM

    Beautiful shot of the moon, worthy of National Geographic Magazine! The shot of the Yard art was very interesting. Your neighbor put a lot of work into that! Loved the shot of the Kestrel and roses, too. Just beautiful photos as usual. My knock out roses are starting to bloom again, now that it isn't QUITE as hot and the grasshoppers are waning.
Looks like the next generation of Eastwoods is as good looking as the first! Is he an actor too? Have a great day! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Oh, I had to add an interesting fact about the longhorns.....Typically, the cows (females) have larger horn spreads than the bulls! You would think it was the other way around. Their hides are extremely tough and they are hardy and can withstand the heat. Texas has a "state herd" in Throckmorton, Texas. We saw them when we visited there.

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AWESOMECHELZ 9/19/2013 7:23AM

    A new generation of Eastwood fans is born! He is a really handsome young man. Like you, my knees get weak watching all his movies. emoticon Did you see the last movie he made called GRAN TORINO? It is rated R because of the violence but I cried my eyes out at the end! Actually, I have goose pumps just typing this! emoticon

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KRAZY4KATZ 9/19/2013 6:45AM

    Great photos and Clint's son looks a lot like him.

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CLAIREINPARIS 9/19/2013 6:19AM

    This is a lovely blog, Jeanne! I always love your pictures of the moon. And the kestrel is so beautiful!!! Thank you.

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YOYOGRAN 9/19/2013 5:37AM

    The pictures of the kestrel is amazing, one of my favourite birds. Here in the middle of central London you can see them hovering over railway lines, looking for prey. Clint Eastwood was one of my favourites too, and I loved Rawhide. His son looks like him a bit especially the nose. There used to be so many good westerns on the telly but none at all now. My all time favourite was Paul Newman.

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TWEETYKC00 9/19/2013 5:29AM

    cool, love that little calf.

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DOVESEYES 9/19/2013 4:30AM

    Thanks for sharing these I know how long it takes to add photos :)
Clint's son is very cute. One of my long time crushes too.

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JACKIE15108 9/19/2013 3:57AM

    Beautiful photos!!!! every one but the moon is spectacular!!! I don't think the full moon photo could be as nice as this one.

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SUSIEPH1 9/19/2013 3:29AM

    Beautiful photo of the moon Jeanne, love the kestrel he is really handsome .. Love the Texas longhorns .. I used to love rawhide .. Glad you actually met Wishbone .. Clint Eastwoods son is a lovely looking young man .. Ps love your roses .. Mine are just coming out into bloom ..
Will try get then onto my page ... Hugs my lovely friend .. Thinking of you ..
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