Sunday, November 07, 2010

Sunday Safari

We are on sun time.

I do best on sun time.

I watched the Yellow-shafted Flicker.

He also is on sun time.

The Red-breasted Nuthatch is comfortable.

I have set up a special feeder for him.

Light frost nipped the cosmos

but left the marigolds untouched.

The female Northern Cardinal
knows where I put extra seeds just for her.

These are gorgeous early
November days.

We are walking twice a day.

I am committed to my walking program.

In past Novembers I have celebrated
the Native American Indians.

This year I am celebrating
the Cowgirl.

When I was a little girl

Annie Oakley,
 Little Sure Shot,

was my role model.

Still today I respect her.

When I see pictures of her
I am reminded of my girlhood dreams.

The ladies of the old west

had spunk

and great style!

I come from prairie farmers
rather than ranchers yet
I know there is a Cowgirl inside me.

I remember Dale Evens
from when I was a little girl.

I loved her outfits.

The Cowgirl story is a "can do" story.

I am releasing my
inner Cowgirl.

I am planning November

I will always honor The Trail of Tears
the Indians walked,
 but this year I am looking for new trails
to explore.

This year I am gathering my
rope and my hat.

This year I am looking at the colors of night

and collecting charms.

I might even sing a song by a camp fire
 or learn to do the two-step.

Happy Sunday Safari.
Happy November.
Happy Trails to You.


Anonymous said...

Wow, love the colors:)

Angie said...

Such beautiful photos, Sherry!

Luzia said...

Zauberhafte Fotos!

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry, I hope that you have plenty of seed in stock for the birds....I know how much they rely on you and your garden.

My marigolds are but a distant memory, rain and frost has taken them. I did get seeds though, which is exciting.

I get the most wonderful image of you and the cowgirls.....I must say I do not know much about them.
I shall have to do some research.......

I love charms........I have many.......I wonder if a charm may come your way at some point?

Happy Sunday safari and happy walks, enjoy the colour of the night.

Barb said...

Oh - me, too, Sherry! I want to be a Cowgirl with spurs and a lariat to rope the moon. I rode the porch bannister when I was a little girl using an old rug as a saddle. I had a red felt cowgirl outfit with plastic fringes. Thanks for the memory! (The cardinal photo is spectacular, but all the birds and bees are special.)

Tammie Lee said...

so many wonderful memories and images in this post. Thank you.

Dimple said...

Hi Sherry,
Lovely photos and thoughts! I can identify with your inner cowgirl; there's a romance about that life which completely ignores the heat, cold, and dust, at least to me!
Hope you have time to come for a walk with me...

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I was a Cowboy when I was young. I always wanted to be a boy when I was young. I made everyone call me Bill or I wouldn't answer them. I got over that pretty quick though. I collect charms too Sherry. You have some really interesting books lined up here to read. I hope my library has these. The Main Street here in Vincennes was the path that buffalo used to cross the Wabash River while migrating west so I have been told. Your November theme looks like lots of fun.

sweetbay said...

I especially love the pictures of the leaf with the Goldenrod and the Flicker. So beautiful!

Annie Oakley was an incredible shot. Her reflexes were superhuman.

Deb said...

Such a fabulous post Sherry! I will look for "The Cowgirl Way" ~ I love the Yellow-shafted Flicker and little Nuthatch, we have them in our garden too :-)

Rose said...

I used to watch Dale Evans as a girl, too, Sherry. But I think rather than rope a cow, I just wanted to be able to sing like her.

I don't like the early nightfall with the time change, but the mornings are wonderful with plenty of time to watch the birds.

Enjoy your cowgirl adventures!

ShySongbird said...

Dear Sherry, I somehow didn't 'see' you as a cowgirl, that is fascinating :)

Your photos are beautiful again, I do love to see your birds and other creatures. Our Nuthatch looks so much like yours, I have never had one in my garden but would love to. The Northern Flicker is a very striking looking bird, I am assuming it is a member of the Woodpecker family.

I thought I had commented on your last post, I think I may have reviewed my comment and forgotten to hit the publish button :( I did enjoy it though especially the piece about the Praying Mantis, that was very interesting.

Happy November to you Sherry :)

Judy said...

Sherry, that first shot just captures the whole idea of autumn! I love the way the light shines through the red leaf!!

Wendy said...

Happy trails to you...keep smiling until then.... (or something like that.) I loved Roy Rodgers and Dale Evans too. Loved her outfits and kind-looking face, and the song at the end of the show.
I think in almost every little girl there lurks the desire to be a cowgirl. Have fun, Sherry!