Rubbish Tuesday #30

Rural Doolittle, Missouri September 8, 2014

Rural Doolittle, Missouri
September 8, 2014

A drive-by image, seen as we drove along Historic Route 66 in Missouri.

Linking to Rubbish Tuesday #30, hosted by Ms Roan. Each week she challenges us to share our photos featuring “anything old and/or deteriorating such as old houses, barns, outbuildings, old cars, rusty things, antiques, interesting junk, or it can be something in pristine condition, but just old.”

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Tonight’s Sunset

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Eagle Creek Reservoir as seen from the Earth Discovery Center at Eagle Creek Park Indianapolis, Indiana November 21, 2014

Eagle Creek Reservoir as seen from the Earth Discovery Center at Eagle Creek Park
Indianapolis, Indiana
November 21, 2014

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I realize these are a bit fuzzy/blurry but in my defense, I had my ISO set fairly high – 3200, and white balance was on ‘cloudy’ setting.  In any case, I thought it was a gorgeous sunset and wanted to share.

It’s COLD!

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Sharing some back yard activity that I’ve recorded over the past couple of truly frigid, snowy days. All of these were taken from inside the house. It’s too darn cold to go outside! Though not very good quality images, I hope you will enjoy. You may click any of them to view larger.

Evening meal at the bird feeder as the snowfall begins Sunday, November 16, 2014

Evening meal at the bird feeder as the snowfall begins
Sunday, November 16, 2014

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Predator #1 Cold and hungry However, neighbor's dogs came out and started barking, and off went the cat without a meal here. November 17, 2014

Predator #1
Cold and hungry
However, neighbor’s dogs came out and started barking, and off went the cat without a meal.
November 17, 2014

Frosty Sunday night sunset

Frosty Monday night sunset

Blue Jay November 18, 2014

Blue Jay
November 18, 2014

Three Blue Jays and a varmint

Three Blue Jays and a varmint having breakfast

Woodpecker keeping tabs on Mr. Blue Jay

Woodpecker keeping tabs on Mr. Blue Jay

Varmint being cute

Varmint being cute

Then these two in the foreground showed up with all their kin

Then these two in the foreground showed up with all their kin

Kin up in the 'family tree'

Kin up in the ‘family tree’

A few more on the neighbor's fence

A few more on the neighbor’s fence

Then a few more arrive

Then a few more arrive

and even more

and even more

I think Alfred Hitchcock lives nearby

I think Alfred Hitchcock lives nearby

It's a European Starling family reunion!

It’s a European Starling family reunion!

Enter, Predator #2 Cooper's Hawk, I believe

Enter, Predator #2
Cooper’s Hawk, I believe

Cropped a bit closer

Cropped a bit closer

And a bit closer

And a bit closer

And for the final surprise of the day

I look out a while later and see this green thing and think, "Why is there a tennis ball in our yard?"

I looked outside a while later and saw this round green thing and thought, “Why is there a tennis ball in our yard?”

It's not a tennis ball but what appears to be a green parakeet!

It’s not a tennis ball but what appears to be a green parakeet!

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I am concerned for this green bird. It’s not one we typically see around here and I wonder if it was someone’s pet that somehow got loose. It’s been unseasonably cold and today our temperatures ranged from 9 degrees Fahrenheit, wind chill of minus 8 at 7:00 this morning, to a whopping 17 degrees Fahrenheit, wind chill of 5 degrees at 7:00 this evening.

What a difference from a year ago, November 17, 2013.

Photos: Snow removal at Notre Dame Stadium – Notre Dame Insider: Photos

For all of you college football fans, here’s a look at what Notre Dame University was dealing with today for tomorrow’s game against Northwestern.   Having lived in that part of the state the first 30 years of my life, I can honestly say I do not miss lake effect snow.  :)

All photos within the link below are SBT Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN.
Photos: Snow removal at Notre Dame Stadium – Notre Dame Insider: Photos.