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A fall barn

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A fall barn
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur Just a barn in the fall near Rondeau.

No privacy.

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No privacy.
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur Big winds came through our area, lots of downed trees, a bit further away there were tornados and heavy rain.
Evidently some outhouses didn't stand up to the wind.

The joys of country living

If your dog sticks out the roof of your car

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If your dog sticks out the roof of your car
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur you have a small car or a VERY large dog.

I think he's a mastiff and his head was sticking our of the moon roof (dog roof?).

He was sitting down when I took this photo.

A late hummer

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A late hummer
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur On October 24 and again on the 25th we saw an adult and an immature hummingbird.
This is the latest we have noticed hummers at our feederes.
We leave one feeder up until November for just this reason.
They better get a move on, it's less than 2 months to Christmas.

He is scratching his ear or using a really small cell phone

Some people like to walk their dog...

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Some people like to walk their dog...
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur others like to walk their kayak.

An interesting way to get a small boat a short distance.

The houses come down

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The houses come down
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur It is the time of year to take down and clean the purple martins nests until next year.

The setting in a farm garden at the roadside caught my eye.

I love you, warts and all.

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I love you, warts and all.
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur Country pumpkins at ht e farm gate.

Don't hate me because I am beautiful.

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Don't hate me because I am beautiful.
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur Love me because I'm as cute as a button.

Cute as a button? English is an odd language.

Nashville Warbler

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Nashville Warbler
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur This small warbler is on migration and stopped in your yard for a bit of water and to forage for insects.
He flew into one of our windows and sat on our deck for about ten minutes.
We kept a close eye on him while he recuperated.
He flew away evidently with no permanent damage.

Can you spare a kiss?

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Can you spare a kiss?
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur It just takes one, you know.
I'm clean and dry and warts aren't contagious.
Anybody? A kiss? Hello.... anyone out there?

10,000 ducks

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10,000 ducks
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur or possibly more.
There were thousands of ducks on Rondeau Bay yesterday. We also saw a peregrine falcon, egrets, various shore birds and two sora rails.

Does this tail make me look fat?

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Does this tail make me look fat?
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

You have to stop and smell the flowers

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You have to stop and smell the flowers
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur or in Mr. Beans case, eat the flowers.
we brought the hibiscus in for the winter and the cats decided it was a tree to climb and something new to eat.

Out of the way buddy.

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Out of the way buddy.
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur How do you get the BIG boats out for the winter?
You use an over head mobile, motorized lift.
The tires are the same as the ones used on 747 airplanes. Each wheel has its own motor.
Not fast but it sure gets the job done.

When perpetual motion stops.

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When perpetual motion stops.
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur Crash, one of our newer cats, is constantly running through the house bouncing off walls and furniture.

When he finally runs out of energy he crashes in the nearest chair.

Yellow Bellied Sapsucker

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Yellow Bellied Sapsucker
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur Sapsuckers are migrating through the park now and a few may stay the winter.
They hammer holes into the bark of trees to get the sap running. They return to collect the sap and any insects that have been caught in the sap.