Monday, December 24, 2012

Downy in the cold

I went down to find the Eagle that hangs out by the river, I found it but as soon as I drove down the road it flew away, so I got out and walked a ways down the path.  I spotted several little Downy Woodpeckers and they were nice enough to sit still long enough for me to get a couple of pictures.  This is one of them hope you enjoy.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

On the same foggy morning that I took the photos in the previous post, I also drove out the Filley Stone Barn.  It's not far from where I live but I always forget about it being there.  I don't know why I thought of it this day.

Here's a little history about the barn.

The Filley Stone Barn, was built in 1874. This National Register site is the largest limestone bank barn in Nebraska. A fortuitous event initiated the building of this three-story native limestone barn. Drought conditions and the grasshopper invasion caused many farmers to leave the land and return back East. Knowing the success of the county depended on the farmers staying, Elijah Filley hired the men to stay and help build his barn. The barn stands today as a tribute to those early farmers.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Foggy Morning

Finally a foggy morning when I'm home!  I love to go out and take pictures in the fog but most of time the foggy days are when I'm working, so I was excited to see it this morning when I got up.  Here are a few pictures I took while I was out.