Thursday, May 8, 2008

Variety is the Spice of Life...

Hear ye, Hear ye, says my mad chickadee....

My week of pictures was so varied and special I just
had to share a few (maybe many) with you. The oranges
put out for the Orioles brought different faces to the feeders
and I got some 'tree shots' in the natural setting that
everyone seems to love. So let's begin...

The Red-belly was caught with his tongue sticking out! Click it to see it.

Along with the rain came the Grosbeak to the shepherd's hook.

One beauuuutiful Oriole at the feeder. Love these colorful
beauties and the music of their song is delightful!

Two catbirds have been slurping their way through the oranges.

A female Cardinal with ruffed up feathers..

I could look at these birds all day and listen to their song.
At least this Oriole is brightly colored unlike an earlier post
of the 'washed out' one.

My pair in the 'natural setting'

Look who I caught in the same tree... Female Grosbeak.

A wet Mr. Cardinal during the rain.

I was thinking the cat might have gotten the chipmunk, but
today I was proven wrong. He came out to check out the
pansies I planted in the teakettle. Looks like he may have
eaten the flowers, they're missing.

And here is my 'Mad Chickadee' I loved this capture.

To end my week, I went to visit my dad and in the
fields by his house came across this piebald deer.
It's so hard to get a shot with all the sticks and trees in
the path of the camera. It just doesn't want to focus.

As I moved along in the car slowly, looking for a place with
less between me and the deer, I snapped away. She watches me
while I watch her. (I'm guessing a doe)

Finally she stands still and I get a decent shot.

I love to see these deer, because they are so different.

She gets bored with watching and grooms a bit and then...
Off she walks.

Perfect ending to my week.
I will be away for the week end....
A 'jane and barbie' adventure in Central Park, NY.
Look for a post on Tuesday if I can plow through the editing
and pictures by then. Have a grand week end everyone!!

Everyday is an opportunity to make a new happy ending.
To God be the Glory!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

I'm so Pretty, so very very Pretty....

I was getting ready for work and glanced out a window I don't usually
look out!
Caught a motion by my neighbor's car.
Take a look and you will see why I say "I'm so Pretty!"
(picture quality not great..far away and was a misty morning, but had to share)

Look at me I'm so very Pretty...

I see these Cardinals going in and out of this tall Pine when
I am in the yard. I suspect they may have a nest.
Feel free to make up your own story about this post....
I have a couple but have to go work!! Darn!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

The Love of My Backyard!

Why is it when you want to stay home, you have stuff that
makes you leave? That's how I felt this week end.
There just isn't anything better than hearing or
seeing a bird return to your backyard after the long winter.
Last night I played the Oriole song out the window hoping
to see one, but no luck.
When I got up early this morning I looked out and there
was one on my feeder looking at grapes. It flew but I hastily
grabbed the camera and searched for it in the tree.

The first and second shot were just to prove to myself it
was in deed a Baltimore Oriole.... OK, yes it is.

Then it hopped to another branch and I was able to
validate it further. The bright orange breast and black head
is the give-away.

I have plans to go out for dinner today, and I don't wanna go!
While I was in the yard I could hear two more Orioles singing!

The Rose-breasted Grosbeak came to the feeder.
Then I noticed an immature on the feeder in front of the lilacs.
You can tell by the brown in the wing feathers and his breast
patch wouldn't be solid red yet.

Soon a Catbird came to the same feeder to inspect the oranges
left there for the Orioles.

They love Oranges too. Proof as you can see by the hunk it
tore off.

These birds are so sleek and pretty.

Then I spotted the first Male Hummingbird at the sugar water.

And I was really bumming out because I had not seen
the Mockingbird (a cousin of the catbird) at my feeders
this year. Well, I looked out again and there
he was!! I had heard them singing but could not spot him
in the tippy top of the trees where they love to sit and serenade
borrowing from every other bird's song.
They love grapes as well.

hi! I see you too!

Click to see his detail. The eye looks wild.
A Red-bellied Woodpecker came to the other side of the
feeder and peeks around to see with whom he's sharing his perch!

Gosh! He's a beauty close up.

Seeing the world and with it, falling in love,
Is seeing the creation and what God is capable of.

I'm sorry I posted so many pictures, but I just had to share......

To God be the Glory!
What magnificent creatures he hath made.

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