Friday, June 12, 2009

Let's See What's Blooming

The Kestrels will return in the next post....

What with Spring almost gone and Summer
coming Monday I had to post a few
'Blooming Flowers' from the yard.
The Pink Peony smells just as good as
it looks. Heavenly Divine!

The Purple Clematis with it's yellow accents is
alive and well..

Lantana is a plant that hummingbirds love and
so do I.

I have a real problem keeping roses... but this one is
thriving in it's 3rd year.

As I get closer for a 'macro' what do I see in the petals?

A tiny little creature looking back at me...

I have no idea what he is, but isn't he just the cutest
little thing?

The Amen! of Nature is always a flower.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Continuing Saga of Baby Kestrels.....

Much changes from one day to the next once the Kestrels
come out where you can see them.
When I arrived the next day the male had already
flown the nest and was sitting on the chimney next
door. He kept hopping around and
making me nervous.

This is the Male that had his mouth wide open in the last post.

He now is learning how difficult it may be to find food

While I'm sitting there watching he fell into the chimney
and I was so upset I left.

Mom and Dad were close by watching so I figured they
would take care of it...

When I returned two hours later the female was
perched alone at the edge of the hole.

She was starting to test out her wings too

Then I looked up to the roof and I saw the little Male
doing some calisthenics on one of the corbels

He thankfully had survived the chimney and was out and
happy and active as ever
Getting pictures of a bird that usually isn't even
visible is just so thrilling..
You want the moments to last forever...

What is this? A neckroll? How cute! click for a closer look

I am the boy... I have black dots

I am the girl... I have brown streaks

And, a cute little face and pin feathers... see them
on top of my head?

Dad is back and watching every move both from me
and his precious babies.

You are gonna get sick of Kestrels cause I already
have hundreds of pictures waiting to be edited and

To God Be The Glory ~~ Great Things He Hath Done

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