In A Flicker—(woodpecker that is)

Have you ever had a bird photobomb your photo?

This happened to me several years ago when I lived along a lake and near a nature center wildlife refuge. There were always an abundance of birds at my feeders and this particular day the cardinals were everywhere.

I decided to grab my camera and snap a few shots of their beauty. So many cardinals eating at one time, with their bright red feathers against the silver feeders, made a colorful picture.

Just as I was about to take another picture, this big fellow, a flicker woodpecker, swoops in and flies right in front of the camera.

Of course, the cardinals were startled and flew away in every direction to escape, but the magnificent photo I got by accident was the best ever.

So I would say, the moral of this story is that photobombing is not always a bad thing, especially when it comes to birdwatching.

Happy Birdwatching, my friends.

Tucked Away Till Spring

I have had these three little birdhouse flower pots for several years. They are my favorite pots for summer time annuals.

I only use them outside on my patio and plant a variety of annuals throughout spring and summer. In the fall, I remove the old potting soil and bring the pots inside.

I never leave my ceramic pots outside during fall and winter months due to the fluctuations in temperature which could cause the pots to crack.

I wash them out with warm soapy water to clean the residue of the past planting and store them away until next spring.

I cherish these cute little birdhouse pots and look forward to using them year after year.

Thru The Eyes Of A Child

This is my all time favorite birdhouse photo of all the ones in my collection.

This masterpiece was built with tiny hands and an artful mind by my granddaughter many years ago.

I gave her a small hammer, a few nails, glue, paint, and my craft drawer items. With just a little help nailing and gluing, she created the “Pink Birdhouse “ for me.

The detail is wonderfully crafted and it is definitely one of a kind.

A beautiful gift made one special day for this birdhouse loving grandmother.

Not Just A Walk

I took these pictures in the Fall of 2015 while walking along a creek in the woods.

Today, as I look at them, the reflection of the trees in the water reminds me how fast time passes –

And, the floating feather reminds me we should stop once in a while, look up from our busy lives, and give Thanks for the Beauty of Nature.

A Blast From The Past – April/May 2019

Four little baby Bluejays in a backyard nest. What a wonderful thing to see!!

For the past couple of Springs, Mother Bluejay has made a nest and raised her family in the same tree in my son’s backyard. If your backyard is “bird friendly”, you too can enjoy precious moments such as these.

**Thanks to my son and daughter-in-law for the great photos of the little family.

Newborns. 4/19/19
Growing. 4/25/19
Hungry and Barely Fitting In Nest. 4/29/19
Almost Ready To Take Flight. 5/1/19