Around the Backyard

We’ve been seeing a lot of this lately:

And they always come hungry!

Here you can see the red flashes of the Red-winged Blackbirds:

There are a lot of Brown-headed Cowbirds in this flock.

European Starlings join in the fray:

Hopefully, they’ll remember where we are when the mosquitoes return.

Starlings have a way of cleaning out the feeder to make sure everyone gets something to eat:

And the squirrel is happy to clean up after them.

The bunny still visits daily, usually early in the morning (hubby says so), or late evening–sometimes middle of the night.

Thanks for stopping by! Would you like a cup of White Chocolate Peppermint tea? That’s my new favorite. Hubby tried it, now I have to SHARE!
Yikes! It’s almost the weekend!




Monday’s Musings, Birds and Bunny

I’ve been away since late last week. I regained my hour of lost sleep from last spring’s change to Daylight Savings Time. I looked at my kitchen calendar this evening and realized I’d fallen back a whole month–it still showed October. Who wouldn’t like to have an extra month this time of year?

Thought I’d share some photos today. Hovering over a photo will bring up the caption, clicking on a photo will start a slide show.

Have a great week!

This and That, Thursday

The Hampton Roads Writers Conference starts this evening and runs through Saturday. It’s being held ten minutes from my house–very convenient. Friday is a long day, check-in 8-8:30 a.m.; the last session ends at 5:00 p.m.; followed by the Mix and Mingle Social, which I won’t be attending. I’m just going to learn what I can, not looking for an agent. 

Went for a walk last evening. The sky was gorgeous. 042048As the sun set in the west, the Harvest moon was rising in the east. 055A post isn’t complete without a bunny.004Blogging time will be limited the next couple of days, but I’ll visit when I can.
The End.047

Linking to Skywatch Friday

Thumper on Thursday

Our neighbor found a flat tire on his car this morning, so I drove him to the tire shop to see if it could be repaired. I started a quick post on my iPhone, but that only allowed one photo. By the time I found the other way to create a post, it was time to come home. 

It’s Thursday, I have a lunch date with hubby, and a few minutes to spare beforehand. 

Asiatic lily foliaged
Asiatic lily foliaged
Asiatic lily unfoliaged
Asiatic lily unfoliaged
The suspect
The suspect

Hope you’re having a great day!

Bunny Time

Feeding the birds, turned to go back in the house--only to find the door being guarded.
Feeding the birds, turned to go back in the house–only to find the door being guarded.
I walked to the patio adjacent to the door, bunny seemed unfazed.
I walked to the patio adjacent to the door, bunny seemed unfazed.
Just munching along...
Just munching along…
Did you say something?
Did you say something?
Is this my good side?
Is this my good side?
I'll be on my way...
I’ll be on my way…
...just one more nibble
…just one more nibble

I was glad to have my iPhone 4s in my pocket. One never knows when  a bunny might show up. Hubby said he saw a smaller one in the yard when he wheeled the trash to the curb. I’ll be on the lookout!







Random 5 Friday

Random 5 Friday

1. The vacuum cleaner weighs SO MUCH LESS with a new bag.

2. Every town needs a clock like this:



3. The yard bunny likes our little patio. As you can see, she keeps the grass neatly trimmed.backyard 2013 002
4. Look who is hiding its face with its fingers–a black-eyed susan
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5. The butterfly bush is just about ready for visitors.backyard 2013 019

Thanks for hosting Random 5 Friday, Nancy.
For more randomness, click the link above.
I’m glad YOU took the time to stop by for a visit. Thanks!

Yard Bunnies


Mama and baby came for a visit. Click on the first photo for slide show of larger pictures with captions. Bunnies are always welcome in our yard.

We had a tornado warning late this afternoon. I was in the middle of grilling burgers outside. When it was time to flip them, I brought them inside and finished cooking them on the stove/range. The rotating clouds didn’t touch down, so we had much to be thankful for when we asked the blessing over our meal.