Wild Bird Wednesday
I haven’t had much to share lately, but today I snapped a much-anticipated shot and couldn’t wait to share it with you.
It’s almost time for the Yellow-rumped Warbler to tweet his final goodbye and head north. He’s changing into his spiffy new attire, ready to impress the ladies when he returns home. He’s a handsome catch! This represents the color of spring for me.
Not all that long ago, he hunkered down in the cold in his nondescript browns and blended into the wintry background. Except for that little yellow rump. I’m going to miss the constant guarding of “his” territory, the high-speed chases that ensued. Godspeed, little buddy.
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and All Seasons
Cee’s a bit under the weather this week, so there’s no Share Your World post. I’ll still be sharing my world with you, though, random as it might be.
A pair of Mallard ducks stop by for dinner, a little wading, a bit of a snooze, and then they’re off again until the next evening.
We hoped to visit “the kids” this past weekend, but our grandson tested positive for the flu earlier in the week. By Saturday, Z and Suzanne weren’t feeling well, and the number of patients in “quarantine” increases almost daily.
I finally got Suzanne’s birthday present made, and I’d love to share it with you–but I don’t want her to see it here first.
Hubby took his first-ever personal day off from work today. Too bad he had to work on a plumbing issue! Suzanne says he really knows how to enjoy a personal day.
Today was near 70F (21C). I filled feeders and put fresh water in the birdbaths (much needed after the ducks visited). Then I saw the pile of leaves I’d raked off one of the beds last week, so I bagged those. Container plants needed water. A lovely specimen of Spiny Sow Thistle sprung up next to the HVAC unit–nearly a foot tall, so I took that out before it multiplied. The Loropetalum and Spirea needed light pruning where the frost bit them. It’s amazing how many things one can find to do outside on a pretty day.
What have you been up to?
Friday rolls around once again–and nearly rolled over me this week! I need to step up my game.
This week, the hunt is on for Starts with E, Week’s Favorite, and Personal.
E is for evening on Edenton Bay–beautiful in ALL SEASONS.
My favorite this week was catching the Northern Mockingbird preening his feathers.
Making it personal—
Bring your photo choices and join the fun! The link to Friday’s Hunt is live until Sunday at 7:00 P.M. Central Time.
Wild Bird Wednesday
Snow is falling tonight! I suppose that is not a surprise to many of you since The Weather Channel said this storm is affecting 15 states. Stay safe out there!
We’re looking for Starts with A, Week’s Favorite, and Beginning this week.
Starts with A: Antlers
Reindeer we saw before Christmas “pulling” a sailboat.
Week’s Favorite: Eastern Bluebird
Finally got a shot of the Eastern Bluebird!
Beginning: The beginning of Black-eyed Susans
Wild Bird Wednesday
Willy-Nilly Friday 5
It’s been awhile since I’ve done this. I hope I can come up with five things of interest since I’ve been
goofing off flat on my back for a few days.
1. 2017 did NOT start out as I envisioned. By this time this week, I expected to have half the year’s goals marked off my list! What list? Seems I neglected to make one. OOPS. I made a mental note of it. (We all know how THAT works out.)
2. I envisioned watching the Denver Broncos defend their title throughout the play-off season–which is about to begin, and they didn’t even make it. So sad.
3. Taylor returned from Guatemala on Christmas eve, and we spent a couple days with the family. We had a lovely Christmas, and no one had to visit the ER this year.
Two years ago
4. Kai-Le celebrated her birthday four days before Christmas, Caedyn turned 12(!) yesterday, and Jae turns ten tomorrow. Today is Gotcha Day, the celebration of the day Kai-Le’s parents and siblings traveled to China and “got” her. We’re all so glad they did! I envisioned spending these days of celebration with them. Since they homeschool, they make their own holiday calendar.
5. I missed watching the birds at my kitchen window this week. Can you imagine my delight when I finally wandered downstairs and saw Eastern Bluebirds at my feeder? They have NEVER visited in the nine years I’ve been feeding birds. Now if I can just get decent pictures of them!
A lovely photo of oak branches, but at least there’s (poor) proof of a bluebird!
There’s a lot of unsettled weather in many areas, so stay safe out there. I saw a forecast model that shows 10+ inches of snow for our area. That should shut us down until about June.
Thanks for stopping by! And Happy New Year!