Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Wednesdays post was about fledgling Sparrows leaving their nest.
The next day when I went out to fill the feeders, 
 this little one was sitting on my windowsill.
I took this from inside....pardon the reflection.
I disturbed him when I filled the feeder that he was sitting under.
He flew to a nearby bush.
His flying skills have a way to go. Hope he does OK.

The following day this baby was sitting in my Cherry Tree.
They have not ventured very far from home.

I cleaned out the birdhouse today....
getting ready for new tenants.

Good luck babies.

Monday, August 14, 2017


Look who's thinking about spreading his wings..Finally!!

It seems as though there have been babies in this birdhouse
since early spring.

I think this may be the second group of Sparrow fledglings.
I can tell this is the baby by his beak.

Mom came by frequently to "encourage" him to leave.

At one point they were both inside
 and the house was shaking a bit.
Maybe a little pushing and shoving??

Several times he stretched his wings for a very short flight out
 and immediately came back to the nest.

I took almost forty pictures in about a half hours time.
These were taken around noon.
Later,  before dinner, I was taking out the trash
and a very low flying sparrow almost hit me in the head and landed in the grass..
I hope they make it through their first few days.

Linking with Stewart..Wild Bird Wednesday

Friday, August 11, 2017


About five weeks ago I wrote a post about a Wren
who had built a nest on a bookcase
 in the back of a neighbors garage.
They have flown their nest and made it out of the garage.

There's no way to tell if these are the original parents or new ones.
This time they opted for a house.
This birdhouse is more than ten years old 
and used to belong to a good friend and one time neighbor of mine.

I have always liked it as have the birds..
It has been very well used over the years.
I have painted the roof 
and it has been repaired (tightened) a few times..
The hole wasn't big enough for somebody.
When I moved here five years ago I brought it with me
and it hasn't disappointed me.
This is the first Wren family it has housed.

All birdies welcome!!!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017


At any given time one can look out the window to the backyard
and there will be Bunnies..
Anywhere from 1,2 or 5.
They must like all the clover in our grass
and lots of hiding places.

Their tails are usually hard to see.
This is the best I could do with four rabbits.

I haven't seen the smaller ones for awhile.
They must have caught up...I'm sure there will be more.
Last night there were two little ones !

Linking with Eileen..Saturdays Critters

Monday, August 7, 2017


I had forgotten how Cone Flowers attract Finches.

They find the seeds a delicacy and spend hours harvesting them.

Taking their pictures tends to scare them off.

Have a beautiful week.

Linking with Stewart

Friday, August 4, 2017


It's hard to understand how Zoey gets herself 
in to some of the positions that I find her in.
She is flat on her back in this picture.
Her shoulders are almost flat...
that's belly fur behind her head and elbow.
(Do cats have elbows?)

I wish my back were that flexible..Woulda helped my swing !

"I don't know what you all find so fascinating about this silly cat.
She gets attention even when she sleeps. I sleep all the time and nobody seems to find that very interesting."

Have a wonderful weekend.

Linking with Eileen at Saturdays Critters

Wednesday, August 2, 2017


If you saw my last post,
you may appreciate this continuation of "Zoey shenanigans".
This week just may end up being another
"Zoey week".

I was sitting in the living room one evening and I heard a
metallic sound coming from the kitchen.
Guess who !!

Somehow she managed to remove the strainer from the sink.

Her paws act as scoops...They scoop everything and anything.
Papers, receipts, lists...just about anything is fair game.
Then she puts it in her mouth and carries it off,
never to be seen again.

I suspect there was some lettuce left in the strainer.

I hope you are having a good day..
I'm off to make a salad...with a little help from my friend.
Happy August