Blossoms & Birds Are Fascinating

Monday, April 17

Young blossoms on one of our white dogwood trees.

One of our noisy little wrens is busy building a nest in our “pan” birdhouse.

A chipping sparrow looked pretty in the evening sun.

The male gold finches look exotic in their summer colors – almost like they belong in a rain forest atmosphere.

Blossoms and birds are indeed fascinating.

Geranium & Eastern Bluebirds

Monday, April 10

My stepmother gave us a beautiful geranium.

I am anxious to plant it in a flower bed on our patio so we can enjoy it all summer.

I was glad to see a bluebird pair. We rarely see them but know they are in our woods

I think he was looking for a nest.

I have tried mealworms to lure them to our patio, but I am not aware that they noticed them.

They made my day!

Sitting in the Rain

It was a rainy morning, so I decided to take my camera along on my drive to the Lititz Post Office – to deliver a bulk mailing for TFC.

I was hoping the Canada goose couple would be swimming in the farm pond so I could title this “Swimming in the Rain.” 🙂

They come here every spring to raise their gaggle of goslings.


By the end of the day we had almost three inches of rain and many roads were flooded. Cerwin had to detour from his usual way home from the TFC shop.

Orange & Yellow at Our Feeders

Tuesday, March 29

The robins are back in our woods.

I love to see their bright orange breasts.

I see them in the yard more than in our trees.

The other day I was watching one pulling a worm from the ground. It almost fell over backward when it finally came out of the ground.

I would love to capture a picture of that. 🙂

The male goldfinches are finally turning yellow.

Is it just me or are they turning yellow later than usual. I thought it usually happens in early March.

In just a few week our eyes will be treated to a brilliant yellow.

I love to live in an area where birds are plentiful and colorful.

A Bit of Snow & Sunshine

This is what our first crocus looked like after a light snow on Friday morning, March 10.

The snow left us with a beautiful landscape.

(This was the small snowfall – before the big snowfall a few days later.)

The geese are still in the field looking for food.

March 11 & 12 were filled with sunshine.

I have been careful about not filling the feeders, because our days have been windy – which is kind of normal for the month of March in our area.

Sunrise & Hawk

Friday, February 17

I never tire of seeing our beautiful winter sunrises.

In the late afternoon we saw this hawk outside one of our windows.

Because of the afternoon shadows, it is difficult to tell if it is a Sharp-shinned or Cooper’s Hawk. I lean toward a Sharp-shinned. What do you think?

Snow & Birds & Gifts

Thursday, February 9

Day six of my birthday week

I was glad that I didn’t have to go anywhere on this day.

We have had so little snow this year that I treasure every snowflake we get. 🙂

A starling in its winter feathers.

After enjoying the snow and birds, I opened the goodie bags that our daughter Deb gave us yesterday.

The book in the center – Brothers by Choice – is a cute story about two of Roy and Deb’s rescues – Evan Opossum and Dale Squirrel.

Deb and I each received 5 containers of body cream from the owner of the nail salon yesterday.

The afternoon sun melted some of the snow, making pretty ice formations on bird feeders.

Could you put some fresh seed in the feeders. This is cold and wet.