Wednesday, May 7, 2014


Spring came to Waterford this week.  So many things to prove it.  Driving yesterday started to become an obstacle course of Orange things again and there are so many changes just in the yard.  I am so fortunate to live in the country and see God's creation unfold in front of me.  This morning the sunshine was gone by 8:30, but I was up just in time to see a flurry of birds feeding.  I didn't get them all, but I have a few bad pictures to show.  They are all taken through the front window as I am way too wimpy to be outside when it's cold.  40s is too cold. :)
The first birds I saw were orioles.  There were lots of them this morning.  They all seem to be males, but I believe I saw one skittish female - not long enough to grab the camera.
At one point the rose breasted grosbeak sat on the ant trap (umbrella above the oriole feeder) while the oriole was on it just to get a drink of water.  I was not fast enough that time either, but I did get a picture of the grosbeak later.
Here it is along with the redwing blackbird.  I'm not sure if the grosbeak is just passing through or staying, but they are always nice to see.  I did see a catbird this morning, but they are very skittish and I think I move too fast.  They are all Peeping Toms and can see every move I make inside the window.
The Goldfinch usually doesn't eat off the ground as there is a finch feeder hanging on the porch, but he was snarfing up seeds under the feeder in front today.
I can never tell if the next one is a purple or house finch, but they are here too and taking turns on the feeder.  Most of them do take turns.  They sit in the birch tree and wait.
The daffodils are in full bloom and tulips are going to pop any minute.  I have red wooden tulips in the ground just for early Spring color until the real ones bloom.
I am redoing my Faux Mushrooms as the paint peeled and Bob says it's because I didn't prime them.  He is helping out and doing it right this time. :)  One is already done and I am hoping to get the others out today.  So much for blogging.  I need to get busy, but I had to share SPRING.


  1. These are beautiful!! I see you like to look at birds too - I have a tree and the woman next door has a bird bath - so we get quite a few too. Different kinds: Robins, Doves, Cardinals, Black birds and sparrows - and an occasional Blue Jay. Squirrels and rabbits too. These pictures are so pretty and taken perfectly!

  2. Glad that you got to see the birds and blooms today, even if it was through the window. I can't identify birds like you but I do enjoy hearing them "sing" and watching them. I have nice views of a couple big trees which are just outside of my windows. I enjoy watching the comical squirrels, too. Thanks for sharing your nice pics and thoughts. Glad Bob is helping you re-do your mushrooms. I guess our temps are different today. Here, it's near 70, headed toward 83. We are expecting isolated thunderstorms throughout the day. The skies have become overcast off and on but so far no rain or storm. Maybe both will pass us. :)

  3. I always love seeing birds that are so different to what we have here. At least it's easy to see why your goldfinches got that name - ours, not so much!
    And I love your wooden tulips. We were able to fit a trip to Monet's garden at Giverny in when we were in Paris for Easter, and the tulips were in full bloom, it was wonderful.