Saturday, May 19, 2018


I've been watching these blossoms, called fuchsia.  The morning sun doesn't reach them, and the afternoon sun hits them for only a few moments.  That was 10 minutes ago.

Company for Breakfast

The hummingbirds have been back for a few weeks.

These two chatted over their breakfast.

I stood outside, very still, for quite some time before the little birds decided it was safe to come in for a landing.

I don't bother taking pictures unless the sun is perfect.

And that certainly was the case today.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

New Baskets

My husband picked up our baskets from the nursery.

He doesn't trust me to plan the baskets, but he trusts me to water them and pick the dead heads.

I took pictures as the sun was setting over the house.  Then I watered.  These will be beautiful all summer.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018


This afternoon I was taken by surprise when I saw these beautiful blooms in my front garden.  I didn't plant them.  They must be volunteers.  Well, they are welcome!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Persistent Winter

It's possible I might be disappointed if I look for hummingbirds today.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Spring Shows Her Pretty Face

The birds were at the feeders this morning.

That was not new.  They have been enjoying our thistle all winter.

What was new was the sun was out.

I took these pictures through the window, fearing I'd startle the birds away.

I couldn't resist, and I stepped outside.  The birdies fled, but my zoom allowed me to capture the blossoms on my neighbor's tree.

The birds sat in the tree, hoping I'd go back inside.  So, I did.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Chirping Birds on a Snowy Morning

The snow is beautiful this morning.

Even my little friends think so.  Honestly, it sounds like spring outside with all the chirping birds, like they don't even notice.