Bird watching

    The other day we innocently hung a bird feeder on a shepherd’s hook underneath the old Cedar tree just outside our dining room windows. We had no idea that this would become the hottest spot in town for a variety of finches, chickadees, sparrows, and a few majestic cardinals. The feeder is usually packed and gets drained in a day. it’s impressive! The birds have even starting taking their dust baths under the tree when they get their fill of seeds. Obviously, I’m going to have to buy a new bag of bird seed soon. I’ve seen too much Hitchcock and am nervous of them deciding to revolt 😉

   I got some photos of them yesterday, and I think I managed to catch the little finch with the red head and breast. I’ll have to look him up, not sure what sort of finch he is, but he sure is pretty. And I love the cardinals. Funny, living in town has brought more nature into our yard then when we lived in the other place. So many old trees brings the squirrels and birds, and at night we’ve seen bats flitting in the twilight.

  It’s been hot but not as terrible as last summer. This time last year I was probably already moaning about hating summer, wasn’t I? It was a tough season.

   But we’re keeping busy here, still endless organizing and stuff to find places for, but I’m admiring the flowers that are blooming and working on a couple of fun projects right now, and still thinking of fall art. Can’t wait for my favorite season to arrive!~

   Well, hope you’re having a nice weekend and all is well~
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23 thoughts on “Bird watching

  1. Oh kitten! That is darling! Your new home looks like it has character. Something I much like! Yes details like doorknobs are so nice to look at and enjoy. I scoff at these modern cloned features in homes.

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  2. Oh that cute kitten!! Look at his mischievous self getting into your painting stuff!! Hmmmm, that painting looks so intriguing!! I cannot wait to see how it all unfolds!!! And some witches for Halloween? Yes!! It is time to get started as we are already in mid June and Halloween decorations are in full swing in just 3 more months. It is wonderful to have an old home with so many lovely details from the past. Hahahaha! I love your category of \”things I am sick to death of!\”\”\”\” I need to start a separate list myself because I have plenty that fits on such a list!

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  3. We are moving at the end of July and a few things I'm going to miss about this old house are the glass door knobs, the original 1920's light fixtures and the hardwood floors…so sad to leave. But here's to new beginnings! 🙂

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  4. when you say it like that, it seems halloween will be here before we know it! And apple season will be here in a blink! yes, the painting is unfolding nicely…sure hope you love it!!

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  5. Lovely photos of the flowers and birds in your yard. We have several feeders and so enjoy all the the regulars and the winter migratory birds. They sure can drain the seeds down in a hurry some days too! I am happy to hear that your summer is tolerable this year. We have sunk into the oppressive 90 degree heat and humidity routine. Everyday is the same. We are at least getting lots of rain which is good for Florida! But, is it October yet???

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  6. Ah bats! I love them in spooky Halloween art but I think one has been attacking my window at night. I'll hear this thumping at the glass at 1:00 in the morning, but there's too much of a glare to see, and I don't dare open the window!

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  7. Lovely photos to look at and the idea with the feed is great too. Enjoy your bird watching. I envy you seeing cardinals – would love to see one over here in Britain.

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  8. Pregnancy? Oh my word! Congratulations!!!! Have I missed the news??? So happy for you. Hope all goes well for you and the baby and of course I'd love to see your baby knitting. Is it going to be a Scandi-baby gro perhaps? :)the photo with the kitten on your studio table messing around among the paint pots just melted my heart. gorge!

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  9. One of my favorite things to do is watch the birdies at the feeder. 🙂 I love seeing all the different varieties. We have a guide to birds of Connecticut, which has been rather helpful in identifying some of the sweeties we've seen in the yard and on our nature walks.

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  10. Your kitty is just too adorable! Love that photograph! 🙂 Perhaps you can make your Halloween witch dollies cute AND wicked? If that is possible! I know they will be fabulous however you choose to create them.

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