Sunday, June 6, 2010

Birds and Blooms

This past weekend I have been enjoying my backyard birds and all the pretty flowers in my yard and on my deck.  I am joining in on Mary's Mosaic Monday  with my mosaics and Mellow Yellow Monday with my yellow birds and lilies and Mary the Teach's Ruby Tuesday with my Cardinal and red flowers. I hope you enjoy my birds and blooms.



The hummingbirds are really attracted to red Salvia.


Below is the female Ruby Throated Hummingbird. The male shown in my mosaic has the pretty ruby red gorget.


The Stella Dora Lilies seem to grow well in our yard and are looking great.
The Lantana is one of my favorites I planted (hubby planted)  in a pot on my deck.


The Pine Warbler below looks similiar to the American Goldfinch but their beaks are shape different. You can see the Goldfinches above in my mosaic.




Thanks to the gracious host of these fun memes
 and thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit.



70 comments:

Dishesdone said...

Love your mosaics this week, Eileen, All fantastic! Great colors on the birds and the blooms!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

YOur Birds and Blooms are beautiful.It is fascinating to see the flowers others are growing as well as the birds that visit your yard.
Blessings,Ruth

Lavender Cottage said...

Enjoyed your birds and blooms mosaic Eileen. Your photos are always so good.

Carol said...

Beautiful mosaics! I'm now following you, happy Monday!

ellen b. said...

Flowers and Birds...love them both. I just bought a hummingbird feeder today.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

How could you not enjoy that wonderful collection of birds and blooms, outstanding!

Ebie said...

Eileen, I am not going to any botanical garden, just hang out in your backyard. What a magical place you have!

A Garden of Threads said...

You have have some great shots of birds and blooms. The mosaic are beautiful. Happy MM:)

Grace said...

Amazing shots you got of the humingbird - they move so fast I'm impressed you had time to get a photo.

kim said...

What wonderful nature mosaics. I love watching my hummingbirds on the feeder. I love when there is more that one and they knock each other off.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Enjoyed your photos of birdies and flowers. Valerie

podso said...

Beautiful bird shots and mosaics. Since our dog died and left the yard, we are seeing a lot more wildlife including the birds. It's wonderful (though we miss our dog of course)

April said...

Such a fine collection of garden photos. The birds are wonderful (enjoyed seeing the Ruby Throated Hummingbird), and your red Salvia is stunning.

Traci said...

What a beautiful mosaic of birds & blooms! I'm jealous that you have a hummingbird who lingers - ours flit in and are gone in the blink of an eye!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Very nice mosaics with the birds and blooms. Great photos of all, but especially of the Hummer and other birds.

Martha Z said...

A beautiful collection of birds and blooms in your garden. It's getting hot here and my garden will have a hard time of it.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I enjoyed looking at your blooms and birds. The mosaics are attractively presented. The birds and flowers are colorful and well photographed.

EG Wow said...

I like how you've combined birds with blooms. Eileen.

Naturegirl said...

Eileen what charming birds in this mosaic!I can't think of a more relaxing activity than bird watching among the flowers in ones garden!I have enlarged your mosaics and am in my glory!
I certainly enjoyed this post!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Gorgeous photos Ellen! I love hummingbirds even though we don't see them in thsi area.

SquirrelQueen said...

Your mosaics are beautiful, I love all the reds and yellows. The little Pin Warbles is so cute and does resemble a goldfinch.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Oh my goodness Eileen -- these little critters are sooo fun!

Thanks so much for capturing and sharing with us all.

Hugs!
Claudia

Krista said...

Your backyard is so beautiful! I love the hummingbirds; I wish we had some up here!

Lina Gustina said...

Excellent photos...

Thanks for dropping by at my TF post :)

Elaine said...

Beautiful photos and two more lovely mosaics. I love the combinations of birds and flowers.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hello eill :-)
questi mosaici sono decisamente molto belli.... uccelli e fiori insieme, magnifici !
Buona giornata ;-))

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Birgitta said...

Wonderful photos Eileen!

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Carita said...

Very nice photos, refreshing colors creates a good mood. You have quite a number of domestic birds in the yard. Here in Finland the summer is only just beginning and the birds have arrived in a few months ago nests. Swan broods and months after the chicks can be expressed. Have a nice day!

Rajesh said...

Very lovely birds and lilies. Fantastic choice.

jabblog said...

Just lovely, Eileen - your garden must give you enormous pleasure. I liked your egrets and herons, too. We have a heron that visits our garden, principally to fish though yesterday he was strolling around on the grass well away from the pond. One of these days I'll capture his protrait :-)

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I always get so excited when I see a hummingbird in our gardens. Your pictures and mosaics are beautiful!

chubskulit said...

What a treat you have for us.

Horse Back Ride for MYM.

rainfield61 said...

The lantana flower is so bright in color. It is much more beautiful than the bird.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Yes, they are lovely blooms and birds. I like both the collages, and single photos. You have lots of beautiful colors in your yard!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

The birds are so sweet. Blooms and birds, how beautiful and cheery. Lovely photos

Joyce said...

You have a wonderful yard. Love the colors in your mosaic. Thanks for sharing.
Joyce

Riet said...

Beautiful picturtes Eileen of your flowers and birds. I love that male cardinal with its beautifgul colour red. So gorgeous.
Have a nice week

Irene said...

Love your photos .... and the yellows :o) Wish you a great week!

Bob Bushell said...

A good day for the Hummingbirds, Eileen.

Alicia said...

Hi Eileen,
Thanks for stopping by to check out the mosaic of our crazy puppy in the bikini. We love her dearly.

You blog is beautiful and the pictures of your garden and the beautiful birds are just amazing. You and your husband must put a lot of tender loving care into it.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Your beautiful blooms attract some beautiful birds! Lovely shots

Manang Kim said...

Oh my I love hummingbird. How did you take a photo of them, they are so fast. Happy Monday!


MYM~Asiatic Lily
Blue Jar

Bobbi said...

Hi, Ohhhhh such beauty! Thank you so much for sharing these wonders of nature! All of your photos and your mosaics are just lovely! I hope that you have a wonderful new week!
Hugs...
Bobbi

Debbie said...

You featured all my favorite birds...those hummingbirds are my favorite. And yes that is a live Fern...won't be for long I'm sure!

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

lovely post,i really enjoyed looking at all your mosaic...love it!

hugs,
blue

eden said...

Beautiful mosaics. I love your backyard. So many beautiful birds and blooms. Great shots.

Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Ralph said...

It seems that a garden can and will attract all sorts ov avians. I have not seen hummingbirds in our yard, but plenty of Cardinals (male and female) in all seasons. Pretty flowers are wonderful, and the feathered friends we have just add so much to the beauty all around...

Jama said...

Wonderful collection of photos! your garden must be so beautiful with so much colors around.

Ann said...

The middle photo of the collage of the hummingbird drinking is priceless.

Carletta said...

What beautiful glimpses into your own little piece of nature!
I can't get over how much that first shot reminds me of my own deck with a pergola over it. :)

(Round The Bend)

siromade08 said...

What an incredible shots of every photo. As always beautiful, love your garden lots of flowers and birds

Candy said...

And with such wonderful photography, we too can enjoy your world.
Thanks for the visit and for sharing from your corner ;-)

Belle said...

Obviously you love nature as I do. Happy Monday!

reg said...

These photos are magnificent. That female humming bird is just perfect

tatess said...

your yard is really beautiful.hope to have one like yours too when we get back to US .

Eden said...

Great shots and beautiful mosaics. I enjoyed so much your photos. Thank you for sharing

Dave said...

i am really jealous of your backyard.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Beautiful...everything is so beautiful. I love hummingbirds.

My R T is "lady in red"...a portrait of my daughter. Come by and view her if you can find time, I'd love your visit!!

Mª Zélia said...

Que maravilha suas flores e pássaros!!! Você conseguiu reunir nestes belos mosaicos o que há de mais singelo na natureza. Agradeço a sua generosidade em compartilhar deste lindo momento!
Um grande abraço!

Teena said...

What lovely birds you have visiting your beautiful flowers, great shot of the hummingbirds, that must have been hard to get! Happy Ruby Tuesday <3

Delphyne said...

Beautiful - just beautiful!

anne said...

How I wish to have some birds chirping in my yard. Anyway thanks for the visit you made in my blog

Denise said...

These are gorgeous shots Eileen. Do you ever get the Birds and Blooms magazine? It is one of my favorites. You could send your photos in to them. They would snap these up.

Felisol said...

You've indeed got the eye of nature's many wonders.
Exotic birds that never visit this far north.
Beautiful mosaics as well.
P.S: The ibis takes first prize. Breathtaking!

Jientje said...

What a great collection of birds and flowers, great mosaics!

Dhemz said...

awesome shots you have here....thumbs up!

thanks for dropping by!

colorchic said...

I love how bright and beautiful your photos are! The colors just pop! Thanks for sharing!

Annie said...

Joining the chorus at this late date. Wonderful photos. The salvia is just so beautiful.

Mary said...

Love these, Eileen!!! What beautiful mosaics! Thanks so much for playing along. :)

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