Sunday, September 25, 2011

Around the yard

I am linking up with Todays Flowers and Mosaic Monday and Ruby Tuesday




Even though it is officially fall my flowers are still blooming and looking beautiful. Yesterday I walked around my yard taking some photos of the flowers, birds and the frogs at the pond. We have hads tons of rain here and I guess that helps, even though I am sick of the rain. The flowers are happy, the frogs seem really happy and the birds looked wet. I am still being rewarded with some sweet cherry tomatoes.  I really wanted and needed was some sunshine.



It's been damp, my poor bear has turkey feathers growing. Have you ever seen a bear with feathers? LOL


The winterberries are looking so colorful and my butterfly bushes are still  attracted a pretty Fritillary.

The zinnias and lantana are blooming and my dogwood tree has these colorful red berries.


The American Goldfinch is one of my year round sweeties.

This Catbird should be leaving soon and be replaced with some winter birds.


In my mosaic above I have some of my the Catbirds, my sweet Goldfinches, a few of my pond frogs, a cute chipper and a fussy Titmouse.


  The winterberry bush is looking colorful.


I have been really happy with these zinnias, they bloomed all summer long and are still blooming.
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Fritillary on my butterfly bush


My pond frog, it has the biggest eyes.

I hope you enjoyed my walk around my yard. To see many more beautiful flowers, mosaics and photos please visit: Today's Flowers and Mosaic Monday and Ruby Tuesday

Thanks to the host of Todays Flowers: Santili,  Denise, Sandy, Pupo and to Mary of Mosaic Monday
and to Marytheteach at Ruby Tuesday.

Also, thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog and post. I hope evveryone has a great week. Hopefully a sunny week.

72 comments:

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Your garden is full of life and vitality. Lots of colour too and maybe some more sunshine soon.

jabblog said...

It all looks wonderful and so colourful. The rain is a nuisance sometimes when we get so much of it but the plants really appreciate it.

Nature Rambles said...

Your yard? It's biodiversity! What a place. I enjoyed viewing every single picture!

Kanak

Robin Robinson said...

Great frogs, fitillarys and collages, Eileen. And, of course, the birds. Nice series!

Indrani said...

Awesome capture of your pond frog.
Great collage creations.

Kathiesbirds said...

Quite a nice mosaic. Your yard looks like a soothing and inviting place to be. I am ready for some sunshine and some coolness also and I just wrote a poem on that subject and posted it in Kathie's Poet Tree. I guess we are all ready for autumn to begin! Love the winter berries!

Karin M. said...

Very beautiful nature shots ... I like your flowers ...
LG: Karin

TexWisGirl said...

jealous of your rains - and even your fungi. :)

Mama Zen said...

Fabulous shots!

Debbie said...

wow....these are so beautiful, a bounty of color!!

Phil said...

Your garden looks fine to me Eileen, but over here we know how too much rain can dampen your spirit as well as the flowers.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful collages, everything is in one of them.

Nick Thomas said...

Great photos. Is that your garden, or the local zoo? It's teaming with life. How cool.

Denise said...

Eileen, I would be very at home in your garden, it looks marvelous with so many things in nature that is dear to my heart. Thank you for sharing all these beautiful photos. Love that little bear with his turkey feathers; flowers, butterflies, frogs and a chipmunk, not to forget those dear little birds, a great way to start a Sunday morning. Thank you my friend and have a great week.

Carver said...

You have so many beautiful flowers blooming. I also love the shots of the birds and butterfly.

Pat said...

Wow, your garden still looks great. Very soggy here, my tomatoes are splitting.

Riet said...

What a beautiful garden you have Eileen and it certainly looks so fresh. . Have a good week.

Andrew said...

A lovely post.. your garden looks wonderful.. beautiful images.

Gattina said...

Thanks for this nice tour through your yard ! I fell in love with little froggie, do you think if I kiss it, it will become a Prince (although I have already an old one sitting here)

Julie G. said...

A most glorious post filled with beautiful nature photographs! Oh, what a stunning garden you have! Love the large-eyed frog, cute chipmunk, pretty birds and all the bright healthy flowers. Sounds and looks like paradise!

Sue said...

I just love your frog--such big eyes. Wonderful set!!

Leora said...

Lots of wonderful things going on! The frog is gorgeous. Can a frog be gorgeous?

Karen said...

Oh, so many lovely shots! I like the fungus on the bear!

SandyCarlson said...

I love what you did here. Thanks for joining us, Eileen!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Great mosaic! I especially liked the chipmunk, frog and lichens on the bear.

Carol said...

A beautiful walk around the yard! Amazing shots, I enjoyed them all.

podso said...

Your garden is still lovely... great photos! Soon the leaves will start falling. Have a good week!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Your garden with all its creatures looks gorgeous. V

Pondside said...

That was a lovely walk - and where else would we see a feathered bear?
Every time I see a photo of zinnias I wish I'd planted some.

Pat said...

Beautiful images!!

A Garden of Threads said...

The garden is lovely. I love your bear statue. Take care and have great week:)

Mary said...

Beautiful shots & mosaics! Your pond frog is the runaway favorite for me though :)

rainfield61 said...

Your bear is so generous, but it is on the other way, being decorated by the mushrooms.

Bernie said...

I did indeed enjoy my wander around your garden. There's still loads of great colour and obviously you're still getting lots of lovely garden visitors. I'm afraid bear is looking a little disgruntled with his new feathery foliage! Great mosaics and images once again.

GrandmaK said...

Wonderful mosaics!! I especially like the picture of the chipmunk! have a grand week! Cathy

One said...

I really love seeing your bear with interesting growth! The rest are all beautiful but the bear with feathers is captivating!

Glad you appreciated the slide show.

Lorrie said...

Even though summer is over there is plenty of pretty color in your garden.

Kim, USA said...

Love your photos Eileen. I am starting to put bird seeds again looks like the birds keep on hovering my bird feeder looking for seeds I guess ^_^

The Rose

Jann Olson said...

Hi Eileen,
I always look forward to your beautiful mosiaxs of nature. Yes indeed your flowers are still very gorgeous. Love your big eyed frog. Our grandson gave us one (or maybe it's a toad, not sure) but have only seen him once this year. I had the prettiest bluebird eating seeds from my sunflowers this morning. Darn, by the time I ran and got the camera he was flying away. You always manage to be prepared to catch those critters.

Teagarden said...

What a great mosaic, thanks for sharing! The birds are so cute!
Markus

Elaine said...

Beautiful collages as usual, and a lovely walk through your garden. I love your pond frog!

eden said...

You have a beautiful garden. Nice to know that even if it is already fall your flowers are still blooming. I love your garden. You have lots of beautiful creatures in their. The frog is so cute.

DJ said...

You have such a beautiful garden and the cutest piece of garden art I've ever seen. What a lovely bear, feathers and all :)

Naturegirl said...

Wonderful images of your Autumn garden and visitors! Misty dawns and rainy Tuesdays it seems to be the norm.Great collages!

Cindy said...

Gorgeous! Your photographs are amazing...
Blessings,
Cindy

Snap said...

Your garden is just beautiful. I'd be happy to send you our hot weather for some of your rain! We are still setting heat records and no rain. Love the little chipmunk and your pond frog. Everything (plants and animals ... feathered, scaled and furred) is gorgeous.

Elaine said...

I love looking at your pictures. IThey bring back memories of when we lived on the farm in the country.. Thanks for sharing these sweet pictures

missing moments said...

Loved that walk around your yard and I am so going to miss all our summer friends!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

What a gorgeous array of photos...the goldfinch is also my favorite and your flowers are so pretty. Cute bear with feathers!!! That looks like one happy frog and the green is so vivid...wow...great photos!!!
Have a beautiful week!!!

inotherwordsandpictures said...

Lovely capture of color for us!! Thank you I have enjoyed my walk..

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You take the most awesome photos! Love that bear...he is fiercesome! heehee! ♥

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a gorgeous yard you have, Eileen, It is a haven for nature. The carved bear is so cute! Loved your pretty mosiacs.

Dianne said...

I love the frog!
and the winterberry bush is lovely
it's like a natural Christmas decoration

Ralph said...

We still have flowers although, at least psychologically, I feel that Summer has passed, flora or no. Your abode and grounds are lovely, and the bear is great - a carving in wood of intricate detail...a fine decoration.

EG Wow said...

Wow! You still have so many lovely blossoms!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Eileen.... Love your photos.. I've seen some of them on Facebook --but blogging is better where I can get more details. Your yard still looks so amazing.... Lots of flowers blooming.... Love that Winterberry Bush... Awesome...

Hugs,
Betsy
P.S. Love that header also. Wow!

Jen said...

The flowers are beautiful but I am in love with your bear!!

Lina Gustina said...

Lovely shots, Eileen...all of them :)

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chubskulit said...

I love the wooden bear sculpture.

magiceye said...

fabulous shots!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I csnnot imagine that you would ever want to leave this little bit of heaven you've created! (Well, maybe in the winter time, but certainly not now!)

Rajesh said...

You have a beautiful yard. Love those wonderful images.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, the bear has extra character now with those fungi growing on it!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The RED zinnias are lovely!

Robin said...

Beautiful images, how lucky you are to have all that right in your yard.

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Emille said...

S many pics for one post!! Like crafty green poet I love the mushrooms growing out of the bear:)

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Great mosaics of your garden and I notice the impatiens are looking particularly healthy.

SweetMemoirs said...

lovely mosaic! i like your pond frog and wooden bear. ;)

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

You have beautiful garden.
I like your photos.

Regards and best wishes

Tammy said...

Looks like there's a lot going on in your yard! I like your little pond frog :)

My Little Home and Garden said...

Your photographs are wonderful. The flowers are gorgeous; I love the photos of the birds. I've never seen a catbird before!