Sunday, June 3, 2012

Birds & Blooms

I am linking up with Today's Flowers  and  Our World Tuesday


I have been so happy with the Clematis this season. There have been so many blooms. I have three species and each one is gorgeous. These are some shots of my pretty Clematis blooms and of course I have to throw in some of my pretty yard birds. 





Other favorites in my yard are the irises and the Stella D'oro daylilies. The rhododendrons looked gorgeous filled with purple blooms. I guess you can tell purple is my favorite color for flowers.


Above, I watched a juvenile Tufted Titmouse. It was sitting on a branch waiting for the parent to come back with food. Also included above are the irises and clematis that I love.








I hope you enjoy my birds and blooms, they are definitely some of my favorites.
To see more beautiful flowers and photos please visit Today's Flowers  and Our World Tuesday.
Thanks to the host of Today's Flowers and to the hosting groups of Our World Tuesday. Also, thanks for the visit to my blog. I hope everyone has a great week ahead.

56 comments:

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Gorgeous shots. What an excellent place to be!

Darryl and Ruth :)

Laura said...

gorgeous series!!!

Dianne said...

the flowers are beautiful!
they're so big and the colors are so vivid

TexWisGirl said...

really beautiful! holy smokes!

vincibene said...

WOW! Wonderful mosaics and pictures!

Linda said...

These are all so beautiful! I finally managed to get a clematis to live...but it bloomed and is gone already! Yours are very pretty!

Denise said...

Your photos make me very happy as I look at them. They are fabulous Eileen. So vibrant and colorful and the birds and chipmunk are very sweet.

I would also like to thank you for the wonderful afternoon we had yesterday. We live about 40 minutes away from Skyline Drive and go there often during the year. When I read your post about Limberlost Trail a while back and looked at a map, I realized it wasn't too far away from our favorite spot, Big Meadows. We headed up yesterday and had the most marvelous walk along the trail. Again, a big thank you from hubby and me.

Naturegirl said...

Eileen your garden is stunning all my favorite flowers and colors mixed in with feathered friends..Your backyard is an oasis for Nature to visit!Enjoy! I certainly did!

Pat said...

Nice theme!

Andrew said...

Wonderful images Eileen you have warmed up my day.. Flaming June it is not in the UK it's pouring down and quite cold.

Debbie said...

WoW-zers, that's a lot of pretty stuff!!

love all the purple, and the feathered guys of course.

we adore the same things!!

Amila Kanchana said...

How beautiful!

Jidhu Jose said...

lovely pics

Kerri said...

What a Beautiful Post!!

Carver said...

Your flower and bird photographs are all so beautiful. I used to have three different varieties of clematis but I lost them to our 2008 drought. At least I had 15 years to enjoy them but still sorry to see them gone. This week a number of the posts from bloggers have featured flowers I lost in 2008.

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous shots!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful blooms are making great photos as well.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Truly STUNNING!!!! And such huge blossoms...I see a hand in that one image, and comparing the hand to the blossom...they must be nearly dinner plate sized!!!

Happyone said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Carletta said...

Your flowers are so lovely and prolific!
My clematis hasn't never looked this good. :(
Beautiful shots Eileen!

NatureFootstep said...

wow, that´s a big flower. I can see the size from your fingers.

All of tehm are nice. And the birds of course.

Icy BC said...

Oh Yes, yes, you do have beautiful clematis and different colors too. Your irises are also just gorgeous.

Love your mosaic with the pretty bird in the middle.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful flowers and birds. You have got a nice place.

Kalantikan said...

I've always loved the clematis i see in blogs, and all blue flowers. My US blogger friend sent me seeds, unfortunately it wasn't able to germinate with our climate. So i content myself in looking at blogposts like yours!

Diane Writes said...

Hi Eileen! The title of your post really caught my attention. As a person who lives in the city, I'm always deprived of such beautiful scenery. Bird and the blooms are very refreshing and relaxing. Thanks for sharing this. Have a great week ahead. :)

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Beautiful flowers and of course that Red-bellied Woodpecker is glorious! Have a fabulous coming week!

caite said...

I love blue flowers..I need to plant some Clematis!

Indrani said...

Lovely collages.
I like the color theme in these.

chubskulit said...

I can almost see how beautiful your garden is!

Rohrerbot said...

I like how you put all your pics into one larger shot. I've got to figure out how to do this. I just wanted to let you know that I'll be out for awhile because I'll be with family for a week or so...but I will try to check blogger when I can. Hope you have a great week as well!

Gattina said...

Although your pictures are all beautiful, I immediately picked out the one of the chipmonk ! It is so cute ! We don't have them here and I have seen the first once in my life at the Brice Canyon. They came and ate out of my hand !

Nancy said...

Loving the rosy-hued clematis -- beautiful! xoxo

rainfield61 said...

Your blooms and birds are beautiful.

I love them.

Marilyn said...

Your garden is so lush and beautiful. I don't have any clematis, but yours remind me of my grandmother's.♥♫

Phil said...

Great mosaics Eileen and that 'pecker is a smarty. Have a good week.

Riet said...

Wow Eileen. Your flowers and shots are beautiful. All those colors, I love them.

Gary said...

Simply beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

I always love your mosaics, Eileen! Such beautiful flowers and lovely critters and birds make for a delightful post and I always look forward to it! Gorgeous colors today, too! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

Antonette said...

Okay, I'm jealous of your blooms! They are gorgeous!

Valerie said...

What a positively pretty floral collection Eileen - and I adore the chipmunk (even if he does seem to be ignoring us). Delightful images. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog. Happy week.

KB said...

Beautiful colours.

Island Rambles Blog said...

love the flowers and the bird...your yard must be a wonderful place to spend time.

kanak7 said...

What a joy it must be wander about your beautiful garden. Gorgeous blooms. Loved that you included the irises too. Love your collages too!

Kathie Brown said...

What a colorful, cheerful, joyful post!

Black Jack's Carol said...

I loved seeing your beautiful blooms and birds. Blue and purple are perhaps my favourite colours, and there were lots of those hues in this post. Really, a feast for the eyes!

Dianne said...

These collages are absolutely beautiful Eileen. Bravo ! A wonderful series of the prettiest of blooms especially your gorgeous clematis.!

Arija said...

your Clematis are absolutely spectacular!!! In fact, your whole garden is.

eden said...

Beautiful blooms. Great shots.

Mary said...

Gorgeous mosaic!! I adore that sweet little chipmunk :) Your clematis is thriving and beautiful!

jewaicious said...

The purple tones are lovely. The fuschia really pops! I Love the little birdie. Great shots.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what lovely flowers and a cute wee chipmunk too!

Halcyon said...

Your nature collages are fantastic! I love your birdies!!! I miss my old feathered friends from Mississippi.
I also love that you have so many blues and purples in your garden. You're definitely after my heart with these shots. :)

Elaine said...

Lovely flowers and lovely photos and collages!

Fun60 said...

Those colours are just awe inspiring. Clemitis has to beone of the best garden flowers just so many varieties to choose from. The colours of yours are spectacular.

laurak@forestwalkart said...

LOVE your collages!!
purples are my favorites...your blooms are gorgeous!!

love the picture of the little wren perched in the bird house opening too!

happy wednesday!!

Jen said...

Your yard looks amazing! Great birds and flowers too...