Tuesday, January 1, 2013

SWF>>>Backyard sunset

For this week I am sharing a sunset and a Skywatch Friday from my backyard.


 This is the start of my skywatching for the evening. Plenty of beautiful clouds to make a pretty sunset.


While I am outside on my deck watching the skies I can not help but notice the birds. The hummers zooming by my head. 



 A male ruby-throated hummingbird, this little bird is king of my yard and feeders.



  My fluffy looking cardinal, another male bird that likes to chase other birds away from my feeders. Mr. Cardinal was a little frustrated that I was hanging out on my deck. He will not come to the feeders while I am standing around taking photos.






I hope you enjoyed my skywatch and to see more beautiful skies from around the world
 please visit Skywatch Friday!

Thanks to our wonderful hosts of Skywatch: Sylvia and Sandy. Thank you also for stopping by to see my skies. I hope you have a safe and happy weekend. Happy Skywatching!

47 comments:

Sue said...

We've had more hummers than ever this year, but oh, do they ever FIGHT. Constantly! I'm about to get out my flyswatter and teach them some manners-LOL!

Fiona said...

Good Morning Eileen,

Lovely photos as always.

I love the birds and those wonderful skies.

I was looking at your dog in the sidebar photo and he is very like
our Charlie.
Is he a dog who loves to eat
because ours is like a dustbin!!

Have a good weekend.

Fiona

Cloudy said...

Hach, was für hübsche Vögel, habe sie noch nie gesehen...

Lieben Gruß
CL

Pam :) said...

Heavenly skies and beautiful birds such as colorful hummers and Mr Red.. you one lucky lady, Eileen.

rainfield61 said...

It is a beautiful day that is colored in orange.

Linda said...

I so wish we could get some hummers here! We have plenty of feeders out, but only have seen one passing through! Love the skywatch photos! Have a great weekend!

Dan Huber said...

Lovely photos Eileen.

malacca2u said...

sunset

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful photos from the sky and the birds. I like the soft clouds in white. Beautiful !

laura.forestdreams:) said...

OH what a cute face on the cardinal, and great hummer pictures...and what a view from your porch! a magical sunset!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

What beauty you see from your deck! The skies are beautiful and fun seeing the birds.

Jo said...

It's so lovely to visit your blog and see such a variety of birds and wildlife, Eileen. Thanks for sharing. I hope you're having a wonderful day. Hugs Jo

Gillian Olson said...

Love your blushing clouds, great shots.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eilleen, I sure do like that Cardinal - bossy little guy but that is the nature of the beast. Your hummer looks peaceful - that reminds me to put out the new hummingbird feeder I just bought. Have a wonderful day today!

TexWisGirl said...

i like that top one - looks like the clouds are forming a zipper. :)

sceneoftranquility said...

Lovely sky and birds and did you notice the cloud in the first shot looks like a bird's head.

Sylvia K said...

Such lovely, colorful skies and clouds, Eileen! And I always love your beautiful birds!! Wonderful captures for the day!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

VALKYRIEN said...

Lovely colors on the sky, and fluffy sunny clouds! Your cardinal is amazing, we don't have that bird in Norway.

Denise said...

A winning combination Eileen, skies and pretty birds. Have a great weekend!

Rohrerbot said...

Today's post is like a Peach Margarita on deck. Yum! That's the drink I imagine in my hand as I watch the sky from your spot. At first that hummer looked like a Rufous. Love your birds. Hope you have a fun weekend and take lots more pictures:) Me

Sally in WA said...

Neat clouds in the first couple of shots, Eileen. I miss seeing cardinals out west. Enjoy your weekend!

Kusum said...

Beautiful pink hue!

Indrani said...

Wow! The variety of birds you get. Beautiful sky shots too.

Carver said...

Beautiful sunset from your backyard. I also love the hummer and cardinal.

Nature Rambles said...

Your sky shots are beautiful and it's a delight to see the birds! Love the cardinal...every bit of him says...take a look at me!!!

Tess said...

Excellent photography! Love the photos of the birds.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

That first sky photo is so incredible! Happy Skywatch Friday.

Joyful said...

Beautiful. Those pinks are so soothing.

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful skies. The colors are spectacular. The Hummers photos are very special!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - what a nice bird and a nice pink sky - they go well together.

Stewart M

Bob Bushell said...

I love your nature and last two are beautiful, lovely Eileen.

NatureFootstep said...

you have hummers in your backyard? That is NOT fair! I wonder how far spread the hummers are?

firaszphotography said...

Beautiful, calm and silent skies : )

Ann said...

I like the red bird, is it a cardinal?

WildBlack said...

Beautiful sky :)

Wollreflections

Laloofah said...

A wonderful collection of photos! I love all your sky photos, but being a sucker for color the last one is my favorite. And oh how seeing your ruby-throated hummer friend makes me miss all the hummingbirds that would visit our mountain home! I look forward to having a garden here in town that will encourage their visits. I ADORE that cardinal photo - he does indeed look annoyed! LOL! Fantastic capture!

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show both of sunset and the beautiful red bird.
Wishing you a great weekend :)
Hanne Bente

Lew said...

Beautiful skies this week! And I love your birds.

afanja said...

Wonderful series, Eileen, I really like your pink sunset. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful birds (and skies)....I can't get my hummers to hold still!

ladyfi said...

Another great sunset - and such delightful hummers!

chubskulit said...

Love the cardinal! Visiting from Sky Watch Friday.


Have a great weekend.

Debbie said...

gorgeous brush strokes in the sky!!

and a great shot of the cardinal, he's a beauty!!

have a wonderful weekend!!

Pat said...

I love the pink clouds! Beautiful!

me (maria) said...

I love your skies and the birds are really beautiful!!
Have a nice weekend!
Greetings from Greece!

Liz said...

Gorgeous skies, Eileen! That pink is delightful as is your header.
I love your Cardinals. The colour is so brilliant.

Maria said...

Beautiful moody sunsets!