Sunday, April 28, 2013

Around the yard

 I am linking up with   Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday

Just an FYI: A friend on Facebook said she rec'd an email from me using using a yahoo email address and was asking to open a link. First I did not send any emails out the last couple of days and I do not use YAHOO for email. So if anyone should see my name on an email please do not open any links. LINKS are bad to open no matter what, so be careful.


For my post this week, I have some shots of Spring time around my yard and of course I have some of my spring birds. So, I will take you for a walk around my yard.







The Goldfinch looks pretty sitting in the weeping cherry tree.




The dogwood tree is one of my favorites, I love the dogwood blossoms.



I've been seeing a lot more bluejays around the yard.


The bleeding heart plant is one of my favorite spring blooms.


The Chipping Sparrows seemed to have arrived in big numbers, I am seeing a lot of these cuties around the yard. I am looking forward to seeing some of the spring migrating birds around the yard. I hope you enjoyed the walk around the yard.

Thanks for visiting my blog and post. I really appreciate your comment too.
Join in on the fun and for more wonderful photos please visit  Mosaic Monday and more from  Our World Tuesday
 Thanks to our host: Mary our host of Mosaic Monday and to the hosting group of Our World Tuesday: Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia, Sandy and Jennifer.  Thanks also for stopping by to see my post.  I wish everyone a happy week!



81 comments:

Carole M. said...

Eileen your gardens look beautiful and such a joy now that the weather is warming up; isn't it just repaying you so?! Lovely colour and beautiful birds too; love the goldfinches.

✿ chica said...

LINDO!! Parece que estão aqui ao lado! Belas fotos! beijos,chica

Sue said...

Oh Eileen-your yard is beautiful!
I love ALL the blooms. Stunning!
I just know you're having a wonderful time enjoying all that beauty. Have a good week!

TexWisGirl said...

wow! you have a beautiful back yard!!!

dinascitywildlife.com said...

Your spring shots are so pretty! I miss seeing dogwood.

Betsy Adams said...

Great blooms in your yard ---and I always love seeing your birdies... They are so similar to mine!!!!

Sorry about your email problem. Hope you can get to the bottom of it. So ridiculous...

Have a great week. It's rained here for 2 straight days. I need a BOAT... ha

Hugs,
Betsy

The French Hutch said...

Hi Eileen, I certainly did enjoy my walk with you around your yard. Stunning flower gardens. I love you pink dogwood and the weeping cherry tree is amazing! How do you attract so many beautiful little birds to your yard? The Goldfinch is so handsome! Beautiful post............
Have a lovely week Eileen.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Reader Wil said...

I enjoyed the walk greatly. The chipping sparrows are far more beautiful than our sparrows, which have no colours other than brown and grey.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Your garden is so colourful. No wonder the birds find it so inviting. I like your new header too. Valerie

Lynne said...

Beautiful backyard sanctuary . . . very nice for your many birds too!

Happyone said...

What a fabulous beautiful yard you have. Spring is extra pretty there. : )

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my gosh Eileen your yard is pure heaven. I love every picture. Thanks!

I hope everybody is smart enough to not open up weird links like that. I have a very love/hate relationship with FB!

A Creative Harbor said...

Wow! Spring has certainly arrived where you are ~gorgeous photography of nature's treasures ~ ^_^

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Eileen
I love the pastel pinks and purples of your spring garden. Great bird photos too. We're lucky to see lots of gold finches in the yard all the time.
Well, not always - like today when I looked up and saw Momma hawk and 2 smaller ones floating over top of our backyard. She probably told them to troll here on a regular basis for all the tasty lunches on the bird feeders. :-)
Judith

A Garden of Threads said...

You have a beautiful garden. I love the phlox around the pond...cute moose. Have a blessed week:)

Lorrie said...

What gorgeous blooms. The shrubs look like drifts of color. No wonder the birds are attracted to your yard.

George said...

Your bright, cheery yard is just what I needed to see on a rainy, dreary Tennessee day.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Spring flowers are always the most welcome. We haven't seen any little chippers yet! We had a pair of purple finches tonight! Enjoy your week!

kulasa said...

you have such a beautiful naturally fun-filled yard! love the bluejay...and all of 'em winged friends and the colorful petals! :)

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh, these are just beautiful photos Eileen. Such gorgeous colours in the flowers. I'm still waiting on more of the spring birds to arrive here. Have good week. Pamela

Tammy said...

Wow, your backyard looks gorgeous! So many pretty blossoms! Great shot of the colorful Goldfinch!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Man, you are just bursting with blooms! Good to see. Also nice to see the goldfinches. Ours left a couple weeks ago and I miss them. Beautiful shots, Eileen!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

gorgeous blooms. lovely shots, my friend. have a great springy week. ( :

Indrani said...

Your blog looks so beautiful today with lovely colors.
Isn't that a male sparrow bullying a female one?

Stephanie said...

I have never seen pink Dogwood blossoms. You have a beautiful garden!

Bob Bushell said...

The Chipping Sparrow is the best, but, the rest are superb.

Cezar and Léia said...

You prepared a brilliant post plenty of lights and beauty!The garden is adorable, I love the rose flowers and the birds portraits are very beautiful!
Hugs and a nice week!
Léia

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful photos in beautiful spring colors. Great !

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

BELLO.. great pictures.. Fullcolors.. Like a dream..

podso said...

Spring is such a lovely time of year. Your yard is beautiful and I too love the dogwood, especially the pink ones!

Nancy Claeys said...

Gorgeous Eileen! Love your pond and the dogwood! xo

DeniseinVA said...

A wonderful way to start my Monday morning Eileen. You have a beautiful garden with lots of feathered visitors, and I do love your 'moose'. Happy Monday to you :)

DeniseinVA said...

p.s. I have had similar problem e-mails in the past but none from you. Hope it doesn't cause too much of a problem for you.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Stunning!!!

Those email accounts aren't as safe as they claim. There is always something.

Dawna Motz said...

Love love Love all the carpets of blooms! Such a pretty yard and I think I heard the birds singing! Have a great week!

edenhills said...

Your yard looks so beautiful with all those blooms! Lovely bird captures as well.

EG CameraGirl said...

WOW! It's looking so beautiful in your yard!

Anna said...

WOW Eileen... this is so gorgeous!
It's like paradise...
Warm greetings from Holland,
Anna

Debbie said...

WoW, your gardens look great!!

what a great shot of the goldfinch, with the perfect backdrop!!

Icy BC said...

This is such an amazingly beautiful spring post, Eileen. Gorgeous flowers, and wonderful birds!

Karen Harvey Cox said...

You are a master at capturing birds, and these photographs of you flowers are truly amazing. Such a lovely mosaic.

Happy Monday.

karen

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Everything is so colorful! Lovely photos! Your garden is just beautiful.

ladyfi said...

Wow - I adore these spring blossoms and fabulous bird shots.

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!Your garden looks so beautiful!!So many preety flowers in your yard!And so many cute birds too!!I like that Goldfinch on the cherry tree!!And at last!Spring has arrived in your yard!Have a lovely week!
Dimi..

Art and Sand said...

Your photos are so lovely. I have only been to Yellowstone once, but we saw such amazing wildlife.

Karen said...

You have a beautiful yard, and I really like these photos. Great.

Photo Cache said...

a visual feast, so many things to be thankful for when we see pictures of nature. you are the bird photographer master.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures of so much beauty, Eileen!!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the alert! I'll be aware! Have a great week!

Leovi said...

Wonderful pictures, those colors are gorgeous nature in its purest form, a real orchard! Greetings.

Fun60 said...

You have so much colour in your garden. I doubt I could tear myself away from it.

Dianne said...

Absolutely delightful captures Eileen. Your top collage is SO pretty.

Carver said...

You have a beautiful garden. Great shots of the spring flowers and birds.

Chris Rohrer said...

I'm loving all the colors between plants and birds. Your place is sure coming to life!!!

As for the link, I would never open that up. I get them all the time at work from parents and students.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

What an amazing yard! Your pics are so beautiful!

LifeRamblings said...

i love your backyard and your spring photos are lovely.

Lew said...

Your flowers have popped open a lot more than ours! And that Chipping Sparrow has a fierce look. The band at the wedding is The Honky Tonk Experience is a delightful band and they play a lot of the old C&W favorites. (I'll have a post on them soon)

Pondside said...

Oh my goodness, that was just a beautiful series of photos! You have managed to set each bird into the perfect background. I hope you're using these for cards!

Al said...

Very nice spring photos, you have a very lovely yard.

Rajesh said...

Pretty birds and flowers in your yard.

mick said...

Beautiful spring-time photos. It must smell wonderful among all that blossom.

~~~jennifer~~~ said...

I love all your beautiful flowers & the great birds coming to visit!

Karen said...

Wow, your yard is gorgeous!

Jill Harrison said...

what glorious colour in your garden! obviously you and the birds are enjoying the coming of spring.
Have a wonderful week and thank yo for stopping by my blog last week - we have been away trecking and only just back - so catching up!

Linda said...

Wonderful pictures, Eileen!

Meghana Hassan said...

Wow, beautiful flowers and birds...

Kusum Sanu said...

Lovely garden pictures Eileen!

Marie said...

Your photos are so colorful and gorgeous! The best of spring!

Joyful said...

Beautiful garden Eileen! You are so blessed to have this kind of growth and colour already. Here we haven't even planted the garden yet. Of course we do still have other things growing ;-) Have a great week.

Tina´s PicStory said...

it´s wonderful to see all the lovely flowers and the pretty birds between! :)

Crafty Green Poet said...

what lovely blossoms and birds! Your goldfinches are so handsome!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Wow, what a stunning yard you have! So much colour, no wonder the birds love visiting. Very beautiful.

Gary said...

Beautiful blooms!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Linda Kittmer said...

Another fabulous series of shots Eileen! I love how the Gold finch is framed by the blossoms.

Jesh St Germain said...

You must spend lots of hours in your backyard! My favorites of all your beautiful pics are that of the yellow finch and the blue jay - stunning captures!

Giga said...

Wiosna to jednak cudowna kolorowa pora roku. Pieknie masz w ogrodzie i śliczne ptaszki są tam gośćmi. Pozdrawiam.
Spring is a wonderful color, however, the time of year. Beautifully have in the garden and beautiful birds are there guests. Yours.

Faye said...

The birds are perfect ornaments for your spring blooms and greenery. It's obvious that your landscaping is planned to make both you and the birds happy.

Maria said...

You have a lovely yard; you're so fortunate!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

I'm with you Eileen -
love those golden finches AND the pink dogwood.
Absolutely beautiful photos!

AVCr8teur said...

What a lovely yard! I like the manicured lawn and the moose. No wonder you have so many visitors fly in for a visit. Thanks for sharing!

NatureFootstep said...

I envy you, such a beautiful garden you have. Ours has hardly even started to bloom.

Beth said...

Love your creeping phlox and dogwoods! The goldfinch is beautiful too. I saw my first oriole on May 1, but on May 2-3 it snowed. Have a great wknd!
xo Beth

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