Monday, August 26, 2013

Eastern Towhee & more

  I am linking up with  Our World Tuesday 

August 26, 2013

This weekend was a fun weekend at my sister place for my niece's baby shower. I guess most of you know that I can not go anywhere without checking out the birds and wildlife. So my post is on my sister's backyard birds and critters and some shots from the baby shower.




A field of sunflowers I passed along the way to my sister's house.


My sister well fed groundhog and an adult Eastern Towhee.


Bambi, Eastern Towhee, groundhog and a juvenile Eastern Towhee.


Bambi in my sister yard, isn't it cute?


Juvenile Eastern Towhee, my sister throws out bags of corn for the critters.


My nephew's wife made this beautiful quilt as a shower gift for my niece, she also made yummy white chocolate pretzels and lollipops, brownies and oreo mini cheesecakes.. All the food at the shower was delicious. The cake was cute with the jungle animals and surrounded with iced cupcakes. It was a fun day, my sister will be a grandmother for the first time and I will be a great-aunt.


As always, I hope you enjoy my post and thanks for visiting my blog. I always appreciate your comments.

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 Thanks to the hosting group of Our World Tuesday: Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia, Sandy and Jennifer.  I wish everyone a happy week!

56 comments:

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wow ~ Lots of great photos ~ favorite is the deer! , carol, ^_^

Gary Phillips said...

Great Bambi shot!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

Looks like a fun time for all and a great shower for your niece! Wonderful captures, Eileen! Beautiful sunflowers and I love the deer! Lovely gifts for the new one to arrive! Thanks for sharing the fun!! Hope you have a great week!

Cynthia said...

What a fun yard your sister has. Love the baby quilt.

Mama Zen said...

That IS Bambi! How cute!

Marcia said...

What fun! And all the wildlife to boot! I too am a great aunt many times over but not yet a grandmother.

Betty Luckhurst said...

Looks like a great shower! And with Bambi in the yard, what else could you want!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful wildlife and flowers in your sis's yard.... you both have picked beautiful spots to live! The shower sounds like a lovely event. Congrats to all.(I used to think that Great-Aunt sounded so "ancient'...more so than Grandmother....now I am both many times over and I still don't feel ancient.)

Penelope Postcards said...

What a joy it must have been to find so much of nature’s gifts at your sister’s doorstep. The first baby coming tops them all!

Debbie said...

Looks like such a fun party, LOVE the fawn and the sunflowers are so beautiful!!

Sue said...

I don't think anything says sunshine like a field full of sunflowers. How beautiful!
And great shots of the fawn!

mick said...

It sounds like a fun day and "bambi" is so cute! Love the sunflowers also.

TexWisGirl said...

the quilt is really sweet. so are her backyard critters! adorable fawn and cute groundhog!

Zizi Santos said...

Eileen
Muito lindo o chá de bebê da sua sobrinha.
Adorei a manta com o patchwork
Que linda imagem do Bambi e do passarinho. Deve ser um agradavel lugar que sua irmã vive.
bjs
Zizi

Mia McPherson said...

A wonderful array of Sunflowers and love the critters in your sister's yard

islandwonder said...

LOVE the sunflowers!!!! Bambi is so cute and that cake looks yummy.

Happyone said...

Oh my all that food looks delicious. The quilt is beautiful.

Was the sun flower field by any chance in Monkton?

Linda Kittmer said...

What a beautiful young deer! How wonderful to be able to enjoy such creatures in your sister's yard!

SquirrelQueen said...

I love the sea of sunflowers and Bambi is adorable. It looks like your sister's yard is a great place to watch the wildlife.

The cake for the shower is adorable. I'm guessing everyone had a great time.

DeniseinVA said...

What a great time you had at the baby shower. Lovely to get together with family for such a joyous occasion. Your photos are great! Bambi is adorable, and I always love your bird shots. The gifts looked wonderful as did all that yummy food.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Love love love that vivid photo of the fawn. And the birds. And what a darling quilt - and the sunflowers remind me of all the fields of sunflowers in Kansas. Gorgeous photos.

Stephanie said...

Great series of photos, love the deer and the quilt.

Lynne said...

Looks like a happy weekend . . . loved seeing bright eyed Bambi . . .

Pretty quilt for the new babe to be . . .

Montanagirl said...

Lots of neat photos! Love the little Fawn. The goodies look and sound pretty tasty too.

ladyfi said...

What delightful shots!

Indrani said...

Wow! So many sunflowers! I wish I could grow at least one. Great series!

diane b said...

Exciting times all round. Congrats to mum and grandma when the event happens. Love the Bambi and groundhog.

Chris Rohrer said...

That food looks delish! And wow does she have a lot of critters come and visit. But the Eastern Towhee.....very nice find:) I like birding at other people's feeders.

Kusum Sanu said...

Lovely sunflowers and the quilt!

Joop Zand said...

Nice Bambi and sunflower pictures.... it's a good post Eileen.

Greetings from Holland, Joop

Bob Bushell said...

Look at the Bambi, a real looker!! And the sweeties, yummy.

Digi-Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful photos of Bambi, also the sunflowers are beautiful.
Greetings Irma

Ercotravels said...

Interesting post with beautiful shots specially sunflower field!

Leovi said...

Beautiful pictures, beautiful Bambi!

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!!Wow!!!What a great post!!!My best wishes to your sister for beeing a granny!What a wonderful baby shower !!!You realy had a great time!!!But the bambi and the sunflowers(my favorite flower)are exellent shots and pictures!!I realy enjoyed my visit here!!!Have a nice day!!Hugs!!
Dimi...

Phil Slade said...

Looks like a really fun day Eileen, what with the birding, photography and that spread of wonderful food. Enjoy the rest of your week.

Jo said...

Thanks for sharing the baby shower and the birds and wild life in your sister's garden. This is first time I've seen a groundhog. Bambi looks pregnant. Have a great day. Jo

Blackberry Lane said...

Beautiful wildlife photos and what a nice baby shower. I have 4 great nieces...I know you all are so excited!

Snap said...

Wonderful baby shower and I would have been disappointed if you hadn't checked out the critters and flowers! Love Bambi and the sunflowers. Fun post

EG CameraGirl said...

Looks like your sister shares your love of nature.

Congrats on soon being a great-aunt!

Loredana Donovan said...

A lovely post, Eileen! Love the sunflowers and deer. What a nice baby shower, congrats on becoming a great aunt! :)

MJ said...

Look at all those beautiful sunflowers! I so want to have a backyard like that. All those wonderful critters. How fun and cool to have the company of wildlife roaming around. Neat post!!!

~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

Congrats on being a great aunt in the near future! The quilt is beautiful!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Beautiful Pics & Congrats to your niece!

CabinGirl said...

Wow - that quilt is beautiful! I'm always so impressed by people who can create beautiful works like that.

And I love your fawn and sunflower photos, Eileen.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

That's a beautiful field of sunflowers...breathtaking. And I love the Towhee. Have you heard of the rufous-sided towhee? We have those around here.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Sounds like the shower was great fun. I love the photo of Bambi and the sunflowers.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Congrats on being a great aunt! That's so exciting. It's always wonderful when a new member is introduced to the family. I love those sunflowers and the cute critters! And the food looks so yummy.

George said...

Your photos of Bambi are wonderful. I also like the sunflowers you saw on your way to the baby shower.

Brian King said...

Your sister has a regular wildlife preserve going on there! How cool!

Celeste said...

What a beautiful field of sunshine and that little Bambi is so adorable.
Congratulations on the impending new arrival in your family, it looks as though you had a wonderful party :)

DeniseinVA said...

Hi Eileen, I am back to thank you for all the great tips on seeing the black bears in Yellowstone, and info on the birds. We are having a great time, it's good to be back.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen,
Wow, what a fun post, my friend♡♡♡
I enjoyed the whole pictures. Beautiful sun flowers, groundhog, lovely Bambi and Eastern Towhee♬♬♬
Congratulations on your sister becoming a grandmother♪♪♪ I enjoyed the pictures of baby shower as we don't have that custom in Japan.

PS>So sorry for my recent absence, my friend. I was a bit under the weather for the summer heat and busy days, not having had much strength to read and write in English(^^;)

Sending you lots of love and hugs to my dear Japanese friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Joe Todd said...

Amazing what you can find in a backyard

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

We haven't seen one fawn, which is a good sign. They have lots of food!

Aiketa said...

Bambi!!! Oh how cute! So so so adorable!!!