Sunday, March 9, 2014

Around the Yard_Mar 9

  I am linking up with Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday 

It's Sunday Morning and our clocks have spring forward an hour. We have sunny blue skies with some honking Canada geese flying over the house, birds are chirping all around the yard. It feels and sounds like a spring morning..I am looking forward to this new week ahead, we are expecting some warmer temperatures finally. I am hoping more of the snow around the yard will melt..I am anxious to see our daffodils and the forsythia in bloom..




To my left in a clear blue sky I watched groups of Canada Geese flying over the yard and neighborhood.



Looking to my right into the woods I see some white puffy clouds in the pretty blue sky and around the yard I see a few of the sweet looking Mourning Doves. They seem to be watching me too.


Above are one of my Dark-eyed Junco couples..The male is on the left and the female is on the right..You can see the female has more brownish tones and the male is more black (my book calls the male a slaty gray).

I hope everyone is having a happy Sunday and remembered to change their clocks..spring forward an hour.. Say good-bye to Old Man Winter...


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 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.  I wish everyone a happy week ahead!

71 comments:

Brian King said...

Beautiful sky! Nice shots of the doves and juncos!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful trees against the sky! glad you're getting the geese i sent up there. ;)

Mersad said...

Beautiful impressions from your neck of the woods. We are still waiting for the clocks to turn here in Europe.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

I love seeing geese flying overhead.....also the sound...it's magical!

Have a nice evening,
Ruby

Wandering Wren said...

Hi Eileen
Hope you have a happy week ahead too, full of peaceful doves and wonderful birding shots!
Wren x

Rajesh said...

Beautiful birds all around.

Bob Bushell said...

It's funny how the Canada Geese flying in a v shape, what makes them do it? Anyway, your photos are so brilliant.

Debbie said...

Those doves are just beautiful bathing in the sun!! Our skies have been filled with the geese in formation!!

Poppy said...

Eileen,

Your surrounding landscape is host to so many wonderful signs of spring! The mourning doves are very sweet, indeed and the Canada geese, soaring in the spotless blue skies, fill my heart with freedom from this long, cold winter.

Have a lovely week; hope it's sunny and bright and warmer.

Poppy

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
Wonderful pictures of the flying geese!!Lovely birds visiting your yard!Great sky shots!Wish you a happy week!Hugs!
Dimi...

Blackberry Lane said...

Hi Eileen, What pretty pictures today. Wishing you a wonderful week.

A Garden of Threads said...

It was sunny and above freezing here this morning, but the clouds have returned, more snow to come:( Spring will be slow to arrive. Love you mosaic this week Eileen. Take care, Jen

A Quiet Corner said...

Our Juncos are dark out this way...in fact, I have a post this week with one and it's hardly visible against the stonewall....:)JP

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Now if those geese are headed home, I will have cause for 'hope' for spring!
Lovely mosaic - ty for sharing your beauty !

ellen b said...

Hi Eileen!
I do love birds and your captures are great. Dear hubby turned the clocks forward for me. Have a great week.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I LOVE Daylight Savings Time! YAY> Happy Spring. Beautiful juncos...they are some of my favs from Oregon.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Perfect photos of how it's been in our time zone the last few days! I'm seeing a lot of geese too, but I'm not fast enough to get a good photo. --And I forgot to change the alarm clock, and I thought Carl did, but he didn't and we missed church--There's always next week! :-)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Isn't it great to be on the way to spring. I look forward to seeing daffodils in the garden too. Valerie

Linda W. said...

Love your blue sky photos! Hooray for warmer weather!

Montanagirl said...

Nice photos! We had 60 above here today, and the melting continues. We're ready for spring!!

Life Images by Jill said...

it certainly looks like spring is on it's way in your yard Eileen. So do you put your clock forward from 8am to 9am? or back from 8am to 7am?
Out eastern states have daylight saving in summer here in Australia, but not in Western Australia. I liked it when they trailed it here, but the referendum said no!
Have a wonderful week Eileen.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love the juncos ... ( :

Lynne said...

Wonderful photos . . . I especially liked the little Juncos. I wonder if we will see as many of them once the snow is melted and gone.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's always exciting to see Canada geese fly over! We did a little bird watching today and saw several scrub jays. It was a first for me so very exciting! Enjoy your week!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen;
Oh, happy for you having the slight atmosphere for spring! I'd like to see these Canada Geese flying in the blue sky, must be gorgeous♡♡♡
The enlarged picture of the Dark-eyed Junco couples really made me understand your explanation, my friend. Such sweet looking couple; I learned the word 'slaty' for the color♪

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Mama Zen said...

I just love the doves!

Nancy Olivia Hoffmann said...

Lovely bird pictures. Isn't it nice to hear the geese as they fly over?

Stephanie said...

Beautiful images and collages.

The happy wanderer. said...

It must be nice to see the geese in the sky as a sign that spring is on the way.

DeniseinVA said...

A lot of neat photos Eileen, you saw a lot of lovely sights today. Love them all!

Nancy J said...

Lovely photos, super sky and bird shots, they are so hard to get just right, and you nailed it. Are the Canada Geese migrating past your place further north? Cheers, Jean

pattisjarrett said...

We're looking forward to warmer temperatures, too. It's nice to see blue sky again!

Maria said...

I like these montages with all this scenery.

Sheila at WolfSongBlog.Com said...

What a wonderful way to enjoy the day! Your bird and nature photos are lovely!!

Our photos said...

Beautiful birds photos, Eileen!!

MomLee said...

Spectacular shot of sky... beautiful birdies. Love it all..:)

#mosaicmonday

Jo said...

Amazing sky shots, Eileen. And the junco pair is so cute. Have a wonderful day. Jo

Stewart M said...

I always liked seeing skeins of geese in the winter skies.

Managed to see some of the birds in your post when I was in Az.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

diane b said...

I can hear the joy in your voice to see and hear Spring is almost with you. The doves and Junco's are cute.

Phil Slade said...

Hi Eileen, and yes those pictures certainly have an air of Spring about them. Two weeks for our clocks - yippee. Have a great week as the snow finally goes.

Gattina said...

The little birdies are so cute !

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful collages and Dark-eyed Junco are really great.
A very good new week,
Greetings Irma

•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

Your bird and sky photos are beautiful! I am hoping for the weather to warm up and melt the ice too :)

Betty Manousos said...

just incredibly awesome!
amazing shot of the sky too.

hope you have a beautiful week ahead!

big hugs!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love pictures of geese in flight. So so beautiful! I don't know about you Eileen but I want my hour back!

EG CameraGirl said...

I love seeing that blue sky!

Joyce Olson said...

Eileen,
I love Morning Doves and we have had some very cute and plump ones here this Winter.
Beautiful Winter sky too-aren't birds lucky!
Have a lovely Monday-
Jemma

Linda Gross said...

I heard geese honking just a short while ago. I saw the formation but it was too far out for a picture. Wonderful photographs of the doves and junco.

ladyfi said...

What beautiful skies! Hope spring is on its way.

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
At last a couple of minutes to come and visit you!!
All these birds in the open in your garden!! WOW, I'd have a ball!
The Cardinals and the Redbellied Woodpecker are my favorite though! That soooo colorful!
Many thanks for your fidelity and your sweet comments,
Keep well!

Rainey Shafer said...

Beautiful birds and Mosaics!
~Rainey @ The Project Table~

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, I miss seeing Canada Geese (there were many up in Crossville, TN). I also miss the Junco's. Your pictures are really nice. Have a wonderful coming week!

Happyone said...

A lot of our snow is melting too.
Love the geese pictures.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Lovely seeing the blue skies through the trees - your morning doves sure look cold!! Know they are looking forward to warmer weather!
Didn't like that 1 hour forward time!! It takes me a week to catch up!

Ailime said...

Olá Eileen, tão belos os céus e os voos dessas aves! A primavera está a chegar e com ela as neves vão derreter-se! As flores aparecerão e será uma imensa alegria! Abraços e boa semana. Ailime

Gail Dixon said...

Great shots of the birds flying in formation. Sweet little junco pair. Another standout in this post is the trees silhouetted against that blue sky.

mick said...

Beautiful blue sky and birds. I hope spring comes soon for you.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes!! I do love your blue, blue skies, Eileen, and even more when they're full of birds! Delightful captures as always!! Hope your week is off to a great start!! Enjoy!!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Those Mourning Doves are so cute! One of my favorite birds. I did remember to spring forward, thank goodness!

carol l mckenna said...

Great nature photography as always and love the collage presentation ~ thanks ~ Happy Week to you ~ xxx

artmusedog and carol

Andrea said...

I am saying goodby to winter, though there are some aspects of it I will miss. And I know as soon as Spring arrives, I will have a load of work to do in the yard. Your pictures are much like we look here ... still snow on the ground, but actual grass starting to show through. Very nice post, Eileen.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Photo Cache said...

i enjoy viewing nature with you.

Marie-Anne said...

You are so lucky to have so many beautiful birds around your house!!! And the geese are so spectacular!
I wish spring will soon be upon you, my daffodils are already gone!!!
Have a nice week!!!!

Tammy said...

Hi Eileen, looks like a beautiful day! Its always fun to see birds passing in formation. The juncos are too cute! Have a great week!

Carver said...

Wonderful shots. I like the formations the birds in the air make.

edenhills said...

This is a wonderful collection of birds.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

The morning doves look so plump and happy! It felt like spring here yesterday, as we hit 70 degrees, but tomorrow we will be getting some snow so that weather ddi not last long!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I can almost HEAR the geese flying overhead. Love the sky and the "V" formations.

All your bird shares = always a delight.

Alexa T said...

Charming like a dream... just to have a look "around your yard" and It looks like a heaven... on the right: "some puffy clouds", then on the left: "some Mourning Doves"... More than just lovely pics....

NatureFootstep said...

love the sight of migrating birds. :)

Helma said...

I think that Dark-eyed Junco couples truly beautiful birds. I never seen in my self. Really nice Eileen.
Enjoy the nice weather today.