Sunday, April 27, 2014

Saturday walk

  I am linking up with Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday 

On Saturday, hubby and I took our walk on one of the local fireroads. I had not been this direction for some time and I was amazed to see how many down trees there were across the fireroad.. This past winters ice storms and snow caused so many trees to come down. During our walk we had to either climb under, go across or around the downed trees. It was like a workout on an obstacle course.


 During our walk on the fireroad we spotted another Great Blue heron on a nest.. You can just barely make out the yellow beak.. Some scenes from along the fireroad..bottom left looks like a deer's jawbone?



A first of the season, the Ovenbird seen along the fireroad.  A breeder in the forest next to us.


Still looks like winter, we can see the lake from the fireroad.. I am looking forward to seeing everything green again.


Back in the yard, my first hummer sighting of the season, redbud tree, cherry blossoms, bleeding heart plant, waterlilies in the small pond


A closeup of the weeping cherry blossoms.


I was so happy to see the hummingbirds return to the yard.. I was happy that I recently hung the hummingbird feeders.


A view from the deck of our weeping cherry tree and the redbud tree.

 I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend and my weekend walk.. Thanks for stopping by and for the comments..


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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!

70 comments:

September Violets said...

What a lovely walk along the road. My son picked up a set of jaw bones just like yours (his were moose). Beautiful shots of the hummingbird in the blossoms! And I love the song of the ovenbird :) Happy Sunday to you Eileen! Wendy x

Roan said...

You do have a wonderful place to walk. Love seeing the hummingbird and all those beautiful signs of spring. We tried planting a weeping cherry last year, but it didn't make live. The nursery was to send us another this year, but got a letter with credit since all of theirs had some kind of disease. Maybe I can find one in a local nursery. They are beautiful!

Naquillity said...

so many beautiful images... your walk sounds like a nice one but definitely a workout with all those fallen trees. sad they've fallen from the harsh winter though... your cherry blossom tree is gorgeous... have a great day~

Brian King said...

Nice photos of the Ovenbird and hummer! We don't usually see those little guys until summer.

Bob Bushell said...

Oh yes, beautiful photos, the Hummingbird is my fave and the Ovenbird, absolutely right on.

Montanagirl said...

Super photos again! That was quite an obstacle course you had to navigate. That Hummer shot is terrific, and your blossoms are so beautiful! Wow, and it's raining here today with a high in the 40's!

Irma said...

What a lovely place to walk, Eileen.
Wonderful to see the hummingbirds in the blossom.
The collage is beautiful.
Greetings Irma

Willow said...

Beautiful nature walk Eileen. We have yet to see the hummers return to the farm they are usually here by April 21st ~ perhaps the polar vortex had them slow coming here this year.

rainfield61 said...

All the friends are coming back.

One by one.

Beth said...

I love those pictures. I have never heard of an ovenbird before and I love watching the hummingbirds!

TexWisGirl said...

love the feisty looking hummer. :) and sweet ovenbird!

Jo said...

What amazing sightings while you and your hubby "worked out" on the walk LOL! I love the jawbones. And the Ovenbird is beautiful. I have never even HEARD of such a bird. Great hummers in your garden, Eileen. Thanks for linking me yesterday while I was in transit between homes and countries. We have arrived to chilly weather, for me, 12 degrees Celsius during the day. Brrr. And dead silence in the garden! Greetings Jo

George said...

I'm sorry that winter storms brought down so many trees, but it is wonderful to see the signs of Spring. We've been seeing hummingbirds at our feeders for a week or so. It's always a treat to see them back.

Lynne said...

Love the Hummer photo. You are skilled at getting such great photos. Spring looks further along than it is here. But I am beginning to see my first peeks and blooms though!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

The photos are fabulous - great capture of the heron even if it was just the head and beak. Love the hummingbird photos and the flowering things in your yard. Spring!!!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
Great post!!What a wonderful place for a walk!!!Amazing images!Great shots of the hummingbird in the cherry blossoms!!
Hope you have a happy week!!Hugs!
Dimi...

Gattina said...

It seems that the woods were quite damaged ! Beautiful pictures !

luisa said...

So beautiful. I love the photos. It's just like I went on this walk...

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of the place. I like that Humming bird.

Mersad said...

Life awakening everywhere. It's so beautiful.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Beautiful scenery and oh the Hummingbird! Wow! I sure miss some of the birds we used to see up North In TN. Love your flowering trees, too!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I always enjoy following along with you on your walks Eileen and learning to recognize birds.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

How lovely to get out on a forest walk Eileen!
So many trees down after the wild storms you experienced over the winter months.
Sad to see the little jaw bone, I can't bare to think of any animals in pain.
What a sweet little Hummingbird - we don't have anything like it here - you really do have the most wonderful variety of birds on your continent!

Our photos said...

Very nice. I love the birds !

barbara l. hale said...

That weeping cherry is GORGEOUS! As are the ovenbird and the hummingbird.

Merlesworld said...

A real workout climbing over those logs and that weeping cherry is so pretty.
Merle...............

Anonymous said...

It won't be long before Spring really gets hold! Looking forward to it.

Carole M. said...

lovely collages, the spring growth on your trees beyond your deck make for a great backdrop for your bird photos at the feeders Eileen. Loved the cowbird and the hummer

Life Images by Jill said...

It must be truly amazing to see the world come to life after winter. I remember your deck view in mid winter covered in feet of snow! and now look at it! glorious.
Have a wonderful week, enjoy the start of spring, and thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Stephanie said...

You have a beautiful yard and nice viewing your walk in the woods.

Mama Zen said...

Stunning shot of the hummingbird!

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, what a birdie post ... i love it all ... the tree blossoms, the hummingbird, the teeth... glad you mentioned them. i was curious. we see deer bones all the time thanks to all these silly hunters out there. i wish they would clean them up properly though. ( :

podso said...

Nice to see your walk and signs of spring there. Looks like the leaves in the forest are coming in as well. amazing the damage the snow storms can do. Have a good week!

Linda W. said...

Nice hummingbird shot! I'm amazed you got him to sit still long enough for a photo.

DeniseinVA said...

I enjoyed this marvelous walk of yours Eileen. All super photos :) have a great week!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen;
OMG, I was SO attracted by the beautiful hummingbird with blossoms of weeping cherry tree♡♡♡ Wow, you made me wish to live in your neighborhood to enjoy these scene again p;) I had a wrong idea that there won't be a cherry tree in the yard of the private garden in the foreign country until seeing lots of them in the blogs, haha.
Some sad scene like fallen tree and jaw bone etc. But your ovenbird foto is SO great♪♪♪

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Phil Slade said...

So good to see signs of Spring amongst all that devastation Eileen.That winter took its toll on everyone and everything in some way. A lovely shot of the Ovenbird and of course the little hummer.

Have a great week ahead.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful photos of your walk with beautiful moments of the Springtime. Great !
Best regards, Synnöve

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I love to walk in the wood. What a treat to see the deer jawbone. Very interesting. And you weeping cherry is just beautiful in bloom.

J Bonafilla said...

Amazing photos, Eileen. You had a really interesting walk. I especially like your humming bird, who's a very handsome chap with his lovely green plumage. They intrigue me as we don't get them over here in England. Have a great week, Bonny

Gail Dixon said...

The ovenbird and hummingbird images are sheer perfection!! And your cherry blossoms--oh, my! Hope you have a great week. :)

diane b said...

The Humming Bird is beautiful, great capture too.

R. Mac Wheeler said...

Great shots.

That Humming bird is amazing.

ladyfi said...

Lovely blossoms and bird shots.

Happyone said...

Many pretty things to see on your walk. : )

Icy BC said...

So many beautiful pictures to see, and the hummingbird is such a sweet treat!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love the black-chinned hummer. But that jawbone of the deer...eerie.

Hi!
Just trying to catch up from your visiting with me while I was attending a convention last week, and busy with hunting down the migrant birds in our area!

Have a good week!!

Debbie said...

oh eileen, it was such a long and damaging winter for so many areas. i hope someone cleans up this beautiful area!!

i have never seen or heard of an oven bird. it's so pretty!!

i need to get my hummingbird feeder out, cleaned and filled. thanks for the reminder. you got some amazing captures of yours!!

Photo Cache said...

i love hte fireroad, it reminds me so much of the park here in berkeley during winter.

have a wonderful work week.

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful nature places and gorgeous photography for OWT ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Sylvia K said...

I do love your beautiful variety of birds -- particularly the hummers! And what a wonderful place to walk and drink in the beauty!! Your terrific photos are the next best thing, Eileen!! Thanks for sharing!! Hope you have a great week!!

mick said...

Great photos of your walk. It certainly does look like an obstacle course with all those trees down across the walk. The cherry blossom is especially beautiful and of course I love the hummingbird.

Carver said...

Beautiful shots from your walk. I love the hummers.

magiceye said...

Marvelous captures all!!

Veronica Roth said...

Lovely photos, as usual! I've been getting great views of the blue herons around the ocean these days. They always take my breath away. My hummingbird feeder isn't getting any interest :( but the wild current has our resident hummers visiting it all the time. Hope they take notice of the feeder.

Alexa T said...

Spring is definitely on her way with bright colors and refined aspects! Love that little green bird among pink cherry blooms...Thanks for the beautiful series of pictures and the whole walk! Have a great week!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a beautiful walk you have taken us on - love the birds and the flowering trees! xo Karen

Birgitta said...

Wow! Wonderful photo series!

Joe Todd said...

That is my kind of walk. Thanks for the post

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful post -- it was fun thinking of you guys doing nature's obstacle course along the fireroad (we would probably have had to give up, not being as young and agile as we used to be). Wonderful pictures celebrating the return of spring! Everything in your yard is beautiful, whether bird, plant or animal!.

edenhills said...

Looks like a lovely place to walk. Your yard is positively magical with the flowers and birds.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Lovely Cherry Blooms and hummingbird!!

Maria said...

Beautiful, gorgeous spring!

Louisette said...

A wonderfull place for walk, best regard from Belgium

Mary Cromer said...

I enjoyed your walk, bur especially loved the Hummer ;)

Helma said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh ..... I'm jealous of your Hummingbird! I think that such a beautiful bird! You have this also beautifully photographed. I think this is great. Too many flowers you saw on your trip :-)
Very nice week, Helma

Chris Rohrer said...

I'm looking forward to summer in Maine this year. I can't wait to see the Ruby-throats and possible Ovenbirds. There is so much to look forward to in the next months. Green! Your images are very calming and beautiful. Looks like a wonderful spring day out.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Thank you for taking us along with you on your walk. It's fun to see what other people see. I love your captures of the hummingbird. He is a pretty one.

NatureFootstep said...

how nice to see the hummer. I still miss those guys. :)

ladyfi said...

What glorious spring shots.

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