Sunday, June 29, 2014

Birds & Blooms

  I am linking up with Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday 

I am amazed the end of June is a day away.. June flew by! Sharing some shots of my yard birds and blooms around my yard..and on Saturday my great-nephew was baptized. 



Above some summer time birds in my yard...the American Goldfinches, A Ruby-throated Hummingbird and the Eastern Bluebird.




 Above a male Downy woodpecker, top right are some lilies with some  Clematis, an Indigo Bunting, Great-Crested Flycatcher, bottom row a hibiscus bloom, male House Finch, Red-bellied Woodpecker and a male Cardinal.


 Stella O'doro lilies, I believe the clematis is called Jackmanii, the clematis vine is mixing in with our huge blueberry bush..

The mommy.. my neice Melissa, my sis with Neill,  Neill with Daddy and Neill kissing Mommy, a relaxed Neill at the party and Neill's doggy the 125 lb Mastiff "Ajax"


I love this surprised look on baby Neill's face during the baptism. I hope you enjoyed my photos from the past week and weekend..

Thanks for stopping by and for the comments.

Join in on the fun and for more wonderful photos please visit  Mosaic Monday and more
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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!

76 comments:

from Madrid said...

Marvellous shots little boy and birds !

Tomás.

TexWisGirl said...

you have a gorgeous yard and lots of beautiful visitors to reward you for it. :) neill is a cutie - love his big dog!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Marvelous photos of the lovely birds and wonderful impressions of your family event.
Best regards, Synnöve

Brian King said...

Love your bluebirds and hummers! We still haven't seen any hummingbirds and I don't remember the last time I saw a bluebird.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Lovely yard and quite a variety of birds!! A Bunting = WOW! Sure wish one would fly my way!!
Neill's face is priceless!! I'm afraid I'd crack up had I been standing on the first row!! God Bless!

Linda W. said...

Love the baptism photo! Usually most babies cry - this little guy seems very curious instead. Nice collection of photos, as always.

Mary Cromer said...

June is my favorite month and for many reasons, I am still awaiting it's arrival, but alas as you say it shall end in one more day. The image shares are so special and I enjoyed them on FB as well...such a beautiful family time together. Happy almost July~

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Great shots of your yard bird!!I like the bluebirds!!Oh little Neill is so cute,at his baptism!Gorgeous pictures of your family event!Thank you for sharing!Have a lovely week!!
Dimi...

Breathtaking said...

What lovely plants and birds in your garden, and a great selection of family pictures.I also like Neills expression.
Have another good week!:)

Bob Bushell said...

Superb birds, I love all of them, but my fave is the Eastern Bluebird, fantastic.

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
Very good shots of all these birds. Great that woodpecker.
Nice shots of that cute little kid.
Beautiful images of baptism.

Best regards,
Marco

Helma said...

Ahhhhhhh .... what a nice pictures of the baptism of the baby :-)
Baby Looks really surprised lol ....

Your birds are amazing Eileen and you have a nice variation put down. also the colorful flowers always do well :-)
Very nice new week.

A Quiet Corner said...

I'll bet the priest loved that look too!!! What great collages, Eileen...very well put together!...:)JP

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

June did fly by, and I didn't catch as many moments of it as you have--Another perfect series of photos for an eventful week! Your little great-nephew is really a cutie!

George said...

The pictures of Neill are precious, but your birds and blossoms are gorgeous as well. I still haven't figured out what happened to the month of June.

Our photos said...

Oh, yhay's nice. I love the lilies

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

you have some wonderful birds and blooms and a baby too! :)

Great shots...I can't get good ones of the birds in the summer too much. The goldfinches do come to a sock / the hummingbird does come to the petunia baskets but in the summer it seems that I am just sitting there with no camera each and every time! :)

LOVE that last shot. I just bust out laughing! :)

Vee said...

Oh the blooms, the birds, and the baby! I very much enjoyed your post.

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful photos and collages! Love your blooms.

dinascitywildlife.com said...

Beautiful goldfinch and bluebird shots! Rare birds for me.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Eileen, your photos are amazing. Loved all the birdies, but that precious Neil stole my heart. He is beautiful. Love the surprised face,
so charming!
Thanks for stopping by, please feel free to link up any post, you are always welcome.
Hugs,
Patti

Linda H said...

Lovely shots of birds and blooms! That Jackmanni is gorgeous. I never have much luck with bird shots- they don't hold still long enough! And what handsome little guy Neill is. Have a great week.

Life Images by Jillw said...

beautiful birds and summery garden Eileen, and lovely images from the baptism. The last one is priceless. Have a lovely week.

Carole M. said...

another wonderful post Eileen; beautiful birds, nature, and family pics too; happy days

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

i love the hummingbird. love those blooms. day lilies ... i think? what a cute nephew. awww, fun times. ( :

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great shots of the birds. They all seem to move to fast for me to get good pics.
Thanks for sharing the special time in your family. He is a cut one for sure.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What sweet photos of that precious little boy and what a blessing he is to your family. Love your pretty birds! Our goldfinches have all flown North but we still have some house finches, among others. Sweet hugs!

Beth said...

Gorgeous birds and blooms!

magiceye said...

Superb captures!!

Rajesh said...

Wow! very beautiful birds.

Small City Scenes said...

Baby says you;re not going to dump me in that water???!!!! LOL
Excellent images and mosaics. MB

My name is Riet said...

What a beautiful garden you have.No wonder birds love to come and visit:)))
I also love the photo;s of the baptism. What a beautiful baby Eileen

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful collage of beautiful flowers and birds in your garden.
The photos of the family are also great.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The blue bird and other birds are wonderful. And that 'surprise' shot of your nephew at his Baptism is priceless. That is one for everybody's photo album for sure!!

orchid Miyako said...

OMG; first of all, thank you SO much for sharing your LOVELY Neill's baptism pictures, Eileen. I knew the ceremony but I haven't seen actual scene like this♡♡♡ Yes, he looks so cute with his surprised look♬♬♬

And I truly enjoyed your GORGEOUS pictures of varieties of birds and flowers☆☆☆

I hope you'll ave a wonderful new week;
Sending you lots of love and hugs to my dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Jenny said...

Lovely post with birds and a baptism. It is a glorious time in your home. xo Jenny

Christian Perrin said...

A lot of these birds are just stunning! That Goldfinch in particular is quite a unique beauty.

Diana Taylor said...

What lovely images - the birds are so beautiful, especially the bright, vivid blue one - what a gorgeous colour he is - in fact they are all spectacular! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog - I hope you have a great week.

EG CameraGirl said...

How nice to have such a gorgeous spot for a family gathering!

My Little Home and Garden said...

Your bird photos are so beautiful, Eileen, and I enjoyed seeing the lilies as well. As for Neill's sweet face, you caught that expression at just the right moment!

Have a lovely week.

Karen

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love those Eastern Bluebirds Eileen :-)

The happy wanderer. said...

What a beautiful and happy post, Eileen, and thank you so much for sharing them.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

so many great pictures

...and memorable moments.

Sharon Wagner said...

I finally spotted a blue bird a couple weeks ago. Nice shots!

Marie said...

Just gorgeous birds in your yard, and flowers! I have so few flowers, I worry about attracting birds! I know I'd get more if I had a few more flowering bushes and potted plants! Great mosaics of both!

Love the christening photos. Neill is PRECIOUS!!! I am godmother to my autistic nephew Owen, and I well remember the day he was christened. So sweet. All my best to the little one, and the whole family!

Saun said...

Great pics of your birds! Happy shooting

Betsy Adams said...

Wonderful photos of your birdies and your flowers.. My backyard birds were glad to see us come home from our trip!!!!!

Love your daylilies and also that Clematis...

I saw all of the baptism photos on FB... Enjoyed all of them. That baby is adorable.

Hugs,
Betsy

Poppy said...

Hi Eileen,

I always enjoy my visits to your beautiful blog and this post just has it all: your gorgeous garden, so fresh and colourful, your adorable winged visitors - how lucky you are - and a lovely christening of the cutest little boy!

Have a wonderful week and thanks for sharing!

Poppy

Carver said...

Great shots of the birds and people too.

Gary Phillips said...

Congratulations to young Neill!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful photography ~ my favorites are the boy and dog and blooms and birds are always delightful! for OWT ~ thanks, ^_^

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

mick said...

Great photos of beautiful birds and flowers. I really like the photos of the little boy with the very big dog.

Reader Wil said...

Yes, I enjoyed seeing your photos of these beautiful birds and flowers but most of all the photos of little Neill. He is adorable!
Have a great week!
Wil, ABCW Team

Sylvia K said...

What a fun, delightful post, Eileen!! I always love your birds, but today my favorite has to be Neill and his dog!! Adorable he is indeed!! Thank you for sharing the beauty and the fun and the family love! Wonderful! Have a great new week!!

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Your photos of your family are beautiful. What a wonderful photo of the Baptism. And as always your photographs of birds and gardens are always exceptional.

Have a beautiful week.
Karen

Photo Cache said...

how beautiful are the birds that visit your yard.

Felicia said...

Awwwww Neill is adorable. 125lb dog Wow.

love all your bird photos

islandwonder said...

Beautiful shots! Ajax is a gorgeous big boy.

The baptism shot is priceless. What a great expression.

Debbie said...

Your yard is absolutely gorgeous Eileen, I have been enjoying your images on Facebook as well!!

You are lucky to have such beautiful birds in your yard. The male goldfinches are one of my favorites but I think I say that about all the birds ;)

Very nice images of your family and special event!!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a lush variety of plants in your garden. I am continually amazed by ability to photograph and identify all the birds, and the photograph of the baby's christening is wonderful.

ladyfi said...

Neill is adorable and I love your summery shots of birds and blooms.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I loved seeing your beautiful birds and blooms. Baby Neill is so adorable and beautiful, too! Have a wonderful week!

Joyful said...

Stunning photos and mosaics. Such a cute baby too!

Dianne said...

Thanks for sharing theses special captures with us Eileen cute garden birds and a very special Family Day.

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

What a fantastic selection of birdy visitors you have had this week, Eileen, and then topped off by your family gathering for your great nephew's baptism. It has been a busy week!

Regarding your comment on my post about lavender - yes, a small bottle of essential oil of lavender doesn't cost much but is a truly wonderful thing. You can use it direct on the skin for small burns and also massage it into your temples for headaches, or if you can't get to sleep.

Wishing you a happy week.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Congratulations and many blessings for Neill on his baptism! He is a very handsome boy!

I love your photo of the Eastern Bluebird, Eileen. I don't see them here!

Phil Slade said...

You have such lovely summer birds in your garden Eileen. they are all so colourful.

Your family are beautiful too. you must be so proud. It shows through.

Wandering Wren said...

Admiring your great baptism photos from here, especially the one of Neil! Very cute:)
Wren x

Fun60 said...

Your week looked full of joy.

NatureFootstep said...

nice to see little of your family. They look nice.

Pat said...

Beautiful post.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

My fave is the bluebird, but family is fun, too!

Stephanie said...

Wonderful series of shots and collages!

Marie-Anne said...

Hello Eileen! Your birds are always amazingly beautiful! How lucky you are to have so many in your garden! The clematis is indeed jackmanii, I have the same here in Greece. And the family photos at the christening are very touching. Baby Neil is so cute!

Splendid Little Stars said...

beautiful birds!
ooo..what a huge blueberry bush!!

Janice Kay Schaub said...

Beautiful pictures, love the bluebird. My birds have stayed away since there is plenty of food around. The squirrels and chipmunks get it all.
Love the baby pictures as well
Janice

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