Sunday, January 25, 2015

Around the yard_Jan 24

I am linking up with   Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday 

I am sharing some photos and scenes from around our yard for the past week.. We seem to be having snow every couple of days..Luckily it does not hang around on the street but the trees and grass looks pretty.. Since I do not have to go to work now, I can say let it snow...and not worry..




One of the best things about snow is watching my yard birds.. They seem to love our trees and of course the feeders..The Blue Jays are a rowdy bunch when they arrive..


I think they are waiting for me to put out some peanuts for them.


 A few captures of the sky over the past week.. I love seeing the pretty crescent moon.


One evening we had some colorful skies, I ran out and took a few shots from the driveway. I see four birds way high up in the sky, maybe four geese?


More from around the yard, we have some large pine trees in the back of the yard, a cute squirrel, Mr & Mrs Cardinal and  puffed up Mourning Doves..


Another find the Junco photo..Can you see the Junco in the Pine Tree? I hope you enjoyed the photos and mosaics..I thank your for visiting and all the wonderful comments..

I use Pic Monkey to create my mosaics, you can use Pic Monkey free or pay for an upgraded version.
I hope you can join in on our fun at  Mosaic Monday and   Our World Tuesday



 Thanks to Judith 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!

86 comments:

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Wonderful pictures of your yard birds!Great shots!
I like the Blue Jay the Cardinal and the squirrel!!
Cute critters!Have a happy week!
Dimi...

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Beautiful pictures of the Blue Jays.
Also beautiful collages from the evening sky and the small moon.
Nice that the squirrel is looking for food, which is a lot of snow there.

Sandra said...

I did enjoy the photos and did not find the Junco until i read the comment and looked really hard.. love the snow on the pines and that sky is amazing.. sweet litle puffy dove

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The junco looks like a pretty ornament on the tree! Happy Sunday my friend! Hugs, Diane

✿ chica said...

Foros lindas e gostei de ver as cores do céu! bjs praianos,chica

Sara D.B. said...

Oh Eileen, your photos and mosaics are lovely!
The Blue Jays have an incredibly beautiful colour, and the photo of the Pine Tree with the light blue sky behind it makes me feel so happy...
Have a great new week!

Mari said...

Your pictures are fabulous. I do enjoy watching the magnificent nature through your blog.

Bethany Carson said...

Beautiful shots of the sky, birds, and snow, Eileen!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous photos! I especially like your blue jays. I feel like I'm right there. That sunset is beautiful. I would've run outside, too, for a shot of it.

TexWisGirl said...

love your snow birds. :) pretty skies, too. sit back and enjoy!

Inger said...

Me too! I love the birds, so clear, you can see their feathers and the winter down on their chests. Just beautiful.

Tammie Lee said...

such a gorgeous week you have had!

A Quiet Corner said...

The last shot is my favorite, Eileen...:)JP

Lynne said...

Fresh fallen snow is the best, isn't it . . . even the birds and squirrels like it!
I found Mr. Junco right away . . .

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I like the juncos that come to spend the winter at our feeders and the blue jays aren't shy about asking for peanuts in the morning. Have you been able to determine the males from females Eileen?
Some pretty sky shots.
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday, have a good week.

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Wonderful pictures Eileen :)
Love that squirrel - but, you should feed it better,
Theresa's is in much better shape ;) :D
Have a great and sunny day with snow where
you want it :)
【ツ】Knipsa

Mama Zen said...

I almost missed the Junco! Beautiful shots, Eileen!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Oh yes, I see your geese and I spotted the Junco too. You don't miss much, Eileen :) I love the jays and the cardinal and the mourning dove as well. And how about those amazing skies and the sliver of moon?? Wow! Knipsa's comment made me smile :) Have a wonderful Sunday, Eileen, and many thanks for sharing your beautiful world!

Happyone said...

The pictures look so petty with the snow.

Mary Cromer said...

Your crescent moon is so neat Eileen, as are your other sky images. Love the Blue Jays and all is very pretty. Have a Happy Week and stay warm~

Rajesh said...

You have captured beautiful scenes and lovely birds from your yard/

Ingmarie We said...

Very lovely photos of the brds as usual. And the photos of the skies are beautiful too.

DawnTreader said...

What lovely birds and skies. Our weather here has been rather uninspiring lately, just greyish and the same...

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely birds, the best of Eileen. And I did see the Junco, at the top.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

You have nicely captured the Blue Jays, winter really is their season!

The weathermen didn't do so well predicting Friday's "non-event." Lets see if they get this latest forecast right.

Stephanie said...

Great bird shots especially the Cardinal.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely photos, specially the blue jays - such handsome birds. And yes i see the junco!

Michelle said...

I do like the sweet shot of the squirrel!

Brian King said...

Beautiful photos of the jays! The sky shots are gorgeous! We got five inches of snow Friday night, but much of it has already melted.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

The blue jays are so pretty! They look like they are enjoying the snow. I hope you aren't getting the blizzard that is supposed to hit the east coast tomorrow, but if you do I'm glad you are home to enjoy it and don't have to go out to work in it. Stay warm and cozy!

podso said...

Such beautiful photos! I love the bluejay against the snowy backdrop. You are right, when you don't HAVE to go out, the snow can be wonderful. Beautiful crescent moon--we were looking at it last night as we drove home.

Ela said...

Great collection of photos ! Lovely birds !
Greetings

Felicia said...

lovely mosaic's Eileen. have a good week.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Always love the pretty birds and critters and those sky shots are gorgeous

J said...

Wow. Beautiful. What a lovely, icy color palette you captured with the blue jays! We feed our squirrels peanuts on the deck - and then here come the jays! They are so loud, perching in the trees and squawking to alert others. I finally figured out a way to evenly distribute the peanuts so the squirrels don't get outsmarted. The ones tossed closely to the door will only be snatched by squirrels!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, There is something about seeing Northern Cardinals and Eastern Blue Jays in snow. Just beautiful. Same for the gorgeous sunset. Have a fine coming week!

The happy wanderer. said...

The Blue Jays do look attractive in the snow, and that's beautiful colour in the sky.

The Yum List said...

Wow, those birds just sit around in the snow? I've never lived in the snow. I guess I thought the animals would take shelter somewhere.

Missy George said...

Beautiful photos..Great colors...Even the Blue Jays look beautiful..Mean birds :) Pretty sky too..You take beautiful pictures..We've been having the same kind of snows..Going to start again soon and go thru Tues...on and off..4-8 inches which isn't a lot for all that time....We'll see..Have a good week..

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Pamela Gordon said...

Eileen I enjoyed seeing your backyard birds. You got some beautiful photos. We've had some gorgeous sunsets and sunrises here too. I love that last shot!

maryaustria said...

So much pretty birds around your yard... that´s really great! Your series of photos is gorgeous!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Nice shots. Funny how we can find beauty new so close to home. I've walked my pups around this neighborhood thousands of time, but every time I take my camera, I take a couple of interesting shots I've never noticed before.

Linda W. said...

Pretty blue jays! I'm jealous about your snow. Our mountains need some soooo.....bad. My local ski area is looking mighty bare.

Debbie said...

We have been getting some really beautiful snows, with no clean up required but it appears that is about to change!!

We have also been getting some gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. Your images of the sky are always so pretty!!

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

i love the snowy shots. so lovely. you are out doing yourself lately, Eileen. i am lovely your photography work. tip top shape. so fun!! ( :

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Found the junco! They come by in W.V., but don't use the suet feeder. (I've seen one try...but they just don't get it.)
~

Gunilla Bäck said...

Newly fallen snow makes everything look so pretty. Lovely skies as well. Have a great week, Eileen!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Wow, Beautiful snow scene with birds♫♫♫ Jays are rowdy and waiting for peanuts p:-) Wish I could sit with you and enjoy the winter like that. Great sky photographs and collage with pretty crescent moon is great☆☆☆

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

Stewart M said...

I really do like Blue_jays - I got very excited the first time I saw one!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Les Fous du Cap said...

Beautiful series. We love the Cardinal ;-)
Céline & Philippe

Margaret Adamson said...

The snow makes he photographs so lovely. Great sky and moon shot.

Marie said...

Absolutely gorgeous shots, and all from your yard! Wonderful! What lovely views. Glad you don't have to get out in the snow anymore to go to work!

Susan (ABON) said...

Yes, I see the Junco ;) The photos of snow are lovely! We rarely see snow down south, but I'm not complaining! It's actually been a nice January for the most part.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Birds and snow, always one of my absolute most favorite combinations :)

John's Island said...

Enjoyed the pictures! The blue jays coloring fits in nicely with the snow. You had a sharp eye to spot the four geese up in the sky on that sunset pic. Nice post!

carolann said...

Happy Week beautiful takes. I enjoy!

Juni said...

Oi Eileen, os pássaros azuis são lindos, os vermelhos também são igualmente fascinantes...
Se eu tivesse esquilos no meu quintal, não iria parar de fotografá-los nunca mais... A neve forma uma paisagem linda!
Beijos, linda semana pra vocês.

ladyfi said...

What pretty shots! Everything looks lovely with a sprinkling of snow.

DeniseinVA said...

Puts a different perspective on things being retired doesn't it Eileen :) great photos, pretty ones with the snow especially. Enjoy your day!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
marvelous photos of the birds with the blue feathers. Also fantastic Mosaic collection. So beautiful !
Have a nice new week, Eileen.
Best regards, Synnöve

mick said...

Great photos but it looks very cold indeed!

colleen said...

A cardinal in the snow is always a winter winner. Blue jays too!

theflutteringleaf said...

You have a lot going on in your yard, birds, snow, beautiful, have a nice week Eileen.

Fun60 said...

The snow does make everywhere look so pretty.

Phil Slade said...

You seem to be making the best of your snowy days Eileen. I wish I could send you some Spanish sunshine.

Take care and keep up the birding.

carol l mckenna said...

Magnificent! What a backyard! ~

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

theflutteringleaf said...

Lovely images, snow is magical. Have a great week.

Deb said...

Great photos and such pretty birds. Oh, that mourning dove...so adorable.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do love your birds, Eileen!! And such beautiful captures!! Those Jays are a rowdy bunch indeed, we have a number of them show up to challenge the squirrels for the peanuts!! I have a front window seat, so they entertain me every day!! Hope your week is off to a great start!! Enjoy!!

Photo Cache said...

Beautiful winter scenes. I am a fan of your bird photography.

Worth a Thousand Words

Gail Dixon said...

You have so many birds in your yard! The snow is such a bonus. Great pics and collage!

Al said...

A very pretty week - I love the snow!

Derek said...

Great sky shots! I love the Blue Jays too.

I haven't seen snow now for over eleven years - can't say I miss it. I can always admire it on the internet if I do (whilst sitting in the sun).

Best wishes to you.

Indrani said...

Fantastic captures.
Always a joy to see your collection.

BeachGypsy said...

First visit here.....oh my......you have a beautiful blog!! Enjoying it alot. You are a talented photographer! thanks for sharing!! Love the bird photos and the moon!!!

Susan said...

Hello Eileen, what a visual feast you prepared for us Eileen! So beautiful. I do especially love the collage of the sky shots... but then the birds are so pretty in the snow... I love it all - a fabulous post, thank you :D)

Life Images by Jill said...

always wonderful to visit you in winter and feel the cool air over here in summer Australia.
Your garden must be a delight - even in winter. Especially for the birds and you now that you are retired. Have a great week Eileen.

Birgitta said...

Wow! Wonderful photo series!

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Eileen the winter pictures are spectacular...the birds look so happy even in the snow and those skies are breathtaking.

Jane of Levant said...

Hello Eileen - such amazing pictures and your yard birds are so pretty - especially the blue jays and the cardinals and I particularly like your crescent moon shot - enjoy your week - Jane UK

Helma said...

I do not know how you do it but these pictures are really breathtaking,. The jay and the other pictures of the birds but also of the beautiful sky are so beautiful to see! Eileen really great:-)

Barb said...

I love that Cardinal with the snow coming down. Your yard birds are very lucky.

June Caedmon said...

Beautiful winter scenes, Eileen! Wow! Love the snow on the pine cones! What lovely captures!

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
his is such a beautiful post with the skies and the Blue jays!
And I really enjoy your picture presentation, it makes it all very lively!
Love your squirrel too!!

pattisjarrett said...

Your Jays are beautiful! Can't miss that snow-bellied Junco. :) Lovely shots, all, Eileen.

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