Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

I am linking up with   Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday   They are both fun memes to participate in...I hope you can join in with the fun  and check out some of the participating posts.

Wishing all the Mom's a very happy Mother's Day..I am including all the moms of the cute fur-babies too.

I am sharing some blossoms and trees in our yard along with some yard birds. Spring is such a colorful time of the year, the trees look so pretty. And then there are the colorful birds showing off their breeding colors..I hope you enjoy the blossoms and birds.


Above top row: one of our many squirrel friends, a Chipping Sparrow, male Downy Woodpecker. Second row: Indigo Bunting, male Cardinal, Blue Jay. Bottom row, another Indigo Bunting, female Rose-breasted Grosbeak, male Rose-breasted Grosbeak. 


The Dogwood tree is one of my favorite trees in the spring..



Lately, I've been watching the Pileated Woodpeckers in the woods across from our driveway.. They are finding some good bugs..


More beautiful spring colors..Above some of our backyard blossoming trees and azaleas. Bottom left is our front yard, the maple tree and forsythia along with the pine trees.


I am thinking of my Mom and Grandmother on this Mother's Day and missing them both..

I hope you enjoyed my blossoms, birds and photos.. Thank you for visiting and for all the nice comments.. Have a great day and week ahead!

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 with 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.  

98 comments:

Sandra said...

the birds are so pretty, the squirrel made me laugh. the flowers are wonderful and so perfect to post on Mothers day... my mom loved flowers. all flowers, the more the better

trav4adventures said...

What beautiful birds you have! And, what a beautiful yard! I'm enjoying all the colors!
Cheryl Ann in CA

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Outstanding 'mosaics'!!! Brightened the very very grey day outside my window... YAM xx

Nancy Chan said...

The animals are so cute, and the plants and blooms are so pretty. I like them all.

✿ chica said...

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Feliz dia das mães!
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bjs, chica

September Violets said...

You have the best of the colourful North American birds in your yard Eileen!! My mom always loved to see the indigo buntings, but it was a rare sighting for her. I had a flock of blue jays descend into my yard the other day. I didn't want to scare them away in order to grab my camera from inside, so no photos. Your yard of blossoming trees is amazing! Spring blossoms are the best after winter. My redbud is just about ready to show its colour, and the lilacs are about a week away from coming out too. Can't wait! Have a great day!
Wendy

TexWisGirl said...

such beautiful blooms! love to catch sight of a pileated - except when they're putting holes in my power pole. :) happy mom's day to you!

Magia da Inês said...

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FELIZ DIA DAS MÃES!!!

Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.

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Mildred said...

Such gorgeous mosaics, Eileen. Blessings to you this day.

Mary Hone said...

I love all of those. I have never seen a dogwood tree, what a pretty color they are.

Irma said...

Beautiful collages, Eileen.
Beautiful day, and good new week.
Best regards, Irma

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Your photos are all so beautiful! Have a nice day!

DeniseinVA said...

Birds and flowers, always a winning combination. Happy Mother's Day Eileen :)

Linda W. said...

I just love pink dogwoods! And great photos of all the birds and the woodpecker. Nice photo collections. Happy Mother's day!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Eileen, I am missing my mother and grandma today too. Your photos are gorgeous and always an uplift to visit.
I use PicMonkey too. Your collages are beautiful. The blooms are perfect for today. We are having severe storms and tornadoes all around us.

Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day and remembrance of your loved ones.
Hugs, CM

Gwen said...

what a gorgeous garden! Wow!

Happy Mother's Day!

Sara D.B. said...

Lovely photos and mosaics, Eileen! The small critters are so cute and beautiful... and the trees look wonderful. :)
It's always a pleasure to visit your blog.
Have a great week ahead!

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous shots, Eileen!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
Wonderful pictures and such beautiful blooms!Love the pink dogwoods!!Great images!!Like the squirrel and all your yard birds!
The place you live is like paradise!!
Happy Mother's Day!!
Have a happy week!
Dimi...

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your backyard looks beautiful! Love the bleeding heart plant. Happy Mother's Day, Eileen!

Bob Bushell said...

Nice one Eileen, your mum and grandma will be thrilled.

Betty Manousos said...

what a lovely post filled with gorgeous images!
happy mother's day!

xoxo

Debby Ray said...

Oh, such a lovely collections of colorful creatures...The Pileated Woodpecker is awesome! I wish we had them around here. I hope you are enjoying your Mother's Day!

Brian King said...

Very nice! I really like the Rose-breasted Grosbeak and Pileated Woodpeckers!

Sue said...

Happy Mother's Day, Eileen
Wow-you have some really pretty shots to share today. I'm loving the pileated woodpecker the best (though they are all splendid!!)
The blossums must be nice to see--that will chase away the last of that lousy winter gloom, huh?
Have a wonderful week!

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Lovely images...my mom is 3000 miles away and I miss her constantly...Happy Mother's Day to you!

Celeste said...

My goodness Eileen your yard looks so different now that spring has come! So many beautiful blossoms and fabulous birds. Have a great week :)

Lynne said...

Lovely flowers, birds and sentiment . . .
Happy Mother's Day Eileen . . .

The Yum List said...

That's a woodpecker? I've never seen one in real life.

Merlesworld said...

I love to watch small birds in the garden, they are always so busy and fearless doing their own thing and not worrying about the bigger birds at all.
Merle............

Our photos said...

Very nice series ! I love the last photo !

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Happy Mother's Day...I love your Pileateds!
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Stephanie said...

Beautiful selection of images!

Beth said...

Your backyard is amazingly beautiful, Eileen! No wonder you get so many birds! :)
Loved seeing the grosbeak - I have only seen a male once, what a treat, such a beauty! I also enjoyed seeing the pileated woodpecker. Happy Mother's Day, Eileen.

Barb said...

Blossoms and birds are hard to beat. Bleeding Heart were my mother's favorite! Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Leora said...

Love the woodpecker and the grosbeak especially. The blooms are a joy. I miss my mom and grandmother as well.

Cloudia said...

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wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, I still have never spotted any Grosbeaks! I sure want to see some. Have a fantastic coming week.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Your blossoms are perfect for today! I've no doubt that your day has been an enjoyable one!

June Caedmon said...

Great images, Eileen! We have piliated woodpeckers in some parts of TX, but unfortunately not in my neck of the woods - would love to see one someday! I miss having bleeding heart too, they don't do well for me here. Mother's day is not all roses for everyone. I'm sorry for your sadness today.

Pauline Woodcock said...

I really enjoyed this post, seeing the birds and plants we don't have here.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi there, Just stopping by to say “Happy Mother’s Day” to you. I’m sure you are having a fabulous day. I celebrated yesterday when one of my sons and his beautiful wife came to see us….

As you probably know, we’ve been out-of-town this past week and I haven’t done any blogging much at all. I hope you enjoyed my two Tulip blog posts while we were gone——and be sure and tune in tomorrow morning to find out what we’ve been doing this past week….

Enjoyed your post today! The birds and the blooms are all TERRIFIC. We saw the male Grosbeaks a week or so ago--but haven't seen any of the females yet.

Hugs,
Betsy

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Wonderful pictures and mosaics, Eileen, all so enjoyable!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fabulous Mosaic and Collage of the birds and flowers and trees !
Best regards, Synnöve

handmade by amalia said...

The birds in your part of the world as so pretty! Happy mother's day.
Amalia
xo

Sikora Modraszka said...

Hello Eileen super zdjęcia,dziecioł czarny.pozdrawiam Terenia.

Mary Cromer said...

I hope that you enjoyed a beautiful Mother's Day. I had been missing you. You got some marvelous captures of Spring buds, blossoms and birds to share. Happy Monday and Happy week~

Gayle said...

Hi Eileen, Goes without saying the yardbird mosaic is my favorite. Or is it the blooms from your yard?
Thanks for sharing all of them. They are beautiful.

Rajesh said...

Lovely flowers in your yard accompanied by beautiful birds.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow / Sacred Eclectic said...

oh your yard is absolutely gorgeous right now!! Such colors...love the dogwood.

Tom said...

What a wonderful collection of nature's beauty. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Deb said...

How gorgeous, Eileen. Nice to look at while the rain comes down. The Indigo Bunting is one I love but have yet to see one. I, too, enjoy watching the Pileated Woodpecker at our tree. They are fascinating.

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

i hope you had a great Mother's Day!! it was a great one with my mom. we got together and laughed and laughed. what our family does best. it is funny how silly we can be.

i love your birds. & blooms too. what fun. it is a great spring. lots of kayaking for us. take care. ( :

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

You clearly have a better record at capturing Peleated wps than I do. They don't stay in one spot long. Never long enough for me to get to them.

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Wonderful post for Mother's Day! Wow, you have some great color right there in your backyard! Enjoyed all your photos. Thanks for sharing and have a fine week ahead!

EG CameraGirl said...

Beautiful, Eileen! I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Pondside said...

Such beautiful mosaics - your back yard is a vision! I loved the birds, but it was the saucy squirrel that made me laugh - what a character!

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, belíssima fotorreportagem a maravilhosas natureza que nos rodeia e oferece-nos a beleza, as fotos são magicas.
AG

Lorrie said...

Your garden is full of color just now. It's gorgeous. Great photos of birds, too - those pileated woodpeckers are such interesting-looking birds.

ladyfi said...

Love those spring colours and that wonderful rose Grosbeak.

Happyone said...

Beautiful mosaics!!
Your back yard is so pretty and colorful.

My name is Riet said...

Hi Eileen. Your birds and blossoms are beautiful and I love them in the mosaics.
Have a nice week

Gail Dixon said...

Gorgeous flowers and birds! Love the bleeding hearts. Wish they grew here. Our Red Buds have long since dropped there blooms and here are yours in glorious form.

Fun60 said...

Such colourful birds. I like your mosaics very much and the Bleeding Heart is gorgeous.

carol l mckenna said...

Fantastic montage of nature photography as always ~ Delightful!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

mick said...

Beautiful flowers and birds. Spring is very pretty in your part of the world. Thanks for sharing.

Adam Jones said...

Some wonderful flowers and yet more awesome birds.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Perhaps the nearby woods attracts more birds to your yard for the feeders? Always a diversity of species eating at your place and I like seeing all the spring blooms you have as well.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Eileen.

Birgitta said...

Gorgeous collage! Birds and flowers...Perfect!

Amy Franks said...

gorgeous photos as usual, I love the bleeding heart flowers in the last one :-)

Snap said...

Oh, my! I love tours of your yard. Pretty feathered friends and beautiful blooms! Have a great week.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Dear Eileen
What a feast of beautiful birds in your yard - I would be in heaven!
Their colours are amazing!
The majority of birds at my feeders are ordinary sparrows, occasionally a Waxeye in Spring, they are such timid birds and get chased away by the sparrows!
Lovely to see your blossoms and I agree the Dogwood is the standout tree!
Shane x

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy Belated Mother's Day Eileen. Lovely collection of birds and the dogwood makes me smile! (Another flower I miss from Oregon). I've been chasing woodpeckers around here, including one pileated who we hear every morning, but he seems to fly every time I take out my camera.

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Very nice photos, good catches of birds!

Photo Cache said...

Incredible collages. I love the bleeding heart. So beautiful. Hoped your Mother's Day was heavenly.

Worth a Thousand Words

Rose said...

all are beautiful, but I totally love the pink dogwood blossoms!

Al said...

Happy belated Mother's Day. Lovely photos!

Karen said...

Beautiful mosaics! Love the Mr. and Mrs. Grosbeak.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I think of my mother and grandmother, too!

I think it's a tough day all around, truthfully.
I love your nature photos, as ever!

edenhills said...

These are all wonderful photos. Just love the bleeding hearts!

Indrani said...

Wonderful collage of critters! Hope your week is going great Eileen.

Sylvia said...

Eileen, wonderful bird photos. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous photos, Eileen! I love the woodpeckers and the dogwood. Have a great day!

Christina said...

What a beautiful and delightful spring you are having with lots of flowers and birds. All the best and I wish you a good week!

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Weekend-Windup said...

Wonderful collection of pictures. It makes me to see your pictures again and again.

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

What a lot of beautiful colour in your neck of the woods - the trees, the birds (don't think I've ever seen a blue jay before - not even a photo) and my favourite - that gorgeous bleeding hearts photo.

Mary Cromer said...

Always a lovely visit to see what you have been doing all week. The Spring colours there are so pretty. You mentioned the Azaleas, we lost all of ours and so much more, gone now as I will not replace them again, sad too. Happy week~

Andrea Priebe said...

You are certainly blessed with beautiful surroundings and natural settings. Birds galore ... you have some of my favorites in your yard and I have yet to see the Pileated Woodpecker in person. I too miss my Mother everyday ... I hope your Mother was there to see what a wonderful life you have made for yourself. I bet she is smiling down on you every day. Just lovely, Eileen ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Debbie said...

really gorgeous and colorful images in those mosaics!!

happy belated mothers day!!!!

Helma said...

Beautiful mosaics with beautiful pictures there. The birds and the flowers are fantastic and the woodpecker is really beautiful to see.

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

You have some great shots here of your backyard birds. We have had grosbeaks here too and they are so beautiful! Everything is looking like Spring there! Hooray!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Both the bird and flower mosaics are so pretty! Thanks for sharing.

NatureFootstep said...

now your spring is in full swing. Love every bit of it. :)

Margie said...

How nice to see so many interesting birds and pretty flowers from your own backyard!

Chandra Eswaran said...

Hi Eileen,
This collection of birds and flowers is very lovely.
I love the Rose Breasted Grosbeak the most.
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Alexa T said...

Your post is as sensitive as always and with warm thoughts for the mothers and grand mothers! Nature is so beautiful and I think that I see for the first time these flowers or birds of yours, specific locally to your part of the world! Good to see and find out new things...
With warm greetings and a happy day of spring in may, as always, Alexa T

Noushka said...

Beautiful arrays of pictures, I like the way you show them!
Birds and flowers, its all there!!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Beautiful pink Dogwood!! And love the Indigo Bunting!!! Wishing I would see this one day!!