Sunday, November 22, 2015

Around the yard


I have a list below of memes I am joining for this week, and to save time I am doing one post for all. They are all fun memes to participate in...I hope you can join in with the fun  and check out some of the participating posts. Special thanks to all the wonderful host and their memes, I hope you have some time to check them out.

I am sharing some of my yardbirds and some Autumn trees and lakes scenes from our walks in our neighborhood. I do not have to go far to see the beautiful birds and pretty scenery it is just outside our door.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

"I am grateful for what I am and have. My Thanksgiving is perpetual." Henry David Thoreau


 Above are some of my yardbirds seen in the month of October. First row: Ruby Crowned Kinglet, White-throated sparrow and the Chipping Sparrow. Second row: Dark-eyed Junco, Pine Siskin on thistle sock, another Pine Siskin. Bottom Row: White-breasted Nuthatch, Downy Woodpecker, a stunned White-breasted Nuthatch that flew into my kitchen window.


The sweet Dark-eyed Junco, known as snow birds arriving in the winter months.


I love to the hear the White-throated Sparrow's song usually early in the morning or late in the day..


Hubby and I often take walks on the fireroad in our neighborhood and walks to our lake. The fall trees were gorgeous this year, so many pretty colors.


A colorful reflection on the lake.


The reds near sunset, gorgeous color and reflections. I hope you enjoyed my & hubby's images and post.  I appreciate your visits and nice comments. Thank you! Have  a happy day and new week ahead!

A special thank you to the host of the following memes.

Thanks to Judith our  host of Mosaic Monday
Thanks to Monica for hosting NF Trees
Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to the hosting team of Our World Tuesday!
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

98 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful yard birds. love the cute nuthatches. and such great color!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fabulous photos of all these wonderful birds and stunning pictures of the indian summer with all this bright colors ! Gorgeous !
Have a nice new week ahead, Eileen.
Best regards, Synnöve

Sue said...

I just love those autumn scenes. The bottom one is my favorite!
Have a wonderful week, Eileen

Ana Freire said...

I was delighted with such beauty...
I'm speechless...
A fabulous post!
Have a great week, Eileen!
Ana

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Fantásticas estas fotografias e bom trabalho.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Crimson Kettle said...

What glorious photos! You do live in a beautiful place. Happy Thanksgiving :-)

Stewart M said...

Thats a very nice set of yardbirds - very different to mine.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

PS: my slowness to comment and visit has been caused by a trip to an island in the Pacific!

Stewart M said...

A very different set of yardbirds to mine. Very nice.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

PS: my slowness to comment and visit has been caused by a trip to an island in the Pacific!

A Quiet Corner said...

Eileen, your collection of mosaics and the photos are all gorgeous. The colors and birds you find know that you are grateful for their presence...Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!...:)JP

facile et beau - Gusta said...

Beautiful photos of the Indian summer and gorgeous images of the birds.
have a nice week
gusta

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Great varieties of birds photographs with beautiful collage♡♡♡ I love the White-throated Sparrow which has different yellowish color from ours♪  What GORGEOUS fall color you can enjoy; fantastic scenery 'feast for our eyes' from you two to share for us(^_^)v
I love the quote you chose; Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones and under the great nature(^_^)彡☆
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Gayle said...

Great Thoreau thought. Sweet birds. Gorgeous reflection. Well done!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Your Fall colour photos are spectacular Eileen. It looks like you have most of the same birds that we do. Have a lovely week.

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Your birding photos are good but your fall color pics are awesome! You have some real beauty there! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Wow. That's some eye-pooping color

(birds have the sweetest eyes)

Cathy Keller said...

Oh my goodness!!1 What incredible fall colors!!! These photos just take my breath away!! Thank you!

Tomoko said...

You have such many birds in your backyard!! Amazing to see them.
Wow! What beautiful fall colors and the reflection! Sooo lovely!

Mildred said...

Hi Eileen, I love seeing the birds but the fall leaves are my favorite! I also adore your butterflies in your header photo.
Wishing you a very nice Thanksgiving.

Phil Slade said...

Good morning Eileen. Thank you for starting my week with such a lovely collection of colours and birds. The variety of birds in your garden must give you huge pleasure as well as allowing you to take so many lovely pictures.

I really like the White-throated Sparrow picture and I hope the nuthatch recovered. It looks perky enough in your photo.

Have a great week.

b.."E"..th said...

i am loving all the fall leaves. i love this time of the year. i know we have to have all season but i think i could deal with fall. i would not want the time change all the time but i guess i could deal. maybe?? i just love the clothing. & enjoy all this amazing-ness. very cool. ( :

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am amazed at your brilliant colors. What beautiful notecards they would make! And that little sparrow sure has some pretty color. You always think of sparrows as being dull. Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Diane

Christine said...

You certainly do have a wonderful variety of yard birds, Eileen! I love the woodpecker! & how glorious to see the foliage on fire it seems from your photos!
Have a great week & Happy Thanksgiving!

Jutta.K said...

A beautiful autumn mosaic did you manage.
Gorgeous colors convey a wonderful mood.
Visited by "Mosaic-Monday".
This is my conntribution
Greetings from Germany

Bev said...

So beautiful!!!

Mike said...

So many nice birds for October. I love seeing the juncos come back (even if I don't like the fact that they bring the cold with them).

Linda said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Eileen! You have outdone yourself! I just love the colours, the reflections and the details on the pretty bird. I feel as though I am right there seeing this for myself! Thank you so much for sharing, I love your talent in capturing things around you!

Linda Kay said...

Stunning autumn leaves, Eileen, and the birds are quite lovely as well.

Country Gal said...

Fantastic photos ! It is snowing here now as I type this lol ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

Debby Ray said...

Just glorious photos, one and all! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Karen S. said...

Good morning Eileen, what joyous photos you've shared with us. Tweet, tweet! Enjoy your week ahead!

Linda W. said...

Love your fall color photos! Spectacular!

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

A perfect quote for this post Eileen...so much gratitude for those yard birds and stunning foliage! Happy Thanksgiving!

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Gorgeous photos and mosaics, Eileen! Just look at those colours!
Wishing a very happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. :)

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, é um encanto este seu belo trabalho.
AG

Rose said...

Oh, Eileen, what a feast for sore eyes! So much beauty in one post! Gorgeous shots.

Rajesh said...

Very lovely and cute birds in the middle of beautiful nature.

EG CameraGirl said...

I love all your yard birds!

ladyfi said...

I love that autumn foliage - so gorgeous!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eilee, Downy's Junco's and flaming orange trees! Lovely all! Have a tremendous day tomorrow!

Happyone said...

Oh those fall colors are outstanding. Beautiful!!
Like your collage of birds picture.

mick said...

Great photos - the birds are all beautiful and the autumn color of the leaves is truly fantastic.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, such glorious Fall colors, Eileen!! And your captures are superb as always!! I hope you have a great new week!! Enjoy!!

Sandra said...

the birds are all so very 'cute' and the colors are really breathtaking in those tree pics. wow and wow again

My name is Riet said...

Tour bird photo's always are the best Eileen and those red trees are just stunning. Have a nice week.

Gunn said...

Looks pretty! I love all the colours and all the birds. We had frost and -4C yesterday evening. We are waiting for the snow, but just got more rain....

Fun60 said...

what a wide variety of birds you see in your yard. Those views of the autumn colours are fabulous.

Katarina said...

Wow, Eileen - that Fire road of yours...such vibrant colours!
Have a great week!

Giga said...

It must be nice to see as many birds near your home. Autumn colors of trees are wonderful. Regards.

Merlesworld said...

Those trees reflected in the water are wonderful.
The birds are tiny and cute.
Merle..................

The Yum List said...

Oh what magical colours in those trees.

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful colors and reflections.
That White-breasted Nuthatch is so sweet. We have only the Red-breasted here. One of my favorites.
MB

Our photos said...

Wow, stunning colors !

Missy George said...

Fall was indeed beautiful this year..Your birdies look very familiar..Great shots..Have a Happy Thanksgiving..

Photo Cache said...

Happy thanksgiving. I love that quote and going to steal it from you.

What an explosion of colors!


Worth a Thousand Words

pattisjarrett said...

I love the song of the White-throated Sparrow. So many pretty birds. Your trees are ablaze with color! You live in a beautiful area.

Indrani said...

Fantastic captures Eileen. The collages look good.
The red reflection in the waters is mesmerizing.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Gorgeous autumn photos Eileen.
Had the chance of a lifetime yesterday when a chickadee flew into the window and dazed itself. It was sitting on the deck, feathers sticking out every which way but the little eyes were blinking so I picked it up.
Smoothing the feathers in place and talking to it softly, it stayed in the palm of my hand for about 5 minutes before taking off. My camera, phone - all inside the house out of reach darn it.

Powell River Books said...

Wonderful fall colours. Our maples went quickly from green to gone, but the two weeks they were changing were nice. - Margy

Lois said...

Gorgeous colors and beautiful birds! Happy Thanksgiving to you too.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Eileen, what beautiful birds and the fall colors are incredible. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a wonderful week and Happy Thanksgiving!

Lynne said...

Oh my, the fall colors are stunning . . . so bright and pretty . . .
And all the birds, love that little junco!
Happy Thanksgiving Eileen . . .

Cath said...

Eileen, you are an ACE at taking bird shots....wish I knew the secret! Happy Thanksgiving all the way from Australia!

Jackie @ travelnwrite said...

We had an extraordinarily beautiful fall in Greece and it appears you've also had a stunning one there! Thanks for stopping by TravelnWrite the other day - I do wish you lived closer as I have a lot of lemons to distribute to friends!

DeniseinVA said...

Incredible fall colors, so vibrant! Your birds are always lovely to see and I always enjoy your photos Eileen. Happy Thanksgiving and have a great week

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful and cute birds. Stunning colours and reflection!

Rajlakshmi said...

The trees look so beautiful... Loved the bird pictures :)

Wandering Wren said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you Eileen, your Hubby and all your gorgeous little birds!
Wren x

genie said...

The reflections in your last picture are heavenly. What a gorgeous fall you have shared with us. And I see you shared with us my favorite little Downy. I adore them, and they really love my big maple tree with its food i put out for them in winter.

Debbie said...

you are so lucky to see so many beautiful birds in your yard, i see most of these in my yard as well. we are lucky girls!! (i am still waiting for my juno's)

the autumn colors were spectacular this year, your images captured that beautifully. especially the last one, gorgrous!!!

Gillena Cox said...

really luv the bird photos

thanks for dropping in at my blog today

much love...

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

Lovely bird photos but for me the star of the show is that beautiful autumn colour. A lovely set of photos.

Alexander said...

Beautiful autumn photos. Very vibrant colours you have.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://alex.kakinan.com

fredamans said...

Lovely fall foliage shots!

Tammie Lee said...

gorgeous images of autumn!
such charming little bird photos too, all such a joy to see.

Lowcarb team member said...

Such beautiful birds, they have lovely colouring.
Your pictures of Autumn show it off in its finest colours ...

Do hope your week is going well so far

All the best Jan

Christian Weiß said...

Amazing collection and great autumn colors.

Dianne said...

All that beauty right at your door-step Eileen .... that is really something to be thankful for. A wonderful rich Autumn collage.

Linda said...

Love the little sparrow and the trees are magnificent!

Leora said...

Lots of beautiful birds, and the foliage is striking. Lovely imagery you have captured, Eileen.

The happy wanderer. said...

What beautiful autumn (fall) colour you are having, and a lovely lot of birds too.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful Fall colors Thanks for sharing along with the birds.
Saw some beautiful color Fri., but did not have the camera (as usual).
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Liz said...

Beautiful birds Eileen! Those Autumn colours are absolutely gorgeous!!

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

Now, that is what I call an awesome neighborhood walk. My husband is always saying we have to walk more. I will have no problems doing it with scenes like this.

jeannettestgermain said...


What a feast of colors nearby! And all the birds in your back yard - amazing! Happy Thanksgiving!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Spectacular red leaves around the lake.

I got a pic of a Golden-crowned Kinglet once here in January, maybe one or more will make an appearance again this winter.
~

Bethany Carson said...

You have a beautiful assortment of birds in your yard, Eileen! We have a nice group of birds in the summer. But in the winter months we pretty much just have sparrows and juncos. At the state park today though I saw a lot of geese, a cardinal, and, I think, a nuthatch. The lake was full of geese and was very beautiful with the colors of sunset--but I wasn't able to get any pictures.

Love the gorgeous autumn colors you and your husband so skillfully captured!

Stephanie said...

Wow on the images of your Autumn colors. Love all your bird shots!

yonca said...

Amazing shots, Eileen! Autumn colors are incredibly gorgeous! Happy holidays!xx

Amy Franks said...

I"m just loving those colours Eileen, my favourite time of year, nice to see the birds still out and about :-)

selims raasta said...

Such gorgeous pictures Eileen! The autumn colours are just stunning! and lovely pictures of the birds too :-)

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Beautiful birds! I am not seeing hardly any in my yard right now. I love the oranges...so pretty!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

edenhills said...

Beautiful fall colors! Great collection of birds. I used to always call the juncos snow birds (like my mom did), but everyone seemed not to know what I was talking about. Glad to hear someone else use that term for them.

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Oh my goodness, these are gorgeous photos. What a lovely autumn. And I do love birds and your photos of them are exquisite.

Coming from Monday Mosaic (even though it's Saturday) and wishing you a beautiful weekend,Brenda

Rambling Woods said...

Wow...what beautiful fall colors you captured Eileen...I just realized that I don't have many juncos here yet....Michelle

Celeste said...

What lovely yard visitors you have - great photos. And those fall colours, wow! They are so intense, beautiful. Have a great week :)

Gunilla Bäck said...

The autumn colours are gorgeous and the birds are pretty.

Adam Jones said...

Stunning colours on the trees, and I would like some of those birds in my yard please. Send them over :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I adore your birds as always, but oh my goodness those trees! Absolutely stunning! And the reflections. Amazing.