Sunday, July 1, 2012

Backyard Birds and Blooms

I can not believe how fast the weeks are rolling around. Time for linking up with Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday

I wish everyone in the US a very HAPPY 4th of July. And to my Canada friends a very Happy Canada Day!

We have some beautiful plants growing in our yard thanks to my hubby's green thumb. A big part of my world is the birds I love and watching my backyard birds. My mosiacs show both the lovely flowers in my yard and my backyard birds.

In this mosaic I have top left a House Wren at the birdhouse, hibiscus, chipmunk, Mockingbird and more of the hibiscus on my deck.


I love to have a big hisbiscus plant on my deck, hubby planted this one and it seem to be blooming beautifully.


The Hummingbirds are sweet to have around, the male is always zoom zooming around the feeders.



Above are my favorite Purple Coneflowers, Hummingbird at the feeder, one of the many Chipping Sparrows I have in my yard, daylily, coneflower.

I love the Purple Coneflowers, one of my favorite summer plants.


This Mockingbird posed nicely for me on the weeping cherry tree. Now it is time to see what is happening in your world.


To see more beautiful mosaics and photos please visit Mary's Mosaic Monday  and Our World Tuesday.

Thanks to Mary the host of Mosaic Monday and thank you to the hosting group of Our World Tuesday: Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sandy and Sylvia.  Also, thank you for stopping by to see my post. I appreciate the visits and the comments.

I wish everyone a safe and happy week ahead. 

48 comments:

Icy BC said...

Beautiful mosaics! Your flowers and little birds are all pretty and adorable.

Sue said...

Beautiful job on the mosaics, Eileen. And your coneflowers are spectacular. Mine were eaten down by the deer. I couldn't get too mad--she had a fawn with her yesterday. But, why my coneflowers????? Go eat the neighbors trees....teehee!
:)

SandyCarlson said...

These are really wonderful, Eileen!

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful shot Eileen, I love those Coneflowers! The hibiscus is stunning. I would really like to have one of those on my patio. As always the little birds are adorable.

ellen b. said...

Beautiful Eileen! I love all your plants and the shots you got of your bird visitors!!

Vee said...

I have a few coneflowers, though they've not yet bloomed. I'll be eager to see them. The mocking bird is so sweet...does he drive you foolish with his songs?

Rajesh said...

Very lovely birds and flowers in your backyard.

Snap said...

Beautiful garden! Isn't it fun to see what critter is going to visit?!!! Such a delight!

Lavender Cottage said...

I'm in awe of your hummingbird photo Eileen. The mockingbird is similar to a robin in build, not sure if we have them here.
Judith

Rohrerbot said...

I love the Purple Coneflowers. They really add a bang to the garden. And your mockingbird and female Ruby Throat are fantastic. These mosaics are wonderful. You have a great 4th. I just cleaned the house this weekend and am ready for some fun on Tuesday and Wednesday!!! We are supposed to have rain here on the 4th which is "A okay with me":)

Kim, USA said...

My coneflower is blooming like crazy and I just planted it last year. I would plant more this year because I love it too.


Kim,USA

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's a challenge to get good photos of the little hummers! Beautiful photos this week! I always look forward to your mosaics!

Linda said...

Such beautiful flowers and critters! Love that hibiscus, and the hummers...and the mockingbird...oh, I love all of them!

Carol said...

I love your mosaics, Eileen. Beautiful garden! The coneflowers are so pretty. SO is the hibiscus. Love the colors.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Eileen, Beautiful photos of your flowers and of course, your birdies... I too love my backyard birds and my flowers... Life is good--isn't it????

BUT--it would be nicer if it were to get a little cooler!!!!!! Geeesssshhhh.

Hugs,
Betsy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love your pretty pink hibiscus Eileen! Your have lots of pretty birds at your feeders. I usually only see sparrows at my feeders but this year a mockingbird has been singing his heart out every morning and evening in my backyard -- I love it!

Jill Harrison said...

how lovely to have these delightful birds visiting your garden. Enjoy them and have a wonderful week.
And thanks for stopping by my blog to say hi! Yes the apple tart was easy to make - and yummy!

Lorrie said...

Your flower and birds pictures are beautiful, but what really caught my eye this evening was your header. I can just imagine swimming in that creek on a hot afternoon.

Riet said...

Your mosaics are beautiful. The birds and your garden look terific.

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful pictures / collages you show. Wishing you a good Monday.

Jo said...

Beautiful shots. I've been reading through your posts and see that your Louisiana Waterthrush is similar to our Spotted Palm Thrush. I love your birds and blooms post here too. Thanks for sharing your beautiful world. Hope you have a wonderful week. Happy 4th of July to you too! Blessings, Jo

Dan Huber said...

Lovely photos Eileen!

rainfield61 said...

I am thinking how to get some nice pictures of birds.

The temptation is strong after looking at yours.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Gorgeous photos and I love the hibiscus. We have haVe had a wren other years but none this year. We miss their little antics about the yard. Valerie

Tina´s PicStory said...

wonderful pics! and we are fine, the heat has gone, it´s raining since two days :)

A Garden of Threads said...

I could sit in your garden watching the birds and smelling the flowers. Beautiful!!!

Debbie Miller @HooootOwl said...

Beautiful colleges! I just love your hibiscus and coneflower images. Especially love the mockingbird on cherry tree :)

missing moments said...

Such beauty in your world! I love the hibiscus (as does the little rabbit in my yard)!

Bluebell Woods said...

I just love the bird pictures. Especially the wren. I wish we had a bit more diversified bird life here where I live. We do get a few special ones out in the woods but can be difficult to spot. Will follow your blog now
Janice

Dina said...

Beautiful flowers and birds. Nice garden you have there.

Gary said...

Beautiful flowers Eileen. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

aka Penelope said...

I could walk right into the vivid photograph that is your header right now. And I can well imagine your bird captures enhancing the forest with their sounds.

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful shots!
Love to see your birds and flowers.
The Hibiscus is gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day.
Mette

Robert Geiss said...

Thank you once again for this wonderful peacefulness of your world.

Please have a good Tuesday.

Barb said...

Your garden flowers are in the pink! Looks as though the birds know where they can get a good meal. Have a Happy 4th!

W. Latane Barton said...

Great pictures. I really enjoyed seeing them all.

Pondside said...

Your garden looks like the a haven for birds and bees. The hummingbird is so different from ours out here on the west coast - don't you just love them when they buzz by as you sit in the garden?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Hibiscis is a lovely flower, one we didn't know really until we moved to Florida. And all your flowers and birds are wonderful. I'm especially amazed at the good hummingbird shots you got!

Indrani said...

Great combination of flowers and birds.

Fun60 said...

The Hibiscus is such a beautiful flower and your photos really do it justice.

ladyfi said...

What lovely cone flowers and that hibiscus is so gorgeous!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Beautiful birds, beautiful flowers and I do hope that you enjoy your July 4 th day~

laura.forestdreams:) said...

awesome mosaics!

LoVE the cone flowers and of course the BIG & bright hibiscus. beautiful.
great capture of that hummer...
and the shot of the little chipmunk is a treat to see!!!!

oh, and i want to BE where your header picture is...now. :)

Jenn Jilks said...

Well done, again. And I love your header.

AVCr8teur said...

Wonderful pictures! I have to find out what is your secret to lure hummingbirds to my feeder. :)

jewaicious said...

Cone flowers and birds, two of my favorites from mother nature. Beautiful photos.

Diane Writes said...

Blooms and birds! I loved and enjoyed each picture Eileen :) We also have hibiscus in my town. We call it Gumamela here.

Have a great day!

betchai said...

your garden flowers are so beautiful and colorful, and so the birds that visit your backyard.

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