Sunday, November 30, 2014

Around the yard_ Nov 26

I am linking up with   Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday 

I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving and a great weekend.. I am sharing some photos and mosaics from my yard and around our neighborhood.. Since the leaves are off the trees we have a nice view of the lake from the fireroad..



We some snow the day before Thanksgiving. It was enough to look pretty on our pine trees and it brought a lot of birds to my feeders.



It seems the Mourning Doves have some kind of radar, they show up immediately after putting out some fresh bird seed.


One day hubby and I took a walk on the local fireroad, we could see the lake thru the trees..included in the mosaic are a couple of Purple Finches, a Goldfinch, sunset and a shot of the crescent moon.



Not the best shot of these pretty birds on my feeder.. Not sure why, but when I first saw these two birds I could tell by their white brow they were Purple Finches, on the photo they look like House Finches?


The family had a great time on Thanksgiving, the happiest time was with Baby Neill.

 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!

55 comments:

✿ chica said...

Que linda a neve, passarinhos e o teu menininho lindo! bjs, ótima semana,chica

TexWisGirl said...

cute little boy! :) love the finches - no matter what type they are. and nice dusting of snow!

Giga said...

Whitewashed world in such a holiday, it's nice. Family at home is a joy. Regards.

Linda W. said...

The snow is beautiful! Looks like the birds are happy you put out some food for them. Cute little boy!

Jo said...

What beautiful pictures of the snow, bare trees and birds on your feeder. Also great to see Baby Neil again and, obviously, his mom. Greetings. Jo

Sandra said...

looks likes someone cute is about to make a phone call... he is asking is it alright? your view from your deck is to die for. wow. what a beautiful yard you have

Cloudia said...

Glorious! And with each pic, glorious-er! Thank you for showing a wonderland

Jane Strong said...

Love that top mosaic, well themed, and the expressions on the little boy's face. Yes, hard to tell about the finches, isn't it? I usually look for a brown head on the house finch, but the angle of the photo is such it can't be seen. Definitely agree they are purple finches, though, lots of raspberry wash.

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Hello Eileen.
Snow on pines makes Thanksgiving is more romantic.
Beautiful birds arrive to you.
I admire the wonderful pictures.
Greetings from Polish.
Lucia

John eos shooter said...

Lovely birds in your garden!

Maria said...

Beautiful backyard, beautiful children

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

A most lovely time around your yard - the birds are wonderful. Oh and the baby is so darn cute - what a great time to have babies, at Thanksgiving and christmas.

Happyone said...

What a cutie Baby Neil is!!!
Pretty scenes with a coating of snow on everything.

Linda Kay said...

Such delightful photos. Don't think I've seen a purple finch.

Valerie said...

Those first two shots are wonderful winter scenes Eileen. Summer officially begins today in Australia, and it's predicted to be an extremely hot one - want to swap?!!

Inger said...

I have looked at a lot of blogs new to me today. I wanted to find some I would really enjoy and yours is one of them. I see in the sidebar that you do Good Fences, something I am hoping to join up with soon. You pictures are beautiful and I am now your latest follower. Now I'm off to check out some more blogs, have a nice rest of the day!

Brian King said...

Snow makes things look beautiful! I especially like snow on pines. Nice photos of the birds!

Michelle said...

Sweet little boy :)

September Violets said...

Such pretty views in your yard and of the lake! I have a whole family of mourning doves and they cuddle together on the arbour over the bird feeders. My goldfinches have no yellow on them at all now, and actually, I'm surprised they're still around as we don't usually have them through the winter. Wendy x

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

The snow is beautiful, but growing up in the north I ejoyed it then but can do without now. Yes they do look like House Finches, and so colorful! Glad you had such an enjoyable Thanksgiving.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Happy Turkey Day, Baby Neill!
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Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your backyard looks extra beautiful with all the snow in it, Eileen! I'm sure all the birds look forward to your filling the bird feeders.

Baby Neil is adorable!

Pat said...

The snow does look pretty. The baby is adorable.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Having all those trees close to your feeders and deck must help attract birds to photograph. We changed our deck rail from wood to an iron one with glass panels and I miss sprinkling seed out on the railing to bring the birds closer to the window and my camera.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Eileen.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

gorgeous shots

Missy George said...

I don't think I have figured out the difference between a house finch and a purple finch. Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing .

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Your snow pictures of the birds are lovely, Eileen! I'm glad you had a good Thanksgiving-- Onward we go to Christmas!

Felicia said...

pretty mosaics Eileen. I need to get a bird feeder outside. the trees look pretty with the snow on too.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful winter shots with the birds. The kid is cute.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Sweet little one! And I love the look of snow on trees. You have a great variety of birds visiting you!

Stephanie said...

The wee lad is so cute! Wonderful mosaics!

Ida said...

Some pretty wintery scenes, loved the pretty red finches and that darling little boy.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, So nice you had a great Thanksgiving with your family. Your birds are being well-taken care of. So nice you give them extra seed when it gets snowy cold. Have a fantastic coming week!

DIMI said...

Good morning Eileen!!
You have some happy visitors in your yard!Beautiful birds!I like the Goldfish and the Purple Finch!Lovely images with the snow!Great shots!Little Neill is so cute!!Have a happy December and a lovely week!
Dimi...

NatureStop said...

Fantastic post and lovely images. Baby Neil is adorable. Have a great week ahead!

Shantana

Indrani said...

Excellent pics. I like the little hero here. :)

Nancy J said...

Neil, I can see why he managed the top spot. Super snow falling on branches, and all others, I liked every one, lots. Jean.

Margaret Adamson said...

Neil is so cute. you collages are all great. Love the snow and the birds.

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Beautiful collages, which is super with the snow.
Here in the Netherlands cold, but no snow yet.
Baby Neill is a sweetheart.
I wish you a good new week.
Best regards, Irma

Life Images by Jill said...

It amazes me every year Eileen when I see your pictures of your garden from your deck - how it changes it clothes from summer to winter and back again. Our season changes are so subtle here.
I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving and time for a breather before the lead up to Christmas. This time of year is so special with grandchildren around isn't it.

orchid Miyako said...

Wow; snow already and birds look having fun♡♡♡ Finch is lovely, too.
Happy for your sweet time with your cute great-nephew Neill, Dearest Eileen♬♬♬

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

Lynne said...

Wonderful photos Eileen . . .
Surprised you held on to your snow!
Adorable little one . . .

Maggie said...

The clarity of your bird captures amazes me, you are a very talented photographer to be able to get such great shots.
Loved seeing the mosaic of your grandson, how blessed you are.

Cranberry Morning said...

Cute office administrator at the phone. :-) What beautiful winter scenes. Almost makes me forget how cold it really is. LOL

Montanagirl said...

Such a cute little boy - and your collages are lovely as always. Nice selection of photos.

Mary Hone said...

Those are all great. Love all the birds, how fun to have them so close. When we had our house we had a feeder and I loved watching all the birds.

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
Great family photos, everyone looks so happy!
I'll see my grand-children through Skype only and at Xmas...
I love your yard birds, they are gorgeous, the pecker is really beautiful :)
I see you've got snow already, we're far from it... I think!
Keep well, hugs! :)

Debbie said...

lovely images Eileen, that little guy is too cute for words!!!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

So pretty, Eileen! You have the prettiest birds! Love the sapsucker - (Northern Flicker?)- not sure, but he sure is pretty! Such a precious little boy :) xo Karen

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Sweet photos! I just didn't have any critters this time around!!!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Our photos said...

Very nice !

Marie said...

Your photos are incredible. Love the mosaic so much! Those black vultures are a nuisance, picking at the rubber seals and pooping on the cars! :-) Wow...but pretty birds. Loved the eagle with them! And that baby boy is ADORABLE!!!! Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

carolann said...

I enjoyed your pictures and you joy of your life.

Sweet!

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful photos! People would FREAK out if we had snow like that here. It would be chaos! That little guy is very cute...

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Oh Eileen!! What a handsome little guy!! Nice snow dusting too!!

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