Feathered Friday--Birds at the Backyard Feeder

March 09, 2018

“I don’t ask for the meaning of the song of a bird or the rising of the sun on a misty morning. There they are, and they are beautiful.”
—Pete Hamill

I’ve been spending a lot of time in the backyard with you-know-who lately. While I supervise playtime (she eats, or at least chews, everything and we’ve already been to the vet once because she ate something she shouldn’t have), I have the chance to slow down, be quiet, and observe. Our yard is full of birds, some of which I’ve never noticed before. The simple pleasure of observing the birds coming and going has made my backyard jaunts happier. Today I thought I’d share a few of our pretty feathered visitors:

Rufous-sided towhee 

Red-bellied woodpecker


Mr. Cardinal

Ruby-throated hummingbird

Bonus Butterfly:

Zebra longwing
What’s making you happy today?

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  1. Refreshing sight to this Maine girl...How nice that You Know Who takes you out to have some nature time...

    1. Rita, You Know Who forces me outside multiple times a day. That's great for now--not looking forward to it in August. Maybe by then I'll be able to trust her in the yard!

  2. So fun to see your fabulous photos of your backyard feathered friends. What made me happy today -- watching Laure's videos of sketching/painting beach scenes. So fun! I can't wait to do a page myself.... and I'm in the mood for a beach visit too.

    P.S. Thanks for stopping by my blog recently. I hope to get more active with it. ;-)

    1. Claire--Hope you got a chance to do your beach scene sketching! The next best thing to being there. Thanks for visiting and commenting here, too!

  3. Visiting your blog and seeing your lovely birds. I have all of the above but never a zebra longwing. What an amazing butterfly. Take care and have a super day. Hugs!

    1. The zebra longwing is the Florida state butterfly! It's always fun to seem them flutter through the yard. Glad you enjoyed seeing the birds--they bring me a lot of happiness, too.