Sunday, June 10, 2018

At the Feeders and in the Trees - Week 28

Lots of birds have been visiting our feeders lately. They are always such a joy to watch. The Carolina Chickadee is so fast, he grabs a seed and is gone so quickly.




House finches visit daily. The pic below is a male and a female.




There is room for everybody to eat at the feeders.




The Nuthatch visits year round just like the finches.





The robins are so busy looking for worms to feed their young. When I dig in my flower beds, they are close by just in case a worm is spied.




Love the crest on this Northern Cardinal.




Thanks for stopping by - Judy.



Linking to:


Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention Photo Gallery
Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life
Little Things Thursday @ Random-osity


Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturdays
Camera Critters on Saturday
I'd Rather Be Birdin' on Saturday at noon
Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

Friday Photo Journal @ Serendipity is Sweet

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

A Visit from the Red-Headed Woodpecker

I had a unexpected visitor in the trees off of our deck. I was just shocked to see a Red-Headed Woodpecker when I opened the slider and looked  to the west end of  deck. 




He is a first time visitor.




I photographed a red-headed woodpecker a couple of years ago at Kentucky Lake (seen here) but haven't seen one since. 




My pics aren't great but I wanted to share.





I always thankful when I get a new bird in my trees. Thanks for stopping by - Judy.

Linking to:

Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention Photo Gallery
Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life
Little Things Thursday @ Random-osity

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturdays
Camera Critters on Saturday
I'd Rather Be Birdin' on Saturday at noon
Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

Friday Photo Journal @ Serendipity is Sweet

Monday, June 4, 2018

Blooms Galore in Kentucky

Blooms in our yard are opening and they are beautiful. My day lilies are just starting to show their glorious color.





Shasta Daisies are standing tall and sure look perky. A little toad is keeping an eye on them. 



Butterfly Weed is blooming. I didn't even remember planting this one. Glad I didn't pull it up thinking is was just another weed in the garden. It is supposed to bloom all summer. I'll share its progression.





My Coreopsis has returned with its profuse blooms. I had several new plants come up so I moved the clumps to different spots and even put one in a pot with some marigolds.




I planted a yellow canna lily in a pot and added asparagus fern and red petunias. Canna like lots of heat so I have this pot in direct sun. 



I planted lots of Zinnias this spring; some from seeds and some potted. The potted ones are blooming with orange and red flowers. 





The yellow flowers in the pot are calibrachoa.



There is so much to be thankful for each day - my gardens, colorful blooms, and warm sunny days.

Thanks for stopping by - Judy.


Linking to:

Gardens Galore Link Up Party

Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Mosaic Monday @ Normandy Life
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings
Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House




Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson on Wednesday evening

Share Your Style Link Party @ 21 Rosemary Lane on Wednesday evening

Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life on Wednesday evening
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life

Grace at Home @ The Charm of Home


Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage on Thursday evening


Sundays at Home @ My Soulful Home on Saturday

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

Create, Bake, Grow & Gather @ Shabby Art Boutique on Friday



Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Kentucky Blooms






Purple is one of my favorite colors to see in my gardens. This purple and white columbine is a second year perennial for us. I was just thrilled this year at the beauty of the blooms. 



In this same bed are ferns and more columbine. The columbine below is named "Little Red Lantern" and is very dainty and quite showy with it's red and yellow blooms. It has self-seeded in the bed so I have been very careful as I clean out the bed. 



The pink dogwoods planted two years ago have rewarded us with beautiful blooms.




Purple blooms in our front beds are so stunning. These iris would catch anyone's eye.





I do enjoy the instant color that perennials bring to flower beds and pots. 




A large flower pot filled with orange zinnias and other orange, red, and yellow perennials sits on a large piece of tree trunk that was too heavy for my husband to move by himself.  



Plants on our front porch include tuberous begonias, ferns, and petunias. 



Our roses are blooming with their brilliant red flowers. 



Our hostas have been putting on a show.  



Some are now starting to bloom.




Thanks for stopping by for a look at our gardens with their May blooms - Judy.

Linking to:

Garden Party hosted by Jemma, Jan, Liz, Linda and Stacey

Gardens Galore Link Up Party

Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch



Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson on Wednesday evening

Share Your Style Link Party @ 21 Rosemary Lane on Wednesday evening

Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life on Wednesday evening
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life

Grace at Home @ The Charm of Home


Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage on Thursday evening

Sundays at Home @ My Soulful Home on Saturday

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound



Table It Link Party @ Life and Linda

Inspiration Monday @ Our Southern Home

Dishing It and Digging It @ Rustic & Refined on Sundays



Sunday, May 20, 2018

A Visit from the Indigo Bunting

I have been seeing the Indigo Bunting on my deck for about a week but haven't been quick enough to get a pic of him but today was my lucky day. My shots aren't great but I'll share them with you.




This vibrant blue bird is a little over 5 inches in length. He has scattered dark markings on his wings and tail.



He is really a black bird but the sunlight is refracted within the structure of the bunting's feathers, making them appear blue. 





He was in the shadows of our deck but I hope to get some better pics of him on another day,





Thanks for stopping by - Judy.

Linking to:

Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
The Scoop @ Stone Gable Blog

Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention Photo Gallery
Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life
Little Things Thursday @ Random-osity


Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturdays
Camera Critters on Saturday
I'd Rather Be Birdin' on Saturday at noon
Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound



Friday Photo Journal @ Serendipity is Sweet