Saturday, April 28, 2018

Looks Who's Back

I am thankful to see the Rose-Breasted Grosbeak return to my feeders. 





A female cardinal and the grosbeak share a little space on the feeder filled with safflower seeds. 





The Ruby-throated hummingbirds have also returned to my feeders.







Thanks for stopping by - Judy.


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


Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
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


Friday Photo Journal @ Serendipity is Sweet


Thursday, April 26, 2018

A Visit from the American Goldfinch

It's wonderful to see the American Goldfinch in their beautiful brilliant yellow color at the feeders. 



During the winter months this perky 5 inch male bird isn't bright yellow but it much paler with a dull olive yellow color. 




He does visit my feeders all winter so it is exciting to watch him return to his spring and summer colors. 




I'm thanking for all the birds at my feeders. Thanks for stopping by - Judy


Linking to 

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

Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention Photo Gallery
Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods

Friday Photo Journal @ Serendipity is Sweet


Monday, April 23, 2018

Purple Blooms on the Table and in the Yard




Spring Greetings Friends in Blogland





Today I'm sharing purple blooms on the table and in the yard. This post is all about purple. Hope you enjoy it. 




All things purple indicate the welcome of spring. 





Sweet purple teapots are ready for serving tea.



Eye-catching purple lobelia and purple verbena are used for this spring table. Soon they will be planted in my gardens. 





Purple lilacs are blooming now. 

Do you like the aroma of the lilacs. I like the smell of them while I am outside but cannot bring them indoors. 





I think it's going to take me a few more days to get these flowers planted, here's the look from our deck. Rain and lots of puddles. It's a swamp out there! 




Between rain showers, I did take pics of purple blooms in the front and back yard. You can see the iris blooms are drooping.


My friend has a purple bottle tree in her yard.


The Iris in my front beds are blooming too. Thank goodness I took these pics before the rain. 



I wasn't always a big purple fan but when I moved to Kentucky and saw the stunning colors of purple, my heart softened and now I just love purple. 



I'm leaving my white rabbits and purple flower arrangement on the hearth for a while longer.





Thanks for stopping by for a whole lot of purple - Judy.

Linking to:


Met Monday @ BNOTP

Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings – The Heart of Your Home
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
The Scoop @ Stone Gable Blog
The Scoop @ Confessions of a Plate Addict

Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style

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


Monday, April 16, 2018

At the Feeders and in the Trees - Week 26

I had several different birds at my feeders and in the trees lately. A juvenile house sparrow was fun to watch this week.




I like this shot of the little guy fluttering up to try and get a bite from one of the suet feeders. You know how I love to capture wings moving and birds in flight.





I've been seeing the brown thrasher for a couple of weeks. You can't miss his bright yellow eyes.



The Brown Thrasher is about 11' in length. He is a rusty red bird with a long tail and heavily streaked chest and belly. Check out his long rusty red tail below.



The bluejay, mockingbird, and brown thrasher have been enjoying the meal worm cake. 



Even the Northern Cardinal liked the meal worm cake.



It doesn't get much better than seeing the beautiful cardinals on the deck and in my trees.








The Carolina Chickadee visits year-round in Western Kentucky. This one grabs a seed and moves away quickly. 



I recently had a new visitor at my feeders and have seen this Yellow-Rumped Warbler several days in a row. 


He is one of the few warblers to spend the winter in Kentucky. I am so thankful he stopped by my feeders. 


There you have it for another week of At the feeders and in the Trees. 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

Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson
Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life


Little Things Thursday @ Random-osity

Friday Photo Journal @ Serendipity is Sweet

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturdays
Camera Critters on Saturday
I'd Rather Be Birdin' on Saturday at noon


Thursday, April 12, 2018

A Visit From the Yellow-Rumped Warbler

I had a new visitor to my feeders today, the Yellow-Rumped Warbler. It was pretty exciting for me since he was a first time visitor.




This bird is a slate gray bird with black streaks on the breast. 





He has a yellow patch on the head, flanks, and rump. 





He has a white chin and belly. 




He also has two white wing bars. I read that this yellow-rumped warbler rarely comes to suet feeders but I first saw him on one of my suet feeders. 




Today was an exciting first for me. I am thankful for this visit from the warbler plus I am thankful the sun is shining, and it is a beautiful spring day here in Western Kentucky - Judy.

Linking to:

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturdays
Camera Critters on Saturday
I'd Rather Be Birdin' on Saturday at noon

Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention Photo Gallery
Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods

Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson
Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life
Little Things Thursday @ Random-osity

Friday Photo Journal @ Serendipity is Sweet

Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch