Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Kentucky Blooms in May

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.

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

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Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life on Wednesday evening
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Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life

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Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage on Thursday evening

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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.

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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


Friday, May 4, 2018

At the Feeders and in the Trees - Week 27

I have been particularly interested in the Rose-breasted Grosbeaks this week.



They seem to spend the most time at the feeders with safflower seeds. 



The female Rose-breasted Grosbeak is visiting daily too. She has an obvious white eyebrow.


She is a heavily streaked brown and white bird. 



I was happy to get a pic of both of them at the feeder. 




I did snap a couple of pics of the male starting to take flight.




It's great seeing the hummingbirds each day at the feeders and in the trees. 


The Goldfinches are eating the nyjer food at the feeders.


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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

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

Friday Photo Journal @ Serendipity is Sweet