Tuesday, February 26, 2019

At the Feeders and in the Trees - Week 37


 On February 15, 2019, we woke up to a shiny wonderland with ice on the trees
 












and lots of birds at the feeders. I'm sure they were very hungry since they couldn't get to food on the ground. Ice was also on the feeders which made for beautiful photos. Take a look:




It was such a pleasure to just keep photographing the birds in nature. 








Notice the goldfinch on the left flying in on the left in the pic below. 















I had a first-time time visitor for me to photograph. The Yellow-Rumped Warber was eating safflower seeds on the deck.




I believe this is the female because the male has a black mask on his face. Both the male and the female have the yellow patch on the rump seen in the next two pics.





The Purple Finches are still hanging around our feeders. I'm not sure when they leave us.



The male and female cardinals are just amazing to watch. I love how the female is cocking her head in the second pic in the collage. 



I like this capture of the two cardinals and the male with his wing extended.



Hope you have been enjoying the birds in your area - 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

Mosaic Monday @ Letting Go of the Bay Leaf on Sunday

Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings 
Creative Mondays @ Claire Justine
MET Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Tuesday's At Our House @ Our Home Away From Home
Reader Tip Tuesday with this week's Craft & Recipe Party @ Jodie Fitz
Tutorials & Tips @ Home Stories A-Z

The Scoop @ Stone Gable Blog

The Scoop @ Confessions of a Plate Addict

Beautifully Made Link Party @ My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies on Tuesday at 6am

Inspiration Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life

Talk of the Town @ Kick of Time on Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop @ Claire Justine

Share Your Style Link Party @ White Arrows Home 

Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life on Wednesday evening

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

Friday Photo Journal @ Serendipity is Sweet

Thursday Favorite Things @ Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Grace at Home @ The Charm of Home

Sundays at Home @ My Soulful Home on Saturday

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

Celebrate Your Story @ Celebrate & Decorate on Sunday
Dishing It and Digging It @ Rustic & Refined on Sunday



Friday, February 15, 2019

At The Feeders and in the Trees - Week 36

We have been getting lots of rain here in Western Kentucky. The picture below shows a nice reflection of the Goldfinch in a small puddle of water on a table on the deck. (Love these two pics)





A Carolina Wren paid a visit this week. I haven't seen him at my feeders for quite a while so it was fun to snap a few pics.





The Red-bellied Woodpecker and White-throated Sparrows gave me a few photo opportunities.



Usually the Red-Bellied Woodpecker is up and down my trees looking for insects or eats suet but this week, I saw him on the  black-oiled sunflower seed feeder. 




Other visitors at the feeders include cardinals, purple finches (male and female), house finches.















Fun shots of the week:



















Hope your birding has been fun and interesting - 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

Mosaic Monday @ Letting Go of the Bay Leaf on Sunday

Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings 
Creative Mondays @ Claire Justine
MET Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Tuesday's At Our House @ Our Home Away From Home
Reader Tip Tuesday with this week's Craft & Recipe Party @ Jodie Fitz
Tutorials & Tips @ Home Stories A-Z


The Scoop @ Stone Gable Blog


The Scoop @ Confessions of a Plate Addict

Beautifully Made Link Party @ My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies on Tuesday at 6am

Inspiration Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life

Talk of the Town @ Kick of Time on Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop @ Claire Justine

Share Your Style Link Party @ White Arrows Home 

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
Little Things Thursday @ Random-osity

Friday Photo Journal @ Serendipity is Sweet

Thursday Favorite Things @ Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Grace at Home @ The Charm of Home

Sundays at Home @ My Soulful Home on Saturday

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

Celebrate Your Story @ Celebrate & Decorate on Sunday
Dishing It and Digging It @ Rustic & Refined on Sunday








Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Valentine Table: tulip love

Sometimes things just seem to fall into place. I really wasn't planning on making a tablescape with pink, green, and red for Valentine's Day, but as I said, "things just seem to fall into place." 


It began when I bought some potted tulips and placed them on the kitchen counter along with a Valentine plate by Peggy Karr Glass Company. I was anxious for them to completely open their blooms.  At that point, I had no further plans for the tulips other than to enjoy their beauty. 






Last Friday, I began working on a table topper pattern that I  thought would look sweet for Valentine's Day.  I finished the topper on Tuesday and decided to use it in the kitchen. (size is 24 x 24 inches)



Now, this is when things just seemed to fall into place.




From there a pink, green and red tablescape evolved (fell into place).




The tulips were moved to the center of the tabletopper. Gosh, I didn't have any casual dishes in pink but I did have green plates, red salad plates, and pink napkins. These could be placed on pink textured placemats and the setting could tie in (fall in place) with the tabletopper. 





The look is very casual, but perfect for my kitchen.




The pink stemware is Fostoria Heritage and the flatware is Lenox Eternal Gold. 






Although I worked hard piecing and quilting the tabletopper, it is the tulips that steal the show with their beautiful cup-shaped flowers.










I hope things are "falling into place" for your Valentine's Day table - Judy.

Linking to:

Celebrate Your Story @ Celebrate & Decorate on Monday
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings
Creative Mondays @ Claire Justine
MET Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Tuesday's At Our House @ Our Home Away From Home
Reader Tip Tuesday with this week's Craft & Recipe Party @ Jodie Fitz
Tutorials & Tips @ Home Stories A-Z


The Scoop @ Stone Gable Blog


The Scoop @ Confessions of a Plate Addict

Beautifully Made Link Party @ My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies on Tuesday at 6am

Inspiration Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life

Talk of the Town @ Kick of Time on Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop @ Claire Justine

Share Your Style Link Party @ White Arrows Home 

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
Little Things Thursday @ Random-osity


Friday Photo Journal @ Serendipity is Sweet

Thursday Favorite Things @ Follow the Yellow Brick Home

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

Dishing It and Digging It @ Rustic & Refined on Sunday