Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Bees, Butterflies, Birds, and Blooms

My yard has been has been a busy place this week. I've been having lots of visitors. 

Bees are buzzing around the flowers.



Butterflies have been scarce this summer but this week we have seen several more.









Birds


The hummers have certainly been a delight to watch. This summer, they have been sitting on a couple of perches near the feeders. 




The perches are just a couple of branches that have been trimmed or broken.  



We are thrilled that they rest their little feet on them. 






This guy has his stare on another hummer getting too chose to the feeder. They are always on guard.



Sometimes they perch on the top of the little branch that sticks up. 





Did you know birds need different shapes and sizes of perches and stands for exercise and foot health?  Plus it gives us more time to snap pics of them! 




Hummingbirds spend a lot of time rotating their wings. They can fly forward, backward, hover, and even up-side down for a short time. Check out the wing positions in the following four snaps.






You can imagine the joy we have watching the hummers!

Blooms

The cannas continue to provide beautiful color.




Zinnias in the cutting bed.






Crepe Myrtles in our front beds.


Limelight Hydrangea in our front bed.



I am thankful for the many visitors and colorful blooms that surround me. 

That's it for this week. Thanks for stopping by - Judy.

Linking to:


Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound on Friday

Sundays at Home @ Little Farmstead on Saturday

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturdays
Camera Critters on Saturday

I'd Rather Be Birdin' on Saturday at noon


Celebrate Your Story @ Celebrate & Decorate on Sunday

Dishing It and Digging It @ Rustic & Refined on Sunday

MET Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Talk of the Town @ Kick of Time on Tuesday

My Corner of the World @ Photographing New Zealand 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


Saturday, July 13, 2019

Birds, Butterflies, and Blooms

The weather has been really hot and humid here in Kentucky this week. The birds have been visiting my feeders which allows me to snap pics of them.

The Downy Woodpecker is a regular visitor and is such a cutie. 






I'm only getting a few hummers but thankful to see them visit. 





The White-breasted Nuthatch has been in the trees near my deck the last few days. He hasn't been visiting lately so he is a welcomed site.






The Northern Cardinal eats the Safflower seeds at my feeders and scattered on the deck. The cardinals don't visit my feeders as much during the summer, they are out eating in the wild.




This guy drives me a bit crazy as he loves to eat bird food and drinks out of my hummingbird feeders. He's enjoying the black oiled sunflower seeds!



Butterflies this week include:


Red Admiral



Only a few swallowtails are visiting the flowers. Can you also see the fly on the flower?





White Sulfur Butterfly on a pink zinnia 




Blooms in the yard . . . 


Yellow Cannas




Purple Liatris (Blazing Star)





Sunflower that came up in a pot.


Pink Vinca




Lots of Zinnias - great for cutting




That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by for birds, butterflies, and blooms - Judy.

Linking to:

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound on Friday

Sundays at Home @ Little Farmstead on Saturday

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturdays
Camera Critters on Saturday

I'd Rather Be Birdin' on Saturday at noon


Celebrate Your Story @ Celebrate & Decorate on Sunday

Dishing It and Digging It @ Rustic & Refined on Sunday

MET Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Talk of the Town @ Kick of Time on Tuesday

My Corner of the World @ Photographing New Zealand 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