At the Feeders and in the Trees #48

Our temperature dropped to 22 degrees last night and this morning the temperature was 23. I made sure I filled the feeders off of our deck yesterday and boy did the birds appreciate it this morning after the freezing rain and sleet we received last night.




I am so fortunate to have the gorgeous Northern Cardinals in my area and love when they come to the feeders. What is there not to love about these stunning birds!






Other birds visited the feeders too. You can see Downy Woodpeckers, house finches, and a mockingbird in the pics below.




Love this collage with two cardinals in flight. 


I am fascinated trying to get pics with the birds spreading their wings and in flight. 



It takes a lot of pictures to capture a few good ones.







Many of our feathered friends are depending on us, so I hope you are able to keep your feeders filled! Take care and happy birding - Judy.


Linking to:

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Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention on Wednesday am

My Corner of the World @ Photographing New Zealand on Wednesday

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturday 





At the Feeders and in the Trees #47

When the snow falls, so many of the songbirds and yardbirds are searching for food. My feeders have provided lots of food on these recent snowy, bitterly cold days. 


Sharing the Food

At the feeders, there are House Finches, Chickadees, Cardinals, Gold Finches, and Nuthatches sharing the Safflower seeds. 













In the Trees

The female Northern Cardinal looks gorgeous against the bark of our River Birch Trees.





The Chickadee is a frequent visitor.



Birds in the Trees: Northern Mockingbird, Cardinals, Finches, and Mourning Dove. 



Other Birds in the Trees: Downey Woodpecker, Carolina Wren, and female Cardinal. 



Spreading their Wings

It's always fun capturing birds spreading their wings. I take tons of pics to get a few like these.



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

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Image-in-ing on Monday

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Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention on Wednesday am

My Corner of the World @ Photographing New Zealand on Wednesday

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturday 



Christmas in the Hearth Room

Blue and red are used as the primary colors for decorating our Hearth Room this season.




The Mantel

Because I am such a fan of blue, it is used throughout the house year-round. Adding additional touches of blues and reds make for easy decorating. 




 

Adding double-faced Royal Blue satin ribbons to ginger jars, colorful nutcracker standing finials, plus glass finials on candlestick holders, plus garland, rice lights and the mantel is complete.




Favorite Christmas pillows from years ago were added to the navy blue and white pillows on both sides of the hearth.





The Tree


Rice lights were used on the 7.5-foot Arapaho pine tree followed by 5 types of Christmas holiday bows and ribbons. 


Ornaments included blue and white glass, and chinoiserie style (DIY). Lots of red berries and a few red poinsettias were added.  

Lastly, a glass mouth-blown hand-painted Christmas Tree topper was wired to the top of the tree.


The tree is complete


and the Hearth Room is cozy.



Thanks for stopping by to see Christmas in the Hearth Room - Judy

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All About Home @ Follow the Yellow Brick Home and Common Ground on Monday at 6 pm


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Tuesdays With A Twist @ Stone Cottage Adventures on Tuesday

Tuesday Turn About @ My Wee Abode at 5 pm

Wonderful Wednesday @ Ducks in a Row on Tuesday evening

Karins Kottage Linky Party @ Karins Kottage on Wednesday am

Where the Wild Things Were @ Pandora and Max on Wednesday

My Corner of the World @ Photographing New Zealand on Wednesday

Share Your Style @ French Ethereal on Wednesday at 6 pm

Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Little Things Thursday @ Random-osity

Thursday Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner

Grace at Home @ The Charm of Home on Thursday

FLORAL FRIDAY FOTOS on Thursday 

Funtastic Link Party @ Two Chicks and A Mom on Thursday 9pm 

Fabulous Link Party @ Peacock Ridge Farm, Living Large in a Small House, South House Designs, & Vintage Home Designs on Friday

Friendship Friday Blog Hop @ Create With Joy

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Friday Features Link Party @ Penny's Passion

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A Morning Cup of Joe @ The Cottage Market on Friday

Farm House Friday @ County Road 407

Friday With Friends @ My Hubbard Home

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Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound on Friday

Dare to Share @ Pam's Party

Garden Affair @ Jaipur Garden 

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Home Matters Linky Party @ Decor Craft Design on Sunday

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At the Lake - American White Pelicans

What an exciting surprise we got on a short trip to the lake this week!




My sister-in-law came for a weekend visit while the guys went deer hunting. You know how some guys just love deer camp! But for the girls, we decided to spend the weekend sewing and doing girl things.  

Although the temps were in the low 30's and it was windy, we needed to make a quick run to the lake to pick up her earrings that were left on her boat. 

When we pulled in the parking lot at Cypress Springs where we boat, I saw there were American White Pelicans at the boat docks. I can't tell you how excited I was to see them.




I couldn't get out of the car fast enough and head down the dock to try and get a few pics before they swam off.





At first, the pelicans started swimming away but after I stood still a bit, they started swimming back to the dock.




The pelicans usually start migrating in the fall and arrive to Kentucky Lake in October. So, I certainly wasn't expecting any to still be hanging around on the lake in November. 




Hope you enjoyed seeing the American White Pelicans on Kentucky Lake - Judy. 


Sorry my pics aren't great, but I only had my iPhone with me.

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Through My Lens on Monday

Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention on Wednesday am

My Corner of the World @ Photographing New Zealand on Wednesday

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturday 




October Blooms and Warblers

My Limelight Hydrangeas are showing off their fall colors. Take a look:




Their blooms are fading and just look how gorgeous their colors are here in mid-October.




I have been watering my Limelight's to extent their blooms and I think it is working. 




Although they are not at their beak, their beauty is still abundant.




As I was looking out my kitchen window this morning, I could see a couple of small birds flitting around in the trees.



The hummers are gone, so I knew it had to be warblers.




They are so quick and don't sit still long. I was snaping pics quickly but only got a couple of decent pics.






Hope you are enjoying the fall colors in your area - Judy.


Linking to:


Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day on the 15th of the month

Share the Wealth Linky @ My Big Fat Menopausal Life on the 1st & 15th

Where the Wild Things Were @ Pandora and Max on Thursday

Saturday Sparks @ Pieced Pastimes on Friday

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound on Friday

Dare to Share @ Pam's Party

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturday

Garden Affair @ Jaipur Garden