Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Springtime in Our Kentucky Yard

It is such a joy when Spring arrives and the flowers and trees begin to bloom here in Western Kentucky where we live. 




Forsythia with their bright yellow blooms are the first signs of spring in our yard. Did you know it has the common name of Easter tree. 




The jonquils are also early bloomers in our area. Seems like I had more blooms this year than last.


 




Love this white jonquils with the yellow centers. 




The jonquils make lovely arrangements for the table.






The bearded iris just started blooming this week in my flower bed;  the deep purple color is just stunning. So showy!









You can see the buds on the azalea just behind the iris starting to open.




We had frost a few nights ago; I covered my azaleas (and lots of other plants and shrubs) with sheets trying to keep the buds from freezing. Looks like my precautions saved the buds








Creeping phlox are blooming. They have five-star blooms that can reach an inch across.





Redbuds are such a beautiful addition to our yard. Their pink blooms are on the stems and branches of the trees. 












Our dogwoods are young trees and have rewarded us with white blooms and pink blooms.











Thanks for stopping by to see the blooms in my Western Kentucky yard - Judy.

Linking to:

Our World @ Our World Tuesday on Monday

All About Home @ Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Wonderful Wednesday @ Oh My Heartsie Girl on Tuesday

Wonderful Wednesday @ Ducks in a Row

My Corner of the World @ Photographing New Zealand on Wednesday

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

Flaunt It Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring 

Grace at Home @ The Charm of Home on Thursday 

Saturday Sparks @ Pieced Pastimes on Friday

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound on Friday

Sundays at Home @ My Soulful Home on Saturday

Saturday Spotlight @ Calypso in the Country


Celebrate Your Story @ Celebrate & Decorate on Sunday

Mosaic Monday @ Letting Go of the Bay Leaf on Sunday

Love Your Creativity Link Party @ Life and Linda on Sunday at 2pm

Sunday Link Party @ Finding Silver Pennies

Sundays on Silverado @ The House on Silverado

Busy Monday @ A Pinch of Joy on Sundays at 5pm

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Our Easter Table

 I love bringing out pieces of my Fitz and Floyd collections at Easter. The rabbits always make my heart sing.



The centerpiece was fun to design with white roses, ivy and lilies. The table runner was made by me a few years ago. The fabric was by Moda.




One things about Fitz and Floyd pieces, is the attention to detail on each of every piece they make. 




The place settings are Bordallo Pinheiro cabbage plates. I mixed the white, green and pink for each stack. Dainty Easter eggs top each of the double napkins and rings. The flatware for the table is Lenox Eternal Gold and the stemware is Marquis by Waterford Sparkle.




Don't you just love these rabbits! Wish I could leave them out for months!







The crystal napkin rings were a gift from my Mom years ago. 




Besides my weakness for dishes, I love to collect ribbon. These two ribbons just say Spring to me with their soft colors. 








Thanks for stopping in to see our Easter table! 

He is Risen!








From our table to yours, Happy Easter - Judy.

Linking to:


Wednesday Centerpiece @ Karins Kottage

Wonderful Wednesday @ Ducks in a Row

Love Your Creativity Link Party @ Life and Linda on Sunday at 2pm

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

Grace at Home @ The Charm of Home


Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage on Thursday evening

Sundays at Home @ My Soulful Home on Saturday


Inspiration Monday @ Our Southern Home


Busy Monday @ A Pinch of Joy on Sundays at 5pm

Mosaic Monday @ Letting Go of the Bay Leaf on Sunday









Friday, February 26, 2021

At the Feeders and in the Trees #43

 Filling my feeders has been a priority for me during all of the snow and ice we recently received.




Most days, I have been filling the feeders twice. You can see how the birds have flocked to the feeders. 





The cardinals are gorgeous against the snowy background. 




I feel very blessed to have so many cardinals at my feeders. Below you can see the male and the female Northern Cardinals. What a striking pair!




The female put on a show and let me capture several nice pics.




Sparrows have been visiting too. I threw some seeds out on the deck trying to make sure all the birds were getting food.



European Starlings aren't necessarily a bird people like to see on their feeders, but  have do have an interesting look with those speckles on the feathers and what a beak!




Have a great day and thanks for stopping by - Judy.


Linking to:

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturday 

Saturday Link Party @ I'd Rather Be Birdin'


Mosaic Monday @ Letting Go of the Bay Leaf on Sunday


Imaging (on Tuesday)



My Corner of the World @Photographing New Zealand

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life

Little Things Thursday @ Random-osity

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

At the Feeders and in the Trees #42

 I hope everyone is remembering to feed the birds. Their food source is low and it sure is cold outside. 


A Carolina Wren gave me an interesting pic the other day. You never know when that unusual shot is going to come. It's not a perfect pic, but I was happy to get it. Take a look:




I've been checking the feeders several times a day to make sure there is continuous food for the birds.


Keeping them all happy and fed. Oh, to just get a seed.


Chickadee and Cardinal



Purple Finch



Northern Cardinal


Chickadee




the Dark-eyed Junco (notice those pink legs and pink beak)



The female Cardinal, isn't she stunning!




Reaching in for seeds (now that's really sticking your neck out).





Success with a seed in their mouths.









A Balancing Act




Beauty, their brilliant color!



Thanks for stopping by - Judy.

Linking to:

Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods on Monday pm 

MET Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Imaging (on Tuesday)



My Corner of the World @Photographing New Zealand

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

Thursday Favorite Things @ Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Grace at Home @ Imparting Grace on Thursday

Friday Favorites Link Party @ Penny's Passion on Thursday


Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturday 

Saturday Link Party @ I'd Rather Be Birdin'

Mosaic Monday @ Letting Go of the Bay Leaf on Sunday