Friday, March 22, 2019

Enjoying the Northern Cardinal

During the winter months, the Northern Cardinals visit my feeders everyday and many times a day. 





They are such a joy to watch. 




With just the slightest movement of his head, he seems to be looking right at you.




I am so thankful that we live in an area where they are prevalent. 




Hope you are enjoying seeing the Northern Cardinal. Happy birding - 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


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

Monday, March 11, 2019

Visiting Strasbourg, France

On our Rhine River Cruise, one of our ports to visit was Strasbourg, France, which is the capital city of the Grand Est region, formerly Alsace, in northeastern France. 

We walked along the cobblestone streets and canals in Petite France, Strasbourg. We saw the timbered homes like the Tanners' House built in 1572. I loved the reflection of the home in the water.






As you stroll along the cobblestone streets, our tour guide pointed out the stork nests high on the houses. They say the storks return to the same nests year after year for their entire lives. The male returns first to reclaim and tidy up the nest before the female arrives. You can see replicas of the stork on the balcony in the pic below. 





We walked to the Strasbourg Cathedral or Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg. It is a beautiful example of Gothic architecture in Europe. 








Not far from the cathedral is the Place Gutenberg area of Strasbourg.  You can see the historic carousel below.



Next to the carousel stands a statute of Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of the movable type printing press.




Strasbourg has eleven Christmas markets spread across the center of Strasbourg during the Christmas season. Although we missed the Christmas market, a few shops were getting their shore windows ready. My pics aren't great of the windows (reflections and glare).



Thanks for stopping by for a short visit to Strasbourg, France - Judy.

Linking to:


Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound on Friday

Dishing It and Digging It @ Rustic & Refined on Sundays

Mosaic Monday @ Letting Go of the Bay Leaf on Sundays

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

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



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