So, I am sitting at my computer which is in one of the spare bedrooms in the front part of the house, and my husband is seemingly talking to himself in the dining room. This is not an uncommon occurrence at my house. If we are not talking to each other, we are usually talking to ourselves.
Anyway, I ask him what he is talking about and he points out that there is a beautiful black, white and red bird at the bird feeder in the front yard and he doesn’t think that he has ever seen one before. Of course, I grabbed my camera and headed for the front door!
There are always a large number of wild birds in our yard because of the bird feeder and we have quite a few Live Oak trees in the front and the back so they have plenty of places to perch and nest. Well, what I saw was exactly what he said, “A beautiful black, white and red bird at the bird feeder”!
I was so excited to be able to get these photos and I just had to look it up!
So this was the most exciting part of my Saturday! Now, I am going to eat pizza with my husband. Enjoy!
As promised, I am back with more photos of the Azaleas in my yard and in my brothers yard next door. Thankfully, the rains that we have had this past week did not manage to ruin the beautiful blooms! Enjoy!
A few of these I had to get from a distance with my 300x zoom as the ground is still wet and I swear a river still runs through the yard! That’s it for now. Until next time, God bless!
When I think of the deep South, there are just a few things that come to mind. Delicious Southern Cooking, Sweet Tea, Porch Swings, Azaleas and beautiful Magnolias, most of which you will find at my house. Well, I don’t have a porch swing but I want one…does that count? idk
Anyway , this is the time of the year for gorgeous Azaleas and I am not in short supply. I have several Azalea bushes in my yard and what I do not have, my dear brother has in his yard next door. I love taking pictures of them when they are in full bloom but the trick is catching them in full bloom. Once they hit that high point, it doesn’t take long for them to wilt away. What you are left with is beautiful leafy green bushes for the rest of the summer months and, here in Mississippi, that could be on into late October!
Here is a digital scrapbooking layout that I created in PhotoShop to show off one of my bushes in the front yard. These blooms are just gorgeous! The bumblebees think so too! I do not like to post layouts without giving credit to the designer of the digital products that I have used. This layout was created with “Spring Blooms” by Laura Burger Designs and will be coming soon to her store at Forever.com.
I will venture across the yard to get more photos later when the rain stops. Hopefully, the rain will not knock all of the blooms off of the bushes!
Well, the day started out nice and we even saw the sun peek through the clouds a few times. My Grand Daughter came to visit for a little while and we all ate lunch together. Right after she left, the bottom fell out and the rain came down in buckets! Almost 1 1/2 inches worth(according to the rain gauge).
There wasn’t any water in that ditch before it started raining and, as you can see, it was still raining when I took the photo! Weather says it is going to rain all week and start clearing up sometime on Friday. Folks, it’s going to be a long, dreary week.
I love this time of the year when the weather is getting warmer, the days are longer and all of the birds begin to come back from wherever they spend the winter months. My husband mentioned to me the other day that he had seen a lonely Hummingbird at the feeders looking for food but, at the time, we had not cleaned them out. So we brought the feeders inside, cleaned them up and filled them with fresh nectar. I have been watching the feeders for several days now to see if any more would happen by and today I caught one getting a drink. So I grabbed my camera and started shooting. I can’t wait to see if more will come and stay for a week or two. We have never had more then three at a time so we will see! Enjoy!
Photos were taken with my Canon EOS 60D and a 300x zoom lens.