Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sunday Safari

It was cold this morning, 18 degrees when I bundled up to go outside and feed the birds. A flock of Robins were taking turns drinking out of the back pond.
A male Red Bellied Woodpecker
waited for a turn at one of the nut feeders.

A Blue Jay hunted for peanuts.
The male Purple Finches look
as if they got into a jar of raspberry jam.

Cold winter days
are busy days in my backyard.

Mocking Bird has returned to the feeders
 looking for raisins.

We have begun
Christmastide.


I took my blankets and my book
to the deck.
I sat with the birds for a little while.

I enjoy being outside.
 I enjoy feeding the birds.
The sun was warm when we walked
in the woods this afternoon.

One of the Blue Maid Holly
branches we brought in for
 Christmas is blooming.


It is a lovely centerpiece
on the dining room table.


The lavender in the bedroom
is blooming.


In my potpourri bowl I have a few butterflies
that came to me last Autumn.


I am making my plans
for 2011.

Happy Sunday Safari

12 comments:

Randy Emmitt said...

Sherry,

Cute photos!Looks like we'll be getting that cold weather you had this morning in a few days. Guess the 5 inches of snow we got today will be sticking arounbd.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's cold here in Florida and we have SO many birds in the feeders! Even saw a warbler yesterday! Happy holidays! ♥♥♥

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Great photos Sherry. Love seeing the red belly on the woodie. This one looks intent on those peanuts. 2011 is creeping up on us.

marmee said...

such beauty in the being with birds. happy christmas and merry new year.

Wendy said...

Your bird photos are brilliant! So detailed and colourful. How nice to have blooms in your home, even in the potpouri!
It is cold, seemingly everywhere.
Keep warm!

sweetbay said...

As always beautiful bird shots! I love your capture of the Red-Bellied Woodpecker.

Barb said...

Your visitors brighten up a wintery day. I'm making my plans for 2011, too - though not too far ahead. Happy New Year to you and Family, Sherry.

guild-rez said...

Sherry,
beautiful pictures!!
Love the Red belly woodpecker.
I have never seen one in our garden.
*******

May this new year find you
healthier and happier,
peaceful, content, satisfied,
looking forward
to fresh,
revitalizing interests,
a variety of pleasures,
interesting new people,
material and personal successes
to make this new year
the best one yet.
Happy New Year!
Gisela.

Rose said...

What a lovely variety of birds you have, Sherry! I'm getting tired of winter already, but the best part is definitely watching all the feathered visitors that come to stay. Best wishes for a Happy New Year!

Rose said...

What a lovely variety of birds you have, Sherry! I'm getting tired of winter already, but the best part is definitely watching all the feathered visitors that come to stay. Best wishes for a Happy New Year!

Naturegirl said...

Sherry always a Joy to stop by and see your beautiful birds! Certainly makes my heart sing!
I wish you A HAPPY NEW YEAR! I wish you good health, happiness,peace and harmony as we move forward to the coming new year!I feel blessed having met you through blogging. Although I may not stop by regularly know this! love and light Anna xo

kkryno said...

Hello, Sherry. I hope you have a great New Year!

Beautiful pics--you always make me smile. :)