Sunday, June 20, 2010

Birdie Update

This was the little birdies yesterday and today they are all gone. My cute little babies have left the nest. There were five little hungry ones in there so I'm sure mom is off for a well needed rest and probably a big dinner she gets to keep all for herself.
BTW, can anyone tell me what kind they are from this picture? Mom is a little bird but I never got a picture of her.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Motorcycle Birdies

The birds have been very creative in where they build their nest this year. I've had them in grooming buckets in the barn and now one has taken up residence in my motorcycle helmet. These items then become off limits to me for the duration but I enjoy sharing these moments with the wildlife more than what I'm missing.

Mom came in with a worm dangling from her beak while I was taking this video so I made a hasty departure as not to upset her further. I hope later I can get a picture of her. Also this video is not this dark on my computer and I'm still learning the process so does anyone know how to lighten them before or after going to youtube. I wish you could see the detail I see but this is the best I got so far. 

Saturday, June 5, 2010


I noticed today the Mimosa trees are blooming. I spent many hours playing under one in our backyard when I was a little girl. I thought it was the coolest thing to watch it at dusk and see the leaves fold up. The pink blossoms are fascinating as well and I love how they remind me of a tropical rain forest. Oh, they too grow wild here, springing up everywhere and very hardy determined trees as long as we let them choose where to sprout. We did once try to transplant one with no success so now we just let them have their way. I don't have much of a green thumb so I'm very blessed that all these beautiful plants volunteer their presence around our place.