Sunday, May 15, 2011

Birds and Blooms Mosaic

birds and blooms mosaic




































This week the plants have been bursting from the warmth of the soil and I have been running around with the camera to document the blooms.   This weekend we had colour of a different kind come to the garden.   We have two hummingbird feeders up but one of them is most interesting to a pair of Orioles.   The male is in the top left corner.   The Rose-breasted Grosbeak appears in spring here. His colouring is so vivid.   On Friday I looked out the window just about suppertime to find an oddity at the feeder.   I thought my glasses needed cleaning.   It was the Indigo Bunting, a bird of the forest.   I was glad the camera was near and I got his picture.  How special to get these little gifts.  Magnolia “Betty” is beginning to bloom. Such a beautiful flower.  The Dicentra is in full bloom and I love how the stems arch heavily with these heart shaped flowers.   Little Tulipa “Tarda” is a reliable little bloomer each spring.  The flowers are so crisp and bright.
Monday is Mosaic Monday and I join Mary our host for Mosaic Monday.   Hope to see you there.   I love to see what is happening in your part of the world.   Valerie

17 comments:

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Val
How exciting to see a blue indigo at a feeder! I know I've heard the orioles around here so better get my nectar feeder out for them.
The only interesting thing I have to report is that we're up to 8 frogs in the pond daily. :-)
Judith

podso said...

Your photos are great and I love how you arranged your mosaic! Very artistic!

Mary said...

Oh, how lovely!!!

Snap said...

Lovely mosaic full of beautiful blooms and feathered friends. Such wonderful color. How lucky you are. Have a delightful week.

Genie said...

This is such a springlike mosaic of birds and blossoms. Your captures are beautiful and reming me of all that Moth Nature gives to us on a daily basis. Thanks for a lovely post.

GrandmaK said...

Wonderful pictures of the birds!!! Well done. I have trouble getting pictures of the creatures sometimes! Thank you!! Cathy

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Love the birds and the blooms!!! Have a beautiful week!!!

Pondside said...

The birds look like an ad for some super colour-bird-attracting seed! Just lovely!

Carol said...

Lovely mosaic, such pretty captures! I love seeing the birds and the beautiful blooms. Spring is finally in full swing :)

BunnyKissd said...

Oh just a few more weeks here before we see that beautiful indigo bunting again! I think I saw a Baltimore oriole the other day though! It seemed to be a large bird shaped monarch butterfly whizzing past the car as I drove down the street...

Vee said...

The birds are as colorful as the flowers...and simply beautiful.

Jenni@ RainyDayGardener said...

Hi Val, You have gotten some delightful visitors. It's amazing what a difference a month makes! Warm soil for you and blooms! Have a great week! Cheers, Jenni

Ingmarie We said...

A very lovely mosaic. You seem to have more colourful birds "over there". And I have also admired 'The Emperor' tulip in your last post. Will look after in in the Autumn.

*Honest Abe said...

I like your collection of photos...

Meri said...

What a great variety of birds! In the northwest, they don't tend to be quite as colorful, as a rule.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You have captured some beautiful birds with your camera lens! I love the way they look paired with flowers in your mosaic.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hi Val...thanks for stopping by my blog and your nice comment about my porch. I love your mosaic...especially the bleeding heart. I'm anxious to look around your blog some more and see what I can learn! Happy Weekend...~Ann