Thursday, August 1, 2013

Volunteers

 
 
 
I love to mow.
 
I especially like to
see what Mother Nature
has to offer in the way
of surprises for me along the way.
 
 
Just a couple of my favorites.
 
 
 
 
 
 
I always nibble a few
of these very special wild treats.

 
 
 
 
All summer long, I have been desperately
trying to snap a photo of this precious visitor.
Actually, there are a pair.
They are skittish and I can
never get the door open before they fly away.
 
Forgive this photo through the screen
but it's the only way I could snap this beauty!
 
The Indigo Bunting



24 comments:

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Boy, you really get some neat visitors. Don't I wish, but atleast I get to enjoy yours. TFS. ana

EG CameraGirl said...

Congrats on capturing the indigo bunting! They are tricky, aren't they?

Chris Rohrer said...

Wonderful birds :-) I love indigo Buntings! And raspberries:)

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Wonderful takes!

Rae said...

I've never seen an Indigo Bunting in person. Lucky you getting its photo.

Buttons said...

Oh Mother Nature has given you great gifts:) Hug B

Blackberry Lane said...

Good Morning, Jill. Such pretty pics today. I've only see one Indigo Bunting in my lifetime! Gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

Oh I am in love with the indigo bunting. I love any bird that has on blue. Enjoy your Thursday!

Chatty Crone said...

Okay did you say you LOVED to mow? Yikes. We need you here. sandie

Jackie said...

I LOVE to mow too Jill. My dream job would be a grounds keeper! That would be so fun!

Jeanne said...

I cannot mow. I would sneeze to death! The little blue bird is very special.

CDH said...

I too love to mow the lawn. Love the smell. :) OMG! The Indigo bunting! They are so beautiful. They migrate through the ranch. I have never been able to get a picture of them. When they are in a bunch its just a brilliant blue flash. So pretty. Great shot!

Madge Bloom said...

Gorgeous berries! Yum...

TexWisGirl said...

YAY!!!!!

Ida said...

Pretty flowers, yummy berries and a gorgeous bird. It doesn't get much better.

I hear you about trying to get pictures of birds. We have a pair of Morning Doves that I've been trying to get a picture of but as soon as I open the door they fly just like your little bird and my zoom lens isn't that great so taking pictures out the window doesn't work well either.

Paula said...

What a beauty!

Lynne said...

Indigo Bunting pic . . . kudos to you! I used to have them in the yard but not for many years.

I was sitting on the porch and listening to all the chirps and songs. I had to come inside because I was cold. August first and feeling cold . . . Yikes!

I will be doing a mow this afternoon. A favorite for me too!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love to mow as well. I love the feeling right after mowing is finished. And the Indigo Bunting is one of my favorite birds :)

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Oh Jill, through the screen gives it character. Thank you for being a regular reader. I had missed you and give you up for loss. I hate when that happens.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I know what you mean about sneaking through the door. Yay for getting a photo of the bunting!

Paula said...

I didn't know so many women like to mow. I did too when I was younger and I mowed two and trimmed two yards. Now I pay for not wearing a hat or sun screen. Your bird picture is so beautiful. We don't have those here that I know of.

Susan said...

Oh those berries look good!

Eva Ason said...

Nature is beautiful isn't it? Love these photos, the berries looks inviting.

Catherine said...

Dear Jill, How beautiful and precious. Thank you for sharing. Blessings dear. Catherine xo