Friday, May 15, 2009

Lovely Day

This afternoon I was working in the flower beds...pulling weeds (never ending) and adding some new mulch. It was a lot of work for hubby and me...me with a bad back and him with shingles. We made it though and I got some pictures of the lovely nature that is in our yard. I wish I knew the name of this flower...I can't even remember when I planted it....had to pull out some of the Lillys of the Valley, they were taking over.

I was sitting on a little stool to help the back and give me a break and I was near the cherry tree with the hummingbird feeder right there. I got up and got my camera and got these shots. Although before I went in for my camera there had been 2 together on the feeder...when I brought out the camera, of course they made themselves scarce!



This nest, I assume robins, had fallen out of a large pine tree in the yard after last weekends mega wind. It was starting to come apart after the rain this week, so is now part of the trash. The underside was a series of plastic mesh woven in and out....just wonder where they got that and it amazes me to see the construction of bird's nests!




5 comments:

Vintage Sandy said...

It's columbine very pretty!!

grammilou said...

Yes, it's a Columbine. I'm glad to find your blog, and am enjoying reading your posts. Your flowers are SO far ahead of ours, due to an unusually cold May out here in Alberta. Hope it turns around soon.

Serena said...

I love your nature pictures. I haven't seen a hummingbird here in Northeast TN in a long time.

Terry said...

Your Columbiine is such a pretty color! I have some that's more a light burgundy. And I love the hummingbird photos! I rarely get a good picture of mine but we get to watch them all the time so that's good. Enjoy your weekend! :0)

Eileen said...

Oh I'm so glad to read the comments and find out this is Columbine. Now I need to get some.. that is gorgeous! And your humming bird photos are terrific.