This blog is about my garden and the outdoors. I am new to photography but I am trying to show some of the pretty things that grow here in Michigan. I love the wild things who visit me and I dont mind if they eat a bit here and there. I like it more if they let me take their picture. As time goes on I think I will try to show you around the beautiful area that I live in as well as my garden. I try to use my own pictures as much as possible but will also use pictures from the web. If I inadvertently use your photo or work without permission please email me and I will remove it or give credit if you prefer. I will give credit when I know who the owner is. I would ask that anyone using my pictures do the same.
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Friday, August 8, 2014

For the Birds...............

The birds around here are looking pretty scraggly, this time I know that they are molting. When we were out walking the other day the kids were collecting feathers so they must drop them all over the place. Anyway, a few back yard visitors for you.
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The Blue Jays have their babies with them all over the place
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It has been a hot few days. The birds looked stressed.
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He felt better after a soak. I put the sprinklers on for the birds as well as the flowers.
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I have no idea what this guy is doing but he felt better too once I put the sprinkler on.
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The little birds seem to handle it just fine.
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They were chattering and nattering and flocking around back and forth all day. I put the sprinklers out front and they went around the front. They love to hang out in the wet trees and bushes.
The cardinals are around all the time
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Nothing exotic here but I do love my birds.
I will show you some flowers from the last couple of days. I just love when I can get a shot like this one and then zoom in on it
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You can see how that progresses. Well it was a good shot I thought so I did some close ups.
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The daisies are still doing well.
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While I was out the other day, we got some plants for the graves. I actually found some bright red Bee Balm. Remember I saw some up at the school. Well I found some, I had to buy it and I got it in the garden today. Pictures another day. So this is my garden for now...........rather boring really I will have to be a bit more adventurous with my garden posts. I don't have time to think lately.
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Craftymoose Crafts said...

The birds certainly look more refreshed after their play in the sprinkler! Your close up flower photos are amazing--love the water drop and you can even see the "hair" on the stem in the next photo!

September Violets said...

The shots are wonderful Janice! Love the close-ups. I have not been interested in the garden too much this year, but I don't know why. Possibly because I'm losing all kinds of things to some kind of rot. We've had a fairly mild summer with lots of rain for the past few weeks. All your birds seem so appreciative of the sprinkler! I love giving the birds water in the bird bath, and they use it all day long ... big guys to little chickadees. Enjoy your weekend, it's a nice sunny one here! Wendy x

Merlesworld said...

A summer bath if I was a bird i would love it.
Some great close ups there.

Magic Love Crow said...

I love your bird photos! You are such a good mom ;o) And, your flower pictures are amazing! Wow! Good stuff Janice ;o) Big Hugs ;o)