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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Thursday, April 5, 2018

April kidding...........

April is supposed to be sunshine and new flowers, and maybe showers to get rid of all the yucks. Not this year. A winter storm came roaring through leaving us with about a foot of snow. Already melting though so there is that. Gerry went out and cleared a Poodle path so the girls could run. A lovely heavily pregnant Robin came by and appreciated his efforts.
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Poor girl, I hope she has a nest handy she looks about due to drop a few eggs.
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The sun came out and with that a few birds came to the feeders. The cats still don't want to be outside so maybe they are getting braver.
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Chickadees are always a reliable visitor and this guy was having a tough time what to eat first
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The little finch had no such problem and stuck to the feeder
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Off in the Maple tree a small Woodpecker was busy. I hear him every morning early on..........
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Then came the Cardinals, Mr and Mrs today........the birds love the grapevine, the one Bud hates. Well I like it not only for privacy but also because when its cold or raining the birds shelter in there and eat their seeds.
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I got a whole bunch of Mr Cardinal before she arrived. He got a bit blown around up in the tree.
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He soon came down to a spot of sun on the deck.
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Then the Mrs arrived.
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The buds are popping on the trees so I hope they didn't get too cold.
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The Squirrels nest in my tree disappeared. Probably got blown away, maybe they moved in with the neighbours. Bud's going to be kept busy this year as we already have loads of the critters and he does not like them. They eat his Tulips and/or dig them up and plant them at my house.
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Chickadee making use of the vines to stay warm while he eats
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I saw a Mourning Dove go down to the pond for a drink. There is a rock in there now and they seem to enjoy going down to that. I saw the Robin do that the other day. I sure hope no one falls in.
It is good to see the sun, the snow looks beautiful (but I have seen enough thanks) and good to see a few birds come back. Now if I can keep the cats inside and the squirrels away maybe I will see more. I need some newcomers ones we rarely see. That would be nice.


Merlesworld said...

You have lovely birds come visit you pity it is so cold.

Magic Love Crow said...

Truly love this post Janice! You are such an amazing photographer! I love that picture of Mr Cardinal and his hair blowing around! LOL! Big Hugs!