Sunday, January 20, 2013

Mosaic Monday: Sunshine and birds

I haven’t played along with blogging friend, Mary at Little Red House, for well over a year on her Monday Mosaic theme. Come to think of it, it’s probably been more than a year since I’ve done this. I found that I didn’t have the time to visit all of the links, which is why I gave up Sky Watch and all the other weekly themes that are around the blogosphere.

Well, I think I’ll try it today and see where it takes me.

For the past couple of weeks, we’ve had nothing but dreary days full of either fog or rain or a mixture of both. The fog is often beautiful in and of itself, but it wasn’t until Saturday morning that I found myself smiling simply because – miracle of miracles – the sun was shining.

Today’s weather was even warmer than yesterday and I spent an hour or so this afternoon just sitting in the yard, snapping photos of the visitors to our feeders.



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Supposed to get really cold here soon. Today was a gift.
 
I hope your week is a wonderful one.
 
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34 comments:

Lorrie said...

Those birds are charming creatures, posed just for you! Beautiful photos.
Stay warm and cozy. Those of you out east are having a hard winter, aren't you?

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Truly a gift! Gorgeous photographs!!!
Blessings,
Cindy
Visiting from MM!

podso said...

What a glorious photo! It does make you feel good about some sunshine!

Lavender Cottage said...

Nice captures of the birds. Your photos make me think of summer here, but of course we're cold and snowy right now.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

When each and every day brings nothing but dark, grey, gloomy, wet, dready weather, it's amazing what one sunny day will do. The sun helped me immensely.

Sometimes it takes the bad, the awful, to help us appreciate, recognize, and remember the good--which is often just Regular Life.

Regular Life is great.

Carol L McKenna said...

Absolutely fantastic shots of beautiful birds ~ divine of nature's palette ~

(A Creative Harbor)

Gail said...

It has been a while since I've visited. I am not disappointed, your skills have not regressed like mine, but have soared like the winged birds you capture so well.

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos ! It is cold, windy and snowy here and going to get worse by the end of the week . Oh well just have to do cozy things from indoors ! Have a good evening !

Sabrina said...

The birds are so cute! Love the photos.

Flat Creek Farm said...

Beautiful - as always! We had our gift in MO as well (yesterday) and tomorrow below 0 wind chills are blowing in.. not a fan. I'll try not to let them blow your way, but I'm afraid.. they're coming! -Tammy

Tammy said...

Love the beautiful birds that visit you and the pictures you share!!

newmexicomtngirl.com said...

so glad to hear you smile, just feels good to me.
As always I adore your birds. Out here little titmouse birds don't have that wonderful golden tan underneath their wings like yours do. Ours are all grey, which is fine, but not very colorful. and we don't have those blue jays. Ours here in New Mexico or either Stellar Jays which are the closest to eastern Blue Jays (grew up with these too). and Scrub Jays which are amazing silvery grey and brilliant blue and are calling for me to paint one. I painted so,e flowers today in my getting-well-muddle of a brain, but at least I got into it.
keep smiling dear Kate, it's good for the heart,
peace n abundance,
CheyAnne

newmexicomtngirl.com said...

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sharon said...

We had a gorgeous weekend too. Suppose to get really cold tomorrow. At least the birds got to enjoy the warmth for a while.

Cloudia said...

sheer avian delight! and LIGHT!


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Bernie H said...

I so enjoyed popping by and getting to see such lovely little birds. Of course they are birds we don't see downunder, so it's a real treat looking at your mosaic today.

Mary said...

Kate, I'm so glad that you joined us today! Your bird photos are always such a wonder to me. I love watching the birds, but I haven't the patience or the skill to capture them as you do! And I must agree -- the sunshine was a godsend! xoxo

mrsnesbitt said...

Forgotten what sunshine is - but your pics reminded me I must look after the birds - thick snow here!

The Weaver of Grass said...

The birds in your country alsays seem like more exotic versions of the birds over here. Your photos are absolutely lovely.

Jill of All Trades said...

So beautiful!

Snap said...

Kate, these are gorgeous. Sure glad you came out to play! :D :D

Daryl said...

lovely collage ..

Hartwood Roses said...

This past weekend's warmer temps were so welcome! Looks as if we are in for a serious cold spell, but I won't worry about that ... here in the warmth of the house. The sun is shining, I've been watching birds out the window, and my second cup of coffee is almost empty. It's time to start the day. Wishing you a pleasant week!

Riet said...

Lovely pictures and I love your mosaic. We have snow here after weeks of rain and dreary dark weather. It is so nice to see us n again.

Carolynn Anctil said...

Oh, you know I love your birds!

Carolynn
A Glowing Ember

Lisa Gordon said...

Oooo, lucky you with the nice weather.
It is horribly cold here now, and looks to be that way most of the week. :-(

What a beautiful mosaic this is.

eileeninmd said...

We were spoiled with some mild winter days. I love your pretty birds. Lovely images. Have a happy week ahead!

Lili said...

Pretty pretty! So glad you had warm and SUN! xo

Ellecee said...

Lovely photos of the birds,,,so glad you had a special day for sharing these,,,

Pondside said...

Lovely shots. Over this way we see Stellar's Jays - our provincial bird, in fact.

Ramona JapaneseRedneck said...

I love the mosaic you created.

mrs mediocrity said...

I always love your bird photos! The sun is shining here today, but it is freezing!!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Love that Titmouse and Blue Jay...they are such beauties in any image~

GailO said...

I can't keep up with photo challenges either,...I think I am just a terrible time manager.

Love this collage!