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Around the Yard   4 comments

This past week the weather has been great.  The hubby and I decided to take full advantage of it around the yard to first part of the week.   We got my raised bed finished, weeds pulled up from another bed, and the lawn looking great.  My Grandma came for the second half of the week.  We spent some nice time visiting.  Her and I went and picked up some starts to fill up my raised bed.  Overall the week was fantastic!  Who can complain about sun and time with family?

Yesterday my hubby, daughter and I went out to a wild bird store.  We picked up a new platform feeder and a squirrel feeder.  The hubby set up the squirrel feeder and I got the new bird feeder up on a hook.  Within ten minutes of having it filled with seed and going inside, a flock of evening grosbeak had found it and were happily chattering and eating.

The one thing that I did not find time to do this week was to get out and take photos.  So, this morning I quietly went out onto the deck and snapped some pictures of the visitors in my yard.

My raised bed.  I’m attempting to grow some vegetables.

This little guy briefly visited my yard.

The grosbeak are enjoying the new feeder.

These two are checking out a piece of plastic that blew in to the yard.

I’m thinking this little one was maybe trying to find a spot to start a nest.

This little house finch was sneaking in some food. 

A Golden Finch is visiting the thistle feeder.

Our resident squirrel is enjoying a snack.

Have a fabulous week!

New Visitors   3 comments

Two weeks ago I added a new bird feeder with thistle.  I was hoping to attract a little more variety beyond the Black-Headed Grosbeaks that I think live at my house now.  It took about a week, but sure enough I had some new visitors!  This last Monday I left early from work for some me time.  During that afternoon I captured not 1, not 2, but 3 new guest.  I was rather excited.  Now I’m thinking of adding a bird bath.  I’m just not sure how my hubby will feel about that.

Two American Goldfinches sit on either side of the bird feeder.  It almost appears as if there is a mirror there.  Just wish it had come out a little sharper.  These little guys don’t sit still for very long.

A little House Finch checking everything out before going to the feeder.



This squirrel enjoys the seeds dropped to the ground by the rest of the birds.  I recently place corn out near the feeders for him too.


Side note: You may notice that my pictures are marked with Azota Photography.  I have finally decided to be a little more “official” in my photography.  I didn’t want to use my actually name, as I plan to enlist my hubbies help in certain things.  So.. Azota Photography is our name! 🙂