Monday, November 26, 2012

In the Company of Birds

I've been spending a lot of my time in the garden and studio, work is going well, things are taking shape and I'm feeling the fulfillment of all I've accomplished thus far. Yes, there's still a lot more to do, there always is this time of year. I left some fruit on the tree for the birds that seem to visit in a never ending stream from first light to the owl that came last night. It really is a wonderful distraction observing their antics....

the greedy mockingbird who believes it all belongs to him

chasing all the smaller birds away even the phanopeplas that are now here for the winter and come not for the fruit but for water.

Of course nobody can chase the jays away 

comical as they always are.

There are also the pretty little warblers, skittish and shy....

always ready to flit

I added a new piece to my shop in admiration and love for The Winter Birds

Here's to a good week all, I know every one of you are  busy too but I hope you take time for a few little distractions.

xoxoo Ro


  1. I LOVE these photos--candid camera in Ro's garden--no poses here--well, maybe that final warbler. I'm glad you took time for this distraction--makes me want to try my hand with the camera aimed at our birdfeeder this winter, although we don't have any colorful fruit like persimmons to attract birds....

    The new necklace is SOMETHING--a gorgeous, gorgeous tribute--I think any of these birds in your post would appreciate it!!!! As would some of us birds who flit along your trail.
    Happy Monday!

  2. Funny! That warbler looks like he is caught red beaked!

    You should.........sit out there and wait it's kind of fun snapping shots of the local clientele. I used to love to hang suet feeders in the snow and watch the variety of woodpeckers.

    Thank you about my bird heart.

    Happy Monday to you!!

  3. Beautiful necklace! Love those dendrites!

    Great bird pictures, they look very entertaining to watch :)
    Have a nice week!

  4. Thank you DJ, my drite lovin pal.

    If they weren't birds they would be a barrel o monkeys :P

    I hope you do too, have a good week!

  5. Charming little guys. They really are comical when you watch them long enough, aren't they!

    We had a huge number of crows around a couple weeks ago (I saw at least 20 on a neighbors lawn not so long ago!) but most birds are disappearing fast, heading south. I miss their chattering.

    I love how you frame dendrites. The perfect winter scene.

    Off to go blow stuff up (on the page, of course...although you should see me in the kitchen...).


  6. You have to admire the tenacity of crows, I think your snowbirds are here at the spa swimming and fine dining.

    Thank you those dendrites always sprinkle the imagination.