Thursday, April 23, 2009

Other things going on in my yard

My backyard activity is starting to pick up. Bob the Mourning Dove's wife is laying on some eggs. Pretty soon we'll have little Bobs running around messing up my birdbath. Other things going on in my yard....


My Hyacinths have popped up!





My little angel statue made it through the winter...




And this sparrow is apparently building the biggest nest possible!


I'm headed up to our cabin today with my mother to celebrate her birthday. I hope I can capture some better Loon photos this weekend. Wish me luck! (My computer access will be sporadic but I will be back soon to check your blogs!!)

33 comments:

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Oh your Hyacinths are pretty. Mine are coming up too. I was going to post some pictures next time!
Have a good time with your mom!

Dorothy said...

Good Morning, Shelley!
Your flowers are very pretty! I can almost smell them from here! ☺
Good luck with the Loons! Hope you and your mother have a great time. Happy Birthday to your Mother!

The Retired One said...

Ooooo...I can smell your Hyacinths! Aren't they pretty! I am waiting to see my tulips bloom, especially after our recent snowstorm!!

The Retirement Chronicles

Ginnymo said...

Beautiful flowers Shelly and I love that photo of of the bird carrying his nesting material.. It does seem he is building a big one..Ha! have fun at the cabin. Hope you get some great shots while there.

Craig Glenn said...

Your flowers are beautiful Shelly! Has a nice trip, tell your mother Happy Birthday from blogland!

Craig Glenn

Mary said...

The hyacinths are beautiful! The little angel in the blue flowers is a very pretty shot. I want to see that sparrow nest when he is done :-) He must be trying to impress his mate and she will probably roll her eyes and say, "men...they haven't a clue".

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful flowers and nice pics! How's your lens doing. Did you use it to take those?

Joycee said...

Don't you love the hyacinths? The fragrance is just so sweet. I had the door to the deck open early today and the birds were singing so loud, they are glad spring has finally arrived too!
joy c. at grannymountain

Deborah Godin said...

That sparrow must have been looking at the hawks' and owls' blueprints! Happy looning!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Shelley, Our Hyacinths are mostly all gone now. I love seeing yours. I also love that sweet little angel.

I laughed at the Sparrow with that HUGE piece of nest-makings in his mouth!!!! CUTE photo.

Hugs,
Betsy

MuseSwings said...

Wonderful spring pictures! Nature is getting herself back together for a warm sunny season. Happy Birthday to your Mom! Enjoy your celebrations.

Lanny said...

You know I love hyacinths! Your vinca really sets off your little angel statue, does she have special meaning besides just liking her? Nesting time already, wow time is flying. oops that was punny accident.

Mildred said...

Wishing your mom a happy birthday! The hyacinths are beautiful. Get ready for the little "Bob's!!!"

holdingmoments said...

Love that Sparrow picture. He's got some impressive nesting material there.

Sharon said...

Wonderful pictures once again. Love the sparrow with his building supplies. Sharon

Eve said...

Good luck Shelley, these pictures are all wonderful!

Chris said...

Hi Shelley,
Nice to see that not only birds are in your yard!!! Love the sparrow which is building his nest..

Bird Girl said...

Have a wonderful birthday celebration with your mom! Your yard looks like spring - and love that little angel with the blueish flowers - co cute!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The Hyacinths are lovely.Hope that Sparrow find room for his building materials.Happy Birthday to your Mom and have a great time.
Blessings,Ruth

The Early Birder said...

Fragrant Hyacinths - nothing better. Hane a nice trip & Many Happy Returns to Mum. Lol FAB

Andor Marton said...

Small birds need a big nest :D .... the sparrow is hilarious with that big branch.

Leedra said...

Glad to see spring is finally reaching you.

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NCmountainwoman said...

Good luck at the cabin and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your mom.

Tina said...

Spring has finally sprung for Shelley! Yea! No more snow..love the little angel sitting amid those gorgeous blue flowers!
Hope you have a nice time with your Mother..maybe those chickadees will land on her hand as well!
Enjoy.

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Have a great day with your mom! That sparrow has high hopes for a pretty big nest...perhaps a split level??
Smiles,
Beth

Kelly said...

...beautiful flowers...have a fun weekend with your mom! That sounds so nice...

Abe Lincoln said...

Your flowers are striking. And I just noticed some of my wild violets were blooming yesterday but nothing as colorful as your flowers.

I hope you have good luck getting the pictures you want over the time you have available.

Tell your mom that Abraham Lincoln wishes her a happy birthday.

Living in such wonderful places, so different from where I have lived, you might enjoy a look at The Hamlet of Gordon, Ohio. It is how small hamlets used to be and this one still exists.

The Hamlet of Gordon

Nancy J Locke said...

Another DELIGHTFUL post, Shell. :D You are a great way to start my day!!!

Your hyacinths are beautiful and I am imagining the fragrance. Ahhh! spring. Yesterday I could inhale the green earth and that was beautiful. Am waiting for my daffodils to pop open.

You have a lovely angel for a beautiful garden.

The nesting photo has me smiling. Do you provide the birds with yarn or anything to help with their building? One time I found dental floss in a nest. Don't ask me how it got there. I don't floss outside but it was my mint flavored favorite.

Happy Birthday to your mom and enjoy the weekend at the cabin! The UP has started calling me. :D

Hugs, Nancy J/JJ

Andrea said...

Just lovely.
I saw a bird flying with what appeared to be a streamer in tow. Amazing what they find and use.

troutbirder said...

Little angel looks good. Here in my shady garden St. Francis took a real beating this winter and to top it off a bird.... oh I won't go there :)

Heather said...

Hyacinth time has come and gone here, so I'm enjoying seeing yours! Hope that little sparrow was able to fit that big piece in his (her?) nest! Have a nice time with your mom!

Daisy said...

LOVE Hyacinths! I really like that sparrow photo too, Shelley.

Happy birthday to your Mom! :D

Knatolee said...

I am hoping my daffs will open soon, but other than that I've just got the little blue jobs I can't identify. Your flowers are lovely. And that's one ambitious sparrow.