Sunday, November 17, 2019

Sunday Hummers

I still have at least three birds.

An Anna's female.



An adult Anna's male.


And a juvenile Anna's male.



Saturday, November 16, 2019

Saturday's Critter

Only one critter to share today, but it's a cutie - a brush rabbit.





Have a nice weekend everyone!

Friday, November 15, 2019

Special Stitch Special Birds

Design - "Pumpkin Harvest" (Take Alongs)
Designer - The Trilogy
Fabric - Aida
Fibers - GAST & WDW
Started - ?
Completed - 7 August 2015

This was something my Mom worked on and finished 4 years ago.  A nice seasonal autumnal stitch.

What's up with the birds?

On Wednesday afternoon I thought I saw a Brown Creeper, but when I looked again, I saw a White-breasted Nuthatch.  Okay, that's a pretty cool bird after all. Note how it is heading down the tree.

Looking for a third time - hey it is a Brown Creeper!

And it is heading up the tree.

This was late in the afternoon, so low light and motion made for blurry photos.

Still I was thrilled to see this bird.  I've not seen one for over a year.

The bird worked in the bark of the Douglas for tree climbing about 60 feet up, then fluttering back down to start another journey up the tree.

It has a long, curved beak made for digging into crevasses. Pretty cool! 

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Little Delights

Design - "In All Things Give Thanks"
Designer - Lizzie Kate
Fabric - 28 count natural brown linen
Fibers - GAST - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 19 November 2016
Completed -5 December 2016

I am thankful for the birds that stay throughout the late fall and winter. 

I have a nice group of Lesser Goldfinches.
This is a female.

And here's a male Lesser, looking to the left...

...and the right.

I thought I did not have any American Goldfinches, but this is a female I think.

Yes, that's correct.

There are also several House Finches hanging around.

Note the bird on the left is a yellowy / orange, but it is still a male House Finch.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Sharing a Sunset

We had a truly lovely sunset Sunday evening.  Enjoy!










Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Thankful for Lovely Birds

Design - "A Year in Chalk" - "November"
Designer - Hands on Design
Fabric - 30 count WDW Gunmetal linen
Fibers - GAST - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 9 November 2016
Completed - 10 November 2017

Two years later, I'm still taken with the Gunmetal fabric.

On Monday afternoon while I was sitting outside, I happened to catch a flash of red. 

With the aid of binoculars and my camera, I could see a Red-breasted Sapsucker pecking away on a small tree.  If you look to the right of his head, you can see a small row of three new holes he created.

With the blackberries in the foreground, it was hard to focus on the bird.

I did sorta' manage here.

This ended up being my best shot.